Avis E. Moffitt
Avis E. Moffitt died peacefully at the Charlotte County Hospital on February 18th with family at her side. Avis was born in Milltown, N. B. on April 19, 1928, the daughter of Alice (Kerr) and Earl Marsh and sister of Melba Bires. She grew up in Upper Mills New Brunswick, going to a one room schoolhouse and then graduating from Milltown high school in 1945, going on starting a career in hairdressing and then married John M. Moffitt in 1950. When her daughter Debbie started school, Avis went to work at the Employment office and then went to work at A.E. Horne and Son. Avis and Johnny moved to Scarborough Maine in 1970. She worked at several places including Portland Motor Sales, (Bay Leasing Division), Willard Daggett fish company, Deer Island lobster company, and McDonald Page all in the bookkeeping, accounting positions, some being in management positions. She worked in Portland area for 14 years and upon return to Canada built a home on St. David Ridge in which she spent many happy years. Her favorite hobbies were knitting, crocheting, embroidery, dancing, especially clog dancing, playing scrabble and cribbage, playing the piano, attending plays, local theatre and Broadway shows, and travelling especially going on cruises.
Love of family was the utmost importance anything from birthday parties, picnics, beach outings, holiday gatherings and even pet sitting. She always enjoyed hearing stories about all the great great nieces and nephews (whom she considered her "grandchildren") which always brought a smile to her face. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband John of 28 years, her infant sons Earle Wayne and Douglas Eugene, her parents Alice and Earl Marsh, sister Melba Bires and brother in law Johnny Bires and cousin Marguerite Caswell (Kerr) Survived by daughter Debbie Moffitt of South Portland Maine, stepson Ben Woodard (Joyce) St. Stephen, N.B. and their children and grandchildren, sister in law Ann Carson Old Ridge, nieces and nephews: Kathie Despres , Saint John, and step grandson Jacob, John Bires (Linda) , St. Stephen, David Bires Sr ( Susan) , St. Stephen , Marsha Gagnon(Ray)of Orlanda Florida, Amy Gagnon, New York City, Emily Gagnon, Atlanta Georgia , Rebekah Smith (Jason) and their sons Noah and Marshall of Little Ridge N.B., David Bires Jr (Nikki) of Oak Bay, their son Jayden Roy and daughter Madison Bires, Sarah Brown (Tim) of New Maryland, N. B.) and their daughters Isabelle and Claire and son Elliot, John Lee Bires (Maria) of Mohannes, N.B. and his daughter Rachel Milligan, Sonia Booth (Allan) of Heathland, Kelly McCready (Jim) of St. Stephen, Eugene Carson (Debbie) of Oak Bay, Danny Carson (Stacey) St. Stephen, Linda McPhee of Milltown Maine, Stanley Clark of Maine, Judy Green from Texas, Natalie Tittenger of MA, Jack Green, Robert Green and numerous others from across Canada. Cousin Peggy O'Dell of Kingston Peninsula, Douglas Kerr from Saint John and Leoniece Kenison of Robbinston Maine. She was also survived and considered "grandma" by her "adopted " Rwandan family; Simon, Christine, Erica, Samuel, Keziah, Buntu, and Bgiza all from Texas.
The family will receive friends at The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St Stephen, NB on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Due to COVID-19 regulations, there will be a private funeral service, however family and friends may view the livestream on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 2 PM.
The link for the livestream: https://youtu.be/JY3csmW9huk
Interment at St Stephen Rural Cemetery, St Stephen, NB.
For those who wish, donation in memory of Avis may be made to the Charlotte County Cancer Society, Kirk McColl United Church or a charity of one’s choice.