It is with great sadness that the family of Eldon G. Hersey announce his passing after a brief battle with cancer on October 31, 2021 at his home in New Denmark. He was husband to the late Lorraine E.A. Jensen.
Eldon was the last surviving child of the late Rhoda (Holmes) and Ernest Hersey. He is survived by three children, Rodney of Halifax, Dana (Stephenie Bent) of Dartmouth, NS and Grace (Jerry Dionne) of Perth-Andover, two granddaughters, Crystal O'Neil, Twila (Justin St-Amand) and four great grandchildren, Brady and Haley St-Amand, Hanna and Teagan O'Neil, several nieces and nephews as well as his loyal, loving cat "Wyley Hersey".
Eldon was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Lorraine Jensen Hersey and his six siblings, Mabel, Perley, Elmer, George, Archie and Elwood.
Eldon worked in the early years in the woods and trucking most of his life, worked at DOT Government Garage, bought his first truck in 1956, hauled pulp until 1970. He then worked at Fraser's hauling logs for 14 years. He also enjoyed working for McCain's harvest. From age 60-65 he drove School Bus part time. The first car Eldon owned was a Model A Ford.
He had a great love for the outdoors, camping, 4-wheelin', and "his power saw!" He loved the woodpile and at age 92 he put in his winter wood.
Resting at O'Regan's Funeral Home, 515 Everard Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls with visiting hours on Tuesday, November 2nd from 7-9 p.m.
On Wednesday, Novemver 3rd, Eldon will be resting at St. Ansgar's Anglican Church in New Denmark from 1-2 at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Harold Boomer officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
For those unable to attend, the funeral service will be live-streamed using the link below:https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=74bb9592-3ce7-4466-bf3f-5bd5ba98472b
A Special Thank You to the extra mural hospital staff and nurses. Also to Cathy Brewster for all the support you have given to Eldon, Grace, Rodney and Dana.
For those who wish, donations to the St. Ansgar's Anglican Church Cemetery Fund will be greatly appreciated.
In New Brunswick, all people aged 12 and up will be required to show their record of immunization or medical exemption certificate and a government issued identification to be able to attend visitations and funeral services. This includes services at the funeral home or at the church.