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May Cleghorn


May Cleghorn

May Cleghorn passed away at Lincourt Manor, St Stephen, NB. on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Born in St. David Ridge, NB., daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Conrad) Essensa.

May is survived by her children: Charlotte Murphy, Geraldine Leavitt (Brian), Joanne Cleghorn, Michael Cleghorn (Bonnie) and Donna Cleghorn (Harry MacKenzie), grandchildren: Lynette Murphy (Rudy Wijngaard) Kevin Murphy (Brenda), Vanessa Orr (Greg), Kaitlynn Cleghorn Berriault, Jessica Bellis (Rob), Candice Cleghorn (Justin Stewart), Donald Leavitt (Alicia McVay), Riley Cleghorn, step-grandchildren: Jason Leavitt (Collinda) Patty Cleghorn (Clifford Rideout), Peggy Cleghorn (James Smith), Kenny Cleghorn (Mary), many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. May is also survived by her sister, Pearl Smith, two sisters-in-law: Shirley Cleghorn and Shirley Essensa, several nieces, nephews and their families and many friends.

In addition to her parents, May was predeceased by her husband, Donald, infant son, James William Cleghorn, brothers: Ervin, Louis and Sam Essensa, sisters: Grace Gregory and Pauline Essensa, two sons-in-law: Wayne Murphy and Ralph Cleghorn, step-grandchild, Corey Leavitt

Resting at The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB from where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2 PM. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 9 will be conducting a tribute service at 1:45 PM on Saturday before the funeral service.

For those who wish, donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Service Date
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Service Time
2 PM
Service Location
The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd.

Friday, January 17, 2020
Visitation Time
2-4 and 6-8 PM
Visitation Location
The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd.

Burial Location
Oak Bay Cemetery, Oak Bay, NB.

Requested Charity
Alzheimer Society or a charity of one's choice