Alice McKinley

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Alice Vivian (Foote) McKinley (June 25, 1936 – November 7, 2022)

The world has lost a beautiful soul, but Heaven has gained her!

Alice Vivian McKinley has gone to be with her Saviour, and to be reunited with her beloved Jack. Her peaceful passing took place November 7, 2022 at Hospice House, Fredericton, NB. She was 86 years young.

Alice was a hardworking, devoted wife and mother. Family meant everything, and that led to annual family camping trips every NB day weekend to a different destination in New Brunswick. Mum pre-planned and organized every aspect of these trips so the children and grandchildren could enjoy coming together. We experienced the outdoors: whale watching, kayaking, tours and attractions. We even climbed Mount Carleton! And let’s not forget Christmas Eve gatherings, at home in Penniac, where forty or more would gather for lasagna and the reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’.

Those who knew her would always remark about how put together and classy she was. Always dressed to the nines, and never without a necklace or two, she was the epitome of style and grace. She was patient, caring, kind and set an example for others. Her loving relationship with Dad was expressed with kisses and holding hands. Her love for others was evident in the connections she kept throughout her life. People were drawn to her. She truly was one of kind and will be deeply missed by those who loved her.

She is survived by her two daughters, Donna McKinley (Mark) and Barb Morell (Paul); seven step-children, Lynn Vroom (Brian); Linda Justason (Jeff); Susan Grant (Donald); David McKinley (Wendy); Bill McKinley (Kim); Kim Eddy (Kevin); and Nancy McKinley (Paul Harrigan); grandchildren, great grandchildren, two nieces and five nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack McKinley, and step-daughter, Lorna Lyons.

Alice was born in Merigomish, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, and was a graduate of the East Pictou Rural High School, Sutherland’s River, NS, and Robinson’s Business College, Moncton, NB. She was employed with W.C. Pitfield & Co., Ltd. (Investment Brokers) in Moncton for over six years, followed by four years for the Dean, Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick. She had been employed in secretarial positions for over 23 years with the NB provincial government having worked for the Departments of Justice; Health and Community Services; and Tourism, Recreation and Heritage. She retired from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in March of 1998.

She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and George Foote, of Merigomish, NS; one infant brother, William Alexander; her sister Emeline Oulton of Sackville, NB.; her brother Frederick Foote of London, Ontario; her brother Albert Foote of Merigomish, NS. and her ex-husband, Earl Peters.

Huge gratitude goes out to Dr. Cheryl Rushton, Terry Lee Clark and the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Hospice House for the impeccable care Mum received.

To honour Alice’s request, there will be no visitation. A private memorial service will be held graveside at a later date, Rev. John Symonds officiating. Interment: Marysville Baptist Cemetery, Marysville, NB. Personal condolences can be made through

For those who wish, donations can be made to Hospice Fredericton, Merigomish Cemetery or to a charity of donor’s choice.



Marysville Baptist Cemetery
351 Canada Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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