It is with great sadness that the family of Kenneth Carey of Canobie announce his passing at the Chaleur Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 9th 2022 at the age of 89.
Born in Big River, Kenneth was the son of late Hazen Carey and late Martha (Black) Carey.
Kenneth leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years Freda (Knowles Jagoe) Carey, as well as his loving children: Ellis (late Mary) Jagoe, David Jagoe, Donna (Milton) Brune, Alan Jagoe, Emily (Gary) Ellis, and Kevin Carey (Tracy Ralf).
Kenneth was predeceased by his loving children, son Kenneth Arthur Carey and daughter Etha Elizabeth (Jagoe) Ellis.
Kenneth is survived by his brother, Cecil (Delcie) Carey as well as his sister, Sharron (late Donald) MacMinn. He also leaves behind a very large and loving extended family including grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins etc.
Besides his parents and loving children, Kenneth was predeceased by his brother Donald (Edith) Carey and sisters: Annie Carey and Barbra (Bill) Dickerson.
Kenneth was a devoted husband and father. He was a supportive and active community member as well as a man of faith and active member of the Anglican Parish of New Bandon.
Kenneth loved the outdoors and stayed very active throughout his whole life. He was cutting firewood right up to the age of 89 in the woods. He loved to grow a large garden and many of his grandchildren will share their memories where they got to pick potato bugs as a fun activity growing up.
Kenneth was a very knowledgeable man as he had a large amount of life and work experiences which he loved to share with anyone that would listen. Mining was his favorite topic to share as he was so passionate about his long career in the industry, working many years for Brunswick Mines where he retired from on July 1st 1991.
Kenneth will be lovingly missed by his wife Freda, children and many other family and friends. He will always be remembered as the best story teller with his sharp mind and ability to remember everyone’s names and love for adventure especially a good road trip. He will be held in the hearts of many forever.
Kenneth’s Family would like to extend a thank you to the team of paramedics, Chaleur Regional Hospital staff and long time family doctor, Dr. Wade, for all the support and outstanding care that Kenneth received.
Kenneth’s family invites you to join them for a viewing held at Elhatton’s Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com) Monday, June 13th 2022 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Followed by a funeral service at Christ Church in Clifton NB on Tuesday June 14th 2022 at 2 p.m. with a reception at the Christ Church Hall in Clifton after the service.