Norman "Pat" D. Honeyman
The death of Norman "Pat" Honeyman of Quispamsis, husband of the late Isabel "Belle" (Brewster) Honeyman, occurred on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born in Fairfax, MB on March 17, 1925, he was a son of the late Percy and Pearl (Spratt) Honeyman. Pat was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Following the war, Pat joined the army militia. He served in a regiment of the Royal Canadian Engineers for over 20 years, becoming Major Honeyman, Officer Commanding of the 46th Field Squadron. As always there is so much more to a man than his career, and Pat pursued a large number of community interests. Never a self promoter, he nonetheless was quietly proud of his military service, his work with literacy, his 30 year stint as an NB Museum volunteer, his initiatives with St John Ambulance, and of course his family.
Pat was employed as a Beater Engineer in the paper making industry, first in Pine Falls, Manitoba before moving east in 1964 to help start up then Rothesay Paper Corp. He remained at this facility (now Irving Paper) until 1986. Pat spent a number of years as a paper mill consultant in Saint John and Alberta, finally backing away from the industry in 1996. Throughout and after his working career, he was involved with the Rothesay Collegiate School Cadet Corps, KVHS Bursary, Quispamsis Food Basket, Quispamsis Ambulance, St. John Ambulance, Literacy New Brunswick, and MENSA Canada. In his few spare hours he enjoyed car rallying with the NB Sporting Car Club, and following the CFL, always with his eye on his Edmonton Eskimos.
Pat is survived by his children, Barry (Nora Fontaine) of Gardner Creek, NB, Grant (Stephen Yarrow) of Orwell Bay, PEI, Murray of Hamilton, ON, Kelly (Denise) of Upham, NB, and Colleen Honeyman Flewwelling of Rothesay, grandchildren; Shane, Jacqui, Heather, Chelsea, Simon, Kyle, Madeline, and Bridget, great grandchildren; Brandon, Brooke, Jovianna, Addyson, and Dahnilyn, great great grandson Kendrick, sister Isabel Smith of Dauphin, MB, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his sisters; Georgina Temple, Marion Buick, and Audrey Silvius.
Resting at Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis (849-2119), with visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Service will be held at Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2PM. Interment to take place at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Upham. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Diabetes Canada or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick.