Sadie Hamilton (nee Keeping)

January 12, 1924 to November 3, 2019


Passed peacefully away at home on November 3rd Sadie Hamilton. Predeceased by loving husband Wilfred and parents Clarence and Margaret (Fiander) Keeping. Left with precious memories are sons Wayne (Bridgette) and Paul (Gail) and devoted daughter and life time companion Donna; grandchildren Beth (Steve Sharpe) St. John’s, Julia (Tom Tyson) Toronto, Brent (Donna) Calgary, and Alan St. John’s; darling great-grandchildren Sadie and Blake, Aidan and Naomi. Also leaving sisters Clarissa (Charles) Stevenson and Shirley Burgess (Harry deceased), sister-in-law Sylvia Keeping, special cousin Rev Gordon (Ruby) White and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sadie was also predeceased by sisters Onita (Bill) Crosbie, Phoebe (Norman) Tiller, Dorcas (Stanley) Keller, brothers Stanley and Clarence and in-laws Llewellyn & Mary Olive Hamilton

Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Peter Noel, caregivers especially Hannah Greeley and Community Health Nurse Lori Metcalfe.

The Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist was very special to Sadie. The visits, thoughts and prayers of the clergy and congregation were a great comfort.

Sadie was born on Sagona Island, Fortune Bay. After completing high school and teacher training, she taught for 5 years, which brought her to many communities in Newfoundland, one of which was Tack’s Beach, Placentia Bay, where she met her future husband Wilfred. They married in 1949, lived in Harbour Grace from 1951 to 1954 and eventually returned to St. John’s where they raised their family. After her family was grown, Sadie enjoyed working for 10 years with the Gosling Memorial Library.

Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held at Carnell’s Memorial Chapel on Freshwater Rd. Tuesday, November 5th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for Sadie’s life will be held at the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or The Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist



2-4 p.m. on November 5, 2019

7-9 p.m. on November 5, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Wednesday November 6th

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Church Street, St. John's

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Deepest sympathy. To all the family..your mom was a very special thoughts and prayers are wth you all.
Marilyn Pike

My deepest sympathy Donna and family ,
I was so saddened to hear the news that Ms.Hamilton passed away.. for the short time that I got to know her she was so full of life and 95 years old . Very smart sweet and sincere it was a pleasure to have met her. Please except my sincere condolences to you Donna. you were so blessed to have such a wonderful mother as she was so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter .
May Sadie Rest In Peace
Care giver

Wayne, Bridgette, Beth, Brent & family –

Deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom/Nan Hamilton. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. She will be remembered fondly.

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Susan and Jim Adams

I’m sorry to hear of Sadie’s passing. Wilf was my Dad’s first cousin. I used to visit Aunt Minnie when I lived in St. John’s for university,and often saw Wilf and Sadie.. Sounds as if she had a long interesting life.

Ev (Clarke) McTaggart
Granddaughter of Annie (Haines) Clarke

Wayne, Paul, Donna and family: Our condolences on the passing of your mom. You will be in our thoughts as you share memories. Hugs from afar.

Mt deepest condolences to the family. She is well remembered from visiting the Duckworth St library during my school days. A lovely lady indeed.

Wayne, Donna, Paul, Bridgette, Gail, Aunt Clarissa, Aunt Shirley & families,
We are so very saddened to hear of Aunt Sadie’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all during this very difficult time. You were so very fortunate to have your Mom in your lives for such a long time. She got to experience the joys of not only being a sister, wife and mother, but also a grandmother, and a great grandmother. What a great treasure! She will always be with you and your wonderful memories will keep her close. I am sure that there is a whole lot of reminiscing going on up in heaven with all those that have passed before her and that your Dad was there with open arms to welcome her. .
I will always remember the times spent at your house as a child. Your Mom was so welcoming and her warm smile is something I will always remember. I know that Linda would echo the same if she were here. Aunt Sadie held a special place in her heart.

I wish that we were there to provide more support.

Hugs to you all 💔

Wayne, Donna, Paul & Families,
Please accept our deepest sympathies to you and your families for your loss. We have fond memories of your mother from our brief trips to Newfoundland and remember her as a very proud mom who loved being around family.

Wayne, Bridgette & Family,
Deepest condolences in the passing of your Mom. How blessed you were to have your Mom’s special love in your lives for so many years. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless,
Claudette Chafe

Wayne, Paul amd families
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
She certainly led a long and and incredible life.
You were so lucky and blessed to have had her in your life for so long. Cherish the memories..
Dick and Heidi Janes

On behalf of the former residents of Bishop Jones Memorial Hostel, where Sadie resided from 1943-44 while she attended Memorial University College, I wish to pass along condolences to you all, especially to Shirley who was a resident in 1950-51, and to all the family. May God Bless you and Comfort you in the days ahead as you deal with your loss.

Donna, Paul, Gail, Wayne and Bridgette,

I offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom. You are blessed to have had so many wonderful years together. I have fond memories of your Mom’s kind welcome during my visits. May she Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory. God Bless you all.

Wayne and Bridgette, Paul and Gail, and Donna and families,
.While we are sorry for your loss, what a wonderful, loving woman you had for so long. She lived a great life with all of you and her grandchildren enjoyed many years with her! You will have lovely memories of your mom to share over the years to come. She was a fine lady.

To Donna, Paul, Gail, Wayne, Bridgette and families
Sorry to hear of your Mom’s death.We have many happy memories of times with her at all our church functions at the Cathedral.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.We are so sorry we will not be able to attend the funeral but we will keep you in our prayers on Wednesday. May she Rest In Peace.
Love Anthea and Michael.

Donna and Family: So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolence and may God grant her eternal peace. Sorry I am unable to attend the funeral, but our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this most difficult time. Sincerely,
Pauline and Fred Quinton

Paul, Donna and Wayne,

Very sorry to hear of the death of your mum – she was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Donna, Wayne, Paul and families, Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Also having many fond memories of Aunt Sadie and the stories she could tell of Sagona and other times in her life. Was wonderful to see her last June. Wish we were there now to give you all a hug.

Donna and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are sure the memories and stories shared in the coming days will be a source of comfort to you all as you celebrate your Mom’s life. Our sincere condolences, Heather, Jim and Sean

Donna,and your family.I am so sad for you all at this difficult time.May your many happy memories of times shared with your Mother help you all. She is at rest. Doris