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Olive Marie "Mère” Frenette


Olive Marie "Mère” Frenette

It is with great sadness that the family of Olive "Mère" (Boucher) Frenette, wife of the late Emery Frenette announce her passing, which occurred at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Born on July 26, 1923 in Bathurst, she was the daughter of the late Albert "Herbie" and Winnifred (Doucette) Boucher.

As a young woman, Olive moved to Saint John where she met and married Emery.  Together they raised their two daughters, Anne Chamberlain (Harry) and Betty Quinn (the late Dr. John) in East Saint John and later moved to Hampton in the mid-1980s.  In addition to her daughters, Olive will be deeply missed by her granddaughter, Danielle Quinn and grandsons, Michael Quinn and Andre Chamberlain (Karly Bevans); sister, Frances Vienneau and brothers, Douglas and Gerard Boucher (Lou) all of Bathurst; step-grandson, Johnny Chamberlain (Cheryl); step-great-granddaughters, Taylor and Rebecca; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She will also be missed by her dog, Jake.  In addition to her parents, husband, Emery and son-in-law, Dr. John Quinn, she was also predeceased by her siblings, Ralph, Randolph, Ina and Annunsetta.

Prior to raising her daughters, Olive worked at the DVA Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Mère had a heart of gold, adored her grandchildren and was loved by all who knew her.  She enjoyed knitting, puzzles, cruising in the Caribbean with her family, her annual trip to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec City and faithfully reading the Telegraph Journal cover to cover.  She was a past member of the Hampton Ladies Monday Morning Bowling League.

Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) with visiting on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 31 Gondola Point Road, Rothesay on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 12:00 Noon.  Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Mère’s family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital (7th floor) for the wonderful care during her short but fulfilling stay.  Also, thank you to Muriel Roberts, Mère’s caregiver.

For those who wish, remembrances made to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. 



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Service Date
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Service Time
12:00 Noon
Service Location
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church , 31 Gondola Point Road, Rothesay

Monday, January 9, 2017
Visitation Time
2-4 and 7-9 PM
Visitation Location
Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John

Burial Location
St. Joseph's Cemetery

Requested Charity
St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice