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John D. Cameron

GILFORD — John D. Cameron of Gilford passed away August 14, 2014 following a brief but hard-fought battle with cancer. The son of Angela (Galinis) and Malcolm E. Cameron, he was born in Jamaica Plain, Mass.. and "got to N.H. as soon as I could". He grew up in Sandown, N.H. and graduated from what is now Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, N.H. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University.
John entered the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was stationed at a munitions base in Ontario, Canada until the war ended. While in the military, he served as a Chaplain's Assistant as well as a Little League coach and achieved the rank of Captain. Upon leaving the service, he and his family settled in Merrimack, N.H. John worked many years for Digital Equipment Corporation in the marketing department, and after many successful years in the business world, earned his Juris Doctorate from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H., was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar and began a second career as an attorney and mediator.
Throughout his years in the legal community, John was an advocate for children and families, both in individual cases and in legislation. He was a key member of the Task Force on Family Law and lobbied for the resulting Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act that radically changed New Hampshire's parenting statutes in 2005. John co-founded the Collaborative Law Alliance of NH, the Parenting Coordinator Association of NH, the NH Guardian Ad Litem Association and Neutral Ground Co-Parenting Solutions. He served on the Governor's Committee on Family Law, on the Family Mediation Certification Board, and as Co-Chairman of the Family Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. John was a strong proponent of mediation rather than litigation, and was a certified mediator trainer; conducting his last class this past May.
John's commitment to and capacity for public service was enormous. His desire to serve was a driving force in his life. Over the years, he volunteered for a wide variety of organizations addressing such needs as homeless or disadvantaged children, the mentally and physically handicapped, abused and battered women, Y.M.C.A.s in Nashua, Concord and Syracuse, N.Y. and the United Way of Greater Nashua and of Onandaga County, New York. He also held leadership positions on the Steering Committee of the State of NH, Governor's Office on Volunteerism during the 1980s.
In 1996, John moved to Gilford and served as Gilford Middle School Building Committee Facilitator and as the Gilford School District Moderator. He was a member of the Mensa Society, a Justice of the Peace and an avid skier and familiar presence on the slopes at Gunstock. John was an accomplished photographer and published writer, having developed a website for identifying N.H. wildflowers (www.newhampshirewildflowers.com) and penning informative articles on wildflowers. Throughout his life, he was an active member of Christian Science churches in Derry, Nashua and Concord; teaching Sunday School and holding a variety of administrative and lay reader positions.
Survivors include his wife Pat of Gilford; daughter Emily (+David) Busch of New Brighton, Penn..; son Jonathan (+Jenna) Cameron of Candia; brother Malcolm E. (Bernadette) Cameron, Jr. of Deerfield; sister Virginia Dimino of Epsom; grandchildren Jonathan A. Cameron of Candia and Angela M. Busch of New Brighton, Penn.; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his four-legged hiking buddy, Gracie.
A memorial service will be held on September 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Gilford, 18 Wesley Way (off Route 11A), Gilford, NH. For those who wish, donations may be made to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Building Preservation Fund, 33 School St., Concord, N.H. 03301

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 07:20

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Ebon M. Bjelf, 80

BELMONT — Ebon Maria Bjelf, 80, of Belmont, died at Mt. Ridge Center in Franklin on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Mrs. Bjelf was born December 10, 1933 in Quincy, Mass., the daughter of the late Adolph W. and Esther (Carlson) Nordstrom. She resided in Norwell, Mass. before moving to Belmont, N.H. over thirty-five years ago.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Roland H. Bjelf, of Belmont; her daughter, Andrea Miles, of Gilford; two sons, David Bjelf of Gilford and Richard Bjelf of Belmont; several grandchildren; a brother, Edgar Nordstrom, of Warsaw, Indiana; one niece and five nephews.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
A Time of Gathering will be held at her daughter's home, 36 Liberty Hill Road, Gilford, NH 04349 on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Private family burial will be at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 07:17

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George W. McNutt, 91

MEREDITH – George W. McNutt, 91, of Meredith, formerly of Kings Lake Blvd., Naples, Florida, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a brief illness.

He was born on May 22, 1923 in Truro, Nova Scotia, the son of Mort and Kathleen (Martin) McNutt. George served in the US Army during World War II. He was the owner and operator of McNutt Brothers Garage in Somerville, Mass. for a number of years. George was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, a life member of VFW Post #11489 in Meredith and a Master Mason.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Laurie (Russell) McNutt of Meredith, his step-son, Brian Russell of Manchester, his step-daughter, Shari O'Donnell of Carver, Mass., his two brothers; Donald and Fred McNutt, both of Mass., one sister, Ruth Fitzgerald of Mass and six step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings.

There will be no calling hours.

A chapel service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in the chapel at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 07:11

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Dawn L. Romprey, 46

LACONIA — Dawn Lynn Romprey, 46, of 61A Gilford Avenue, died at the Concord Hospice House, Concord, N. H. on Thursday, August 14, 2014.
Dawn was born September 19, 1967 in Laconia, the daughter of Fred and Gail (Gustafson) Freymuth.
Dawn resided in Franklin, N.H. for 6 years before moving to Laconia sixteen years ago. She was a craftsman with clay and jewelry. For six years, she was the proprietor of Dawn's Creations, making crafts and jewelry.
Survivors include her husband, Daniel B. Romprey Sr. of Laconia; two sons, Alan Bartlett of Clarksville, Tenn. and Daniel Romprey, Jr. of Laconia; two daughters, Mary Jane Mcdevitt of Nashua and Amelia Romprey of Laconia; three grandchildren, Adriana Bartlett, Ava Lee Bartlett and Benjamin Mcdevitt; her mother, Gail Freymuth, of W. Alton; two sisters, Kami Marceau and Kelli Shepherd, both of W. Alton and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Fred Freymuth.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the CRVNA Hospice Program (Concord Hospice House) 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 07:08

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