The death of Odis (Odie) E. Branch, wife of the late Douglas Branch, formerly of King Avenue, Bathurst, occurred October 27, 2019 at the Wales Home, Richmond, Quebec. She was 98 years old.
Born in Bathurst, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Good) Ronalds. Before her retirement, she worked as a teacher at the Superior School and at South Bathurst Public School, her teaching career spanning more than 30 years. She was also a lifetime member of St. George’s Anglican Church where she was an active member of the Altar Guild, the ACW, the quilting circle and other volunteer organizations, as well as a fifty-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Herman J. Good VC Branch # 18.
Odis is survived by one son, Stuart (Nicole) Branch, Gatineau; and two daughters, Karen Steeves (Thamesford, Ont.), and Nancy (Frank Faucher) Branch, Sherbrooke, Que.; five grandchildren: William, Alissa, Whitney, Lori, and Philip; and by several nieces and nephews.
The body will rest at Elhatton’s Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com) in Bathurst, N B. on Friday, November 1st, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at 10 a.m. on from St. George’s Anglican Church with Rev. Sandy MacPherson officiating. In memory of Odis, the family would appreciate donations to St. George’s Anglican Church, 432 King Ave., Bathurst, NB, E2A 1P5.