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Willard Ernest Cochrane

1925-2017

Willard Ernest Cochrane
Willard Ernest Cochrane, 91, of Sussex Corner passed away at the Kiwanis Nursing Home on April 3, 2017. Born in Saint John, he was a son of the late Harry and Jessie (nee Darrah) Cochrane. Willard was always proud of the fact that he worked for Avro Arrow for 20 years, and then worked for A-1 Auto Supplies for 10 years. He so enjoyed spending time making things in his woodshop and collecting die-cast cars. Willard is survived by his loving wife Lorraine Cochrane (nee Simard);his daughter Laura Nyenhuis (Jerry Bashore) and his grandson Jonathan Nyenhuis, all of Florida; his sister Vesta Garfield and his nephew William Garfield (Sherry), all of Grand Bay-Westfield; his step-children: Steven Cavanaugh (Margaret) of Port Hope, ON, Kathryn Thornhill (Gordon) of Kingston Penisula, and Christine Cavanaugh of Saint John; as well as by several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, other extended family members and friends. Besides his parents, Willard was predeceased by his stepmother Doris Cochrane. Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of Sussex Select Community Funeral Home, 21 Aiton Road, Sussex. A graveside service will be held in St. James Anglican Cemetery in Brown’s Flats on Saturday May 20, 2017 at 11:00 am. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kiwanis Nursing Home, or the Sussex Health Centre would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences are available at: www.sussexfh.com
Service Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017