Cecil Graham
Cecil Graham
Cecil Graham

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Monday, July 21, 2003
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New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Cecil Charles Graham

The death of Mr. Cecil (Ike) Graham of Duke St. Saint John, NB formerly of Red Head, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Friday, July 18, 2003. Ike was the son of the late Thomas Peter and Elizabeth (Lanteigne) Graham and was born on June 16, 1921. He was a lifelong resident of the city. He was in the Navy from August 21, 1941 to September 23, 1945 and served in the Battle of the Atlantic and the Murmansk Run. Ike served as a Radar Operator aboard four ships; HMCS Midland, Brockville, Riviere du Loup and the Huron. He played softball in his younger years and coached the Jervis Bay Legion to three championships in his later years. Ike was also a life long member of the Jervis Bay Legion No. 53, the Main Brace Naval Veteran Club and the Royal Canadian Naval Association. He worked as a stevedore for 35 years. Besides his parents, Ike was predeceased by his five brothers; Francis, Fred, Joseph, Lou and Thomas (T.W.) Graham, two sisters; Mary Stevens and Dorothy Hunter. He is survived by one sister; Rita Graham of Brighton, Massachusetts, several nieces and nephews including Theresa Bezeau and Ralph Hunter both of Red Head, NB, Marilyn Van Beelen and Barbara Jennings both of Saint John, NB and many friends especially Mrs. Ruth Kirkpatrick of Saint John, NB. Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424). Visiting on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from Brenan's Chapel on Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. with interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery Field of Honour. Remembrances may be made to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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