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Eric Ellsworth Wheaton


Eric Ellsworth Wheaton

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Eric Wheaton, age 70, of Midgic.  Eric passed away at home with his wife Nancy by his side on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Born in Midgic, NB, he was a son of Betty (Bulmer) Wheaton and the late Cyril Wheaton.

Eric worked at Mount Allison University for 39 years and retired in 2008.  His love for gardening after retirement continued to expand as he had a passion for cultivating plants.  He enjoyed going to the Camp for many years on Saturdays cooking food and socializing with friends.  As an avid outdoorsman, Eric spent much of his free time working outside either tending to the winter's wood, or his hobby of fixing small engines for friends and family.  He was someone who would always help anyone for projects big or small.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Nancy (LeBlanc), Midgic, NB, daughter Leigh Ann, Arlington, VA.  In addition to his mother Betty, he is also survived by brothers Terry, Vancouver, BC and Dean, Midgic, NB; sisters; Wendy (Charles) Austin, Aboujagane, NB, Lorraine (the late Gary Reid), Dorchester, and Eileen (Curtis) Wells, Sackville, NB.

A special thank you to the Sackville Extra-Mural Program, Moncton Hospital Oncology Clinic and Palliative Care Program.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB (506-364-1300). A graveside service will be held in the Midgic Cemetery on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2 PM.

Donations in Eric's memory may be made to the Midgic Cemetery, Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.

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

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Service Date
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
Midgic Cemetery

No Visiting or Funeral Service
Visitation Time
Graveside Service Only

Requested Charity
Midgic Cemetery, Canadian Cancer Society, Charity of Choice