Gordon R. Wylie, 96, of Kent Junction, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, June 17, 2022. Born in Kent Junction, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Nioma (Whalen) Wylie.
Gordon was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He considered himself to be a jack of all trades working in a variety of fields. He began working in the woods as a youngster, built Hydro towers across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, including work required to establish Fundy National Park, then finally he retired from CN with over 30 years of service. He was a long standing member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and an original member of the St. Joseph's Cemetery Committee.
He was an active man and could be found outdoors working on one project or another. He especially loved gardening in the summertime because of his love for the sun. When not outside, you could find him playing solitaire, spending time with his family and telling stories of "the old days" to anyone who would listen. Many of those stories were told to make people laugh. He was a kind-hearted man who was loved by many.
Gordon will be sadly missed by his daughters, Shelley Wylie and Cynthia Wylie; sons, Kenneth (Donna) and Clayton (Katherine); eight grandchildren; Courtenay, Holly, Catherine, Peter, Garrett, Jennifer, Melody, Lacey; nine great grandchildren; Riley, Piper, Alyssa, Cody, Kyle, Kingston, Atticus, Brooklyn, Adriana; and one great great grandchild; Eden; brothers Carl (Ann), Clarence, James (Sandra); sisters, Margaret Leitch and Elva (Gary) Strain, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 73 years Theresa, his daughter, Joanne Wellwood; sisters, Jane Beck, Annie Whalen, Stella Wylie (infant) and Nioma Wylie (infant) and brothers, Malcolm, Benjamin, Martin and Joseph (infant).
The family would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to his family physician Dr. Legault, as well as the Extra-Mural nurses and doctors who supported his needs and provided such compassionate care throughout his final days.
A family service will be held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kent Junction at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995).
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