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Sadly three members of the Turnbull Chapter have passed since our last newsletter. We extend to their families our condolences. The members were Everett McQuinn (Member #20), Frank Gale (Member #180) and Bernard Hargrove (Member #271).

Frank Gilbert Gale 1925-2019: Frank, age 94, born April 3, 1925, passed away on October 5, 2019 in Fredericton. He is survived by his sons David (Maria) of Coquitlam, BC, and Stephen (Debra) of Kelowna, BC, and grandchildren Olivia and Simon; also survived by brother Royce of Sherbrooke, QC, and Philip of Hudson, QC, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Ann (Turner) and by his parents Royce and Doris Gale of Waterville, QC.

Frank served in the RCAF in the Second World War (Flight Engineer - Halifax Bomber). He then became a helicopter pilot and flew with Universal Helicopters and the Canadian Coast Guard in Newfoundland. Frank was a radio "Ham" operator for over 65 years, an aircraft modeller and a long-time member of COPA.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no service or visitation by request. A private interment will follow at a later date in the Gale family plot in the Greenwood Cemetery in Waterville, QC. Donations in Frank's memory may be made to the Ottawa General Hospital in Ottawa, ON, St. Paul’s United Church in Fredericton or to a charity of your choice.

Everett Clifford McQuinn 1931-2019: Ev McQuinn, a local aviation and locomotive historian, went Home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve. Ev was born in Moncton to Rowena Alfreda (Duffy) and Ira Clifford “Ted” McQuinn. He was a dedicated, Godly man who was devoted to his Maker and to his family. He is in Heaven now with his beloved grandson, his parents, and sister.

A long-time resident of Riverview, he grew up in Bridgedale and was always proud of his Albert County heritage. He spent his idyllic boyhood summers working on the Duffy farm in Lower Coverdale with his Uncle Bill, on the property that has been in the Duffy family since 1827. He is a descendant of several early families in the area including the lines of Duffy, Jonah, Lutz, Proctor, Peck, Stieff, and Somers. He was extremely proud of his Irish roots. Ev was instrumental in the dedication and placement of a marble tombstone on the grave of his great-grandfather, William McQuinn, a Civil War veteran, who is buried in Sackville. A military re-enactment ceremony was held there in 2004. Everett was a well-known, well-loved salesman in the area. His career began with Swift Canadian Company in Newcastle before he was transferred back to Moncton, and it continued with Hub Meat Packers until his retirement. He won several top salesman achievement awards and was well-known for his honesty and outgoing personality. It was impossible to go somewhere with Dad without him running into a former customer and friend.

Ev leaves behind his loving, dedicated wife, Noreen (nee Cripps), daughter Judy Seeley (Tom) of Moncton, and son, David (Heather) of Fredericton. He was always so proud of his children, and they are devastated by his loss.

Ev belonged to the Moncton Gospel Hall and previously was a member and deacon of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was an executive member of the New Brunswick Chapter of the Canadian Warplanes Heritage Association, a member of the Turnbull (NB) Chapter, Canadian Aviation Historical Society, the Monarchist League of Canada, and a past member of the Irish Canadian Cultural Association. He was the Director who managed the Chapter’s Don McClure Aviation Gallery. He and his longtime friend, Don McClure, worked countless hours to create and assemble an aviation exhibit at the Greater Moncton International Airport so that a legacy of Moncton’s Passing of Members aviation history would be left for future generations to share.

Bernard John Hargrove1924-2019: Bernard, age 95, of Bath passed away at the River View Manor on December 22. Bernard was born on January 13, 1924 in Mineral, NB, a rural and close-knit farming community outside of Bath. He was the loving son of John and Fronie (MacDougall) and the last surviving sibling to brothers Russell, Basil, Burt, Vernon and sisters Flora, Mary, Avis and Mabel. His brothers Burt and Basil were killed overseas during the Second War. Burt was with New Brunswick’s Carleton & York Regiment. He died during the Sicily invasion in 1943 when his transport ship was sunk. Burt is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial in Italy. His brother Basil joined the RCAF and was lost on December 31, 1942. Basil served as a bomb aimer on a Lancaster with 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

Bernard was a graduate of Bath High School in 1941, Teachers College in Fredericton in 1942 and the University of New Brunswick in 1946,where he completed his degree in Electrical Engineering. Bernard married the love of his life, Polly, in 1946 and they enjoyed 68 wonderful years of marriage until her death in 2015. Together, they lovingly brought 12 children into their family. Bernard enjoyed a long and successful career as an Electrical Engineer. He worked in Montreal for two years for the Bell Telephone Co. and then returned to Bath to start an electrical sales, service and contracting business. Over the years, while Bernard was helping bring power to residents and businesses throughout the rural community, Polly was busy raising children and selling the first GE household appliances and snowmobiles to the area. In 1960 Bernard and Polly began developing a private hydro-electric dam and generating station on the Monquart stream in Bath. They interconnected the generating station with NB Power in 1979 and Bernard continued to work on his labour of love until a short time before his passing. They were pioneers in the renewable energy business in NB. Bernard was a gifted engineer and, with Polly’s help, he was Page 8 CONTACT able to bring his vision to life. Bernard very much enjoyed the outdoors – hunting and fishing and being surrounded by nature. He loved music and had a knack for playing many instruments by ear, including the fiddle, harmonica and guitar. He and Polly enjoyed hosting “sings” at their home with large crowds of family, friends and neighbours. Bernard was also somewhat famous among his family and friends for his long and detailed stories about his many interesting adventures, experiences and near-escapes. He was known by some as “Sparky” for his remarkable ability to solve any electrical problem.

Bernard is survived by daughter Jennifer (Bill) Oakes of Fredericton; son Basil of Melbourne, Australia; son Garfield (Sandra) of Bath; son Hilery of Plaster Rock; daughter Jaye of Bath; son Larry (Anna) of Toronto; son Jeff (Rose Lee) of Bath; son Darren (Tamara) of Saint John; daughter Heidi (Dave) of Bath; and daughter Jill (Richard) Niedermayer of Halifax. Bernard was predeceased by his infant daughter Cheryl Lynne in 1961and eldest son Gregor in 2008. Bernard will also be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his 21 grandchildren. Bernard also leaves behind 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Bernard’s funeral service was held at L.R. Giberson Funeral Home in Florenceville-Bristol on December 29. Burial was in the Pine Tree Cemetery, Bath.

These obituaries had minor editing to allow for space considerations.