Una DeLucry

Obituary of Una Fredericka DeLucry



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mum, Una Fredericka DeLucry (nee Hallett) at the grand age of 92 on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Pine Grove Nursing Home, Fredericton.  Born in Millville where she grew up on a farm, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Hazel (Scott) Hallett. Mum met her husband to be, our dad, Kirby, at the old Marysville Cotton Mill where they both were employed.  She soon chose another career and that was as a Mum to her six children.  A member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Devon, where we grew up on Union Street and in her later years of St. Theresa's Catholic Church when she lived on Sunset Drive. Our beautiful Mum, who we will miss dearly but will hold close in our hearts and share memories about when we are together, is survived by us her six children, Frances Benedict (Graham) of Fredericton, Gale Small (Michael) of Hamilton, Carol Bourque (Cedric) of Moncton, Freda Lovely (Mike) of Fredericton, Paul Delucry (Maureen) of Fredericton and Heather DeLucry of Fredericton. She is survived as well by our children, her nine grandchildren, as well as their children her 12 great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by our father, Kirby Delucry; her parents, Paul and Hazel (our beloved grandmother); her stepfather, Jack Christie; her two brothers who she adored Melbourne Hallett and Glendon Hallett.  She was also predeceased by her precious granddaughter, Heather's daughter, Sarah in 2020.

Mum thoroughly enjoyed being physically active and that started at an early age when she would ski down Howland Ridge hill to go to school with her older brothers. Years later she enjoyed winters cross country skiing in Fredericton. She so loved the outdoors. Mum was an avid bowler for many years; a great walker and cyclist, who we could barely keep up with.  She was a familiar face to many of our friends as they saw her biking all over Fredericton with a smile on her face and the wind in her hair.  Mum was a lover of animals, which she instilled in all of us.  Special mention should go to Bubbles her cat and of course her very special friend Sam, Freda and Mike's dog, who cherished her as well.

The last five years of Mums life she adopted another family to call her own, and that was at Pine Grove. She was well known and loved by many there for her ability to make them laugh with her wit and humour, and her love of singing.  When you are told by staff that “everyone should have a Una in their life” it warms your heart to know how much her extended family loved her.  She has left us with many years of fond memories and stories to share.  We have no doubt that Mum will soon  have the angels brushing her hair which many of us, including her grandchildren have done for many years, as well as enjoying  a great cone or bowl of ice cream (Mum wasn’t fussy).  Farewell for now Mum. 

She is now at peace and resting at York Funeral Home, Fredericton, where her funeral will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 11 am with Father Monte Peters officiating. Due to the current health situation, the funeral will be by invitation the public is welcome to register to view the live stream at www.yorkfh.com Interment will take place in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, beside her husband, Kirby.  For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Pine Grove Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com

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