To watch a video of Manford and his family, please follow this link: https://vimeo.com/716769865
Passed away at the Georges Dumont hospital in Moncton on December 15th, 2021. Our Dad was born on May 29th, 1930, in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Dad moved many times with his family before setting out on his own and settling in Fredericton. His work career spanned more than 30 years at the Daily Gleaner, where he formed many lifelong friendships and found the love of his life. As luck would have it, Pat Odell had found a brief job at the newspaper and when Dad saw her, he knew he had to ask her out. The rest, as they say, is history.
Their 66 year marriage was filled with three children, five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Camping trips, fishing, picnics, skidooing and so many of life’s family events filled those years.
They loved Florida and spent 17 winters there, finding new friends to play cards, shuffleboard and golf with.
Dad was blessed with good health all his life until the last few weeks. He will be missed by his family; daughter, Debbie (Herman); son, Derek (Janice), David (Lise); grandchildren, Jill Renowitzky (Franklin), Michael, Matt, Johnathan and Julie; as well as his great granddaughter, Ana Sofia.
He was predeceased by his wife, Pat Odell in 2019.
A graveside service will be held on June 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm in Forest Hill Cemetery. To watch a live stream of this service, please use this link: https://vimeo.com/716034856. In the event of technical issues, a recording will be available the next day.
There is no easy way to say goodbye to someone you love, instead we will keep him close in our heart, right beside our Mom.