John Allan Fenton
John Allan Fenton, 73, of Riverview and formerly of Edgett's Landing passed away peacefully on Feb 6th, 2024 at the Moncton Hospital with his family by his side.
John was born in Riverside, NB on April 3rd, 1950 the son of the late Eldon and Mildred (Steeves) Fenton.
John worked as an Inventory Controller for Universal Truck and Trailer for over 30 years until his retirement. He enjoyed his job and made sure all the parts needed were in stock. One of the perks was when he won a trip to Hawaii, through work, which he and Judy enjoyed immensely. He was a member of the Gunningsville Baptist Church where he served as Deacon. John was a devoted Christian who served his Lord. He was a Sunday School Teacher and also very involved with Stockades and was a Deacon and Trustee for years. He would be the first to tell you he wasn't perfect but for the Glory of God he has been forgiven and is redeemed. John lived a life of service; he was there for anyone that needed him. He enjoyed helping out whenever possible. He was a jack of all trades and could fix anything he put his mind to. He was a regular DIY man. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and was a true Montreal Canadien fan. He was a regular at the Wildcats games, and he enjoyed watching NASCAR and always cheered for his favourite, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
John loved his family. He just celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Judy. He and his son, Scott, had a great relationship and were very close. They lived across from Judy's parents for years and had a close bond with all her family. John had a great sense of humour and loved to laugh and have fun. He has left many wonderful memories for everyone who knew him.
After he and Judy moved to the apartments in Riverview, he became the "Handyman" and made sure everyone was looked after, this was just his personality. The apartment owners appreciated his abilities to handle small jobs and kept them informed of any problems. As his health deteriorated, it still didn't seem to get him down. He could be found on the golf course, even with his portable oxygen tank beside him.
Unfortunately, John had some serious health issues in the past few months. He is now at peace and with his Lord and Saviour, pain free walking the streets of gold.
"He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins." Ephesians 1:7
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Judy Fenton; son Scott Fenton of Riverview; sister, Diane Brantnall (Gary) of Hillsborough; sister-in-law, Edith Land (Mike) of Edgett's Landing; brothers-in-law, Rev. Don MacDougall (Wanda) of Moncton and Merlen Geldart of Hillsborough. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews and by all his extended family and friends.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, John Witham; sisters-in-law, Lois Butland, Pat MacDougall, Faye Bishop (Audbur) and Carolyn Geldart.
He will be resting at the Albert County Funeral Home with visitation on Thursday evening from 6-8pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 9th, 2024 at 2:00pm with brother-in-law Rev. Don MacDougall officiating. Interment will be in the Grey's Island Cemetery, Hillsborough at a later date.
For those who wish donations to the Grey's Island Cemetery or charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.