BRANSCOMBE, REGINALD – It is with great sadness the family of Reginald “Reg” S. Branscombe of Garnett Settlement, loving husband of Grace Branscombe, announce his passing which occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Reg was born in Harewood, New Brunswick, and was a son of the late Walter and Hazel (Duncan) Branscombe. He spent the greater part of his life in Saint John and had been employed first as a woodsman and later as an owner-operator for various trucking companies throughout Atlantic Canada. Reg was an active member of the Garnett Settlement Christian Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and particularly enjoyed working on anything mechanical. He was well known for his ingenuity and resourcefulness. Reg had a unique wit that was enjoyed by all who knew him. He was a wonderful Father, and a loving Grampy. In addition to his wife of 52 years, Reginald is survived by a son, David W. Branscombe (Ruth) of Baxter’s Corner; a daughter, Tammy Lackie (H. Kevin) of Garnett Settlement; four grandchildren, Justin, Chantel, Sabrina, and Eric; a step-grandson, Jeremy; a brother, Wade Branscombe (Janis) of Garnett Settlement; a sister, Gail Smith of Saint John; sisters-in-law Myrtle Church (the late William), Evelyn Colpitts (Gordon), Pauline Murray (the late Warren), Luetta Smith (the late Raymond Steeves) (Jerry), Margaret Van Til (the late Garrett), and Lottie Forsyth (Arnold); an aunt, Lillian Horsman of Dobson Corner; brothers-in-law Everett Branscombe (Grace), Earl Branscombe (the late Evelyn), and Ivan Branscombe (Debbie) and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers-in-law Arnold Branscombe, Eldon Smith, Gurney Crossman, and Joseph Church; and sisters-in-law Gladys Church and Florence Branscombe; and nephew, Joey Church.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Monday, July 23, 2012 from 7 to 9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 Noon from Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place in the Steeves Settlement Cemetery. Due to allergies, no flowers can be accepted. For those who wish, remembrances to any charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and remembrances may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com.