John J. Nugent
The family of John Joseph Nugent of Bloomfield NB, regret to announce his passing at home surrounded by his family on Monday Oct 14, 2019, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Saint John NB, he was the son of the late Eddie and Lorianne Nugent.
John was an employee at the Irving oil Refinery for more than 45 years. John was a lifelong blood donor and was recognized for making over 300 blood and plasma donations. John loved animals and enjoyed living on his hobby farm with his many pets. He also enjoyed working on engines and spent many hours working on his old trucks and was always available to help if you had car trouble.
John is survived by his wife Phyllis (Shields) Nugent, a sister Zoanne of England, his children; Rhonda (Wayne) Arsenault of Cascompec, PEI, Troy (Glenna) Hardy of St. Martins, NB, Brenda Lee (Craig) Poitras of St. Paul, AB, Dianne (Joe) Hornbrook of Mt. Middleton, NB, and Michael (Andrea) Hardy of Willow Grove, NB. John is also survived by his grandchildren; Emily, Troy, Travis, Trevor, Tyler, Ashley, Brandon, Owen, Mariah, Jewel, Austin, 9 great-grandchildren and his special friends Lloyd and Peter.
John was predeceased by his grand-daughter Markie.
The family would like to thank the Extra Mural nurses who provided such compassionate care to John during his illness.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. At John’s request, no visitation or service will be held. A private family interment will take place at Riverbank Cemetery. Donations in memory of John may be made to CARMA (Sussex Chapter) or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and memorial donations may be made through ReidsFH.com
Some people would say you’re not our real Dad
but we know this isn’t true
for you were a real Dad to us
in all the things we went through
We had our ups and downs
sometimes it’s hard to bend
but you were always there when we needed you
and that’s what matters in the end
You were patient, kind and firm
over the years as we’ve grown
and we are eternally grateful to you
because you treated us as your own
For though we weren’t tied by bloodlines
the love and trust you’ve given us
is a precious gift, day after day
that’s all that counts as a REAL Dad to us