Robert "Bob" Sterling Flemming
The death of Robert S. (Bob) Flemming, 92, of Fredericton occurred at Hospice House on April 8, 2017. Bob was born in Glassville, NB on Sept 21, 1924 and was raised in Juniper, NB by his loving parents Weldon and Clara (McBrine) Flemming.
Bob was predeceased by his wife of 60 years Margaret Ann (McMullin) in 2013. He is survived by daughters, Cathy (Andy Atkinson) of Fredericton, NB and Jennifer Flemming (Lorne Davis) of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Julie Atkinson (Garrett Seymour), Emily (Darren Clark) and David Atkinson, all of Fredericton, NB, Alyson Davis (Samuel Williams) and Sean Davis, of Raleigh, NC; and one great-granddaughter, Abby Clark.
He is also survived by sisters, Madeline Oliver of Fredericton, NB, Kaye Thompson of Juniper, NB and Mary Flemming of Woodstock, NB; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Whitehouse of Woodstock, NB, Gwen McMullin of Fredericton, NB; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Claudia Lundberg and Ruth Shute; and brothers, Walter and Clarence Whitehouse.
During his youth in Juniper, he fished, played baseball, spent time at the logging camps and learned the lumber business. He eventually became a manager at the family owned Flemming Gibson Lumber Mill. In 1967 his family moved to Fredericton where he worked at Barker Equipment for many years. At home, he enjoyed woodworking, making many pieces of small furniture and was also an expert handyman, able to fix almost anything. Those skills will be sadly missed. He always had a project on the go and could be heard whistling while he worked.
He was a former member of the Fredericton Golf and Curling Club and also a life member of the Golden Club, where he especially enjoyed the singing. He was still singing two days before he passed away. He was a long time member of Christ Church (Parish) Church and was involved with Men’s Club and many other activities.
He had a great sense of humour and a sparkle in his eye. He kept the family entertained by retelling many adventures of his early years in Juniper. He was loved, and always will be.
The family would like to thank the employees and residents of Windsor Court for their care and friendship while he was living there, and also to Dr. Gowan, Dr. Sainz, and all the staff at Hospice House.
There will be no visitation. The funeral will be held at Christ Church (Parish) Church, Westmorland St., Fredericton on Saturday, April 22 at 11 am with Ven. Wandlyn Snelgrove officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall.
For those wishing to make donations, please consider Hospice Fredericton, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Society. McAdam’s Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.