The family of Aileen (Morrow) DuPlessis, wife of the late Charles H. DuPlessis, announce her peaceful passing on April 13, 2018. Mum was born on January 21, 1926 in Limavady, Northern Ireland to her parents Henry and Edith Mary (Rice) Morrow. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1929.
Our mother was devoted to her family, her church and her community. She was an advocate for education, both academic and Christian, and she tirelessly supported and encouraged each one of us in these endeavours. Mum was an active member of Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fredericton, where she faithfully attended for over 65 years. She served her community through the Kidney Foundation, Heart and Stroke, Cancer Society, the Salvation Army and many other worthy causes.
Mum was a Business College graduate and worked at the Saint John General Hospital before her marriage. She then partnered with our dad and later John and Sharida, in the running of DuPlessis Electric, making use of her considerable business acumen while nurturing and educating seven children. As her children, we were truly blessed.
Aileen is survived by her children, John (Sharida), Brian (Suzanne), Nevin (Wendy), Neil (Dorothy), Paul, Ellen (Andrew West) and Andrew (Stephanie Suter). She was Nana to 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great- grandchildren. She will be missed by her sisters, Kathleen Carson, Peggy Gamble, Maple Shwetz (Bill), Etta Sharpe, Edith Rankin and Jean MacKenzie (Merle); as well as many nieces and nephews. Mum was predeceased by our dad in 2011; her parents; by her infant grandson, Mark Andrew; sister, Mary Wilkins; brothers, James Morrow (Audrey) and Hugh Morrow (Velda).
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at McAdam’s Funeral Home from 2 – 5 pm. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 2 pm with Rev. Doug Blaikie officiating. A reception will follow the funeral service in the church hall. Interment will be held at Mactaquac Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in memory of Aileen may be made to Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fredericton or to the charity of the donor’s choice.