In Loving Memory Of
Murielle Oakley
1948 ~ 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Murielle Oakley, 75, after a brief battle with cancer, on January 12th, 2024, at the Albert House Hospice in Moncton.

Born in Cocagne, she was the daughter of the late Émile and the late Dorice Després (Belliveau).

Murielle will be sadly missed by her children: Joey Oakley (Leeanne) of Cape Breton, Joanne Oakley (Michel Ouellet) of Moncton, and Joyce Merkle (David) of Buffalo, New York; her grandchildren: Alyssa, Jenna, Érika, Véronik, Brenden, Hannah, and Morgan; her brothers: Arsène (Lorraine), Paul-Émile (Dora), Yvon (Jacqueline), and Roger (Viola); her sisters: Effie Kilen (late Pat), Louise Péronnet (Jean), and Yvette Després (Jean); as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James; her brother, Rhéal; as well as her brother-in-law, Ronald Oakley (Faye).

Visitation will be held at Passage (3754 Route 134, Shediac Bridge) on Thursday, January 18th, 2024, from 3:30pm until 5:00pm. A celebration of life will be held in the chapel at 5:00pm.

Donations in memory of Murielle can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Albert House Hospice.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:

Arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre

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  1. Our sincere sympathies to the Despres and Oakley families…our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  2. Aunt Murielle, always happy and smiling! I’ll always treasure the time we spent together when I visited Cocagne and your visits with us in Calgary. Lots of special memories! Forever in our Hearts ❤️

  3. Mes sinceres sympathies a toute la famille.
    J’ai travaillé avec Murielle a la Vue de l’Ile Take-Out plusieurs années passées.

  4. I,m so very sorry for your loss . Murielle was a very dear friend to me .I will miss her .

  5. Nos sinceres sympathies a Joanne, Joyce & Joey ainsi que leur famille! Vous etes dans nos pensees dans ses moments difficiles 🙏💔

  6. Nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

  7. Nos plus sincères condoléances à ses 3 enfants ,ses petits-enfants,ses soeurs et ses frères et toute la famille !!Repose en paix !!🙏💔

  8. Nos sincères sympathies à toute la famille en particulier Yvette et Roger
    Et de la part detoute l équipe de BVCSC

  9. Nos sincères sympathies à la famille Oakley ainsi que les cousins et cousines Després. Nos pensées et nos prières sont avec vous tous pendant ces jours difficiles.

  10. Nos plus sincères sympathies 🌷
    Nous sommes avec vous en pensée dans ces moments difficiles.
    Cousine Stella, Gary, Ginette, Louise, Lynne & Bobby

  11. My Deepest Sympathies to all the Families!She was an amazing woman,good friend of mine for a long time!RIP Murielle 🕊️

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