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Brenan's Funeral Home - Bay View

1461 Manawagonish Road
Saint John, NB E2K 3H6
(506) 634-7425

Brenan's Paradise Row Funeral Home

111 Paradise Row
Saint John, NB E2K 3H6
(506) 634-7424

Castle Funeral Home

309 Lancaster Ave
Saint John, NB E2M 2L3
(506) 634-1701

Firtzpatrick Funeral Home

100 Waterloo Street
Saint John, NB E2L 3P8
(506) 634-1965

Fundy Funeral Home

230 Westmorland Rd
Saint John, NB E2J 2E7
(506) 646-2424

Ruth Ross Residence

105 Burpee Ave
Saint John, NB E2K 3V9
(506) 634-1965

Saint John NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Mary Needler Arai - UCalgary News

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mary dedicated her life to science and to her family. She was a lifetime member of the Canadian Society of Zoologists and held an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of New Brunswick, Saint John.Dr. Needler Arai and her husband, Hisao Arai (also deceased) were both longtime professors in the department of biological sciences. Their children, Bruce, Gordon and Hugh are also alumni of the University of Calgary.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 16th, at 1:00 pm at Sands Funeral Home in Nanaimo. Reception to follow.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hisao P. and Mary Needler Arai Marine Field Studies Scholarship at the University of Calgary  or the Canadian Cancer Society.Let's block ads! (Why?)...

'You're new in town aren't you?': The beginning of my family's Canadian story - Edmonton Journal

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mark Iype’s parents were among the thousands of professionals who arrived in Canada under the new “points” policy. In late August 1968, my father Mohan Iype walked into the M.R.A. department store in Saint John, N.B., to buy himself a coat.Just days after leaving his friends and family behind in India, the cool evenings and Maritime fog convinced him he needed something warmer as he settled into his newly adopted home.As he stood inside the entrance to the store wondering where to go, a woman working at the makeup counter noticed the perplexed look on his face. His dark complexion probably also made him stand out like a sore thumb in 1968 Saint John.“You’re new in town aren’t you?” asked Marion “Minnie” Woods.With barely a chance to respond, she grabbed my 25-year-old somewhat bewildered dad by the arm and led him into the store, launching what would become a decades-long friendship.That is how my family’s Canadian story began.My dad had finished medical school in India, and with newly relaxed immigration rules and a points system that favoured English-speaking professionals, Canada gave him the opportunity to train as a surgeon.It was also a chance for him and my mom Pam to be together without the societal and family pressures that were working to keep them apart. (That’s a drama for another time, but think Bollywood Romeo and Juliet where two teens buck tradition and fall in love. With somewhat less singing...
http://edmontonjournal.com/news/insight/youre-new-in-town-arent-you-the-beginning-of-my-familys-canadian-story

Memorial Cup notebook: Spitfires Day, Sea Dogs Veleno make tournament history - Windsor Star

Friday, June 2, 2017

Windsor Spitfires Sean Day, left, and Saint John Sea Dogs Joe VelenoWindsor Star, Canadian PressWindsor Spitfires’ defenceman Sean Day and Saint John Sea Dogs’ centre Joe Veleno recorded a Memorial Cup first on Friday.When the two teams faced off in Friday’s tournament opener, Day and Veleno became the first two exceptional-status players to compete in the event.“That’s pretty cool,” the 19-year-old Day said.“Exceptional players” are eligible to play one year earlier — 15 years old — than everybody else in the CHL. This decision is based on talent, academics and maturity level.Day is the fourth Ontario Hockey League player granted exceptional status. He follows in the footsteps of John Tavares, Belle River’s Aaron Ekblad and Connor McDavid, who were all granted exceptional status, but never appeared in a Memorial Cup.“Sean Day’s a pretty good player,” said Veleno, 17. “He deserved exceptional status and worked hard for it.”Veleno is the first player in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to be granted the status. Origina...
http://windsorstar.com/sports/hockey/memorial-cup-notebook-spitfires-day-sea-dogs-veleno-make-tournament-history

Iconic Talk of the Town host Tom Young dead at 75 - New Brunswick ... - CBC.ca

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tom Young, a radio icon in Saint John for more than 50 years, has died. He was 75.Young was best known as the host of the long-running show Talk of the Town on CFBC as  well as The Afternoon News on News 88.9 Saint John, News 91.9 Moncton, and News 95.7 Halifax.Young was born in 1942 and grew up in the Toronto area, quitting school after Grade 10 to join the military. He started his broadcasting career in military radio in what was then West Germany.Longtime CHSJ news director Brian McLain met young in 1978, when he was scouted to join CFBC in Saint John.Tom Young, right, played a charity hockey tournament with fellow radio broadcasters Donnie Robertson, centre, and Mark Lee. (Submitted by Jody Kliffer)"He was a force of nature, a whirlwind, and charismatic on the radio," McLain said.In 1976, during the Groundhog Gale, CFBC was the only radio station that remained on the air.With Young at the helm, "it became like a command centre," said McLain."That was one of the highlights of his career, and it put CFBC on th...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/tom-young-obit-1.4013032

Community mourns Saint John broadcast legend Tom Young - New ... - Globalnews.ca

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Legendary Saint John talk show host Tom Young has died and is being remembered with respect from both inside and outside the broadcast studio.The 75-year-old died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon in hospital in St. John’s, N.L.READ MORE: Morley Safer dead at 84, one week after retiring from ’60 Minutes’Story continues belowYoung came to Saint John in the early 1970s and spent the majority of his 50 years on the air in the port city. He was the decades long host of the program “Talk of the Town” on the then-powerhouse station AM 930 CFBC.He retired in August of 2011 as host of “The Afternoon News” on News 88.9.Those who knew and worked with Young are expressing shock at his sudden passing and respect for what he brought to his profession and the community. Those who followed in his shoes say they couldn’t have done it without him.“I would have been inadequate if not for that experience to learn from Tom, to work under Tom,” said Todd Veinotte, who succeeded Young as host upon his retirement.Long-ti...
http://globalnews.ca/news/3293904/community-mourns-saint-john-broadcast-legend-tom-young/

Do-it-yourself casket kit adds life to New Brunswick woodworker's business - Globalnews.ca

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A New Brunswick woodworker has designed a “do-it-yourself” casket kit to alleviate funeral costs.Woodworker Jeremy Burrill of Fredericton says he is a no-nonsense kind of guy, which is likely why his business mantra sounds like it was taken straight from an old-fashioned country song. “Just bury me in a pine box,” said Burrill, who owns the Fiddlehead Casket Co.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awarenessBurrill said he wanted to give people a simpler, cheaper and more environmentally friendly option for their end of life send offs.  He started handcrafting old-fashioned pine box coffins from his workshop in Fredericton, kind of like the ones used in the old west.“They are fastened with wooden dowels so there are no screws and no metal or anything in it,” Burrill said.The caskets sell for roughly $700 and even the bed lining is made of wood shavings. So so every part of the coffin is biodegradable. Over time,...

Brothers in arms: Ron and Ryan Anderson both survived tours in Afghanistan — but not PTSD - CBC.ca

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Maureen and Peter Anderson)Ron and Ryan Anderson were built for war.The brothers grew up in a military family, moving around the globe before settling near New Brunswick's Canadian Forces Base Gagetown. Their father, Peter, was a sergeant major.There was never any doubt that Ron and Ryan would follow in their father's footsteps. They grew up playing "army" and following their dad to work.Both enlisted as soon as they finished Grade 10. Their parents couldn't have been more proud."I figured it was a good life," Maureen said.Ron and Ryan quickly racked up tours in conflict zones: places like Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Eritrea and, finally, Afghanistan. Ryan Anderson, in the middle, is pictured during his tour to Afghanistan. Years later, he'd spend hours telling his mother stories about his time fighting in the war.(Maureen and Peter Anderson)They were well-trained, reliable soldiers and the medals piled up. During his first tour in Afghanistan, Ron, the eldest, received a commendation for treating an injured Afghan child in the middle of a hostile crowd.Ron didn't hesitate when he was asked to deploy to Afghanistan a second time, his fifth tour in a combat zone.It was what he was trained to do.A mother's intuitionMaureen didn't want Ron to go back. He wasn't the same after coming home from the country the first time. Didn't he have enough tours under his belt?"I really didn't want him to go," she said. "I just had a bad feeling."The Andersons — Ron, Ryan, Peter and Maureen — smile on Ryan's wedding day. Maureen worried about her sons going to Afghanistan.(Maria Jose Burgos/CBC)But she didn't say anything. Ron was looking forward to being deployed.And it would be Ryan's first tour in Afghanistan. Ron was going to keep an eye on his younger brother.They didn't know the carnage that awaited them.On Easter Sunday in 2007, six Canadian soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing west of Kandahar City.Five of the six men were from the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment at tight-knit CFB Gagetown, where the Anderson brothers were posted. They included Sgt. Donnie Lucas, one of Ron's close friends."It was the first men to be killed in our unit in a very long time," said Blair Williams, who was also in Afghanistan at the time.After the blast, Ryan was dispatched to the site, a job that may have seen him picking up his friends' remains.Days later, Ryan travelled in the light armoured vehicle carrying Lucas's casket in the ramp ceremony, held before a soldier's body is sent home.Soldiers carry a casket during a ramp ceremony for six soldiers killed in a blast on Easter Sunday in 2007. Many of the victims were Ron and Ryan Anderson's friends.(CBC)The scenes from that ceremony stuck with Ryan, according to Williams."It touched his heart. Another friend that's not going to get to go home."A harrowing weekTwo months later, on June 13, 2007, Ron was in the Afghan desert when his heart started pounding. He was sweating heavily and his body was vibrating.Ron went to the medic, and the doctor knew exactly what was happening. It was the soldier's first panic attack, and the first sign that something was very wrong."It was just after my buddies got blown up," a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-b...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/anderson-brothers-ptsd-1.4589733

Oscar Maillet - Hartford Courant

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Oscar Maillet 91 of Avon and Bouctouche New Brunswick Canada died at home with his loving family by his side on Saturday March 31 2018. He was born December 9 1926 and raised in St. Maurice N.B. Canada. He was the son of the late Firmin and Elise (Cormier) Maillet. Oscar married the former Ida Poirier on September 14 1948 in Dieppe N.B. Canada and relocated to Hartford in 1949. They moved to Avon in 1955. Oscar was a builder and developed Birch Ridge and Maillet Lane in New Hartford and built homes in the Avon Canton and Simsbury area until 1982 when an accident ended his career. Oscar was a communicant of St. Ann Church in Avon. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Pius XII Council 4376 and past Grand Knight. Oscar attended many retreats at the lmmaculata Retreat House in Willimantic and the Holy Family Retreat House in Farmington. He was a member of LaRencontre belonged to the Avon Senior Center and was a member of the United Ostomy Association. Oscar enjoyed spending his summers in Bouctouche N.B. Canada and fishing...
http://www.courant.com/obituaries/hc-obituary-oscar-maillet-20180403-story.html