Hedley Case

Obituary of Hedley Case

With heavy hearts, the family announces the passing of Hedley Zane Case of Boiestown on Monday, March 8th, 2010 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Hedley passed away peacefully, following a long and wonderful life as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Born April 13th, 1926 in Bloomfield, NB, he was one of thirteen, and son of the late Joseph and Ella Case. In his life he worked as a woodman in the New Brunswick and Quebec forests; a cook at Rocky Brook Fishing Camp, CFB McGivney, and CFB Gagetown Headquarters Officers Mess; and as a carpenter during the construction of the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. He returned to work as a cook again at the Central New Brunswick Nursing Home in Boiestown until he retired in 1991. Hedley was a lifelong resident of Boiestown, performing carpentry work for many friends and neighbours in the community. He was a member of the St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He always maintained his salmon fishing guide’s license, and each year since retirement, guided American salmon fishermen on the Miramichi River. Hedley was a harmonica player and a step dancer. With a quiet but quick wit, he never forgot a story. His baking was legendary in the community. He had a special relationship with animals, both tame and wild, and never hunted. Hedley will be remembered for many things, including his sense of humour, his patience and the love he always gave to his family. A devoted husband to Elizabeth (Allain), they celebrated 61 happy years on February 28th. He was a dedicated father to his daughters Alana Betts (Murray) and Arlene Donaher (Harold), and his sons Allan Case (Sharon) and Arden Case. He also leaves behind his sisters Roberta Palmer and Joline Munn, grandchildren Angela Rogers (Philip), Troy Betts (Roxanne), Ashlee Donaher, Amanda Donaher, William Case, Emily Case, and two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Megan Rogers. Visitation will take place at Miramichi Valley Funeral Home, New Bandon on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The Knights of Columbus will hold prayers at 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2 pm at St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church, in Boiestown with Father Jacques Landry as celebrant. The committal will take place in the spring at St. Joachim’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the St. Joachim’s Parish or an organization of the donor’s choice.
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