Re: Seymour McCulley of Port Greville


All this McCully reading has led me back to Gleta's brother, Willie, whose obit appears below together with a note from Jack Wagstaff to Jim Welsh.

Other than being predeceased "special uncle Lorne McCully" and "sister Ruth" no siblings are mentioned. Even the parents names are omitted.

One question here is: was "Ruth" a misprint for Ruby Beatrice who died in December 2006? I do not have a Ruth as a sibling in this family.

However, Ruby and Maurita were still alive in March 2004 but Maurita's not mentioned.

Jack suggests in his note to Jim that Wilfred Lloyd McCully may be Seymore & Maude's grandson as a son of an unmarried daughter. However, only Winnifred and Gertrude May were older than Wilfred and they were 5 and 2 respectively when Wilfred was born in March 1903. It couldn't have been a son of one of the other children. So if Wilfred was an "adopted" son of Seymore & Maude, then who might he be? and who might "sister Ruth" be?

Turn over another rock and find...


Saint John Telepgraph published: Mar 17, 2004
McCULLY, WILFRED LLOYD "WILLIE" - Passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 15, 2004. Husband of the late Christine Mae and special companion of the late Myrtle Tonge. He is survived by his three children; Eugene (Luann) McCulley of Saint John, Deborah (John) Theriault of Fredericton, and Rosalie (Nelson) Guthrie of Grand Manan. He is also survived by his five chosen children; Allen (Sylvia) Smith of Quispamsis, Gary (Joanne) Smith of Ontario, Colleen (Donald) Durant of Saint John, Dianne (John) Mailman of Nerepis, and Wayne Tonge of Barnesville; his many grandchildren, and great grandchildren; his special aunts, and uncles that were like brothers and sisters to him; and his special friend and companion Beatrice Gardner. He was predeceased by his parents; ***sister Ruth***; ****special uncle Lorne McCully****; chosen child Sheila (Smith) Paulin. Wilfred was a life long member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69. He served his country in World War II in the Merchant Navy. He worked with Irving until his retirement from CFM in 1990. During his spare time he loved attending Sunday evening legion dances, and spending time with his many friends. Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506) 634-7424 with visitation on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9pm. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion are having a tribute service at the funeral home Thursday at 7pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday March 19, 2004 from Brenan's Funeral Home Chapel at 10am. Interment will take place in Cedar Hill Ext. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke
[Source: Jack Wagstaff. 03/17/2004]
Note from Jack Wagstaff to James Welsh:
Has to be the s/o Seymore and Maude McCully of Port Greville and Fox River even though no mention is made of parents and the other approx. 14 siblings - - only Lorne as an uncle. In fact, he was brought up as a s/o Seymore and Maude but I have heard that he was actually their grandson having been born to an unmarrried daughter of Seymore and Maude. This may account for the reason no siblings were in the obit and only his uncle Lorne.
[Source: Jack Wagstaff. 03/17/2004]
McCULLY, Lorne B. - 82, North Head Grand Manan, N.B., died December 9, 2000, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Port Greville, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late Seymour and Maude (Ells) McCully. He began his career going to sea at a young age on sailing vessels plying the Minas Basin, the Bay of Fundy and the east coast of the United States. Later he was employed for many years as chief engineer on the Grand Manan Ferries from which he retired. He and his wife Stella owned and operated Lorne's Store in North Head for many years. For the past nine years he was a part-time resident of Parrsboro. Surviving are his companion, Margie Manning, Parrsboro; chosen daughter, Patty Wood and family, North Head Grand Manan; sisters, Carrie Legère, Amherst; Ruby Allen, Fox River; Gertrude Newcomb, Parrsboro; Meaurita Hahnen, New Glasgow; brothers, Murray, Dartmouth; Wilford, Westville, NB. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Stella Stanley; brothers, Harold, Brenton, Thornton, Emeron, Truman; sisters, Gleta, Bertha, Winnifred. Funeral was held Wednesday in Wesleyan United Church, North Head. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Ells Funeral Home, Grand Harbour, NB.

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