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Sherman DeMille


Sherman DeMille

 Sherman Alexander DeMille of Salisbury passed away peacefully at the Jordan LifeCare Centre on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. He was the only child of the late Sherman William DeMille and the late Mary Elizabeth (Bustin) DeMille. He was born in Portage, Kings County and resided in Goshen and later moved to Anagance, NB.

 Sherman was a member of the Anagance United Church for many years, and then the Salisbury United Church. He was a faithful attendee and enjoyed his Church family.

 Sherman graduated from Petitcodiac Regional High School and went to work immediately at Dryden Motors in Moncton. After a short time, he was employed at Goodyear Canada on St. George Street, where he worked for 32 years. He retired form Goodyear when the warehouse in Moncton closed down. He then enjoyed working at many part time jobs, where he met and made friends with many people.

 Sherman loved to work in the "neighborhood woodpile", where he loved cutting, splitting and delivering wood. As his health began failing, he often engaged the help of family to get the job done.

 In his younger years, Sherman enjoyed family camping and travelling. In later years, he enjoyed several bus trips and cruises. He was an active member for 50 years in the Salisbury Lions Club. He thoroughly enjoyed the work of the Lions Club and enjoyed working with the many members over the years. He proudly received the very prestigious Melvin Jones Award for Humanitarian Services. An avid bowler he played on as many as three leagues at the same time starting with the Friday night Salisbury Mixed League in Riverview for several years, and later in Moncton and the Petitcodiac Men’s League. He enjoyed following his children in their activities and especially enjoyed watching ball, hockey, football and competitive swimming.

 He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda (Leaman); his daughter, Tammy (Allan) Marshall; and his son, Darcy (Shannon French). He was so proud of his grandchildren, Logan Marshall, and Ryan and Jacob DeMille. As Sherman was an only child, he considered Linda’s family as his family. He is survived by sisters- in-law, Patsy (Garry) Hayes, Phyllis Leaman, Anna Stewart, Flora Leaman, Sharon Leaman, and Angela Leaman and their families. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers-in-law, Richard, Ralph and Donald Leaman.

Resting at the Salisbury Funeral Home (506 372-4800), there will be visiting on Thursday, July 27 from 6pm – 8pm, and from where the funeral will be held in the chapel on Friday, July 28, at 11am, with Rev. Stephen Brown and Rev. Danny Compton officiating. Interment will take place in Pine Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, NB.

Donations to the Jordan LifeCare Centre, the Salisbury United Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences and donations may be made at


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Service Date
Friday, July 28, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
Salisbury Funeral Home Chapel

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Visitation Time
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Visitation Location
Salisbury Funeral Home

Burial Location
Pine Hill Cemetery

Requested Charity
Jordan LifeCare Centre, Salisbury United Church or charity of choice