Alyre Joseph Malley, age 88, passed away in Saint John, NB at Carleton Kirk Lodge on Monday, November 21st, 2022, after a battle with dementia.
He leaves behind his loving wife Leona (Breau) Malley, as well as several children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Alyre was predeceased by his eldest son Robert Joseph Malley. He was also predeceased by his parents Aurelie Allain and Joseph (Mallet) Malley; his brother Melvin and his wife Cecile; sister Laura Sivret (Edgar); brother-in-law Vincent Benoit (Maryanne); brother-in-law Lionel Gauvin (Anna); sister-in-law Mona (Gerald) and sister-in-law Doris (Alphonse); as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family.
He is survived by Alvida (Emelda) and his 7 children; Aurea Henry (Donald) of Saint John, Lea Parks (David) of Ontario, Kathleen Marshall (Greg) of Saint John, Joe Malley (Lena) of Saint John, Bernice Malley (Goguen) of Saint John, Angela Malley of Saint John and Debbie Bacon-Hardcastle (Gary) of Ontario. Also survived by his loving 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was so proud and loved them all so much.
After returning from a stint with the Military, Alyre met Leona Breau at the schoolhouse where she was teaching in Beaverbrook, NB. They were married on August 23rd, 1955 and went on to have 7 children as well as an adopted daughter.
They left Newcastle after the first 3 children were born and moved to Saint John where Alyre began his career as an Insulator for Drydock/Northern Industries/Industcom for 35 years.
Alyre was a force of nature, determined to provide for his ever-growing family and give them the life they deserved.
He had a passion for music and family gatherings. He had a sense of humor and loved to entertain. The door was always open and people were made to feel welcome. You were always welcome in the Malley house. He loved to fish and hunt. Did a lot of camping with the family in tents, then home built campers and trailers and as time went on, a cottage. He was always around to lend a helping hand to those in need. He loved his gadgets for sure, especially electronics. He loved to keep up with the times. He was definitely the life of the party and hated to see people leave. He had a big heart and a huge personality. Lots of storytelling of his life of antics that would keep you laughing. He was loved and appreciated very much by his family who will miss him. Rest In Peace Dad (Pepere). We will always keep you in our thoughts.
The family would also like to give thanks to the nurses and workers for their love, support and care for our father and work papa to you, he was always so thankful and appreciative for you all.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) with visitation being held on Sunday, November 27th from 2-4 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place in the Fundy chapel on Monday, November 28th at 2 p.m. followed by an interment at Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Those that are unable to attend the service, may watch the service live by clicking on the following link: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=4d62dbf1-2547-4144-b94a-3c52ab3273ae Donations in memory of Alyre may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of NB or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Heart & Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
580 Main Street, Suite B210, Saint John NB E2K 1J5