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Funeral Announcements for Ty Croft, Kobe Curtis and Denver Jardine

Funeral details for local teens who passed away accidentally early Sunday morning in Blackville.

Ty Croft

Ty William Croft of Main Street, Blackville passed away on Sunday at the age of 17.

Born in Moncton, NB, he was the son of Cora-Lee and Dana Croft. He was a student and a member of St. Andrew’s United Church.

Besides his parents Dana and Cora-Lee, he is survived by his brother Thomas, paternal grandfather Arthur Croft (Late Carol), Maternal Grandmother Vivian Underhill (Late Brian), Maternal Grandfather Eric Underhill (Colleen), aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandmother Lynn Croft and Grandfather Brian Underhill.

Ty William Croft is resting at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall on Wednesday from 3pm-8pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 2 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall with Reverend Paul McGrattan officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

In Ty’s Memory, donations to memorial of one’s choice would be appreciated.

Arrangements are in the care of Davidson’s Funeral Home, 622-7464 and online at, your family-owned, family-operated funeral home.

Source: Mighty Miramichi

Kobe Curtis

Kobe Delton Jon Curtis, of Gray Rapids, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at the age of 16.

Born in Miramichi, he was the son of Rodney Coughlan and Leah (Curtis) Sutherland (Travis Sutherland). Kobe was a grade 12 student at Blackville High School and worked at the Chipman Mill as a night supervisor. He could often be found working on his dirt bike or his 1988 Oldsmobile.

He will be greatly missed by his parents; his siblings Bronson Sutherland and Paris Sutherland both at home; maternal grandparents Delton and Lori Curtis; grandmother Katherine Hennessy; great grandmother Ruth Underhill; uncle Delton Curtis Jr. of Blackville; aunts Amanda MacDonald (Jamie) of Blackville, April McCormack (John) of Miramichi, Danielle Hennessy of P.E.I., and Christine Hennessy of Alberta; and cousins Kate Donahue, Jayda MacDonald, Jaylyn MacDonald, Katelyn Underhill, Josh Underhill, Jordan Underhill, and Colt Riley.

Kobe was predeceased by his great grandparents Albert and Rachelle Curtis; great grandfather Emerson Underhill; great uncle Marcus Curtis; and cousin Bradley Kelly.

The family will receive relatives and friends from Gray Rapids United Pentecostal Church, on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 3 to 5 pm and 7 to 10 pm. The funeral service will be held at Gray Rapids United Pentecostal Church on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 2 pm, with Rev. Graham Russell officiating. Interment will take place in the church cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a memorial of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Northumberland Funeral Home, 102 Pleasant St, telephone (506) 622-7741

Source: Mighty Miramichi

Denver Jardine

The death of Denver Joseph Jardine, son of Shannon and Angel (McCormack) Jardine of Gray Rapids, NB passed away accidentally on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the age of 17 in Blackville, NB. Born in Miramichi, NB, Denver was a Grade 12 student at Blackville High School, who worked as a summer student at the Fish Plant in Baie Ste. Anne.

Besides his parents, Denver is survived by: three brothers: Logan, Dawson and Ledger all at home; maternal grandparents: Carl and Glenda McCormack of Blackville, NB; paternal grandparents: Ralph and Gloria Jardine of Gray Rapids, NB; aunts and uncles: Carla McCormack (Terry), Cory McCormack (Lisa), Adam McCormack (Lezley), Dana Mae Campbell (Quentin) as well as many great aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive visitors at the Pentecostals of Gray Rapids in the Gray Rapids on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. The Funeral Service will be held from the Pentecostals of Gray Rapids on Thursday at 12 PM with Rev. Graham Russell officiating.

Burial will take place in the Pentecostal Cemetery in Gray Rapids.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bell’s Funeral Home, 651 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB. Telephone: 506-622-3600. Messages of condolence can be sent through our website at

Please note that Covid-19 Protocols will be followed.

Source: Mighty Miramichi

Photos: Facebook

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  1. Avatar Beulah Mallaley on September 15, 2020 at 10:42 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the boys families and friends at the time, may you find comfort within each other at this difficult time..

  2. Avatar Donald Et Rose-Marie Gaudet on September 15, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    So sad and so young!❤️❤️❤️

  3. Avatar Tabitha Munn on September 15, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Keeping the family in my thought and prayers!!

  4. Avatar David Williams on September 15, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    God Bless each and every one of you in this time of sadness and sorrow

  5. Avatar Jan O'Neill on September 15, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    My heart is broken for the familys and friends of these 3 handsome boys. Taken way to soon. 💙💛🙏

  6. Avatar Wendy Astle on September 15, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    My heart aches for their family and friends, and our community. We lost three more good boys and they will be missed. 💔

  7. Avatar Jane Coughlan on September 15, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Heart breaking, when I look at these faces, hard to take in. So young, sympathy , prayers to all families, and friends…

  8. Avatar Harry Thomas on September 15, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Our prayers for the boys and there family’s.

  9. Avatar Anna Jardine on September 15, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Condolences to all families of these three young men. May they all rest in peace.

  10. Avatar Mary-Ruth Blanchard on September 15, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the Families and Friends of these young men. May they Rest In Peace. Gone too soon

  11. Avatar Sharon Slauenwhite on September 15, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    My Prayers Are With The Families Of all 3 Boys

  12. Avatar Irene Wagnies on September 15, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Sending prayers and very deepest condolences to all the familes. May God bless.

  13. Avatar Judy Woods on September 15, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    So tragic…prayers to all the families and friends in the days ahead…🙏
    May God wrap his arms around you all and give you strength..😢🙏❤️ RIP

  14. Avatar Tammy Bultmann on September 15, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families during this time of sorrow. Sending you love and light from across Canada.

  15. Avatar Heather Macdougall on September 15, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    So hearbreakingly sad. No words can help, we are all thinking of those left behind, during their difficult days.

  16. Avatar Colleen Wilson on September 15, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Even though I didn’t know these 3 young boys, I feel so bad for their families. 😥🙏💕

  17. Avatar Pamela Issler on September 15, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Terribly sorry for the loss of these young lads. Sending many Prayers and Love from Ontario, to all the friends and families in this very difficult time ❤

  18. Avatar Donna Ramsay on September 15, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Sending up prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

  19. Avatar Marguerite Thomas Erb on September 15, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    To all the young boys families my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time God Bless you all

  20. Avatar Gloria Matchett on September 15, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Such a tragedy. My heart is broken for the boys’ families. Rest easy boys.

  21. Avatar Jim & Linda Ross on September 16, 2020 at 2:01 am

    Such a sad time for the friends and families in Blackville. Sending prayers and thoughts to all. A special prayer for Carl and Glenda McCormick and family. Our hearts go out to you all. Keeping you in our prayers. Three angels gone too soon
    Jim & Linda Ross
    Chicago IL

  22. Avatar Leah Raquel Curtis Sutherland on September 16, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Thanking all for all the nice comments..This lil town of Blackville just won’t ever be the same with the loss of these boys…I know for sure my world will Never be alright again as long as I live I will be saddened from the loss of my boy..My Sonshine..Kobe Delton Jon Curtis who was Loved with all my Heart and Soul…You were Truly One Of A Kind Kobe with a True Heart and Kindest Soul I’ve ever seen…You were taken wayyy too soon Son..Until we see each other again Son you’ll be Sadly missed by many but most of all by Mommy…Love You ALWAYS AND FOREVER N EVER My Baby Boy….😭😢💔

    • Avatar Lori Macdougall on September 17, 2020 at 9:12 am

      Oh my so sad. I too know exactly what you’re going through. My son was killed on a motorbike July 18. A driver pulled right across the road in front of him. There is truly no words to explain your loss, just know the whole province and beyond are thinking of you and the other two families.

  23. Avatar Niki Edgett on September 16, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Sending love and light to Blackville from Moncton

  24. Avatar Mary and Ben Arbeau & Family.. on September 16, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Sending hugs and all the Blessings possible from Alberta ..Bless you all..

  25. Avatar Diana on September 16, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of these three young boys. May they rest in eternal peace.

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