Wilfred Gregg Cumberland
1947 - 2023
Wilfred Gregg Cumberland
Visitation Information
Monday February 27th, 2023
Visitation Time
Visitation Location
Bishop's Funeral Home
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday February 28, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 780 McEvoy Street, Fredericton
Burial Information
Burial Date
At a later date
Burial Location
St. Mary's Anglican Church Cemetery
Requested Charity
SPCA or the A-Little-At-A-Time Dog Rescue organization.
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It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Wilfred (Gregg) Cumberland on February 23, 2023 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Gregg was born on June 28,1947 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia Jeanette (Judy) Cumberland. His children Wendy Cumberland (Michael Ketchum), Teresa (Terri) Morris (Gerry). Grandchildren Leah DuPlessis (Cameron), Katie (‘Kate’ to Papa) Hamill, Benjamin Gregg (Ben) Morris, Andrew (Andy) Morris. Step grandchildren Emmett Ketchum (Jen), Jared Ketchum (Kristie). Great grandchildren Theodore (Teddy) Gabriel DuPlessis and Lucas Gregg DuPlessis. Sister Lynn Pelham (Michael), Mother-in-law Doreen Lawrence, Sisters-in-law Elizabeth Fusk (Burt), Carole Webb (Brian) and ‘Uncle Gregg’ to his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Phyllis and Wilfred Durrell (Duke) Cumberland, father-in-law Byron Lawrence and brother-in-law Gordon Lawrence.

Gregg was a professional electrical engineer and worked at Neill and Gunter for many years. He worked across Canada as well as internationally in Scotland, Wisconsin, Georgia and throughout Europe on projects that included world class breweries, OSB plants and industrial power complexes.

Gregg was a man of integrity and passion, and an exceptionally creative problem solver. He loved his family beyond measure and was always willing to offer a listening ear. He was happiest with a dog on his knee and always shared the last bite from his plate with whichever dogs were with him at the time (his own or his granddogs). Chewy, his little Texas rescue dog had a special spot in Gregg’s heart. Gregg’s son-in-law, Gerry recently commented to him that he had shared his love of dogs with his two daughters, he smiled and proudly said "sure did". 

One of Gregg’s many passions was playing the guitar, both acoustic and electric. He played in bands from high school to the present day, beginning with the Impala’s. His last band gig was October 15th, 2022 for a high school reunion at the Fredericton Motor Inn. As his mother wrote in a book of memories "They’d start a number and the place would just fill with people to dance." His biggest fans were his daughters Terri and Wendy. Gregg’s love of music lead him to the love for dancing with Judy. Over the years Gregg and Judy took lots of dance lessons and could be found jiving on many a dance floor, where they made countless friends.

Gregg loved boating, specifically on the Lower Saint John River system. He and Judy owned several boats over the years, each of which was named "C Cruise". Gregg was Commodore of the Oromocto Boat Club for 7 years and made life-long friendships through his years on the water. In the last 20 years, they continued to enjoy the water at their cottage at Robertson’ Point on Grand Lake.

Over the course of his life, Gregg’s interests seemed limitless and included his love of travel, scuba diving, snorkeling, camping with friends – and countless adventures within each endeavour.

While at times a man of few words, Gregg was always willing and able to explore ideas with in-depth conversation. He was an avid reader and enjoyed the creative process of writing, especially character development. Gregg would often have a single idea spark many hours of writing at his laptop. He wrote several novels and published ‘The Journey Home’.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Khaleduzzaman, Dr. Schaus and the nurses of 3SW, 3NE and CCU. As Gregg would say "Thank you. Appreciate it."

Visitation will be held at Bishops Funeral Home 540 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, Monday February 27th 4:00 – 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held Tuesday February 28th at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 780 McEvoy Street, Fredericton. A reception will follow the service in the church hall. An internment will be held in the spring.

For those wishing to make a donation, it is suggested they be made to the SPCA or the A-Little-At-A-Time Dog Rescue organization.

… Now let’s get this show on the road!!


Wilfred Gregg Cumberland