The peaceful passing of Frank “Bunny” Hitchman occurred on June 26, 2019 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He was born in Fredericton, NB on January16, 1935 to the late Margaret (Appleby) and Frank Hitchman Sr He was 84. Frank is also predeceased by his wife Mildred (Kennedy) Hitchman, sister Pauline Hitchman and Great granddaughter Chloee.
Bunny, is survived by his children Art Appleby (Bonnie) of Noonan, Gordon Appleby (Elizabeth) of Fredericton, Lillian Waite (Robert) of Keswick, Malcolm Appleby (Shirley) of Rusagonis, Ronald Appleby of Saint John.
Also survived by his grandchildren Michael Appleby (Kim), Matthew Appleby (Joanne), Gordon Jr. Appleby (Krista), David Appleby (Mary), Melissa Appleby, Junior Waite (Cheryl),Teresa Rousselle (Delbert), Richard Waite (Candy),Carrie Richard (Jeremy), Malcolm Appleby (Amy), Gerrit Appleby (Amanda), Scott Flynn, Tanya Larsen and several great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Francis of Gagetown, Maxine of Gagetown and brother Donald of Nasonworth.
Bunny was a devoted husband, father and a good friend and would help anyone who asked for his help. He worked at many jobs over his lifetime but often spoke of his time he worked on a farm. He loved all animals especially the horses he cared for. Bunny was very smart and you could not hide anything from him. Even in his last days when his family would visit, though he could not speak, he would look at them and smile.
We know our mother is waiting for Bunny to come home and they will now be together, watching over us until we go home to be a family again.
In keeping with Bunny’s wishes, there will be no funeral service or visitation held. A private graveside service for family will take place.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be sent to your local SPCA or charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the Professional care of Sunbury Funeral Home. Condolences: sunburyfuneralhome.com