It is with heavy hearts, that the family of Ivan Gilbert Foss announce his passing on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020. Born in Geary, NB in 1927, he is the son of the late Charles and Muriel (Carr) Foss and the beloved husband of 62 years to the late Hazel (Stevens) Foss.
Ivan is survived by and will be forever in the hearts of his children: Mark (Judy) Foss, Stacey (Kelli) Foss and John (Bea) Stevens, all of Geary, NB; his daughter-in-law Pam Moss of ON; his sister Lillian Carr of Oromocto, NB; his eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In addition to his parents and the love of his life Hazel, Ivan was predeceased by his son Miles; his brother Ernest (Eleanor) Foss; and his brother-in-law Everett Carr.
Ivan worked as a shift supervisor for 40 years in the Water Treatment plant. He was dedicated and hard-working and enjoyed his time in the workforce. Although Ivan's career had been important to him, he most treasured his loving wife and best friend Hazel, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved the outdoors and he and the family had many wonderful adventures camping in Deer Island over the years. Ivan took pleasure in tending his vegetable garden and would share the harvest with those in need or anyone who would be delighted to receive. Even though he came across as a "rough on the outside" kind of fellow, Ivan was a sweet man with a soft centre. When his own children were young and also, after they had grown, Hazel and he were known to be the house where all the kids hung out. From wiener roasts over the campfire, to the homemade cookies he and Hazel would bake for the multitudes of neighborhood children, their yard swing and hammock were never empty.
Although there is sadness in saying goodbye to someone who has graced this world for 93 years, Ivan's family takes comfort in knowing that he has been reunited with his beloved Hazel and son Miles and is now grinning from ear to ear.
Due to the current Covid restrictions and in an effort to do our part in stopping the spread, there will be no public visitation. A small funeral service will be held at Oromocto Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 26th, 2020, at 11 am with Pastor Perry Edwards officiating. All those wishing to attend must RSVP with the funeral home by calling (506) 357-5100. The funeral will be live streamed at the following link: https://vimeo.com/483179683 Interment in the Preston-Carr Cemetery immediately following the service. For those unable to attend, the family would encourage all who wish, to join them at the burial while maintaining social distance. Donations in memory of Ivan can be made to Hospice Fredericton or the Geary, French Lake, Waterville Cemetery Committee. Online condolences may be made to www.oromoctofh.com.