Obituaries

John Walter Stewart

The sudden death of Johnny Stewart of Dalhousie occurred at the St John Regional Hospital on September 9, 2004 at the age of 65.

Born in Dalhousie on June 18, 1939, he was the son of the late Gerald Stewart and Yvonne Gauthier. He is predeceased by his parents and one brother Bill Stewart.

John is survived by his wife of 28 1/2 years Joan McCurdy, as well as his children and step children: David (Marg) Stewart of Sarnia, Ontario, Sandra Stewart of Mississauga, Ont., Gail Stewart of Eel River Crossing, Brian (Tracy ) Stewart of Ajax, Ont., Judy (Steve) Stewart0Dale of Illinois, US., Lisa (Cline) Anderson0Gideon of Charlo, Jason (Barb) Anderson of Dalhousie, and Nicole (John) Anderson-Collicott of Oxford, Nova Scotia. He is also survived by his sisters Evelyn (Dick) Redmond of Maine and Florida, USA, Margaret- Ann Clark of Ottawa, Ontario, Carol Turner of Toronto, Ontario, one brother Pat (Sheila) Stewart of Toronto, Ontario and sister-in-law Marie Stewart of Ottawa, Ontario. John is also survived by 7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In April 1957, Johnny left home to become a merchant seaman. Over the course of the next year he made several ocean voyages. He sailed to such places as Uruguay, Jamaica, Germany, England and Japan. Following this, Johnny decided to remain a little closer to home and began to sail on the Great Lakes; first as an "oiler" and later as a fourth engineer.

In 1968 he returned to Dalhousie to begin a taxi career which laster for ten years. In 1978, Johnny was employed with NB Power working at the Dalhousie Thermal Plant until his retirement on June 30,1999.

Johnny certainly touched and influenced all. His wife Joan, siblings, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends now have years of memorable and happy stories, thanks to Johnny.

Alice Carrier

The death of Alice Carrier of Lorne, occurred suddenly at her residence, September 8, 2004, at the age of 67. Born in Anse-aux-Gascons, Quebec, the daugher of Wilfred Anglehart and Elixabeth Loiselle.

She is survived by her sons: Jean Marc of Lorne, and Mario of Bathurst, and daughters Lorina Carrier of Lorne, Theresa Vezina of Lorne, Rolande Carrier of Bathurst, Cecile Carrier of Gravel Hill. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brothers Roger, Hilaire, Jean Marc and one sister Aline all of Quebec. She was predeceased by her husband Elias.

Lillian Laakso

The death of Lillian Laakso, resedent of the Dalhousie Nursing Home and formerly of Charlo, occurred at the Dalhousie Nursing Home on September 11, 2004, at the age of 80 years.

Born in Charlo on March 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late George Vincent and the late Nancy Skene.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years Watson Laakso; daughters Daphne Laakso of Charlo, Tracey Laakso of Halifax and Lydia Mongeon of Ottawa; sons Kenneth Laakso of Ottawa and Duane Laakso of Charlo; sisters Ethel Mann of Dalhousie, Leona Dumas of Ottawa and Joyce Mazerolle of Dalhousie; brothers Glen Vincent of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Lorn Vincent of Ottawa; 17 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Joan Steves

We are deeply and sadly missed by our mother Joan Kathleen Smith Steeves who passed away at home on August 28, 2004, at 6;30 p.m. with family around her. She will be mourned by her husband Donald and her daughters and sons, Joanna, Carla, Anna, Bonnie, John, Donald Jr., and Brian. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; Cony, Aaron, Jusin, Kathleen, Alex, Roger Jr., Nicole, Cory, Aaron, Justin, Shay Lynn, Detivy, Hailey Adams and Hailey.

She is predeceased by her daughter Lyndia and her great granchild Kalvin. She will be deeply missed by her sister Anna Allison.

She is survived by her son in law Jerry Aubut of Alberta and her daughter in law Sylvia Steeves of Campbellton. Our mother was not just a mother, she was a grandmother, great grandmother and the best, best friend anyone could have in their lives. We would like to thank all of our mother's 14 cousins who attended the services from the Miramichi.

Annie Furlotte

The death of Annie Furlotte of Eel River Crossing and formerly of Nash Creek, occurred September 7, 2004, at the Dalhousie Nursing Home at the age of 102. Born in Nash Creek, she was the daughter of Joseph Lapointe and Mary Elizabeth Lapointe.

She is survived by her sons; Irvine of Mountain Brook, Allison of Douglastown, Maurice of Charlo, Albin of Charlo and daughters Celina Butcher of Saint John, Adeline Foley of Boston, Edna Maltais (Albert) of Eel River Crossing, Eileen Willard of St Catherines, and Evelyn Hance of Dalhousie. She is also survived by 54 grandchildren , 57 great grandchildren, and 20 great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Fredina, son Norman, daughter Katherine and grandsons Emile Hance and Alvin Willard as well as her brothers, Joseph, Mike, Dan, Henry, Johnny and Austin and sisters Mary, Bertha, Helen, Agnes, Eva, and Eugenie, Margaret and Catherine.

Walter Savoy

A well-known former Dalhousie town councillor and municipal employee passed away on September 6, 2004 at the age of 85.

Walter Savoy Sr. was born in Nouvelle on September 16, 1918, and was the son of the late Alfred and Opal (Casey )Savoy.

Prior to his retirement, Savoy had been the town works superintendent. He was a former firefighter, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion nd veteran of World War 11 who served six years overseas with the North Shore Regiment.

He was inducted into the Dalhousie Sports Hall of Fame in 1988, in recognition of an outstanding hockey career that included playing with numerous Dalhousie teams, the North Shore team in England and being scouted by a Toronto farm team.

He is survived by his wife, Cecilia (Hanley), two sons, red and Walter Jr., three daughters, Judy Savoy, Bonny-June (Savoy) Harding and Lynn (Savoy) Barristo, 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Also surviving is a sister, Dorothy (Savoy) Harris.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Danny and Ivan and four sisters, Stella, Myrtle, Hazel and Teddy.

Normand LeBlanc

The death of Normand A. LeBlanc of Tide Head, occurred in Campbellton on September 2, 2004, at the age of 76.

Born in Campbellton on November 9, 1927, he was the son of the late Arthur LeBlanc and the late Lillian Boudreau. Normand was retired from his position of Cargo Supervisor with Air Canada. He also served in the Navy for 5 years.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Walma Fearon; daughter Denise (Jim) Egglestone; son Dennis (Sharon Cook-LeBlanc); sister Gertrude; brothers Bernard and George; grandsons Andrew and Phillip LeBlanc and Lauren and Ian Egglestone, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers Denis and Roger.

Gordon McIntyre

The death of Gordon McIntyre, resident of the Dalhousie Nursing Home, occurred at the nursing home on September 3, 2004.

Born in Charlo on June 16, 1933, he was the son of the late Louis McIntyre and the late Lucie Doucet.

He will be sadly missed by his children; Sharon McIntyre of Edmonton, Alberta, Todd (Andrea) of Whitefish, Montana, USA, Tammy of Edmonton, Alberta, Nancy of Edmonton, Alberta and Georgette Cormier of Balmoral; grandchildren Taryn, Chad, Marcus and Shane; sisters Nellie (Aurele ) Furlotte of Dalhousie, Jean (Marcel) Drapeau of Charlo, Marilynne (Meddley) Morin of Boucherville, Quebec, Clairine (Lionel) Gendron of Dalhousie, Linda (Paul) Morin of Charlo and Mimi (Conrad) Carrier of Toronto; brothers Leo (Eva) of Dalhousie, Albert (Marielle) of Montreal, John (Bernise) of Toronto and Jacques (Helene) of Dalhousie.

He was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Lucie; brother Maurice; two sisters Eva and Eva.

 

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