Obituary of Mildred Jean Bishop
Mildred Bishop, 95, of Saint John, NB passed away peacefully at Bobby’s Hospice, surrounded by her family on April 23, 2023. To know Millie was to love her. She was a kind and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She is predeceased by her loving husband Robert (Bo Bo) Bishop. As well as her beloved brother Gordon Barnes, parents Beatrice and Haymen Barnes, and daughter-in-law Karen Merritt.
She is survived by her sons Gordon Merritt, Stephen Bishop (Elaine Bishop), and David Bishop (Heather London), as well as her grandchildren Jennifer Hawkins (Keith Hawkins), Jay Merritt (Megan Merritt), Ashley Bishop (Brandon Kerr), Emily Bishop (Ben Green), Kaila Bishop (Desmond Bedard), Becca Bishop, Chloe Myshrall and Ciara Myshrall (Michael Fellows). Along with great-grandchildren Carter Hawkins (Mattie Naugler), Rylie Hawkins (Matt Morton), Molly Merritt, Anna Merritt, and Jamie Green.
Millie will be remembered for her sweet nature and her strong will. She witnessed a lot in her long life and prevailed through many challenges with a positive attitude. She spent her life making sure everyone around her was taken care of and truly believed there was good in everyone.
Millie loved a hot cup of tea, a good book, and a long walk. She had quite the sense of humor and kept her wit until the very end. Even if you were not her grandchild, she wanted you to call her Nanny Bishop.
Special thanks to the wonderful nurses, staff, and volunteers of Bobby’s Hospice, extramural nursing staff, Dr. Sarah Caines, and her caregiver and friend Diana Williams who she loved very much.
Arrangements are under the care of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424). As per Millie’s request, a private interment will take place at Fernhill Cemetery.
Donations in Millie’s memory may be made to Bobby’s Hospice.
Whether you're seeking the comfort of familiar tradition or an entirely unique celebration we are prepared to help.
Planning ahead usually always makes sense; even for a funeral. Learn why it may make sense for you.
Loss and grief are difficult to endure and can be even harder to understand. It can help to know more.
A family business with a proud past but a focus on meeting the needs of the future.