Alexander (Alex) Peet Shields Sr.

November 19, 1922 to June 14, 2018


Alexander (Alex) Peet Shields Sr.

November 19, 1922 – June 14, 2018

Passed away after a brief illness at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at the age of 95.  Predeceased by his wife Irene, his daughter Carol, son Alex, brothers David and Jim. Left with fond and loving memories and to celebrate his life are his Grandchildren Stephen Blackwood (Kelly), Stacey Carroll (Francis), Stephanie Blackwood (Arthur), Alexia Williams (Hank), and Brad Shields (Kerry Lynn), son-in-law Jeff Blackwood, daughter-in-law Judy Lockyer Shields, and nine Great-Grandchildren: Makenzie, Katelyn, Lauren, Caroline, Cadence, Grace, Mia, Charley and Jordyn.  Also remembered by his brothers Jack and Bob, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Special thanks to the nursing staff at 7East for all of their wonderful care, support and kindness. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road with visitations on Saturday, June 16th from 2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm, and Sunday, June 17th from 2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm.  Service to be held at Carnell’s Memorial Chapel on Monday, June 18th at 11:00am.  Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Alex’s memory may be made to the Janeway Children’s Foundation.

Alex was a strong, caring, kind and true gentleman who had a passion for music and loved to be in the company of family and friends for song and dance.  He will be forever remembered and loved.



2-4 p.m. on June 16, 2018

7-9 p.m. on June 16, 2018

2-4 p.m. on June 17, 2018

7-9 p.m. on June 17, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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The Carnell Memorial Chapel
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To the Family of the Late Alexander Shields, Sr.:

I met Mr. Shields when Carol passed as she and I attended Holloway School and PWC together. What a beautiful person he was, so friendly as is all of his family.

My sincerest sympathy,
Sophie Peckford-Diamond

Stephen, Stacy, Stephanie and families,
so sad to hear of your grandads passing. He was such a friendly happy man, always a smile and a song and loved his family more than anything. Treasure all those special memories he made with you. You were always there for him. Love to you all.
Barb and Reg

To Shields Family:

I had the good fortune of singing in the same choir as Mr. Shields before I left Newfoundland. What a wonderful singer he was, and such a kind and lovely man! Sincere condolences to you all. God Bless.
Jo Hayden

Alexia,Brad, Stephen Stephanie, Stacey and Jeff. I am feeling very sad for you all after the passing of Mr. Shields. I feel like I have known him for my entire life almost. He was always a very pleasant and kind. My sincerest condolences to all of you. Mr. Shields will be missed very much.❣️

Alexia & family so sorry to read of the passing of your grandfather, hold on to your memories & cherish them forever, hugs!

We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your grandfather. If there is anything you need, please let us know. He was a true gentleman and will be truly missed.

Linda, Greg, and Rebecca.

Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss …
Alex will be missed by many …
Cherish your memories , he loved you all sooo much , never , ever stopped , talking about you all and the children , oh my ,the children , no one could ever love them any more than he did !!! 💙
The song has ended ,
But the melody lingers on …
Take care ,
With love , XOXOXOXO