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Fiche créée le : 2004-03-01
Wilfred George BISHOP
Père : Amos BISHOP
Mère : Elzina ANNIE
Décès le : 2004-03-01
Parution : 2004-03-02
Paru dans : The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB

BISHOP, WILFRED GEORGE At the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, on March 1st, 2004 Wilfred George Bishop, born in Chipman in 1917, the son of the late Amos and Elzina (Annie) Bishop. Predeceased by his wife Margaret Mae Bishop in 2002, brother Calvin Bishop and sisters Vera Babington, Cora Galbraith, Blanche Horncastle, and Madeline Chase. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Bishop of Halifax and his son Darrell (Betty) Bishop of Fredericton; and by grandchildren Darren, Brian, Liam and Meagan. Wilfred was the longest sitting member in the Legislature of the Province of New Brunswick, serving thirty five years as a member for Queens County and Queens North. He was first elected in 1952. He was appointed Minister of Natural Resources in 1970. In 1972 he became Minister of Highways (later Transportation) where he served for thirteen years. In October, 1985 he was appointed President of the Executive Council, where he served until his retirement in the Fall of 1987. Prior and during his service to New Brunswick, Wilfred was also active in private business. In the early 1940's he began a lumber and sawmill business with his father and later his brother (Bishop Brothers). He was President of Bishop Lumber Co., B & F Lumber Company, and Bishop Sawmills Ltd. Wilfred's greatest love was people. He touched the lives of many as a loving father, grandfather, mentor, and friend. He will be resting at the Chipman Funeral Home (339-6612 Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) until Thursday, March 4th, 2004 when funeral service will be held from the Second Chipman United Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with rev. John Dunnett and Rev. Harry Branscombe officiating. Spring interment in the Second Chipman United Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or charity of donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.


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