Porter, Leo John Wayne It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Leo J. W. Porter on Sunday, June 20th, 2010. Leo passed away suddenly and peacefully at home in Fredericton Junction, NB . Born Dec 12th, 1937 in Devon, NB to the late Marvel and Nina (Arbeau) Porter. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley (Nason) , his daughters Mandy (Ed) Lewis, Bermuda, Crysta (Barry) Myrie, Fredericton junction, NB , Lauren (Karim) Murji. Calgary, AB. The pride and joy of his life, his grandchildren, Raziq Murji, Kassi Murji and Jackson Myriad. As well as his brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Leo is predeceased by his sisters Eva Peterson, Mae Stewart, Florence Arbeau and his brother Vincent Porter, his brothers-in-law Karl Nason and Edwin Nason and sister-in-law Shirley (Inch) Nason. Leo and Shirley spent 37 years preaching the gospel as officers with the Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda until his retirement in 1997. After retirement he pastored at Blissville United Baptist for 3 years and at many local churches when needed. Leo was an associate of the Baptist Church, a member of the Canadian Counseling Psychotherapy Association, NB Professional Counseling Assoc and pastor with the ECA Ministerial Fellowship of Canada. It was his special joy to work with young people. Relatives and friends are invited to Fredericton Junction united Baptist Church for visitations on Thursday, June 24th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9pm with the Rev. James Harrison officiating. Interment to follow in the Gladstone Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, you are invited to make a donation to Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are in the care of the Sunbury Funeral Home, Central Blissville, NB.
Courtesy: Carole Dick
Fredericton Junction, York County
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