REXTON, NB – Vance Glencross 84, of Rexton, passed away at his residence on Saturday, May 7, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Rexton, he was the son of the late Robert Glencross and late Doris (Kinread) Glencross.
Vance began work driving bus for SMT. He and his wife Mamie were owner/operators of Mid-Way Grocery in Rexton for many years. He drove school bus, volunteered for Saint John Ambulance and Meals on Wheels. He was a life time elder and honorary member of St. Andrew’s United Church and caretaker. He was also a member of the Rexton Area Health Center and past president of the Rexton Curling Club.
Vance was a large part of his community, and a staple behind the counter at his store, so many would drop by every morning to pick up their newspaper and hang around for a chat. He would deliver food to any of the seniors in the community that could not get out.
Vance loved to curl, and spent many hours volunteering for the club.
He was a huge animal lover and any dog would greet him with a wagging tail.
Most of all Vance was the center of the universe of his family. Everyone would gravitate to him, and he would put a smile on every ones face as much as they would put a smile on his.
Vance will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Mamie (Carter) Glencross of Rexton; two daughters, Cathy Little (Glenn) of Clairville, Kelly Glencross (John Fouger) of Moncton; two sons, Ken Glencross (Nicole) of Aldouane, Todd Glencross (Gail) of Rexton; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Bobby, Kara-Lee, Laura, Lindsay, Kyle, Dustin, Cody and eight great grandchildren, Chloe, Emma, Lola, Liam, Jonah, Bowdie, Wesley and Lyla.
He is also survived by one sister, Rhonda Foubert (Roland) of Rexton; three brothers, Barry Glencross (Muriel) of Rexton, Richard Glencross (Marilyn) of Dartmouth, NS, Claude Glencross (late Rose) of Ontario and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the Stella Maris Hospital Emergency Nursing Staff with a extra special thank you to Tiffany Little and the extra mural staff for their compassionate care of Vance.
Visitation will be held at Thompson’s Funeral Home in Richibucto on Wednesday from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. Andrew’s United Church in Rexton. Donations in Vance’s memory may be made to the St. Andrew’s United Cemetery Fund and would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are in the professional care of Thompson’s Funeral Home in Richibucto (523-4252).