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New Memorial Bench Installed at Blackville Park

A memorial bench has been installed along the walking trail at Blackville Municipal Park. The bench, in memory of former Blackville residents Eileen and Basil Parker, overlooks the Main South West Miramichi River.

The bench was generously donated by the couple’s daughter Kathy Smith, and will soon feature a plaque engraved with the following: “In loving memory of Eileen and Basil Parker, formerly of Blackville from daughter Kathy, Joey, Darren and F. Smith.”

If you are interested in donating a bench in memory or honour of a loved one, please contact the village office at 843-6337 for more details.

Miramichi River Valley

Miramichi River Valley

The Rural Community of Miramichi River Valley is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and six councillors.


  1. Avatar Kathy Smith on July 28, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you so much Jennifer for all the help and work you did to get this bench installed in your beautiful park. A special thanks to the workers who installed it, they did an amazing job. Thank you so much! This means the world to me. Kathy

  2. Avatar Jennifer McLaughlin on July 29, 2022 at 11:42 am

    I’m glad I was able to help you Kathy. The bench looks beautiful over looking the river.

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