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Vernon Arnold Dunham


Vernon Arnold Dunham

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Vernon Arnold Dunham at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on December 23, 2019. He was born at Lower Southampton (Otis), NB on August 13, 1929 to the late Frank and Myrtle (Sharpe) Dunham. He took pride in hard work throughout his life, from early life on the farm and in the woods, as a member of the Fredericton Fire Department for 30 years, and in the care of his large vegetable garden. He was a faithful member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church.

He will be missed by his wife Dora (Munn) of 68 years, and their six children: Sandra Mets (Howie), Sheila, Sharon, Kendell (Fran Tramontin), Scott (Emily), and Peter (Victoria); his grandchildren: Joel (Jessica) Mets, Carrie (Andrew) Mets, Devin (William) Crocco-Dunham, Kelsey (John) Sherwood, David, and Isaac; his great grandchildren: Lincoln, Eric, and Wells, and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters Bernice Moore and Marguerite Arsenault, and his brother Clifford. He is survived by his sister Freda Merritt.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bishop’s Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, where visitation will be held on Friday, December 27, from 6 to 8 pm. The funeral service will be held at Grace Memorial Baptist Church, 536 Northumberland St, Fredericton, on Saturday, December 28 at 2 pm.

Donation’s in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated by the family.

A special thank you to Drs Gordon MacDonald, Chris Lambropoulos, nurse Vinessa and the staff at palliative care for all the care and compassion given to the family during their time there.

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Service Date
Saturday, December 28, 2019