Eugene Clarence Cooke
The passing of Eugene Clarence Cooke, husband of Thelma (French) Cooke occurred unexpectedly at his residence in Back Bay NB on May 9, 2021. Born in Back Bay NB on May 5, 1939, he was a son of the late Clarence and Ethel (Doucette) Cooke. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Eugene will be sadly missed by his wife: Thelma Cooke of Back Bay NB; one son: Tony Cooke (Melissa) of L'Etang NB; one daughter: Karen Deveau (David) of Pocologan NB; his grandchildren: Amanda Leeman (Jeremy Ellis) of Moncton NB, Chelsea Leeman (Corey Borthwick) of Second Falls NB and Marissa Cooke (Derek Bowman) of Bonny River NB; four great-grandchildren: Peyton, Paisley, Lennon and Weston; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Eugene was predeceased by one grandson: Braden Cooke; one brother: Elmer Cooke: and by one sister: Mary Avery.
During his career, Eugene worked in several different sectors but truly found his passion working on the water. An avid outdoorsman he loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed tending his weir. Eugene was a sports fan who especially loved baseball and could be found cheering on the Blue Jays any chance he had. In his spare time, he was often outside tinkering with his old truck. Though he is gone, he will be loved and remembered by his family always.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. Resting at the Sea View Full Gospel Church, Back Bay NB with visiting on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. The service will be held from the church on Thursday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Gordon Cooke officiating followed by the interment at the St. George Rural Cemetery. Due to limited seating for the service, those wishing to attend are asked to call the funeral home at 755-3533 to register. In Eugene's memory, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.