Carl F. McMinniman
"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." This beautifully sums up a vision of many brave, tireless postal workers especially Carl Frank McMinniman, who for 27 years dedicated his life as a Mail Carrier in the Fredericton area.
Carl McMinniman of Fredericton, husband of Jessie McMinniman passed peacefully at home on April 16th, 2021 at the age of 86. Born in Fredericton, NB on February 14, 1935, he was a son of the late Donald Frederick and Kathleen Dorothy (Tapley) McMinniman (Bamford).
Carl was a member of The Church of England and attended Christ Church Parish Church for many years. He proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1953-1958. He was a past member of the Fredericton Curling Club and the Fredericton Golf Club. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and loved walking on many of the local walking trails with his wife Jessie. Carl loved to Square Dance and it was an enjoyment that he said always kept him young at heart. Carl loved the peaceful and tranquil surroundings when spending time at the cottage in Scotchtown. Throughout the many years in the Postal Service, Carl made many lasting friendships both at work and with the countless households he served as a mail carrier.
Carl loved and was dearly loved by his family. He will be greatly missed by his wife Jessie and his children, Steven McMinniman (Jeannie) of Halifax, John McMinniman (Lynn) and Margaret Reed (Mike) of Fredericton. His 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren brought him so much joy and each one held a special place in his heart. Carl is also survived by brother Wayne (Donna) as well as sisters Myrna Henry (Alton), Kathy Baird (Dennis) and Jill Kierstead (Carl). He also leaves behind a much-loved sister-in-law/step-daughter Faye McMinniman-Banks (Dale) and sister-in-law Susan McMinniman. He dearly loved his other 3 step-daughters, Barbara Thomas of Lower Durham, Wanda Rickard of Fredericton and Janet Rickard of Noonan. Step-son in- law Terry Williston of Ottawa. Carl also leaves behind 12 step-grandchildren, 23 step-great grandchildren and 2 step-great-great grandchildren. Carl loved his many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Carl was predeceased by his first wife, Levina Edith (White) McMinniman; 2 great-grandchildren Gabrielle and Tessa; brothers Peter, George, Brian, and David McMinniman also sisters, Joan Doyle and Mary Hogan and step-daughter Brenda Williston.
A funeral Service celebrating the life of Carl McMinniman. will be held at Corbett Avenue Wesleyan Church, 55 Corbett Ave., Fredericton North on Monday April 19th, 2021 at 2 PM, with Rev. Peter Thomas and Archdeacon John Sharpe officiating. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a maximum capacity of 75 attendee’s will be permitted in the church. A live stream of the service may be seen through www.bishopsfuneralhome.com. Interment in the Rural Cemetery Extension, Woodstock Road.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Carl McMinniman by way of a memorial contribution, the family suggests donating to Corbett Avenue Wesleyan Church or to a favorite charity of your choice.
A special Thank You to Dr. Sheldon Wood and to the Extra Mural Nurses for all the care and compassion given and shown to Carl during his time of need.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bishop’s Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Road, Fredericton (458-1885).
Online condolences and the sharing of memories can be expressed through www.bishopsfuneralhome.com