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Avilla Eileen COLFORD
Père : John Colford
Mère : Elizabeth Kervin
Décès le : 2008-12-05
Parution : 2008-12-12
Paru dans : Miramichi Leader, NB

Avilla Eileen Colford, age 98 passed away at her residence Pro Tem Health Services, Moncton on December 5, 2008. Until the last six years she had been a long time resident of the town of Blackville NB. She was the daughter of the late John & Elizabeth (Kervin) Colford. She had a bachelor of arts and education degree and gave forty-two years to the education of the youth in her community. Because of the years distinguished service to both her church and community she was the recipient of the Centennial Medal in 1967 and the Bishop Dallard Medal in 1994. She was a member of St Raphael's R C Church, Blackville NB, a 75 year member and past president of the CWL and a member of the Retired Teachers Assoc. Avilla is survived by her sisters Flora LeBlanc of Riverview NB and Edith Mandryk of Rhode Island; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her sisters Lela, Eva, Ella, Phyllis, Frances, Marguerite and one brother Theodore. Avilla Eileen Colford rested at Father A.A. McKinnon Memorial Room, Blackville, with visitation on Monday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Tuesday December 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. from St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, Blackville, with Father Bonaventure officiating, assisted by Father Vincent Donovan. Organist and soloist Jacqueline Allain rendered "Here I Am Lord", "Ave Maria", "Peace Prayer", "Songs of the Angels" and "Peace is flowing Like a River". Readings were by Peggy Brophy and Dianna LeBlanc. Server was George MacWilliams. Burial will be in the church cemetery later in the spring. Active Pallbearers were: Emery Brophy, Richard Hayes, George Keenan, Hal Muck, Roger Stephens and Ray Vigneault. Arrangements in care of Davidson's Funeral Home (622-7464) SOURCE: MIRAMICHI LEADER DECEMBER 12, 2008 LISTING ID 185764

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