|Husband of Bunny Hartt
(Bunny, Frank, Edward, Thomas E. Pioneer Thomas,
Thomas A. Jonathan, Samuel, Isaac)
MESSER, HERBERT HAYES We, the family of Herbert Hayes Messer (Herbie), announce the passing of this wonderful man on Monday, March 2, 2009 at Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Born in Harvey, NB, on March 7, 1938 to Lottie (Little) and the late Glenwood Messer. After High School, Herbie attended Community College in Moncton to become an auto mechanic. He met and married the love of his life, Bunny F. Hartt on March 8, 1958 and settled in Fredericton Junction NB. Together they had three children Greg (Sherry) Messer, Tracy, Kevin Messer, Taber Alta, and Susan (John) Rossignol, Tracy. Herbie loved children and enjoyed spending time with his Grandchildren, Heidi Allaby, Lori Messer, Jessica, Messer, Ashley Messer, Matthew and Nathan Messer, and Derrick Rossignol. He also has one great grandson, Dre Atwin.
Herb is also survived by his Mother (Lottie) Messer, brother Royden (Helen) Messer, mother-in-law, Eileen Hartt, his sister-in-law Barb (Murray) Piers, brothers-in-law Frankie (Jolene) and Jerry (Connie) Hartt, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Glenwood Messer and sister Irene.
Herbie was a respected and active member of his community belonging to the NB Tel Pioneers, Honorary member of Gladstone Curling Club, Eastern Star, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Sunbury Lodge, a Board member of the White Rapids Manor. He also was active in the Come Home Week Committee for many years and volunteered with the Sunbury West Ambulance for a long time. He served as a Councilor of the Fredericton Junction Village Council for several years. He loved to sing and enjoyed all types of music and was an active member of the Villageaires, a choral group that entertained at many venues, as well as a great love for horses. Over the years Herbie enjoyed many hobbies and mastered all. He took pride in his reputation for excellent wine-making and in the stained glass pieces he made. He built or helped build three of his homes and helped with the construction of the Gladstone Curling Clubrooms. A hard worker, he lent his hand to family and friends whenever he could. He was a man who spoke his mind and was respected by many for this attribute. It was said Herbie was a man of his word.
A visitation will be held on Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the United Baptist Church in Fredericton Junction, NB. A celebration of Herbie's life will be held at on Saturday March 7, 2009 at the same venue at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of choice. www.bishopsfuneralhome.com