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Shirley DeMerchant


Shirley DeMerchant
Shirley DeMerchant of Perth-Andover, NB, passed away peacefully at the York Care Center in Fredericton, NB, on October 2, 2019.

Shirley was born in Perth-Andover, NB, on April 20, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Margaret (Wark) Hammond. Shirley leaves behind her sons, William "Bill" DeMerchant (Sandra) of Fredericton, NB, Robert DeMerchant of Perth-Andover, NB; her grandchildren, Dustin, Emily, Liam, Lucas, and Olivia DeMerchant; a great grandson, Sawyer; her brothers, John Hammond (Yvette) of Fredericton, NB, Robert Hammond of Perth-Andover, NB, Ralph Hammond (Judy) of Kingston, ON; along with several nieces and nephews.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Stephen DeMerchant; her sister, Annie Watson; her brothers, Earl, Raymond, and George Hammond.

Shirley loved her family and was a very hard worker. She worked along side of Stephen many hard hours on a potato farm. She had a Bed and Breakfast for several years, loved meeting new people, and showed much hospitality. She was a cook/baker in many of the local establishments. She had an amazing smile that she never lost.

Her last 3 1/2 years were spent at York Care Centre in Fredericton where she had exceptional love and care given to her.

Funeral service was held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1 pm from Brunswick Funeral Home. Rev. Reg Thomas officiated. Interment followed in Larlee Creek Cemetery.

Music for the service was by Rev. Greg Geldart and organist Carolyn Kinney. The eulogy was given by Bill DeMerchant. A poem was read by Sandra DeMerchant.

Pallbearers were Mark DeMerchant, Donald DeMerchant, James Hammond, Jim Dunlap, Rodney Brayall, and Peter Poulin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover, NB.
Service Date
Friday, October 4, 2019
Service Time
1 pm
Service Location
Brunswick Funeral Home

Visitation Time
11:30 am - 1 pm
Visitation Location
Brunswick Funeral Home

Burial Location
Larlee Creek Cemetery

Requested Charity
York Care Center