John Martin Brubacher, 86, of Petitcodiac, passed away at the Moncton Hospital on Monday, June 21, 2021, with family by his side. Born in Hawkesville, ON, he was the last surviving child of six born to the late John and Leah (Martin) Brubacher, and beloved husband of the late Lorene (Good) Brubacher.
John and his wife were founding and well-loved members of the Petitcodiac Mennonite Church. John lived a life shaped by his faith, showing love and compassion to family and strangers alike. John was incredibly multi-talented, and more often than not, created his own employment opportunities, taking initiative wherever he saw a need. His various vocations included tile drainage equipment operator, proprietor of a gift and stationary store, pastor, carpenter, maintenance and janitorial worker, director of Opal Inc. (home for mentally challenged adults), care home operator for mentally challenged adults, and real estate agent. He also offered a lot of volunteer time to his church and community including volunteering with Ten Thousand Villages, Mennonite Disaster Service, Opal Inc., SPOT and Rural Rides.
John was devoted to his family. He is survived and sadly missed by his children, Doug (Lee-Ann), Ottawa, Donald, Petitcodiac, Franklin (Donna), Petitcodiac, Sandra Bunnett (David), Havelock and Mark (Selena), Moncton; adoring grandchildren, Kelvin, Clyde, Alexandria, Jeremy, Kyle, Ryan, Marta, Jacob, Daniel, Chloe, and Emily; great-grandchild, James; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, John was predeceased by his siblings, Abe, Elias, Mary, Leah and Susanna.
Resting at the Petitcodiac Mennonite Church, 285 Old Post Rd, where visiting will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021, from 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Petitcodiac Baptist Church, 121 Renfrew Street, on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 2 pm with Rev. Gordon Driedger officiating. Covid restrictions in place. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery. Arrangements in care of The Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800).
If desired, donations to Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated.
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