February 4, 2014

June B. Minckler

PLATTSBURGH — June B. Minckler, 78, of Melody Lane, Plattsburgh, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at CVPH Medical Center. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on June 11, 1935, the daughter of Leo and Helen (Jollimore) Cook.

June grew up in Nova Scotia. After graduating high school, she moved to Montreal, PQ. She was a secretary in Montreal for many years before moving to Plattsburgh in 1963.

June married Robert Minckler in January of 1966. Together they raised their three daughters. She later worked at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh, retiring in 1990.

June enjoyed researching genealogy, birds, weather watching and caring for her Boston Terriers and nine grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her father; and her husband, Robert, who passed away in 1990.

June is survived by her daughters, Janice Madden and her husband Dan of Morrisonville, Lisa Whiting and her husband Anthony of Eastampton, N.J., and Karen Minckler of Plattsburgh; her grandchildren, Ryan, Casey, Leah Madden, Kailee, Nicholas and Noah Whiting, David Ellinger and his wife Rachel, Lauren Coupal and Paige Minckler; her mother, Helen Cook of Antigonish, Nova Scotia; a sister, Joan Sponagle and her husband Purvis of Isaacs Harbor, Nova Scotia; two half-brothers, Kevin and Gary Cook; a nephew, Kenneth Champagne of Champlain; and friend and neighbor, Helga Flatt.

At June's request, services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Donations in June's memory may be made to Adirondack Humane Society or Disabled American Veterans. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, New York 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at

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