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Charles Aubrey FRIARS
Père : Leonard FRIARS
Mère : Myrtle Nason
Décès le : 2007-07-15
Parution : 2007-07-17
Conjoint(e) : Sandra Lunergan/Ervin
Paru dans : Telegraph Journal, St. John, NB

FRIARS, CHARLES AUBREY July 10, 1935 - July 15, 2007, Charlie entered his eternal rest and finished the race very peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Sunday morning, July 15th. After a brief struggle with cancer, he went to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ whom he loved dearly. He was an active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, serving as a Teller. Born in Bloomfield, Norton Parish, Charlie was the son of the late Leonard and Myrtle (Nason) Friars. Charlie grew up on Fallsview Avenue and attended King George School. When his family moved back to Bloomfield, he continued his education at the Saint John Vocational School traveling back and forth to school on the milk train. He worked as a fireman on steam locomotives for the CPR in Toronto. He began his firefighting career with the Saint John Fire Department on May 1961 retiring on December 18, 1994 as Captain of the Station 5 Ladder Truck. Charlie received a Certificate of Commendation from the City of Saint John for his action of bravery in the rescue of two men on January 16, 1984 and further recognition when he received the Medal of Bravery on March 18, 1985 from the Governor General the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé at Rideau Hall. Charlie is survived by his wife, Sandra (Lunergan/Ervin) Friars, his son, Alan (Debbie) Dickinson, grandsons Shawn and David; daughter, Susan (Paul) Gallant, grandsons, Hayden and Connor; stepdaughter, Natalie (Robert) Green, grandsons, Benjamin and Nicholas; stepdaughter, Margo (Stuart) Duff, grandsons, Samuel and Jacob. Also survived by sisters, Isabel Teed; Lillian (Walter) Castle, North Kingstown, Rhode Island; Sharron (Donald) Hopey; brother, Pearson (Judith) Friars of Halifax, N.S.. As well, he is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Predeceased by his dear sister, Marilyn Snow. Resting at Castle Funeral Home "Fallsview" Chapel 309 Lancaster Ave. (634-1701). Funeral service will be held at Hillcrest Baptist Church on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 11 a.m. with reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Visiting at the funeral home on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Interment in River Bank Cemetery following the reception. In Charlie's memory, donations may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, Saint John Vocational School Alumni Scholarship Fund, Saint John School Milk Fund or a charity of the donor's choice. A book of condolences may be signed at www.castlefh.com July 17, 2007

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