Chester Havelock Noiles

April 3, 1929-March 7, 2012

It is with sadness and peace of heart that we announce the passing of Chester Havelock Noiles, on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the Moncton Hospital with his loving family at his side. Chester was 82 years of age.

Born on April 3, 1929 in Midgic, N.B. he was the son of the late Bertha (Mitton) and Havelock Noiles.

Chester was a lifetime member of the Lion’s Club International and served as Past President of the Sackville Lion’s Club in 1990. Chester received the Melvin Jones Award for Humanitarian Services for the Lion’s Club International Foundation, which is the most prestigious award given by the Lion’s Club. Dad was a hard worker and worked in the woods as a young man with his father-in-law Milton Phinney, until being employed with CNR as a Track Foreman from 1948 until his retirement in 1987 with 39 years of loyal service. Dad’s work didn’t stop after his retirement. He loved working in his garden, which was to be admired, cutting wood on his woodland, fishing, hunting, bowling and, of course, playing cards with his good buddies at the camps. Dad’s greatest joy was spending time with mom, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dad was a social butterfly and a real people person with a smile and wave for all. Dad will be mostly remembered for his hardy laugh and bear hugs. He loved to dance and enjoyed the music at the Doncaster’s Music Barn. He had a heart as big as all outdoors and everyone was always welcome in our home for tea or otherwise, a meal, or just good conversation.

Chester will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Audrey (Phinney) Noiles; two daughters, Marlene (Jim) Edmonds and Karen (Henri) Leger and his son, Randy (Cecile Hachey), all of Sackville, N.B.; two sisters, Kay Ward and Margaret Beal, both of Sackville, N.B.; brother, Russell (Jeanette) Noiles of PEI; three brothers-in-law, Jack (Carol) Phinney of Sackville, N.B. , Wallace (Kay) of Edmonton, AB and Tom Phinney of St. Catherine’s Ontario; sister-in-law, Joan Alder of Sackville, N.B.; nine grandchildren, Robyn Edmonds (Chris Hicks), Robert (Amanda) Edmonds, Jaime Edmonds, Melisa (Richard Crocker), Matthew (Robyn) Noiles, Christopher Noiles, Brianne Noiles, Lacy Maloney and Victoria Everill; ten great-grandchildren, Tristan, Braegha, MacKenzie, Ashlee, Mylee, Wyatt, Alyssa, Ashton, Spencer and Serenity and by many nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his sons, Raymond in 1997 and Brian in 2005; infant brother, Lester; sisters, Hazel and Lillian (Sherman) Cole; brother, Ken (Mary); mother and father-in-law, Blanche and Milton Phinney and by his brother-in-law, Fred Phinney.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell’s Funeral Home, 89 Bridge Street, Sackville, N.B. (364-8188). Visiting hours will take place at the funeral home on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Lion’s Club will hold a memorial service at 6:45 pm on Friday evening. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2 pm with Rev. Hal Lowther officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in the Midgic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Chester may be made to the Midgic Baptist Church, Midgic Cemetery or to the charity of ones choice.

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