Paul Douglas Jardine
1951 – 2020
Paul Douglas Jardine, husband of Blyn Donnelly-Jardine of Napan passed away at the Miramichi Regional Hospital on Saturday morning, June 20, 2020 at the age of 69.
Born in Saint John, NB on April 24th, 1951, he was the chosen son of the late William A. and Louise C. (Gilliss) Jardine. He was a member of Carmel United Church, Napan, a former member of the church choir and an honorary Member of Session in his church.
He was a self-employed businessman; was the Founder and former President of Jardine Security Ltd. in both Miramichi and Saint John; he was a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and the President and Owner of Adams Funeral Home Ltd., in Miramichi; a former member of the Town of Chatham Police Dept.; a former member of the Chatham Rotary Club; a former Director and Treasurer of the Napan Agricultural Show; a former member of the Napan Community Hall Board.
He is survived by his wife Blyn, the former Blyn Donnelly, whom he was so grateful for; one daughter, Kelsey McLenaghan-Chhuom (Meak), of Miramichi, whom he was so proud of; two identical twin grandsons, Jace and Jove Chhuom, whom he adored and could never quite get enough pictures of to display at our funeral home; and several nieces, nephews and cousins whom he loved. He was predeceased by his parents, Bill & Louise, in 1980 and 1987. He dearly loved his family and his family meant everything to him.
Included in that family connection were his animals. He was a lover of animals, once befriending and rescuing an injured and dying mother cat and her kittens found on our funeral home property. After being nursed back to health, Mother Cat, Rose and Mini comfortably made their home at the Jardine residence for up to 18 years! Doug leaves behind his newest puppy “Finn” and two fur grandbabies “Rory” and “Rosy.” He was predeceased by many beloved Shelties.
Everyone who knew Doug, knew he was a mustached, cologne wearing, keeper of the remote control, and classic black and white movie loving character! He loved a glass of cold milk, plain potato chips with dip and could be heard singing an old classic tune, often a hymn. A character who will be remembered for his sense of humour and joke telling. He loved to make people laugh and tell a good story. Sometimes they were appropriate, and sometimes they were not. All jokes aside, he was a man of integrity and had a kind, caring and compassionate way with his funeral home families, helping them to feel at ease while shepherding them during their time of need. He was this way with his family and friends as well. Working in funeral services as a Funeral Director was a vocation for Doug in which he exemplified SERVICE ABOVE SELF, serving his community with love. DIGNITY, SERVICE, RESPECT were three words which he abided by. We are so proud of you Doug/Dad/Grampie! Doug was a great Husband, Dad, and Grandfather who always gave us loving guidance, support and good solid advice. We knew he was always there for us. Your life has been a blessing! We love you and you will be missed!
The family would like to thank Dr. Bewick, Dr. Toal and Jane Boyd-Aucoin, RN of the NB Heart Center/Heart Function Clinic and the De-Fib Clinic at the St. John Regional Hospital for their exceptional medical expertise, care and guidance; as well as his team in Miramichi, Dr. Chris Martin (MRHA), and The NB Extra-Mural Program, in particular Kathy Avery, RN who was there during the palliative process. Compassionate and hands-on care drive optimal patient outcomes and this was evident along the course of Doug’s care. We would also like to thank Hospice Miramichi, and the Palliative Care Team at the Miramichi Regional Hospital. The support received made the journey a lighter one.
Thank you to all our family and friends who have reached out along the way and who continue to reach out. In life and in death, we are not alone.
A special thank you to Keith Carter. Keith, was affectionately known to Doug as “My Friend.” Keith is a dedicated, loyal and faithful colleague, mentor and friend. Thank you for being there, and thank you for your service Keith! Doug loved you like a son.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, a PRIVATE visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi on Tuesday, June 23rd from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A PRIVATE funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 24th, 2 PM from Carmel United Church, Napan, conducted by The Rev. David Allan, The Rev. David Cleveland and The Rev. Fr. John Fraser. Music for the service was provided by pianist Barb Somers and the songs sung were "Go Rest High Upon that Mountain" by Al Fraser and "In The Bulb There Is a Flower" by Keith & Angela Carter. Songs also played during the service by Barb Somers were "As the Deer Pants for the Water" and "On Eagle's Wings". The lighting of the Christ Candle and Memorial Candles were done by Kelsey McLenaghan-Chhuom and Jace and Jove Chhuom. Words of Remembrance were presented by Kelsey McLenaghan-Chhuom and Keith Carter. The eulogy was given by The Rev. David Cleveland and a reflection was given by The Rev. Fr. John Fraser. The scripture readings were read by Evelyn Taylor.
Honorary Pallbearers were Brandt Adams, Brent Carter, Clarke Fraser, Donnie MacKnight, Bonnie Godfrey, Byron MacColl, Helen MacDiarmid, Dennis MacDonald, Harriet MacNaughton, Frank Reade, Roland & Liz Taylor. Pallbearers were Aaron Butler, Keith Dealy, Grant Donnelly, Mark Donnelly, Laurie Patterson and Chris Taylor. Interment was in the Black River Community Cemetery, Black River Bridge.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone (506) 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca
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