Moncton Daily Times Moncton, NB
Monday, December 15th, 1947 pg 3
Death Occurs Suddenly In Church Sussex, N.B., Dec. 14 -
The many friends and associates of Joseph C. Doucett were shocked today to Iearn of his sudden death which took place while attending the 8.30 mass this morning in St. Francis Xavier Church. Mr. Doucett had been in apparent good health although a year ago he had suffered a heart attack. He had been at work as usual yesterday and had not complained of feeling ill. Born in Bathurst, 62 years ago he was the eldest son of that late Charles and Philomene Doucett. He came to reside in Sussex about 37 years ago and for the last 35 years had been in the employ of the Wallace Manufacturing Company in the capacity of tinsmith. Mr. Doucett was of a quiet and home loving nature and had many friends among his aasociates and in the town. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. There survive, his wife, the former Annie Purtle of Sussex; three sons, Joseph B, Saint John; Leonard, Toronto, and Charles, at home; three daughters, Mrs. George A. Mason and Mrs. Omer Leger, both of Hamilton, Ont., and Mrs. M. A. Fallon, Montreal. There are six grandchildren; three brothers, Gilbert and Benjamin, Sussex; and William, New York and three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Cunningham, Sussex, Mrs. Edmund Chamberlain, Bathurst and Mrs. J. W. Mclntyre, Saint John. The body will rest at the home, Magnolia Avenue until Wednesday morning when High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated to St. Francis Xavier Church at 9.30 A.M. by Rev. F. F. Walker. Interment will be in Ward's Creek cemetery.