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Hilary Blythe


Hilary Blythe
The passing of Hilary Blythe of St. Stephen NB occurred at Bobby's Hospice, Saint John NB on October 10, 2018 with her children at her side. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on December 24, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Oliver Melrose Bell and Ileene "Philippa" Cuff (Knox) Bell. A loving mother and grandmother, Hilary is survived by one son: William Philip McCarthy and his wife Jennifer of Ottawa ON; one daughter: Belinda "Lindy" May Melrose (McCarthy) Mertick and her husband Allan also of Ottawa ON; grandchildren: Rowan, Adrian, Devon and Gavin McCarthy, Simon Mertick (Amanda Aboukheir) and Benjamin Mertick; and several cousins.

Prior to retirement, Hilary was employed as an Office Clerk for the Department of Agriculture in Ottawa. She was an avid gardener and reader who enjoyed bird watching and was known to be a great painter. She had a friendly personality and liked striking up conversations wherever she went. Hilary will be missed by her family and friends.

Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. As keeping with Hilary's wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bobby's Hospice or to the St. Croix Vocational Center would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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Bobby's Hospice or St. Croix Vocational Center