Gregory Henry Estabrooks
With broken hearts we announce the passing of Greg Estabrooks of Gagetown, NB on Thursday May 23 at Hospice House in Fredericton. Greg was surrounded by family and friends until his passing, after a sudden diagnosis of cancer on May 15.
Born in Fredericton on Aug. 12, 1947 to parents Henry & Alberta (Toole) Estabrooks. Greg is survived by his wife MaryLou (Biddiscombe), children Rebecca, Matthew (Heather) and Kevin, and one grandson Michael Henry, all of Gagetown. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family. Greg was predeceased by both parents, and one sister Patricia LaViolette (David).
The Estabrooks family moved to Gagetown in 1973 when they purchased an orchard business called Gagetown Fruit Farm. Greg and his parents ran the business together until Henry & Alberta passed away within a day of each other in Jan. 1991.
Greg continued to run the farm, taking on a new partner in the person of his wife MaryLou. The business enjoyed success under Greg’s management, and his 3 children still have a deep connection to the farm. His son Matthew (Heather) now run the farm, but Greg still spent a lot of time "helping out".
Greg considered himself to be a very fortunate man. He was able to enjoy working alongside his parents, then his wife and family. He loved his work and it showed. But more than anything else Greg loved his wife and children passionately, and they knew it. He will be missed by one and all.
As per Greg’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church in Gagetown on Tuesday May 28 at 2:00 pm. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bishop’s Funeral Home, Woodstock Rd. Fredericton.
Charitable donations in Greg’s memory may be made to Hospice House in Fredericton or the charity of the donor’s choice.
A special thanks to all medical staff who cared for Greg during the last 3 weeks of his life. You made a very difficult situation much easier for all of us. Your professionalism and dedication has been much appreciated.
Online condolences and sharing of memories may be sent though www.bishopsfuneralhome.com