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Muriel Kathleen Upham


Muriel Kathleen Upham

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Muriel Kathleen Upham, 86, of Forest Dale Home and formerly of Hopewell Hill. She passed away peacefully on July 21st, 2019 at the home with her family by her side.

Muriel was born in Prosser Brook on November 2, 1932 the daughter of the late Murdock and Martha (Geldart) McKinley.
Muriel was a homemaker and took great pride in raising her children when they were young.  She later worked in the kitchen at Forest Dale Home.  Baking was her passion and she loved to share her home cooked meals and sweets with everyone.  She was a member of the  Hopewell Hill Women's Institute.  She enjoyed going on bus tours with her best friend, Bernice "Nee-Nee" they always had a lot of fun.  Muriel was the foundation of the family and she was the one who would hosts all the family gatherings.  Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her.  She never missed a birthday and always made everyone feel special.   She will be remembered for her kind and generous heart and for her great sense of humour and her contagious laugh.  Wherever a beautiful soul has been,  there is a trail of beautiful memories. 
She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Brenda Upham (Dave Alcorn) of Hillsborough and Beverly Devanney of Riverside-Albert; sons, Fraser Upham (Linda) of Hopewell Hill, Lynn Upham (Wanda) of Shepody and Greg Upham of Dartmouth; sister, Pearl Mellish (Waymond Kelly) of Riverview; brothers, Alton McKinley of Riverside-Albert and Willis McKinley (Verna Carter) of Riverview; her treasured grandchildren, Shelli (Paul), Trevor (Donna), Heidi (Mike), Lisa (Jason); her cherished great grandchildren, Bryan, Connor, Gavin, Jack, Sadie and Zack.  She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews and by several life long friends.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Vaughn; son Brian; sisters, Georgie Dixon(Roy) and Leona Brantnall (Newman); brothers, Murdock Jr., Sterling (Thelma), Gerald "Jake" and half-brother, Hamilton Kane (Georgia) and special brother-in-law, Bill Mellish; sisters-in-law, Gerry McKinley and Joan McKinley and great grandson, Rowan.
She will be resting at the Albert County Funeral Home with visitation on Tuesday evening from 7-9pm.  The funeral service will be held at the Albert County Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 at 2:00pm with Pastor Paul Steeves officiating.  Interment will be in the Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB.
For those who wish donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hopewell Cemetery would be appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 734-2780
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Service Date
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Service Time
Service Location
Albert County Funeral Home

Tuesday evening, July 23, 2019
Visitation Time
Visitation Location
Albert County Funeral Home

Burial Location
Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society or Hopewell Cemetery would be appreciated