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Arnold Douglas MacPherson


Arnold Douglas MacPherson

It is with sadness and peace that the family announces the passing of Arnold Douglas MacPherson.  He passed away quietly at Hospice House in Fredericton on Wednesday November 6, 2019.

Arnold was born on January 23rd, 1942 in St. Stephen, NB where he lived until graduating from St. Stephen High School.   After high school, Arnold started his career as a teacher before moving to the Department of Education where he dedicated his career to bringing technology into the classroom.  At the department, he mentored many new teachers and did whatever he could to help anyone.  

He’s remembered lovingly by his wife Joanne (Pomeroy), his daughters and their husbands: Stacie and Todd Cougle and Julie MacPherson and Kevin Godin.   Also remembering their Poppy are Danica and Sophie Godin and Bryn Cougle.  Arnold is also survived by his brothers, Rob (Donna) and Ted (Jean), stepmother Evelyn MacPherson, stepsister Philipa Corning, sister-in-law Cindy MacPherson, sister-in-law Sandra Hawrylak (John), sister-in-law Bernette Burnley, and many beloved nieces and nephews.   Arnold has a close-knit group of friends who will also dearly miss him. 

Waiting to greet him in heaven, is his father, Darrell MacPherson, mother and stepfather, Ruth and Scott Tatton along with his brother Roy.  There also to greet him are his parents-in-law, Audrey and Walter Pomeroy, sister and brother-in-law Pat and Bill Garcelon, brother-in-law Don Burnley and nephew Randy MacPherson. 

Having been a high school athlete in in his youth, Arnold developed a lifelong love of all sports.  In adulthood he enjoyed basketball, curling and, later, golf.  His true passion for sports was evident in watching his granddaughters play ringette, soccer, rugby, hockey and volleyball.  His granddaughters’ athletic and artistic endeavors never failed to bring him joy. 

Arnold’s love of travel and good times is evidenced in all the wonderful trips he and Joanne took together over the years.  Always marked by a lot of laughs and great memories with friends and family.  His appreciation of family, friendship and fun has been passed on to his daughters and will be remembered fondly by many.       

Visitation will be held at Bishop’s Funeral Home 540 Woodstock Road on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 4-8PM. Please join the family for a service of remembrance on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 2PM with a reception to follow.  

The family would like to thank the amazing staff at Fredericton’s Hospice House, Dr. Anne Colpitts, and Extramural Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to Hospice House, Canadian Cancer Society, or another deserving charity of your choice.  Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed through
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Service Date
Tuesday, November 12, 2019