James Eldon MacDiarmid

April 12, 1945 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 75)


James Eldon MacDiarmid


James Eldon MacDiarmid, husband of Elizabeth (Betty Mahoney) MacDiarmid, passed away at the Miramichi Regional Hospital, on January 14th, 2021, at the age of 75, following a brief illness.

James was born at the Miramichi Hospital, in Newcastle, to William and Agnes (Lockerbie) MacDiarmid, on April 12th, 1945.  He lived his whole life in Napan, NB.

He is survived by one daughter, Carrie Lynn; son-in-law, Adam MacDonald; two grandchildren:  Sandi Mae and Tyron James; special dog, Bella; one sister, Willa Traer of Fredericton; sisters-in-law:  Helen MacDiarmid of Napan, and Jane (Mervyn) Houck of Russellville Road; and brother-in-law, Burton (Esther) Mahoney of Russellville Road.  James is also survived by many nieces and nephews who found him to be a special Uncle, being there whenever they needed him.  He will be missed by all.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, John MacDiarmid; brothers-in-law:  Keith Traer and Clayton Mahoney; and nephews:  Buddy MacDiarmid, and Michael Houck. 

James was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church, Miramichi.  He was a retired employee of MacDiarmid Dairy, St. Margaret’s Radar Station, CFB Chatham, Sky Park Miramichi, and the Province of New Brunswick.  He was also a 4H Leader, and a Director of the Napan Agricultural Show.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a PUBLIC visitation at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, and a PRIVATE family funeral service to be officiated by The Rev. Charlene Maguire MacKnight at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington St., Miramichi, will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Andrew’s United Church, NB Extra-Mural, or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. 

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, NB, telephone (506) 773-3492, or messages of condolence may be sent online to


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