Velma Beairsto

Obituary of Velma Ruth Beairsto

The passing of Velma Beairsto (Price) of Fredericton, NB, wife of the late Walter Beairsto, occurred on May 22, 2021 at Shannex, Neill Hall.  Born on July 11, 1925 in New Maryland, NB, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Lillian (Nason) Price.   


Velma is survived by her sons, Don Pond (Lisa) of Salisbury, NB, Carl Pond (Jill) of Fredericton, NB and Bruce Pond (Marilyn) of Fredericton, NB; grandchildren, Cheli Richard (Maurice), Adam Pond (Jody), Noah Pond (Trudy), Melissa Gaudet-Dery (Marc Dery), Kristen Pond, Andy and Danielle Pond and Mackenzie Pond; great grandchildren, Colin, Logan, Mckenzie, Madison, Allison, Nicholas, Isabelle, Abigail, Jordan, Jarreth, Layla, Wyatt, Masyn and Arabella. Besides her first husband Harold Pond, she was predeceased by her sons, Terry (Sharon) and Walter Pond; brothers, Milton and Warren Price; sisters, Roberta Morrias, Lillian Riley, Arlene Sardy and 4-year-old sister, Leona. 


With the outbreak of WWII, Velma trained and was employed at an airport in Moncton, NB, replacing the electrical wiring in airplanes.


In 1967 Velma got a position at the Victoria Public Hospital.  Her job was to order supplies for various departments. In 1976 she started work at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital helping with the move from the old VPH. She stayed on at the DECH, in the store keeping department, until retirement.


She loved nothing better than cooking for her family and friends.  She was one of the first Meals on Wheels volunteers in the city.  She often helped with church suppers and bake sales.  She kept busy for many years after retirement taking in boarders at her home which created lasting friendships with wonderful people from all corners of the world.

A Private graveside service will take place at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Personal condolences may be offered through 

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