It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Elizabeth Ann (Noble) Fletcher on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Saint John Regional Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Laverne Noble; brothers, Arthur Noble, Stewart Noble, Cecil Noble; sister, Jeannie Sloat; son-in-law, Peter Sisk; husband, Travis Leo Fletcher, and her young son Michael Jon.
She is survived by siblings Richard Noble (Faye) and Helen Mills (Rick). She will be missed by her four children, Liz Morrison of Fredericton, Terry Fletcher (Janet) of Grand Bay, Pamela Hayden (Brent) of Lake City, FL, and Janice McGrath of Saint John. Also by her grandchildren John Morrison (Karen Lee) of Woodstock, Ed Morrison (Allison), of Fredericton, Hugh Morrison (Janna) of Halifax, Erin Sisk of Fredericton, Megan Hollett of Grand Bay, Connor Fletcher Hayden of Dallas, TX, MacKenzie Elizabeth Hayden of Tampa, FL, Harrison McGrath of Halifax and Carter McGrath of Saint John and four great grand-children Spencer Morrison, Sydney Morrison, Wesley Morrison, all of Fredericton, and Clara Hollett of Grand Bay.
Elizabeth Ann Fletcher was born in Fredericton and grew up the 2nd eldest in a large family on the 200 block of Brunswick Street. She attended local schools and enjoyed playing basketball.
Elizabeth married Travis in June of 1949, and his career with NB Power took them to Fredericton, Florenceville, and Hartland, finally settling in Woodstock in 1958, where they raised their young family. They made new friends each time they moved and loved watching their circle of friends grow.
After the children were well established in school, Elizabeth began a successful career in real estate. With her exceptional sales ability and an inherent desire to match her clients with their perfect home, many of her clients became lifelong friends.
Elizabeth also had a strong sense of community and gave generously of her time to various local committees. One of her most rewarding experiences was being a member of the Town Planning Committee, working with a team that was interested in the growth of Woodstock.
She was a supporter of all her children’s various activities and hobbies. When she and Travis realized that their three daughters were horse-crazy, they made the big decision to buy them a horse. Chet became an integral part of their family and lived in the stable in their back yard on Stiles Street. This became a family activity and a familiar sight would be Elizabeth driving through town with a red wooden horse trailer hooked to the back of her car, with Chet’s head peering over the top, on the way to a horse show or a clinic in Houlton. Interestingly, when the girls grew up and moved away, Chet stayed in Woodstock for many more years with Travis and Elizabeth.
Elizabeth was a former member of the Woodstock Golf Club and the Curling Club; however, she was probably most remembered for being an avid snowmobiler. Several evenings a week you would see Elizabeth joining a group of friends and snowmobiling to Kilmarnock or a community supper.
As a person who loved to entertain, Elizabeth was well known for hosting many jovial gatherings around her dining room table. She was an excellent cook, and the rule was that there was always room for one more.
After forty years with NB Power, they were ready for Travis to retire, and made the decision to return to Fredericton, Elizabeth’s hometown. They were able to renew many old friendships and make new friends in a new neighbourhood. With the move, Elizabeth was able to pursue her interest in painting, and family members proudly display her pastels and oil paintings that now decorate their walls.
Following Travis’s death, Elizabeth decided to move to Southview condominium. She downsized her lifestyle but upsized her circle of friends. She embraced the condo community which brought her much love and joy in this next stage of her life. Whether it was the Annual July 1st Pig Roast, early morning celebrations of both Royal Weddings, her Christmas celebrations, nachos with Nancy at the Fort Nashwaak, cocktails with Renee, dinner with Adam and Steve, or a quiet peaceful evening on her balcony appreciating our beautiful Saint John River, mom was home!
Arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam's Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at McAdam's Funeral Home, Friday, October 14 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. There will be a service for Elizabeth on Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 am at the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel, with a reception to follow. For those who wish donations in Elizabeth's memory can be made to the Parkinson's Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of the donor's choice.