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Arnold Thomas Dunn

Arnold Dunn of Moncton passed away peacefully, surrounded by members of his family, at The Moncton Hospital on Friday, March 9, 2018.  Born in Fords Mills, NB February 27, 1930 to Edith and Kent Dunn. He was one of nine siblings.  He was affectionately known by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as Papa.  Arnold is survived by his wife Catharine and children Kathy Cavanaugh Leger (Conrad) of Moncton, Kevin (Lynn Estey) of Miramichi, Robert (Rhonda) and Rick (Cindy) of Moncton; step-children Karen (Dana) Dickinson, Dana (Elena) Andrews and Robert (Michelle) Andrews; grandchildren Christa, Ashley, Jaime, and Courtney; step-grandchildren Sarah, David, Daniel, Teagan, Kaiti, Carley, Catharine, Keaton, Nathanial and Christopher; great grandchildren Ella, MacKenzie, Lincoln Arnold, Charlotte, Charles, Jeremiah and Abigail; step-great grandchildren Aria, Winston and Gavin; brother Ken and sisters Dorothy and Bessie.  He was predeceased by his parents Kent and Edith Dunn; brothers Cameron, Charlie and Robert; sisters Lillian and Eileen; step-daughter Pamela and step-granddaughter Lauren.  Arnold was a very proud retiree of Manulife. He thoroughly enjoyed his many years with Manulife and the hundreds of clients he serviced over the years, many of which he considered to be friends and stayed in contact with beyond his retirement. He enjoyed travel to many Manulife conferences around the world and would often reminisce about them. He was extremely proud to pass on his business to his daughter Kathy and he continued to travel with her to visit clients even after he retired. Prior to Manulife he worked for the T. Eaton Company in Moncton.  Papa was a Charter Member, and Past President, of the Hum Lew Sun Lions Club. He spent many years involved in the club and was a dedicated supporter of their many initiatives.  One of his greatest passions was music and he spent many years in the St. John’s United Church Choir. During some of these years he travelled and performed around the region with his great friends Bob Alcorn, Harold Horncastle and Gordon Cassidy. You could find them performing at a senior’s home somewhere in NB on most Sunday afternoons after they enjoyed lunch at Keddy’s after church. Arnold had very fond memories of his time in the choir and singing his favourite hymns. He came by his love of music at an early age. His mother and father had great voices and enjoyed music, with his mother playing an organ in the house.  Arnold was very proud of his children, and grandchildren. In his retirement nothing brought him more pleasure than spending time with his family. He was always there to lend a hand, or an ear. Papa enjoyed every opportunity to get together with family for a visit, dinner, or to tell a story.  The family wishes to sincerely thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff of the Moncton Hospital for the amazing care they provided in his final days. You all cared for him with great respect and dedication.  A Service to celebrate and honour Arnold’s life will be held at Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm, with The Rev. Aaron Billard officiating. Reception following the service in the Funeral Home Reception Centre. Interment will be in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.  Donations to charity of donor’s choice, Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation or St. John’s United Church. Online condolences for the family can be made at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com   Click here to View Condolences Service Date Sunday, March 11, 2018Service Time 1:30 pm Service Location Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel Visitation No Visitation HoursBurial Location Fair Haven Memorial GardensRequested Charity Donor's Choice, Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation or St. John's United Church