It is with heavy hearts the family of Donald Eugene Mercer announces his passing on Thursday May 31, 2018 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born 1937 in Kings Co. NB, he was the son of the late Thomas and Hazel (Forsythe) Mercer. Donnie worked construction with Chittick’s and Galbraith’s for many years and was later employed with School District #8 as a custodian, retiring in 2002. He enjoyed fishing and tending to his vegetable garden but most of all he enjoyed time spent with family at their camp in Musquash and their trailer in Coles Island. He loved playing cards especially crib with Muriel and Clayton Mercer.
He is survived by his loving wife Janet (Goodwin) Mercer; son Mark (Carol) Mercer; daughter Heather (Rob) Stewart; one brother and several sisters; grandchildren Andrew (Vanessa Bjorklund) Stewart, Benjamin (Kristina Keirstead) Stewart, Zachary Mercer, Jared (Alicia) and Jordon; great-grandchildren Parker Hill and Aira Doucet; nephew and niece Ken and Beth; special friend Dorothy Mabee-Grant. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Isabelle Raynes and several brothers and sisters.
The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Thornhill, nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit (SJRH) as well as Linda Campbell, Leanna and Sherry Jones for the care and compassion shown to Donnie and all of our family.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road with visitation on Sunday June 3, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Monday June 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to SJ Extra Mural.
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