Darrell McCloskey

Obituary of Darrell McCloskey

The passing of Darrell McCloskey, husband of Hazel (Pond) McCloskey, occurred on Sunday February 15, 2009 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born on July 8, 1919 in Boiestown, NB, he was the son of the late Hedleigh and Bertha (Calhoun) McCloskey. Darrell was a veteran of World War II and served in Canada and the United Kingdom. After being discharged, he worked at the Chatham Air Base as a wireless and direction finder and later worked as a wireless operator and purser on the Great Lakes Ferry. During the late 1940’s, he went to work for his father at McCloskey’s General Store in Boiestown, NB; which he managed until December 2008. Darrell was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #78, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a founding member of the Miramichi Board of Trade. His interests included: darts, fishing, hunting, cards, doing crossword puzzles, reading and watching baseball games. In addition to his wife, Darrell is survived by one son; Brian (Beth) McCloskey of New Bandon, NB, three daughters; Beverley O’Donnell of Boiestown, NB, Susan McCloskey of Nashwaak Village, NB, Eileen (Dan) Cain of New Maryland, NB, one sister; Catherine “Cappy” Palmer of Boiestown, NB, ten grandchildren; Shonna, Shannon, Andrew, Suzanne, Michael, Emily, Matthew, Scott, Leah, Reece, three great grandchildren; Skyler, Konnar, Karter, and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Vincent McCloskey and one sister, Valerie McCloskey. Visitation will take place at Miramichi Valley Funeral Home, 7681 Route 8, New Bandon, NB on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 from St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church, Boiestown NB at 11am with Rev. Bonaventure Annan officiating. Interment will take place in St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Palliative Care Unit at the DECRH, Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com
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