is with great sadness that the family of Donald McNiven announces his
sudden passing, which occurred in Saint John on
February 18, 2015.
Born in Saint John on April 6th, 1939, he was a son of the late James
Mitchell McNiven and Ida Lillian (Pratt) McNiven.
He graduated from the Saint John
Vocational School’s Electrical Program in 1957, graduated from the
Department of Transport’s Radio School in 1958, and the Saint John
Vocational School’s Telecommunication Program in 1959.
Donald worked as
a Radio Operator on the icebreaker “Baffin” from 1960-1961, and then
started work at the Saint John Airport in 1961 as a Flight Service
Specialist for Transport Canada, retiring in 1994.
He had a love of
trains all his life, and was a member of the Saint John Society of Model
Railroad Engineers. Donald loved his family pets, and was an adherent of
Edith Avenue United Baptist Church, a member of the Senior Choir, and was
a volunteer with Fundy Cable.
survived by his wife, Barbara Jean (Dow), sister Janice (Wayne MacKay),
his children; Dr. Dawn (Dr. Paul Kerr), James, John (Monique St. Pierre),
Carolyn (David Lint), Peter (Kelly McLellan), and Lori (Garfield McPhee),
grandchildren Matthew McNiven (Katie McLellan), Siobhan, Laura, David,
Molly and Maggie Kerr; William and Matthew Lint, Khrystyne and Marley
McNiven, as well as many nieces and nephews, and close friend, Dwayne
Porter.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sisters Joan
Muir, Lois Pratt, brothers James and Eldon McNiven, and his daughter,
Resting at Fundy
Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424), with visitation
Wednesday, May 6th
from 12-2 pm, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 pm, from the Fundy
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place in Cedar Hill Extension
Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances to the Saint John SPCA, or the
Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Fundy Funeral Home