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 John Gerald Sproull

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John Gerald Sproull

Birth
Millville, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death 26 Jan 2000 (aged 79)
Woodstock, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada
Burial Cloverdale, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada
Memorial ID 105230876 View Source
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The death of John Gerald Sproull of Lower Brighton occurred at Carleton Memorial Hospital on January 26, 2000 surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with lung disease. Mr. Sproull was born April 10, 1920 in Millville, N.B. son of the late Frederick and Ida (Billings) Sproull. John was survived by wife Bonnie (Stiles); son Thomas (Bonnie) of Fredericton: daughter Carol (Gary) LaPage of Cambridge, Ontario; step-children Joan Derrah, Saint John, Barbara (Gary) Derrah of Peel, Clinton (Carol) Shaw of Hartland; brother, Cecil (Bessie) Sproull of Hainesville, Ercel (friend Tara) of Toronto; Ontario, sisters, Marion Johnston of Toronto, Iona Sharp (friend John) of Millville. He was predeceased by first wife Evelyn (Morgan); brothers Maxon and Lowther, sister Eleanor Lowdon; brothers-in--law Roland Johnston, Arden Sharp and sister-in-law Betty Sproull. Also surviving are grandchildren Ann Marie Derrah, Jeff (Michelle) Derrah, Tina (Gary) Crain, Darren (Jacqueline) Derrah, Jonathan (Stacy) Derrah, Gregory Derrah, Rob Mean of B.C., James Sproull and John Sproull of Ottawa, Sonia (Yuves) Valicourt of Florenceville; many nieces and nephews and two very special young couples Arlene and Glendon and Edna of Millville and Stephen and Kathy of Mirimachi, also five special great -grandchildren Marcus, Nicholas, Jordan, Chelsey and Brittany. A large funeral was held on January 29, 2000 at the Hartland Wesleyan Church attesting to the many who have know and loved him over the years as a friend "to all", farmer and "berryman". The service was conducted by Rev. Brian Murray and Rev. Ed Otis from the Wesleyan Church with grandsons Jeffrey, Jonathan, Darren and Gregory Derrah, Rob Mean, Jim and John Sproull Honorary pallbearers were special friends of John - Gerald Stiles, Blaine Hallett, Glendon Clark, Darrell Crabbe, Hilton Mean and Allison Tompkins. The funeral service included special music of "Further Along" sung by The Wesleyan Trio, "Because He Lives" by daughter Carol and grand-daughter Sonia and a congregational hymn "Amazing Grace" followed by a touching service by Rev. Murray, "The Steps of a Good Man" from Psalms 37:23 with Prayer by Rev. Otis. The committal service was held at the church using psalms 121 by Rev.'s Murray and Otis. The body is resting at the Phythians' Vault with interment later in the Spring at the Cloverdale Cemetery. Britton's Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. - Published in The Observer, Hartland, NB


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