It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Percy Montford, he died peacefully with dignity on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Ridgewood Veterans Home in Saint John. Born on December 22, 1918, he was the son of Walter and Rebecca (Beckwith) Montford.
Percy had a very successful career with Dominion Stores over 43 years, during which time, his continual advancement lead to Division Manager, providing Percy with many years of personal enjoyment and satisfaction working with all of the employees of the company. His natural charisma and leadership qualities have always been highly regarded throughout his life. Retiring at 57 years old provided many enjoyable years to share with his wife, Ernestine, who passed in 2004. Over the last 20 months, Percy resided at Ridgewood Veterans Home, where he acted as Chairman of the Residence Council, during which time, he touched many lives in a positive manner.
Percy is survived by his son, Terry; Terry’s son Philip Montford; and Percy’s sisters, Beatrice ( Roland) Urquart and Shirley (Sandy) Livingston; as well as his granddaughter, Kelly Ann DeLucry, daughter of Percy’s late son Philip, and her son, Matthew, Percy’s great grandson; and many nephews and nieces. Percy was predeceased by his wife, Ernestine (Breen); his son, Philip; and his three sisters Francis McBriar, Lillian Truesdale and Emma Boyle; and two brothers, Colin and Walter.
The memorial service will be held from Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) on Thursday, August 9 at 2 PM. The memorial service will be followed by a reception from 3-5 PM, held at Brenan’s Funeral Home as well. The interment will be held at a later date.