It is with heavy hearts that we announce Vera Grace (Murray) Mersereau, beloved wife of the late Charles Burton Mersereau Jr., passed away Saturday,May 21, 2022, at the age of 82. Born in Upper Blackville, NB, Vera was the daughter of the late Hugh and Emma (Connors) Murray. A lifetime resident of Blackville, Vera was proud of her involvement in many community and church activities. Mom’s lifelong passion was her family. She was a devoted wife and mother to five children and dearly loved by all.
In the early years Vera worked at various jobs in and around the village. After having her children, Vera devoted her time into taking care of her family. Her delicious meals, blue-ribbon baking, and her pickling creations that came straight from her beautiful gardens, were sought after staples around the table. With her children all proudly grown and on their way, Vera took an upgrading course that lead to her eventually becoming a much-loved instructor for the course. In addition to her love of colorful flowers, plants and puzzles, Vera will be lovingly remembered for her sharp wit and keen sense of humor.
Vera is survived by: daughters: Carla Fraser (Robert) of Holden, Mass.; Twila Sturgeon (Bentley) of Gray Rapids, NB; Krista Cornish (Brad) of Buckeye, AZ; son: Troy (Colleen) of Blackville, NB; sisters: Jean Bragdon (Richard) of Stafford Springs, Connecticut; Edna McCarthy of Upper Blackville, NB; Ramona MacDonald of Blissfield, NB; grandchildren: Marissa, Daniel, Kayla, Alex, Michala, Kaelyn and Jared; great-grandchild: Stella and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Vera is predeceased by: son: Trent; sisters: Dora and Iva; brothers: Eldon, Alvin and Aubrey.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation and special thanks to the staff and administration of Losier Hall, to Dr. Arthur Losier for her care while a resident there, and to the staff at the Blackville Health Center and Dr. Nina Zigante for the many years of care as her family physician.
The family will receive visitors at Miramichi Fellowship Center, Blackville, NB on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 6-8 PM. The funeral service will be held at Miramichi Fellowship Center on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 10 AM with Rev. John Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the Upper Blackville United Baptist Cemetery.
In Vera’s memory, donations may be made to Losier Hall or a memorial of one’s choice. Messages of condolence can be sent through our website: wwwbellsmeadows.com
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bell’s Funeral Home, 651 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB. Telephone: 506-622-3600.