Merle Sharpe

Obituary of Merle Allison Sharpe

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At Neill Hall, Shannex in Fredericton on Sunday, September 4, 2022, Merle Allison Sharpe passed away at the age of 94; husband of the late Florence Lenore Sharpe (Jones). Born in Scotch Settlement April 5, 1928, he was the oldest of 9 children of Arthur and Vera (Brewer) Sharpe. Merle was a proud and dedicated family man who always looked forward to having a grandchild by his side, whether it was under the hood of a vehicle or on the tractor at the lake. He was an avid gardener and took pride in the various ribbons and trophies he collected over the years from the FREX and Queen’s County Fair. He was a shining star with The Fredericton Garden Club for many years, sharing his wealth of knowledge for successful gardening. He was well known for his giant sunflowers, flower baskets and also his abundance of vegetables which he shared with family and friends. He took pride in passing down his green thumb to his 3 daughters who will continue that legacy.

In his early years of marriage, he worked on many farms alongside his loving wife. After obtaining his automotive license he worked for many years in that industry, ending his career repairing school busses with the Department of Transportation. Retirement allowed him more time for hobbies, family, friends and his camp at Whites Cove.

Merle is survived by his three daughters, Jocelyn Millican of Fredericton, Katherine Anderson (George) of Keswick Ridge, Barbara Hong (Kenn) of Fredericton and one daughter in-law Bernice Sharpe of Keswick Ridge. Eight grandchildren, Scott Millican (Annie), Jody Anderson, Joshua Anderson (Amy), Jill Anderson (Shawn), Justin Anderson (Jenna), Jadrien Hong (Kris), Thomas Hong and Quinlyn Hong. Ten great grandchildren, Tristan, Taylor, Taryn, Jackson, Scarlet, Wyatt, Jax, Keane, Zoey and Xavier. Six siblings, Raymond Sharpe (Madeline), Harold Sharpe (Sylvia), Mable Ingraham, Elwood Sharpe (Annis), Marion Brewer (Conrad) and Cecil Sharpe; sister in-law Sheila Sharpe. He was predeceased by his eldest son, Stanley Sharpe and two infant children Murray and Janet; two siblings Allan Sharpe and Mildred Moore; son in-law David Millican.

There will be no visitation by request of the family. A private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Scotch Settlement Cemetery or The Fredericton Garden Club in memory of Merle would be appreciated by the family. York Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Merle’s family would like to thank all the wonderful and caring staff at Neill Hall for the excellent care they have provided. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com

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