ARROWSMITH, GERALD KENNETH - It is with deepest sadness that we announce the death of Gerald Kenneth “Jerry” Arrowsmith of Saint John, husband of the late Mary (O’Brien) Arrowsmith with whom he shared his life with for 55 years. Jerry passed away on September 12, 2012 at the Saint John Regional Hospital in his 87th year. Born in Saint John in January of 1926 he was the son of the late Sylvester Scott and Ella Maude (Beyea) Arrowsmith. Jerry graduated from Saint John High School Class of 1944. He served in Canada in the Second World War in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. Jerry was a lifetime member of Saint Mary’s Band after playing with them for 50 years as well as the 3 Fld Artillery Band for 40 years. He also played in the New Brunswick Symphony for 5 years. He was the owner and president of Saint John Spring Works Ltd. and worked for the business for 60 years. Jerry also held the position of President of Maritime Auto Radiator Works Ltd and was a lifetime member of the Knights of Pythias. Jerry also enjoyed gardening and his dahlias gave him great joy. He is survived by two sons Gerald Arrowsmith Jr. (Chrissy) of Quispamsis, K Wayne Arrowsmith (Sonya) of Quispamsis; one daughter Brenda A. Murphy (Jim) of Chicago; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters Helen Callahan (Cal) of Saint John and Ethel Smart of Toronto; several nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Jerry was predeceased by a grandson Gregory Arrowsmith four brothers Bill, Joe, Carl and Ernie, and four sisters Lila, Blanche, Hazel and Eleanor.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) with visitation on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Veterans Tribute will be given by the Royal Canadian Legion on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, September 17th at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Fernhill Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations in Jerry‘s memory can be made to the Saint Mary’s Band, 12 Brinley St. Saint John NB E2L 3E8.