It is with a heavy heart that the Board and Staff of Recycle NB mourn the loss of our Chair Elizabeth McDermott, who passed away earlier this week.

Representing the Fredericton region, Beth served for six years on Recycle NB’s Board of Directors, including nearly four as Chair. Her compassion and caring for others shined through in everything she touched as she helped to bring forth new recycling programs such as electronics in 2017.  Always a communicator, she also played a key role in assisting the community dialog on developing a new Packaging and Printed Paper recycling program.

Beth was committed to Recycle NB.  We will remember her for the contribution she made to realizing our mission and for inclusive leadership.  Beth brought warmth, caring, enthusiasm, and a “we can do it” attitude to her role as Chair.  She loved life. She loved people. She made a difference in Recycle NB and her community.  We will miss her.

Mrs. McDermott’s full obituary can be found here:

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