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Edith A. Thorburn


Edith A. Thorburn

Edith Ann Thorburn 87, of McAdam, New Brunswick, peacefully passed away on April 8, 2021 with her family by her side. Born in Hartland, New Brunswick, Carleton County on December 31, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Henry Ward Ginson and Ada Rose (Olden) Ginson.

Edith is survived by her daughters, Janet Robichaud (Ovila), Judy Sullivan (Troy) and son-in-law Joseph Piercy. grandchildren Troy Piercy, Michelle McGillicuddy (Terry), Patty Fawkes, Rachel Robichaud (Rick), Sarah Robichaud (Dave), Christy Robichaud (Mark), Angie Brown (Alex) and Edith's pride and joy her ten great- grandchildren Brayden, Haley, Madison, Ava, Hailey, Alana, Addison, William, Clara, and Meredith.

Edith was predeceased by her husband William Thorburn (Bill), youngest daughter Ellen Piercy, brother Robert Ginson and sisters, Evelyn Ginson, Kathleen Stephen, Dorothy Chase and Ruth Breneol. 

Edith was a devoted Wife, Mother and Grandparent. She had a passion for life, and it reflected in her career as a teacher and volunteer. Edith dedicated her time as a volunteer at the St. George's Anglican Church, serving on the rectory, choir and playing the organ. Edith was also a long standing, member of the Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion and served as President and Secretary on the New Brunswick Provincial Command. She loved the outdoors and spent many hours tending to her beautiful gardens and feeding her neighborhood four legged friends.

Funeral service will be held at The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St Stephen, NB on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 2 PM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 PM until service time. COVID-19 protocols will be in place and social distancing is encouraged and masks are mandatory.

Family and friends are invited to view a livestream of the funeral service on Wednesday. The link for the live stream is

Interment at Rockland Cemetery, McAdam, NB will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the entire staff of the Wauklehegan Manor for the wonderful love and care they each provided while Edith was a resident.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be made to the McAdam High School Scholarship Fund, Wauklehegan Manor Activity Department or Carma Cat Rescue.

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Service Date
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Service Time
2 PM
Service Location
The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Visitation Time
1-2 PM
Visitation Location
The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd.

Requested Charity
McAdam High School Scholarship Fund, Wauklehegan Manor Activity Department and Carma Cat Rescue