Annette "Nettie" Lillian Currie (Chase)
It is with unbelievable sadness that we announce the sudden passing of "Nettie" on May 22, 2020 at the age of 49. She was born November 4, 1970 in Fredericton to Helen (Marcel) Chase and George Emmerson Chase. She was devoted mother to Mitchell Charles (Kayla) Currie and Stephanie Anne Currie. Her pride and joy were her two grandchildren, Jace and Adalynn Currie.
Nettie is also survived by her older sister Michelle "Shelley" (Robert) Chase and younger sister Jennifer Chase. She has two nieces Sara (Ryan) Goguen and Nicole McCarthy. Also counted among her joys were her great nieces Gracie and Kaia Goguen. There are many other family relations including aunts, uncles and cousins who all have a Nettie story to tell.
Nettie’s love of her family and friends knew no bounds. She wore her heart on her sleeve with the fact that if she loved you, it was unconditional and unbreakable. Her generosity and unselfishness towards others was immeasurable. She would do anything for anyone, family, friend and even foe.
The love of children was not only limited to family, but to all children it seemed. When you say someone had a calling, childcare was definitely Nettie’s. She loved her "babies" at the Vanier Co-operative Childcare Centre as if they were her own. The staff and parents all respected her ability to sooth any child.
She has had more addresses than Canada Post but her heart and family were in Upper Gagetown. She loved the outdoors and was always hunting or fishing. We all knew where we would go if the apocalypse happened because Nettie would be prepared. She had many boats in various conditions to float her up and down the Saint John River. In the summer months you could find her on Grimross Island camping among family and friends. Her love of the water was also extended to Grand Manan where she visited often after living there for many years.
For those investors among us, your stock in certain beverage and bubble gum companies may plummet as "demand" will dry up with Nettie’s departure. Also, environmentalists will be struggling to explain the sudden drop in "emissions" over the entire Saint John River Valley. There are certain characteristics that make us unique and she made no bones about flaunting hers. Each one of us will have many stories to tell in a celebration of her life at a later date.
Her wings were ready but our hearts were not. We love you always "Nettle". Her ashes will be laid to rest at a graveside service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice.