Carman Leon Eldridge, passed away peacefully Monday, April 3 at the Charlotte County Hospital at the age of 94. Carm was born and raised in Beaver Harbour and has been a resident of St. Andrews since the 1960's. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II, and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #8 in St. Andrews. After the war, Carman went to Ryerson College in Toronto to study the Refrigeration trade. He was one of the original instructors at the Lady Dunn Trade School (NBCC St. Andrews) from the 1960's until he retired in 1988, where he taught Refrigeration & Air Conditioning. Carman was always active in the community as a former town councillor and a founding member of the Lions Club in St. Andrews, and their first King Lion, and member of All Saints Anglican Church.
Carm was predeceased by his first wife of 33 years, Margaret McNamara (1979) of Killaloe, Ontario, and his second wife of 29 years, Elvena Lord (McDowell) (2009) of St. Andrews. Carman had 12 brothers and sisters.
Survived by 2 children; Linda (Danny) Dyke and Terry (Barbi), grandsons Michael, Ian (Dyke), David and Matthew (Eldridge), and great-grand children, Tristan, Aidan, Tatiana and Yehbin (Dyke-Choi).
Funeral service will be held from All Saint's Anglican Church, King Street, St. Andrews NB. Thursday April 6, 2017 at 2PM. The Royal Canadian Legion Passamaquoddy Branch # 6 will conduct a Tribute to a Veteran Service at the church immediately following funeral.
Family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 12 Noon until service at 2PM
Interment at Christ Church Anglican Cemetery, Pennfield, NB. at a later date.
For those who wish in lieu of flowers remembrances to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family.
The S.O. Mehan and Son Funeral Home Ltd. 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB. in care of funeral arrangements.