COUGHEY, JAMIE MOFFATT - Born in St. Andrews, NB, October 20, 1915; husband of the late Betty Theresa Rouse and youngest son of the late Thomas James and Madeline E.P. (Wood) Coughey, passed quietly away, Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Passamaquoddy Lodge in St. Andrews, NB.
Jamie was predeceased by brothers Earl Caughey (wife Estella), David Coughey, sisters Mary (Lawrence) Hashey, and Alice Coughey. He is survived by his sons and daughter Douglas (Anne Wiggins) Coughey, Charline (Tim) Hooper, Eric (Michele Dinaut) Caughey, Peter (Anna Bucci) Coughey, grandchildren, Greg, Angela, Luke, Dici, Martha, Tim, Jeff, Allison, Adam, Denise, Joe, Sabrina, and Jamie, 27 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Lillian Coughey.
Jamie was a graduate of Fredericton High School (1936) and Business College in Fredericton, NB. During High School he was in track and field as a cross country runner making it to the Provincials. He was an adventurer, enjoying hiking, hunting, fishing boating and boat building. He played football (Captain), curled with the Heather Curling Club in St. Andrews, played badminton, winning the NBCC Badminton Tournament with his partner when he was 88.
Jamie loved going to yard sales, and family gatherings, birthday parties, and festivities. He enjoyed cribbage and bridge clubs and also played both on his home computer. His homemakers and grandchildren enjoyed the challenge of trying to beat him at Chinese checkers.
As a young man Jamie worked as a gardener and landscaper and in construction and retail sales. Until retiring he worked with the Province of NB Liquor Commission for approximately 20 years..
His funeral service was held on Saturday, November 26th, 2011 at 2:00 pm at St. Andrews Baptist Church, King St, St. Andrews, NB. Rev. Jason Hinsdale officiating. A reception followed in the church hall. The interment will take place in the spring of 2012 in St. Andrews Rural Cemetery.
Donations to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.com Arrangements are under the care and direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB