Tributes

Gerard Patrick Bell

1951 - 2008
As the result of a highway accident at Port Elgin, NB on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 of Gerard Patrick Bell of Charlottetown, age 57 years. Dear father of Patrick Joseph Alexander Bell and Amber Jane Langmead. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren MacKenzie Joseph Otavio Bell and Roman Patrick Martin Langmead. Brother of Frank Bell, Loyola White (Lemuel, deceased), Mary Gallant (Anthony, deceased) and Winnifred LeClair (Bruce). Brother-in-law of Wilfred “Tack” McKenna. Predeceased by his parents Russell and Jane (Bradley) Bell, by his brothers Allison and Joseph and by his sisters Joan Bell and Maureen McKenna. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home from where a memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Visitation Tuesday 6-9. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (PEI).
 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the funeral home at 5:45PM on Tuesday 8 July 2008.
 

Harold Chester Bernard

2012
At the P.E.I. Atlantic Baptist Home Saturday, December 15, 2012 of Chester Bernard, age 90 years, veteran of Second World War.
Dear father of Mary MacSween (Dave) and loving grandfather to Jaime. Chester is also survived by his 3 brothers and 1 sister. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine Bernard (nee Rennie), and parents, Harry and Mildred Bernard.
Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home. No visitation by personal request. Cremation to follow. Interment in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to P.E.I. Humane Society would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be made to hillsborofuneral@eastlink.ca.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hillsboro Funeral Home.

 

Willard Martin Betts

1925 - 2009
The death occurred peacefully at Beach Grove Home on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 of Mr. Willard M. Betts of Beach Grove Road, Charlottetown, in his 85th year, Veteran of World War II.

Beloved husband of Vertis Betts (nee Hall) of Charlottetown, and dear father of Terry (Cheryl) Betts of Maple Ridge, BC. 
He will also be lovingly remembered by three grandsons Kaleb, Chad and Luke, and sister Janice (Frank) Zwarich of Toronto, Ont. Predeceased by his parents Ruben & Roseanne (MacDougall) Betts; sisters, Mae Stewart and Cynthia MacDonald, and brother Arthur. 

Resting at the Cutcliffe Funeral Home from where the funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11 a.m.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service during the funeral service.

Interment at a later date in the family plot at New Dominion Cemetery. 

If so desired, memorial contributions in Willard’s memory may be made to the Alzheimers Society. 

Visiting hours at the funeral home on Sunday 2 - 4 p.m. only. 

On line condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca.  

Charles Benjamin Bird

1915 - 2008
At Whisperwood Villa on Saturday, October 11, 2008 of Charles Benjamin Bird (Veteran of World War II), Charlottetown, age 93 years. Charles was born in Neil’s Harbour, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the younger son of the late Richard Bird and Rachel (Williams) (James) Bird. He was most recently a resident of Whisperwood Villa , Pine Lodge and 6 Valhalla Drive before that and previous to these a resident of East Suffolk Road. He was the beloved husband of the late Muriel P. (Heaney) Bird for 59 years. Loving father of Dorothy Drewett, Charlottetown and Rev. Doreen Daley (Mike), Saint John N.B. Loving grandfather of Wendall Drewett, Charlene (Larry Wayne Arsenault), Charles Drewett, and Wendi Daley all of Charlottetown and Tracy Daley, Halifax. He is survived by 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one grandson Kenneth Drewett, by his brother Cyril and by his half-brothers George Bird, John Bird, Theo Bird and Joshua James. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Sherwood Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 7-9 pm. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to the UPEI Library Fund.
  
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the funeral home at 6:45PM on Tuesday 14 October 2008.

John V. Blacquire

2015
The death occurred peacefully with family at his side at The Mount, Charlottetown, on Monday, December 7, 2015, of Vincent Blacquiere, beloved husband of Georgina Blacquiere (nee LeClair), a veteran of the Second World War and formerly of North Rustico, aged 92. 

Vincent was the loving father of Camilla Doucet (Norm deceased), David (Linda), Ronnie (Irene), Donnie (Mary), Paul (Shelly), Joanne Doucette (Bobby), Carl (Laura) and Eric (Paula Arsenault); grandfather of Darren and Tracey; Krista and Jamie; Ashley and Johanna; Robert (deceased), Scott and Michelle; Dylan, Daniel and Dorian; Jillian and Katlyn; and Gabrielle and Noah; and great-grandfather of 16. He is also survived by special family friend, Reverend Brendon Gallant. Vincent was predeceased by his parents Jeremiah and Phoebe (Rodgers) Blacquiere; and brothers, Wilfred and Aubin. 

Resting at Central Queen’s Funeral Home, 2538 Glasgow Road, New Glasgow, for visitation on Thursday, December 10, 2015, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Charlottetown Branch # 1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Veterans Tribute Service at the funeral home on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, North Rustico, on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Stella Maris Cemetery. 

Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, donations in Vincent’s memory to the Stella Maris Church or QEH Foundation would be appreciated.
 
 

Kenneth C. W. Bourgeau, CD

1932 - 2009
Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday, October 25, 2009 of Major (Ret’d) Kenneth C.W. Bourgeau, CD of Charlottetown in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Elsie Anne Brown-Bourgeau and dear father of Edward P.K. (Youko) Bourgeau, Houston, T.X., Daniel A. Bourgeau, Burnaby, B.C. and Patricia (Yurgen) Wiedemer, Wurzburg, Germany. Ken is also survived by his stepson, Erik V. Brown, Bradford, Ont.; 12 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Angus (Janet) Bourgeau, North Bay, Ont.; stepmother, Madelaine Bourgeau, Montreal, Quebec and numerous family members. Predeceased by his first wife, Wanda; daughter, Barrie Clarke; grandson, Peter Clarke and his parents Edward & Cecilia (nee Landry) Bourgeau. 

Resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home until 9:45 Friday morning then transferred to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in the family plot in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown. 

Visiting hours at the funeral home on Thursday 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m.
 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the funeral home at 6:45PM on Thu 29 Oct 2009.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation.
 
On-line condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca.

Stanley Leo Brown

At the P.E.I. Atlantic Baptist Home on Friday, October 11, 2013 of Stanley Brown of Stratford, age 89 Yrs. Beloved husband of Theresa Brown (nee Cooper) and loving father of Debbie Murdock (Charlie), Cathy MacInnis (Art), Michelle Biso (Paul), Brian Brown (Rosie) and Lori (George Cheverie).

Stanley is also survived by grandchildren - Suzanne, Barry, Courtney, Vicki, Mallory, Danielle, Jessica, Julianne, Caleb and Kairi; great grandchildren - Brooklyn, Cohen, Gabriel and Ashlyn and sister - Elise Hillier.

He was predeceased by his granddaughter - Paula; brothers - Nelson, Roy, Finbar, Bobby and Morris and sisters - Clementine, Heida, Ella May, Cinderella and Thelma.

Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home,

2 Hollis Ave., Stratford
for visitation on Tuesday, October 15, 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 16, at Our Lady of the AssumptionChurch, Stratford at 10:00 A.M.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

The Royal Canadian Legion, Charlottetown Branch No. 1 will hold a service of remembrance at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:45 P.M.

Stanley Claude Bryanton

1917 - 2011
The death occurred peacefully with his family at his side at the Atlantic Baptist Nursing Home on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 of Mr. Stanley Claude Bryanton, of Charlottetown and formerly of Spring Valley, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Setsuko Bryanton. 

Dear father of John Stanley (Elizabeth) Bryanton, Claudia O’ Meara, Marilyn Waddle of Kentucky, Teri (Ray Sr.) Smith, Dave (Janet) Bryanton. Stanley is also fondly remembered by grandchildren Shane Bryanton, Lisa Bryanton-Furukawa, Erin Ehret, Len O’Meara, Elizabeth Waddle, Ray Jr. and Tanya Smith, Kelly Judson, Matthew and Megan Bryanton, and 13 great-grandchildren, and sister Irene (Ron) McClarty. 

Stanley is also fondly remembered by the mother of his children Elizabeth Standing. 

He was predeceased by his son William Douglas, sisters and brothers Ruby, June, Lloyd, Harold and Evelyn, and sons-in-law Gerald O’Meara and Jerry Waddle. 

He was a past president of Branch #1 of the Royal Canadian Legion. 

Resting at the Cutcliffe Funeral Home from where the funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. Interment will take place later in the family plot at the People’s Cemetery, Charlottetown. 

If so desired memorials in Stanley’s memory may be made to Park Royal United Church or the Poppy Campaign. 

Visiting hours at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. 
 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the Cutcliffe Funeral Home at 7PM on Thursday 2 June 2011.
 

George C. (Bill) Burden

1925 - 2010
The death occurred at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday, March 6, 2010 of George C. (Bill) Burden of Charlottetown, age 85 years. Veteran of World War II. Beloved husband of Joan. Dear father of Bill (Janice), Brenda (Bill) Fleming and Steve Burden. Grandfather of Victoria and Willis Burden and David, Julie and Robin Fleming. Son of the late Ada M. (nee Campbell) and Issac E. Burden, brother of Lucille Martin, and predeceased by sisters Margaret MacIntyre and Gladys Mabey and brother James Burden. Fondly remembered by Carol Reid. Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Funeral Tuesday from Park Royal United Church at 11 a.m. Interment later in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. If so desired, memorials to Canadian Cancer Society, Park Royal United Church or The P.E.I. Humane Society would be appreciated. The Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service of remembrance at the funeral home on Monday at 5:45 p.m. Visiting hours on Monday from 3 - 6 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com

Maurice Frederick "Moe" Burke

1931 - 2013
At Beach Grove Home on Friday, March 8, 2013 of Maurice "Moe" F. Burke of Charlottetown, age 81 years. Survived by daughters Shirley MacLean and Betty MacKinnon. Step-father of Peggy Ruge, George Anderson (Wendy), Gloria Anderson and Marilyn Anderson. Grandfather of Wally Anderson and Samantha MacKinnon (Ryan Hughes). Brother of Rod (Joyce), Alex, Donald (Sharon), Tom, Georgina Pineau (Jerry), Shirley Burke and Heather Currie (Fred). Father-in-law of David MacKinnon. Predeceased by his wife Laura Dunphy, Eileen Anderson (children’s mother), granddaughter Amy MacLean, son-in-law Francis "Dukie" MacLean and by his brothers Gerard, in infancy, Bill, Wilfred, Dave and Dr. Frank. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 10 am. Interment later in the CatholicCemetery, Charlottetown. Visiting hours on Sunday from 2-4 pm only. The Charlottetown Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service of remembrance at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:30 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.