Lorna T. DaigleNovember 17, 2016
With sadness and a sense of peace for a well lived life, the family announces the passing of Lorna Teresa Daigle which occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Thursday, November 17th, 2016. Born in 1938, in Saint John, she was the daughter of the late L. James and Elizabeth (McCarthy) Oliver. Lorna was a teacher for 33 years and taught at St. Pius, Old Black River and Bayview School before retiring in 1995. She was an active member of Stella Maris Catholic Church, a member of the C.W.L. for close to 50 years, as well as the Retired Teachers Association. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from UNBSJ. Lorna was a devoted to her family. She loved children, especially her grandchildren. One of Lorna’s greatest joys was to dress as Mrs. Claus spreading happiness and cheer to hospitals and nursing homes. Lorna and Ron enjoyed their time together at their summer cottages in Buckley’s Cove on the Saint John River. Their personal style of welcoming was warm and wonderful.
Lorna is survived by her loving husband Ronald Daigle of 53 years; son Mark Daigle (Nicole); daughter Janice Daigle-Perry (Kevin); brothers Ronald Oliver, Bill Oliver (Rolande); sister Mary Ryan (Jim); brothers-in-law Ralph Daigle (Angela), Carl Daigle (Donna), Al Daigle; sisters-in-law Helen Okopien (Stan), Ann Hurley; grandchildren Alicia, Matthew, Andrew, Nicole, Curtis, Isabella; great-grandchildren Daxen and Poet; as well as several beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents, Lorna was predeceased by her brothers Vernon and Lawrence Oliver, sister Veronica, sisters-in-law Marina, Evelyn, Carmel, Evelyn D., Cindy; brothers-in-law Gerard, Pete, Gene, and Gerald.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) with visitation being held on Tuesday, November 22nd from 2 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place from Stella Maris Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 23rd at 12 noon. Interment will take place immediately following the service. Donations in Lorna’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.