By Helen Renouf

In 1946 Walter Bailey purchased land on Coverdale Road from Byron Dobson and the Baileys had their home then on this location. 

In August of 1949, they set up a postal service for Riverview Heights in their kitchen, for 80 families. 

Walter Bailey acted as Postmaster and his wife Thelma as Assistance Postmaster. They maintained this service for nine years until postal delivery was established and the number of families had grown to 300.

At Christmas time her kitchen became a bit crowded with up to 25 bags of incoming mail, not to mention the outgoing mail.


These Statistics were supplied by the Area Communications Officer
Canada Post, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Moncton Sub Post Office No. 1 established August 1, 1949
Office Reopened ...........................March 2, 1949
September 25, 1967

Moncton, New Brunswick Electorate District
Office Closed ..........................September 30, 1958
November 2, 1959

Former Name Riverview Heights (Changed June 17, 1958)


Name of Post Master Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy
Walter J. Bailey August 1, 1949 August 28, 1958
Harold Reid Page March 3, 1959 October 13, 1959



Nature of Premises Location
Home 386 Coverdale Rd
June 17, 1958 Riverview Heights, N.B.
Home 374 Coverdale Rd
March 2, 1959 Riverview Heights, N.B.
Ford's Pharmacy Limited 1210 Pine Glen Road
September 25, 1967 Riverview Shopping Centre
  Riverview, New Brunswick