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John Thomas Dryden

Born: Mon., Jul. 12, 1920
Died: Thu., Feb. 23, 2012


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 26, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 26, 2012
Location: Fundy Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Mon., Feb. 27, 2012
Location: St. Pius X Church

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It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of John “Jack” Thomas Dryden, loving husband of the late Mary Constance “Connie” (Gallant) Dryden on Thursday February 23, 2012 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born 1920 in Saint John, he was the son of the late Leonard T. and Elizabeth (McIntyre) Dryden. Jack, along with his wife and family spent summers at Birch Ridge Camp in Loch Lomond where he enjoyed fishing. He was an avid golfer and a former member of Westfield Golf & Country Club. Jack will be greatly missed by his children John Dryden of Toronto, ON, Alice (Glen) Jardine of Saint John and Elizabeth (Scott) McLean of Cornwall, ON; grandchildren Siobhan, Jonathan, Sarah, Carter and Jack. Besides his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by his brother LeBaron and sister Phyllis.

Following cremation, visitation will be held at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road on Sunday February 26, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Pius X Catholic Church on Monday February 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery at a later date.

Charitable donations may be made in John's memory to the following organization:

Hospice Greater Saint John
Contact: Sandy Johnson
385 Dufferin Row, Saint John, NB , NB E2M 2J9
Tel: 506-632-5723

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Rosemary Petrynka
   Posted Fri February 24, 2012
Dear Liz: Henry and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Gayle and Ron Powers
   Posted Fri February 24, 2012
Dear John,Alice,Elizabeth and families....Sincere sympathy at the passing of your beloved Dad. I have fond memories of him as he was a gentle kind man who always had a kind word for everyone . You were blessed with wonderful parents, as my sisters and I were, so be comforted by your happy memories and love each other as your parents have taught you. Alice, it was wonderful to see you last month in Ellenton. Seeing any of you always gives me a warm and happy feeling as I remember the wonderful childhood we all had on Visart St. Take care of each other. Sincerely Gayle xo

Kathy Bursey
   Posted Fri February 24, 2012
Liz, Alice, John and families:

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad''s passing.

I will always remember him as such a kind and gentle man. May he rest in peace.

Claudia Byron McCloskey
   Posted Fri February 24, 2012
Alice, John and Elizabeth,
Aunt Muriel an I want to extend our sincere sympathy on your father''s passing. We had such a wonderful visit with him in August, sharing great stories. You are in our thoughts and prayers during the days ahead without him.
Love to you all,
Muriel, Claudia & Art

Debbie Creamer
   Posted Sat February 25, 2012
I was sorry to read of your Dad''s passing, may the pain of your loss make way for the comfort of treasured memories.

Sharon Melanson
   Posted Sat February 25, 2012
John, Alice & Elizabeth - Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear father. I remember him as being very kind and gentle as I did also of your mother. They certainly were a special couple.
Take care of each other and please know I will be thinking of you in the difficult days ahead. Love to you all, Sharon

Mark & Mary Jane Lundy
   Posted Sat February 25, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss. It is always hard to accept but always enjoy the wonderful memories he gave you.

David & Betty Fudge
   Posted Sun February 26, 2012
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to all the family - have fond memories of Jack from Lochlomond many moons ago - our thoughts and prayers are with you all - Hugs

Paula (McDermott) Bernard
   Posted Sun February 26, 2012
Elizabeth, I was so very sorry to hear of this news. I have fond memories of your Dad. He was always such a lovely, kind and gentle man. I was so happy to run into you at church a couple of summers ago when I was home. Please send me a note some day if you have time.
Paula McD

Barb and Bill McIntyre
   Posted Sun February 26, 2012
Dear John, Alice and Elizabeth and families. Barb and I were deeply saddened to hear that you Dad had passed away. I remember him very fondly over many years, Wednesday card games at my parents house with you father, Dad and the rest of the card gang in attendance and the times he would just drop into see Mom and Dad for a chat. Our Deepest Condolences Barb and Bill

Cheryl Brown & Quality Learning NB
   Posted Sun February 26, 2012
Dear Wendell:

On behalf of QLNB board, I wish to express our condolences to you and your family for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Cheryl Brown

wanda mcnaughton
   Posted Sun February 26, 2012
Sorry for your loss Elizabeth.positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Moyra Riley
   Posted Mon February 27, 2012
Liz, Alice, and John,

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I remember him as a kind and gentle man and will remember him in my prayers.

Chris London and Melissa Clark
   Posted Mon February 27, 2012
Alice, Jonathan, and Sarah:

We were very sorry to hear about your loss. If there is anything you need that we help with, let us know.

Chris & Melissa

Barb Boucher
   Posted Mon February 27, 2012
Alice , so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing .My sympathy to you and your family .

Debra Ouellette
   Posted Mon February 27, 2012
Liz, I just found out I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You're in my thoughts.

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