George William Piers
It is with great sadness that the family of George William
Piers wish to announce his passing on January 5th, at the age of 74.
He has now reached his final goal in life.
George was born at Saint John, New Brunswick on December 9th, 1943 to the late Ralph and Thelma Piers of Kingston, New Brunswick. At an early age he went to live with his aunt and uncle, Percy and Mae Erb, of Kingston, New Brunswick.
He will be lovingly remembered by sons Mark (Angela) Piers, Peter (Kelly) Piers and daughters Heidi Bieber and Deidre Piers (Jamie Durnford) all of Fredericton, New Brunswick. His sisters Bernette (Edmund late) Bonnevie of Hampton, NB, Alice (Jerry) Bonnevie of Windsor, Ontario and one brother Gerald (Lena) Piers of Kingston, New Brunswick. Grandchildren Jonathan (Marquelle) Piers, Michael Piers, Maria Piers, Jianna Piers, Zachary Piers (Sara MacLean), Shain Piers, Jared Bieber (Emily Harnish), Chloe Bieber, Mitchell Durnford, great-grandchildren Taylor Piers, Jameson and Lexus Harnish, several nieces and nephews.
As a graduate of Bellisle Regional High School in 1960, Teacher’s College 1964 and UNB 1970, 1976 and 1982, George went on to teach school for 34 years retiring in 1996 with degrees in B.ed, B.sc, M.ed
One of George’s many successes was being a founding member of the Fredericton Community Kitchen and the Fredericton Homeless Shelters in 1982 / 1983. On retiring, he continued to serve as the Executive Director of the Fredericton Community Kitchen until 2014.
For his service to the community and homeless of Fredericton, New Brunswick George received the Order of New Brunswick in 2005, Queens Jubilee Medal in 2013 and Distinguished Citizen Award in 2014 in which he was very humbled by.
His love of poultry gave him much pleasure over the years, both in the growing and in the showing. This started a long career of 40 years at the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market where he tremendously enjoyed selling eggs and chickens while socializing with many friends, customers, and former students from near and far and from days gone by.
Resting at McAdams Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, NB on Thursday, Jan 11th, 2018 from 4 pm – 7 pm. A funeral service in George’s memory will take place at Smythe Street Cathedral, 913 Smythe Street at 2 pm on Friday, Jan 12th, 2018. A Private Family interment at the Dayton Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, for those who desire, a Memorial Donation can be made to the NB Assoc. of Food Banks or Hospice Fredericton in George's memory.