Michael "Mike" Chipman Schofield
Michael "Mike" C. Schofield passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital with his family by his side on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Born in Rothesay, N.B., he was the son of the late Chipman "Chips" Schofield and Elizabeth Thomson Armitage.
He attended Rothesay Collegiate School followed by Royal Military College. He earned his Engineering degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1958 and a Masters in Business from the University of Western Ontario in 1964. He was a Certified Management Accountant, a Certified Financial Planner, and a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. Although he began a career in marketing and management in B.C. and Ontario, he eventually turned to the investment business and worked in Toronto, Montreal and finally Moncton, N.B., where he was manager of National Bank Financial.
While in Moncton, he served as a member of the Associated Alumni Council at UNB, and was eventually appointed to the Board of Governors in 1986. He was chair of the board from 1992 – 1994. He received several awards for his outstanding service to both the board and to UNB, including the Alumni Award of Honour. Over the years, he worked as a volunteer for the handicapped at both local and provincial levels, played bridge, loved his years of golf and football, and was a lifelong fan of the Toronto Argonauts and the UNB hockey team.
Mike will be sadly missed by his wife of 55 years, Nancy (King) Schofield from Grand Barachois; children, Susan "Alex" Elizabeth Schofield (David Roach) of Halifax, Paul Joseph Schofield of Grand Barachois and David Patrick Schofield (Kim) of Dieppe; grandchildren, Emerson, Isabelle and Olivia of Halifax; sister, Sheila Thomson Beatty (late David); niece, Heather Beatty Babut; nephew, Gregory Field Beatty and the late Derek "Chips" Beatty.
Visitation at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A Service to celebrate Mike’s life will be held at Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm with Pastor Scott Ryder officiating. Reception in the Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service.
Mike’s family would like to extend their appreciation to the caring staff of ProTem Health Services at 77 Gorge Road, the 4th Floor Neurological ICU, and the Emergency Department of The Moncton Hospital for the compassion shown to him and his family.
Donations in his memory to Moncton Employment Training Services (METS), the Greater Moncton SPCA or the Friends of The Moncton Hospital would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be made at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com