On Tuesday, November 17th 2020, Marybeth Ethier earned her promotionand sprouted wings. Marybeth was the daughter of the late Beth and Bernie MacQueen and daughter-in-law of Nicole and Laurier Ethier. Missing her are her husband Marc, daughters Rébécca (Jason) and Charla (Jesse), grandson Charlie, siblings Brenda Yhard (John), Linda Fortier (Bob), Cyril MacQueen (Rita), Susan Rice (Lindsay), sister-in-law Kim MacQueen, brother in law Charles Ethier, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Besides her parents, the following people beat her to the pearly gates, her brother Wayne MacQueen, brother in law Gaetan Ethier, beloved dog Moe and many of her dear homecare patients.
Mom was born in Sydney, NS on March 25th 1964. Later, she travelled to the big city of Ottawa and met our father Marc, the love of her life. They were engaged within 13 days of their first date and married in 1987. We made our home in Hampton, NB for 26 years. She earned her license at 30 years old, visited Disney at 40 and followed us to many recreational activities. She worked as a Tim Horton’s employee, an artisan and as a homecare worker. She was kind and supportive and often became an adopted family member of her homecare patients.
Please know Mom was not a saint. Here are some of her sins- encouraging our father's karaoke career, liking cinnamon, loving the poker boys, shaking wrapped gifts and knowing what was inside every time, getting sun burnt, raising ''fluffy'' dogs, having a birthday week, crying halfway through a new movie only to realize she had already seen it and laughing so hard she...
Mom was helpful, funny, hardworking and a great listener. She loved her family, friends and pets. She enjoyed dancing with Dad, sitting in the sun, walking with her dog, long country drives, family or romantic vacations, gardening and a cuppa tea in good company. Put simply, she was and will always be our sunshine.
We thank Dr J Cormier, Dr Marrero, their staff and the nurses at the Moncton City Hospital in unit 4600 and the palliative care unit for taking care of Mom. Special thanks to Mom's side of the family for helping us keep her comfortable at home for as long as possible.
Due to the Moncton region being put back into the Orange Phase of COVID-19 Restrictions in New Brunswick, visitation hours and funeral service are cancelled, and further arrangements will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation (direct funds towards Prion research" 135 MacBeath Ave., Moncton NB E1C 6Z8, phone: 857-5488.
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