Nora Margaret Odette-MacKay Sept 5, 1951 - June 28, 2017
It is with tremendous sadness that the family announces the passing of Nora Odette-MacKay after a battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband Rick MacKay, Westmeath; sisters Leslie (late Walter) Berezowsky, Edmonton, AB; & JoAnne Odette (Steve Wagner), West Vancouver, BC; and many nieces, nephews, cousins & many long time friends. Nora was predeceased by her father Elmer Odette (1991), mother Ruth Odette (nee Cragg) (2001), and sisters Gwen (late Norman) Melnyk (1974), Jacqueline Odette (1982) & Yvonne (Jim) Fisher (2014).
Nora was born in Peace River, AB and after high school she worked in Edmonton as an A&W carhop before being transferred to Oakville, ON to manage an outlet. From there she enlisted in the CAF serving Canada in Communications as a Teletype Operator. Nora was a Captain when she retired from the CAF with 35 years of service. Nora looked forward to retirement with Rick at their Ottawa Valley home in Westmeath.
Visitation will be held at the Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, 141 Renfrew St., Pembroke on Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 2-5:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 2047 Westmeath Rd., Westmeath on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of choice would be appreciated.
Nora's obituary and accompanying online 'Guest Book' can be viewed at:
On Thursday, November 24, 2016, Joanne Louise Mann, age 77 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Joanne was born on February 18, 1939 at Regina, Saskatchewan. The family lived in Kingston, Ottawa, Ontario, Fort McMurray, Alberta and Regina, Saskatchewan, as Joanne's father served in the military. After completing her education, Joanne worked for the Federal Government in Kingston, Ontario and Shilo, Manitoba. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Shrine Club. Along with going for dinner with the girls, once a week, Joanne enjoyed bowling, golfing, curling, cards, cruising and holidays south. Joanne will be deeply missed by her husband George; sons, Brian (Valarie) and Stephen (Sherrie); grandchildren Daniel and Jordan and great-grandchild, Noel. The Ceremony to Celebrate Joanne's Life took place at Memories Chapel on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Urn Bearers were Brian Mann, Stephen Mann, George Mann and Ken Furnell. Interment was at the Brandon Cemetery. A reception followed at the Masonic Lodge. Donations in memory of Joanne may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8.
James "Jim" Burns, of Fredericton, NB, passed peacefully in his sleep at his home on the 31st day of May, 2017. Born on May 21, 1938 in New Liskeard, ON, he was the son of the late George and Hilda (Pratt) Burns and husband of the late Theresa Burns. On May 21st, 1954 James M.G. Burns began his Naval Career at HMCS Carleton, Ottawa, ON and served on several ships including HMCS, Cramby, Stadacona, Cornwallis, Haida, MicMac and Sioux. In September, 1961 he joined the Royal Canadian Army in the Corps of Signals. He continued his distinguished career as Detachment Commander of Comm Squads at Kingston, ON, Moosonee, ON, Chatham, NB and Camp Debert, NS. After retiring from the Canadian Army in 1980, Jim was enrolled and commissioned Captian, serving as Commanding Officer of 875 Antigonish Lions Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, until 1990, and was also District Commander Royal Canadian Legion Zone #5. His dedication to his comrades continued to his last breath as Service Officer to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, Fredericton, NB. Throughout his life, he received many well deserved honours and awards. He was the city of Fredericton's unsung hero in 2012. Jim loved painting with oils, sketching, calligraphy, and enjoyed being a member of the Fredericton Society of Artists. Jim is survived by an estranged son; his daughter, Katheryn Burns (Calgary, AB); grandchildren, Justin, Amanda, Ashten and Ava; great-granddaughters, Kiara Elizabeth and Isabella Katheryn; sister-in-law, Pauline; nephews, George (Nadia) and Robert (Calgary, AB); nieces, Lisa, Bonnie-Lynn and Tina (Edmonton, AB). In addition to his parents and spouse, Jim was predeceased by his sister, Margaret (Jim) as well as his brother, George. There will be no visitation by Jim's request. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4 will be holding a tribute service on Thursday, June 8 at 7 PM at McAdam's Funeral Home, immediately followed by a Memorial Service in the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lisa Greenwood officiating. A reception will be held following the service at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4, 199 Queen St, Fredericton, NB. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4.