Shirley (Bruce) Pond passed away peacefully at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, with her son by her side. She was born in Taxis River, NB on May 11, 1930, the daughter of the late Paul and Ivy (McAllister) Bruce. In 1950, she married her childhood friend, Ernest Pond. Their son, Larry was born in 1952, followed by Wayne in 1956. Due to Ernie’s job in construction, the family moved often between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and eventually to Brockville, ON. Shirley had a keen, inquisitive mind, and enjoyed following the news, books, and taking night courses. She worked at a variety of jobs, primary retail, including Zellers Stores in Moncton, Saint John and Brockville. Following retirement they moved back to TaxisRiver, where they enjoyed canoeing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and hiking, until Ernie passed away. Shirley married another childhood friend, Harry MacLeod and they enjoyed dinner cruises on the Saint John River, musical events and hiking.
Shirley is survived by her son, Larry Pond (Elaine) of Shuniah, ON; grandsons, Matthew Pond of Cold Lake, AB and Spencer Pond (Lauren Sebastian) of Rossland, BC; sisters, Faye Griffin (William) of Boiestown, NB and Hazel Norrad of Fredericton, NB; uncle, Alvin Bruce of Calgary, AB; chosen daughter, Anne Norrad; chosen granddaughter, Felicia Flewelling; chosen great granddaughter, Pearl Flewelling; special friend, Connie Bruce; brothers and sisters in law across New Brunswick and Ontario; along with special nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, first husband, Ernest Pond and second husband, Harry MacLeod; Shirley was predeceased by her son, Wayne David Pond.
Arrangements have been entrusted to York Funeral Home’s Miramichi Valley Chapel. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, May 26, 2023 at 2 pm in Boiestown United Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrance may be made to the Gateway of Hope Church, Woodsmen’s Museum or the Fredericton Food Bank. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com