Board of Directors

Executives

Doug Wright

President

Terence (Terry) M Dexter

Vice President

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Retired senior officer in the CF after 39 years, specializing in Leadership and Administration. He and his wife retired in the community of Burton. Became interested in the newly created cemetery and joined as a board member approximately seven years ago. Feels that the OPGCCI was a necessity as most all of the local cemeteries had no areas left to provide a resting place for local citizens. The cemetery is well laid out providing plots and Columbaria with a special feature being the "Field of Honour" again with Plots and a Columbaria for personal preference with regard to an eternal resting place. Over the past several years the cemetery has continued to be improved on with the help of the Town of Oromocto and it is felt that the area is a suitable area for you and or your loved to select as a final resting place.

Ian A. Andrews

Past President

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Retired educator and education consultant having taught at the high school level for 35 years (33 at Oromocto High) and for the past 10 years part time in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Became involved with the Oromocto Pioneer Gardens Cemetery project from its inception when the need for a community cemetery became obvious as existing facilities were becoming inadequate for a town in which so many citizens, including his family, had decided to retire. Envision Oromocto Pioneer Cemetery as a quiet tranquil place, with a park-like atmosphere, a place where people can relax and feel comfortable in thought and meditation, either by themselves or with friends and relations.

Donna J Trainor

Secretary

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Background was with the Canadian Government in Canada, France and Germany, primarily for DND. Retired in 2004 from the office of the Commander, Combat Training Centre, at CFB Gagetown. Involved in administration and accounting for her entire career. Shortly after retiring, became involved with Pioneer Gardens Cemetery at the urging of former-Mayor Fay Tidd. One of the original Board Members, she has served as secretary since incorporation and also maintains the software related to sales and burials. Believes strongly that the cemetery fills a huge void in the community and takes a personal interest in all aspects of its operation. As interest from the community grows, she sees the cemetery growing and expanding far beyond the original plans.

Maurice (Moe) R Dubé

Treasurer

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He spent over 35 years within the Canadian Armed Forces as a Logistician occupying several positions involving purchasing goods and services and monitoring unit budgets, retiring in 2008. He served at Bases in Summerside PE, Moncton NB, Lahr Germany, Camp Borden ON, Chatham NB, Montreal and Longue-Pointe PQ and Gagetown NB. He also worked two years for a Kent store in Fredericton. After working as a primary care giver for several years, he became a member of N.B. Crime Stoppers and subsequently was asked to join the Oromocto Pioneer Gardens Cemetery Board of Directors as the treasurer, to fill the vacant position. As the treasurer, he handles all accounting and financial operations of the cemetery. His past experience will be beneficial for the future of this Cemetery and he is looking forward to becoming a proud member.

Directors

  • Paul CF Gallinger - Rep, Last Post Fund, NB-PEI Branch
  • Gerald (Gerry) Trainor
  • R Kennedy (Ken) Walker
  • Fay L Tidd
  • Rachel Wright
  • Dale Currie
  • Lloyd Wilcox
  • Richard Burchill

Ex-officio Members

  • Sheridan Mawhinney Councillor Town of Oromocto
  • Capt John Powell, Designate of Base Commander, CFB Gagetown

Ad Hoc Members

  • Maryani Lesmana
  • Rudy Affandi
  • Paul Basha
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