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James Sturgeon

d. December 15, 2009

  • Funeral Location:St Andrew's United Church, Blackville
  • Resting Location:St Andrew's United Church Hall, Blackville
  • Wishes:St Andrew's United Church or Donor's Choice
  • James Sturgeon, of Blackville, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at the Miramichi Hospital, at the age of 87.

    Born in Blackville, he was the son of the late Lester and Margaret (Brennan) Sturgeon. He worked at the Ammunition Depot and attended St Andrew’s United Church, in Blackville.
    He was a member of the Credit Union Board of Directors for 38 years and became vice president in 1968, a position he held until becoming president in 1977. He also played a prominent part in the opening of a new credit union building in Blackville in 1996.

    James also served as chairman of the school board for 12 years, a member of the hospital board, also for 12 years, treasurer of St Andrew’s United Church for 25 years, and six years as a member of the St John Ambulance.
    He will be sadly missed by his wife Betty (Power) of Blackville; sons David (Susan) and John (Trudy Abernethy) both of Fredericton; daughters Daphne (Richard Jardine) of Blackville, and Diana of Switzerland; sister Ruby Mills of Fredericton; brother Russell (Leona) of Nova Scotia; six grandchildren Serena, Alison, Laura, Jennifer, Matthew, and Bryan; three great grandchildren Kristy, Cassandra, and Lilly; and several nieces and nephews.

    The family will receive relatives and friends at St Andrew’s United Church hall, in Blackville, on Friday, December 18, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 2 pm, from St Andrew’s United Church, with Rev. Olive Ann Archibald officiating.

    As expression of sympathy, donations to St Andrew’s United Church, or to a memorial of one’s choice, would be appreciated by the family.

    Funeral arrangements are in the care of Northumberland Funeral Home, 102 Pleasant St, telephone 622-7741.
    To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Sturgeon, please visit our flower store.


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