It is with broken hearts, we announce the passing of George Fairley of Bloomfield Ridge, NB at Hospice House, Fredericton, NB on Monday, September 12, 2022. George was born December 5, 1934 in Bloomfield Ridge, where he lived his whole life. He was the son of the late Bertie (Ross) and Elva Fairley. He moved across the road when he married Valerie (Munn) Fairley in October 1,1952. George started his working career at the age of 14 when he went to the woods to cut logs. He had several jobs over the years from running logging camps, driving trucks and tractors and other machines. He also guided fishermen, was a field supervisor for Forest Protection Ltd for 17 years.
George loved horses in his younger years and owned Porter Brook Percherons. He was a member of Landmark Lodge #51 of Boiestown, NB. He was the ultimate family man. His family were everything to him; we always came first. He was happiest when we were all around. He was especially happy when Karen, Morgan and then Jordyn all lived with them.
He is survived by his loving wife Valerie (Munn) Fairley of 70 years, three cherished children, daughter Bobbie (Jim) Reid of Marysville, NB, two sons, Harold (Carol) Fairley of Bloomfield Ridge, NB, and Jeff (Bertha) Fairley of Fort McMurray, AB. There are nine grandchildren, Jamie (April) Reid, Andy (Jennifer) Reid, Kelly (Scott) Arbeau, Mike (Deanna) McAleer, Karen (Matt) Lambert, Derek Fairley, Shane Fairley (Mary), Katie (Tony) Williams and Chuck (Allie) Fairley. He was also blessed with several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. His brother-in-law Ron Head of New Market, Ontario, two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Munn of Holtville, NB and Jeanette Munn, Boiestown, NB and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, daughter Keyo McAleer, four sisters Marcienne (Late Dow) MacDonald, Vera (Late Ottie) Fraser, Erma (Late Darrell) Stewart, Carolyn Head, Nephew Timmy Stewart, two nieces Lois Currie and Sari Munn.
Visitation will be at York Funeral Home’s Miramichi Valley Chapel, 7681 Route 8, New Bandon, NB on Saturday, September 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be at Miramichi Valley Chapel on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2 pm with Rev. Brian Curtis officiating. Honorary pallbearers are George’s granddaughters, Kelly Arbeau, Karen Lambert, Katie Williams and grandsons, Jamie Reid, Andy Reid, Mike McAleer, Derek Fairley, Chuck Fairley and Shane Fairley. Burial will take place at a later date. There will be a reception at the Central NB Woodmen's Museum in Boiestown, NB following the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Hospice House, Cameron Hill Cemetery or the donor's choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com