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William "Bill" Ashford


William "Bill" Ashford William "Bill" Ashford
William "Bill" Ashford of Plaster Rock, NB, passed away unexpectedly at his home on the morning of August 11, 2017.

Bill was born in Oak Point, NB, on September 23, 1941. He was the son of the late Smith and Olive (Stewart) Ashford. Bill leaves behind his wife, Sheila Ashford (Wright); his daughter, Coralynn Giordano of King City, ON; his son, David Ashford (Shelley) of Red Rapids, NB; his granddaughters, Sarah May-Jardine, Brianna Giordano, and Daniella Giordano; his special little buddy, Ryley; his sister, Shirley Francis of Hampton, NB; his brothers, Stephen Ashford of Saint John, James Ashford (Dorothy Tapley) of Everett, NB; along with many nieces and nephews.

Bill was predeceased by his parents; his sisters, Etta Parsons, Vesta Parsons, Ada Connell, Edith McNally, and Carolann Mahaney.

Bill worked at Fraser's Lumber Mill and also worked in various retail stores in the Plaster Rock area for many years. He was a Volunteer Firefighter in Plaster Rock for 25 years. Bill also served on the Municipal Council as Deputy Mayor for four years. He was a member of the Plaster Rock Golf and Curling Club. He enjoyed many activities, such as curling, golfing, camping, wood working, canoeing on the Tobique, four-wheeling, and fishing salmon and trout. Bill skipped the Provincial Firefighter Curling Champions for four years. He was also inducted into the Plaster Rock Sports Hall of Fame on two occasions, once for curling and the other for baseball.

Bill was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11 am from the Tobique Chapel. Pastor Leonard Cousins officiated, assisted by Pastor Emile Arsenault. Interment followed in the Linton Corner Cemetery.

Music for the service was by organist Susan Geneau and soloist Elizabeth Geneau-Brayall. The eulogy was given by Alma Christensen. Readings were by Brianna Giordano, Daniella Giordano, and Tina Pelletier.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover and Plaster Rock.
Service Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
Tobique Chapel, Plaster Rock, NB

Visitation Time
7-9 pm
Visitation Location
Tobique Chapel, Plaster Rock, NB

Burial Location
Linton Corner Cemetery

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society, NB Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Victoria County SPCA