Published DateCANTERBURY — Jon Smith Fifield of Canterbury, Gilmanton and Andover, past away last week in Andover. Born on November 21, 1944, he was the son of Roland O. and Margaret Ewing (Smith) Fifield.
Jon grew up and Canterbury and was a graduate of Concord High School, after school Jon spent 2 years serving with the United States Army and did a tour in Vietnam during his service. He was a self employed contractor for most of his life.
Jon loved his family deeply. He was proud to be part of a large family in Canterbury and proud of his Scottish heritage. He loved camping with his family and traveled to many states in the USA, including Alaska. He also traveled to Panama, Scotland, England and Germany. Wells Beach held memories of his childhood, and he made more memories later at York Beach with his family. He loved to dance and he loved the outdoors. He was a good friend, had a heart of gold, and will be greatly missed.
Jon was predeceased by his sister Margaret Fife; his sister in-laws Mary Ellen Fifield and Dolores Fifield; his nephews Tim Fifield and David Fifield and his son in-law Christian Smith.
Jon leaves his wife of 44 years, Deborah (Lacy) Fifield; three daughters Katherine Fifield-Smith of Portsmouth, Amanda Shute and her husband Bruce of Gilmanton, and Elizabeth Gaby and her husband Alan of Concord. Jon also leaves his grandchildren Daniel, Anna, Jonah and Emily Gaby and Maegan, Abigail and Nathaniel Shute. He also leaves his brothers Oliver Fifield, Stuart Fifield & wife Ann, and Hugh Fifield all of Canterbury as well as many, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday May 23rd at 2:00 PM at the Canterbury United Community Church 5 Center rd. Canterbury. Internment will immediately follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Canterbury, followed by a reception in the Parrish house back at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson's disease Foundation 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, NY 10018