V. Jean Lovegrove
V. Jean Lovegrove (née Tonge) of Quispamsis NB,
beloved mother, grandmother and wife of the late Ivan M. Lovegrove,
passed away on December 22, 2018 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born on 30 October, 1930 in Saint John and raised in Quispamsis, she
was the daughter of the late Keltie and Jennie (Goldsworthy) Tonge.
She is survived by her two sons: Dwight (Beth) Lovegrove CD of
Halifax, NS and Dwayne (Beverly) Lovegrove CD of Clayton, ON; two
grandchildren: Darren Lovegrove of Brantford, ON and Jennifer
Lovegrove of Halifax, NS; as well as two great grandchildren: Ryver
and Chance Lovegrove of Guelph, ON. In addition to her parents, she
was predeceased by her bothers John, Robert, and
In her early adult years, Jean was employed as a bookkeeper
with the N.B. Power Commission, and the N.B. Telephone Company. Newly
married, she opened the Pictou Hardware Store with her husband in
1957, and took over ownership and operation of the Wentworth Valley
Motor Inn in 1963. After her family moved to the United States, she
was employed as a professional seamstress for various OHL and AHL
teams in the late 1960s. Upon returning to Quispamsis in 1970, she
became an avid volunteer with local youth organizations, supported her
local church by providing knitted clothing for people in
underdeveloped communities, and continued to work part-time as a
bookkeeper. Jean will be remembered by her friendly, sunny disposition
and extensive cross-stitching, crochet and knitting
At Jean’s request there will be no visitation. A
graveside service will be held at Fernhill Cemetery on Thursday,
December 27, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian
Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements are under the care
of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111
Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424).
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