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Marie Marthe Fleiger (nee Saulnier)

1/3/2021
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 Marie Marthe “Jill” Fleiger (nee Saulnier)
1936 ~ 2021

Jill passed away at home, in the presence of her husband: Joseph and her daughter: Jocelyn, on Sunday the 3rd of January 2021.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Grigg; her daughters: Jocelyn Ruggiero (Alfred) and Jennifer Gruskin (Michael); grandchildren: Michael Ruggiero (Chelsea), Jordan and Blair Gruskin; great grandchildren: James and Jack Ruggiero and Monte Gruskin; and her brother: Henri Saulnier.

She was predeceased by her parents: Edouard and Hortense Saulnier; her first husband: Clarence Fleiger; sisters: Jocelyn and Margaret Mercer: brother: Delisle Saulnier and granddaughter: Julia Gruskin.

Jill was born in Moncton NB, where she completed her education and worked at various occupations including a period with the CNR and NB Telephone before marrying her first husband, Clarence, and following his musical career to Nova Scotia where she worked as a secretary for EMI Cosser in Dartmouth. Later she moved to Sackville, NB where Clarence was working as a professor of music at Mount Allison University. In 1966 she, again, followed Clarence’s musical career to the United States where she found employment as an elementary teacher and French language translator in the development of the SST program with the Bendix Corporation. As her husband went on to Church musical director employment in Florida, she moved into hospital administration where she became the Director of Human Resources at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Then, in 1998 she returned to Canada performing volunteer work with Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital in Ste-Anne-de-Kent.

Clarence died in 2005 and several years later she re-connected and married a longtime family friend, Joseph. From there the two of them embarked on a make –up tour of the many places and things that they had missed in their working years. They had a ball until the years and health problems caught up with them.

She was known to many, loved by all and a pleasure to be nearby.

Her struggles are over and she rests in a much better place.

For all who knew her, God Bless & God speed

A service and interment will be held when family travel restrictions are eased.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.

Funeral arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre
3754, Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB, E4R 1T3
Tel: (506) 532-1050

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