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Muriel Thelma Berryman




Lieutenant-Commander, RCN


Died: 12 Aug 2005, Moncton, New Brunswick


BERRYMAN, Muriel Thelma - 80, of Salisbury passed away Friday evening, August 12, 2005 at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Germantown, Albert Co., she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Margaret (MacWilliam) Berryman. Muriel enlisted in the Women's Reserve Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS) during the Second World War and at the end of the war she returned to New Brunswick and studied at the Teacher's College in Fredericton and taught at various schools in southern New Brunswick. With the start of the Korean Conflict Muriel felt the call back to service and joined the Navy serving in Communications and in other capacities here and in London, England with NATO over the next 20 years, retiring as Lieutenant-Commander. She then trained for another career in the Canadian Penitentiary Service and became the Warden of the female division of the Halifax County Correctional Centre in Lower Sackville N.S. Upon retirement Muriel returned to her native Salisbury were she was active in the Salisbury United Church, The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 31, Salisbury, and the Golden Age Club. Muriel had felt privileged to have been chosen to go to Liverpool, England to represent the WRENS at the 60th Anniversary of The Battle of the Atlantic. Muriel will be sadly missed by family, friends and anyone who benefited from her helpful spirit. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Louisette Berryman and nephew, Charles Berryman of Sherbrooke; a niece, Linda Kolesnikow (Andy) and great niece, Stacey Kolesnikow of Peterborough; great nephew, Scott Kolesnikow and great great nephew, Mackenzie Kolesnikow; several cousins and members of the WRENS. She was predeceased by her brother, James. Resting at the Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Salisbury Road (372-4800) with visiting hours Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Salisbury Legion Br. 31 will conduct a memorial service Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home. The Funeral will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Charlotte Youland officiating. Refreshments will follow and interment will be at Fairhaven Cemetery, Moncton. If so desired, memorials to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.



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