Maurice Chambers, 68, of Petitcodiac passed away peacefully on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Moncton Hospital.
Maurice was born in Petitcodiac on February 21, 1949, the son of Phyllis (Perry) Chambers and the late Henry Chambers. He worked for and was a big part of Modern Construction for forty-six years until his retirement. He was a member of the Road Builders Association. Maurice was a hard worker and earned the respect of the people he worked with by being the type of person who didn't take himself too seriously and working right beside them when a job needed done. After his retirement you could find Maurice and his wife Susan on the golf course. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Petitcodiac Golf Club. He enjoyed being outdoors, four wheeling, taking care of his property, travelling, and hockey - having played when he was younger. He played cards whenever possible and also enjoyed antique cars. Maurice did a lot throughout his life but he was most proud of the family he and his wife raised. His children and grandchildren were his main priority in life. After he retired he had the time to spend with his grandchildren and often took them with him to the golf course and spent many hours sitting in a cold hockey/ringette rink or watching basketball, cheering on his favourite players, he was their number one fan. They were definitely his pride and joy. Maurice felt blessed for the life he had lived and was very fortunate to cross a lot of things off his bucket list. He had a dream trip to Hawaii, spent as much time with his family as possible and his last trip was to Cape Breton to do the Cabot Trail with his wife and three children by his side as they celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. It's easy to see Maurice lived life to the fullest and made the best of every day. His message would be clear to all those who are dealing with his loss - "Life is not made by the breaths we take, but by the moments in life that take our breath away". Remember all the good times and cherish the memories you made together, laugh and smile and share a funny story with your friends, he really is only a smile away.
He will be deeply missed by his mother, Phyllis Chambers of Petitcodiac; his loving wife, Susan (MacPhee) Chambers; treasured children, Kristy Blakney (Terry) of Boundary Creek, Stacy Hunter (Tim) of Amherst and Mark Chambers (Stacy) of Petitcodiac; his precious grandchildren, Mia, Dylan, Chloe, Connor, Bryson and Drew; sister, Deborah Marsh (Harold) of Five Islands, NS; brothers, Wayne Chambers (Linda) of Petitcodiac and Terry Chambers (Kim) of Petitcodiac; several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by mother-in-law Dora MacPhee of Petitcodiac, extended family and many friends. He was predeceased by his father, Henry.
Maurice will be resting at Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Route 106 (372-4800) with visiting Wednesday, January 24 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The service will be held at the Petitcodiac Baptist Church Thursday, January 25 at 2 pm with Rev. David Woodworth officiating. Following the service the family will be meeting with relatives and friends at the Petitcodiac Legion for further sharing of memories and for refreshments. Interment at Maplewood Cemetery at a later date.
If desired, donations to the Petitcodiac Golf Club or the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated.