At the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Monday, May 31, 2021, Ivan Lowell Wood, of Fredericton, passed away at the age of 87. Born and raised in Fosterville, NB, he was a son of the late Sedences and Alice (DeWitt) Wood. Ivan worked in the construction industry in his younger years. Moved to Fredericton with his wife Joan and raised a family of five sons in the mid 50's. Ivan was employed by Tractors and Equipment for several years working in the service department receiving his certification as a heavy equipment mechanic and in later years appointed as a shop foreman. Ivan went out on his own and was self-employed for a number of years working in the heavy equipment industry. In 1979 Ivan started working for JD Irving in Fredericton as a shop superintendent until he retired in 98'.
Upon retiring Ivan and Joan moved to Skiff Lake where he enjoyed working outside and tending to his garden. Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He spent a lot of time in his shop tinkering, building things doing carpentry and mechanic work. Dad always had some sort of project on the go as he wasn't one for sitting around.
Ivan was a member of the Elks Lodge 274, member of the Shriners Club and a member of the Mason Alexandra Lodge.
He is survived by four sons Clifton (Grecia), Brian (Jill), Gary (Debby) and Jeffery (Lisa); eleven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; siblings Claudia (Jimmy), Keith (Phyllis), Eldon (Karen), Eugene (Donna), Colleen (Gary), Deanna; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Aside from his parents, Ivan was also predeceased by his wife Joan in 2019, his son Barry (Mary-Ellen); siblings Inez, Walter, Gloria, Iona, infant sisters Sheila, Joyce and infant brothers Gary and Harold.
A graveside funeral service for Ivan and his beloved wife Joan will be held in the Canterbury Cemetery, 93 Main Street Canterbury, NB on Saturday June 5,2021 at 11:00 am with Rev. Greg Williams officiating. For those unable to attend, the service will be available to watch Saturday evening after 5:00 PM on our website, www.bishopsfuneralhome.com.
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