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William John Brine


William John Brine

After a brief illness, William John Brine, 72, of Amherst, and formerly of Sackville, NB, and Oshawa, ON, passed away at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  John was born in Scotland before moving to Canada as a young child.

John had worked at ALSCO Steel for 42 years before retiring as a steelworker and foreman.  As well as being a lifelong fan of hockey, he had also coached children while he lived in Oshawa.  He took great pleasure from bowling, sketching, and working with his hands.  He was a pleasant and kind man who enjoyed spending time working around his home and yard.  John was a devoted and caring family man.

John will be dearly missed by his partner and best friend, Freda MacLean of Amherst; three children, Lisa (Joe Volpe) Brine, Oshawa, Anthony Brine, Oshawa, and Jason (Cheryl Wry) Brine, Oshawa; four grandchildren; two brothers, Tom (Marlene) Brine and Jim Brine; one sister, Patricia (Ronald) Beal; a good friend, Chastity Rector, as well as several nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Annie and a brother, Issiac.

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville (506-364-1300).  Honouring John's wishes, there is to be no visitation or funeral service.  A committal of his remains will be held at 11 am at the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Sackville, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. 

Donations in memory of John may be made to the Canadian Lung Cancer Association.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting John's online memorial at or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Service Date
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
Holy Rosary Cemetery, Sackville

No Visitation

Burial Date
Wednesday, November 22
Burial Time
11 am
Burial Location
Holy Rosary Cemetery, Sackville

Requested Charity
Canadian Lung Cancer Association