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Delbert O'HARA
Père : O'HARA
Décès le : 2007-06-25
Parution : 2007-06-27
Conjoint(e) : Joyce MacKinnon
Paru dans : The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB

O'HARA, DELBERT Delbert O'Hara died peacefully on June 25th, 2007, after a short and courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Red Rock, New Brunswick, on May 11, 1921. He is survived by his wife, Joyce (nee MacKinnon) and his two daughters, Marilyn O'Hara and Rhona Smythe (Stuart Smythe) both of Fredericton. He is also survived by his 5 grandchildren, Catrina Tapley (David Jones) of Ottawa, Christopher Tapley (Robin) of Fredericton, Jeff Smythe (Debbie) of Fredericton, Greg Smythe (Tanya) of Moncton, Danny Smythe (Nicole) of Fredericton, and his six great grandchildren, Mathew Smythe, Megan Smythe, Robbie Jones, Ethan Smythe, William Jones, and Savana Smythe. Additionally, he is survived by his sister-in-law Maxine Fullarton (Martin) of Stanley, his brother-in-law Ern MacKinnon (Tina) of Fredericton, and his many nieces and nephews. Delbert married Joyce MacKinnon in Fredericton, NB on January 3, 1946 soon after the end of the Second World War where he served with the 1st Canadian Infantry Division, 1st Anti-Tank Regiment. They settled in Fredericton in 1947 in a house he built with his own hands and lived in until his death. He was a loving, proud and thoughtful man who cared deeply for his family and his community. He was open to life's many adventures and had a long and varied career that included time as a lumberman, a log driver, a mill worker, a handyman and property manager, a carpenter, a custodian, and finally as a provincial public servant with the Department of Health, where he started as an ambulance inspector and from where he retired in 1988. A member of All Saints Anglican Church (Marysville) for the past 60 years, he served his church faithfully in many capacities including as warden and a member of the vestry. He was also an active member of the Mick Mack Trailer Club where he served on the executive, and as chairman of the building committee. He took great pride in his car having been the first person to own a car in Red Rock, NB in the 1930's. Throughout his life, he loved to take motor trips traveling in Canada and the United States. He and Joyce returned in April of this year from their annual drive to Florida and back. His friends knew him as the first one to jump in and help when there was a problem and he could find a solution or fresh idea for almost any situation. Delbert was a man of great integrity and tremendous courage. He gave freely of his time and his talents and he will be dearly missed by his family, by his many friends, and by all who knew him and were touched by him. His family offers deep gratitude to everyone of the wonderful staff at Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital and especially to Dr. Tom Barry and the nurses on 3SW who gave him such loving care over the past two months. Donations can be made in Delbert's memory to All Saints Anglican Church (Marysville) or the Canadian Cancer Society. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at York Funeral Home (302 Brookside Dr.) and funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 28th, 2007 at 11 am at All Saints Anglican Church (Marysville), 172 Canada Street. Pallbearers for the service are Dale Paget, Ken Harvey, Ivan Storey, Ern MacKinnon, Alton Cole and Fred O'Hara; Honorary Pallbearers are George Watts, Arden Gorman, Vernon Wilkins, Jean Burden and Dr. Tom Barry. Internment to follow at the St. Thomas Anglican Church Cemetery, Stanley, NB. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com June 27, 2007

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