Visitation at Fergusons Funeral Home
Visitation at Windsor United Baptist Church
Obituary of Earle Gilbert Lunn
Earle Gilbert Lunn
June 12, 1923 – April 21, 2019
It is with sadness that we announce that our father passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019. God called him home in a peaceful way, with his family by his side. Earle was born on June 12, 1923 in Newport Station, Hants County. He was predeceased by his parents, Sidney and Jessie Lunn; his sister, Julie Muir; his loving wife of almost 68 years, Melda Irene “Med” (Parker) Lunn and son-in-law, Peter Harris.
He is survived by daughter, Kathy (Victor) Vaughan of Riverview, NB; son, Bryant (Maxine) Lunn of Marmora, ON and grandchildren, Kristy (Joey) Garland, Mark (Sarah) Harris, Daren Lunn, Clarissa Lunn and Carson (Kim) Lunn; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
After finishing high school, Earle enlisted in the RCAF during the Second World War, where he served for four and a half years. He later attended one semester of Civil Engineering at Acadia University, Wolfville, before leaving University to get married and start a family. He worked as a Pre-Engineering Time Keeper with Fundy Gypsum, Windsor, as well as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Earle worked as a Customs Officer in Walton, served as a Security Guard at D.N.D. Maritime Forces Atlantic Naval Radio Station, Newport Corner. He retired in 1983 from Canada Post, after serving 27 years in Windsor. A few years after retirement, he moved to Moncton, where he has dwelled for the past many years.
Earle, a servant of the Lord, served as Sunday School Superintendent at Three Mile Plains. He was a member of Windsor United Baptist Church. He served on the Board of Deacons at that church and was a member of the Male Church Choir. He was also a member of the “Mariners Gospel Group,” member of the Providence Christian Church and a member of Lower Coverdale Baptist Church, where he served on the Board of Deacons. Over the last number of years, he has been a member of the Lewisville Baptist Church. Earle was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 6 in Moncton and a resident of the War Veterans Care Centre. A member of the Gospel Group “Family and Friends”. Earle served as a volunteer at The Moncton Hospital; playing harmonica with a musical group entertaining older patients on a weekly basis.
A special thank you goes out to the wonderful and caring staff of the Moncton War Veterans Centre. They were truly a blessing.
Friends will be received at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd., Moncton (506-858-1995) on Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Arrangements in Windsor have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). Visitation at Windsor United Baptist Church, 411 King St., Windsor, on Saturday, April 27, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., followed immediately with a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Rob Heffernan officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Maplewood Cemetery, 1186 King St., Windsor; with a reception to follow in the Church Hall. In Earle’s memory, donations to the Lewisville Baptist Church Building Fund, 109 Pleasant St., Moncton, NB E1A 2V3 or the Windsor United Baptist Church, PO Box 243, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0, would be appreciated. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com or www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca