Alexander (Sandy) Wilson Greeley

February 21, 1941 to January 5, 2018

Obituary

Passed peacefully away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Health Sciences Centre Sandy Greeley, age 76 years.  A member of the Royal St. John’s Regatta Hall of Fame as Coxswain and was involved in the Regatta for 64 years.  Predeceased by his parents Lindsey and Elizabeth; sister, Dolda Redmond; brother, Cyril Greeley.

Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 57 years Barbara (Holwell); three sons: Cyril (Dianne); Kevin (Corena) and Robert (Angela); five daughters: Sandra Wiseman (Charlie), Donna White (Don), Brenda Neary (Russell),  Gina Elens (Clayton), Tina Thomas (Dave); 22 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Wilhelmina Noseworthy (George, deceased); special Aunt, Edith Churchill; special friends: Carmel Walsh, Patrisha Barron and Barry Myers; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday, January 6 from 7-9 p.m., Sunday, January 7 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Monday, January 8 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Memorial United Church, Portugal Cove.  Interment to follow in Memorial United Cemetery, Bauline Line Ext., Portugal Cove.  Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Schedule

Visitations

7-9 p.m. on January 6, 2018

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on January 7, 2018

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on January 8, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

2:00pm, Tuesday January 9th

Memorial United Church, Portugal Cove


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So sorry to hear of your dads passing Kevin and Cyril! Thinking of you and the family!

So sorry for your loss Kevin and family. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Andrea and Blair

So sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family.
Sincerely Keith & Jill Gordon

Barb and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the passing of Sandy. I know you will miss him dearly.
With sympathy,
Sister Barbara Kenny

POSTED BY THE GREELEY FAMILY ON BEHALF OF DEBBIE AND BARRY MYERS. Thank you for you kind words and we also wish you were here but you know how he would feel about that. We all know there was a special place in his heart for you to.
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Barb, I’m sorry I couldn’t be with you and your wonderful family as you pay tribute to one of the finest people I’ve ever known. From my earliest memories Sandy was part of our lives, making sure we were alright. Holding our hand in times of sorrow, like when dad died and taking part in all celebrations. Barb has the tapes to prove it! Sandy not only looked after us but he came to the rescue of hundreds. We just called 911 Sandy.

Sandy was beyond a special friend, he was a father to me and even after he married, Barb treated me like I was one of their own. Sandy was also a great teacher and an expert carpenter who taught me more than I learned in trades school. Sandy could do wiring, plumbing, electrical and could fix anything and in fact, some said he could put an __________ in a cat! Sandy helped no matter when you called and he was such fun to be around. He worked hard no matter how he was feeling and he never complained, even after falling off a ladder he was still pleasant! Sandy also had a peculiar sense of humor and for some reason loved to make me the victim of his practical jokes. This tradition will no doubt be continued!

Everyone knows all Sandy could do in a boat and his love of rowing was incredible, inspiring so many. He is a legend whose stories will continue. Besdides Quidi Vidi, he wanted Portugal Cove to have its own regatta. The role he and his family played in creating the Portugal Cove Regatta is a tribute to him. These memories will keep us all going, old buddy, as we see you off. There’ll be a special place just for you at the Portugal Cove Regatta. God Bless.

Posted on behalf of the Greeley Family from Rena Schofield.
Sandy your strength so strong your love so long you had a fight with all your might more than just a dad ,granddad and friend never will your memory ever end we wish you god bless to see you again one day the biggest angel there ever will be we don’t say bye as that is not the end as one day we will be together again my true friend.

Rena Schofield
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Our sincere condolences to all the family.So sorry to hear of your loss.

Sandra,
My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time.

To Kevin, Cyril and Families: So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My condolences to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

Kevin & Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tina ,to you and all your families I would to my thoughts and prayers, may your memories comfort you and yours.

I am so sorry for your loss, I have many fond memories of Sandy and his family. Iam so grateful that he was so special to Stephanie while she had such an interest in rowing which made her feel so confident, which Im sure she carries in her adult life, Thankyou Sandy,
Sincerly Beverly Jennings

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Xo

I’m sorry for your loss of your loved one. Dads are just amazing individuals who touch hearts and are terribly missed. Words never say enough at times like these. Please know that others care. One day soon God assures us that He will wipe away your tears and swallow up death forever, Isaiah 25:8.

To Sandra & Family,
Sorry for the loss of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.

To Sandra, Brenda and family.
Sorry for your loss with the passing of your dad. It’s never easy to lose a loved one but know that they live on in us, through our memories, actions and words. I’m sure he will be missed but always remembered with love.

To Kevin, Cyril and Families
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories of your dad and they will help to comfort you in the days ahead. God Bless.

SO SORRY TO HERE OF ALEXANDERS DEATH OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERRS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS….FROM JIM MURPHY AND FAMILY…

Aunt Barb, and All the family,
Sending lots of love your way through this difficult time. Though I wasn’t close with Uncle Sandy, I do know that he was a kind, loving, and funny man. He was man that I admired for all of his hard work, his dedication to his family, and his love for the Regatta. His passion for the pond was overreaching and I can imagine he’s already gathering a crew and is starting up another Regatta in heaven.
My sincere apologies that I am unable to make it home to his funeral, but know that I am thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers.

Love and hugs,
Rebecca

Gina, Steve and I are saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.

Brenda ,Tina and Gina and family so sorry to hear of your loss..God bless you all during this hard time

Barb
My sincere condolences to you, your children and all the extended family on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. May the love and joy you shared together remain forever within your heart. As long as love remains you and he will never be apart. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go this journey. With love and hugs, Dianne Connolly Kilner.

Sincere condolences to all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
From Shirley and Russell Langmead.

Sandra,Charlie and family.
Its so sad Sandra to hear of your Dads passing ,We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Sincere condolences to you and your family .Hugs from Maurice and Jessie

Mrs. Greeley, Sandra, Charlie, Christopher, Frederick and all the family.
We were saddened to hear of the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather. May your memories comfort you during this time and in the days ahead. Wish we could be there with you but be assured of our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
With Love from Philip & Lynn Wiseman

Robert, Angela and all of the Greeley family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I remember the stories that you all told of Sandy with pride. Those, and his obituary, reflected a man who was well respected and loved for his grit and tireless dedication to his family and his history in rowing. He left a wonderful legacy for and in his family. Continue to take pride in that and comfort in your memories.

With love…

Barb & family
Please accept our sincere condolences on Sandy’s passing. You are in our thoughts at this time.

Brenda, I was sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad; I remember he was a real inspiration to you and your siblings. Please accept my sincere condolences. God bless,
Donna

Sandra, Brenda and Greeley family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

My sincerest condolences to the Greeley family. I had the pleasure of knowing Sandy a little more then I probably would have just through family. For my very first year rowing he brought our team to the finish line in 1st place. I’ll never forget that day, his enthusiam, experience, love for the sport and almost his teeth came through that boat like he owned it. I was very proud, not only for winning, but to stand beside the man that everyone came to know as one of the best coxswains at Quidi Vidi. I hope your family finds peace and joy in the many stories and memories each person will share with you over the next while about their time with Sandy. May he rest in peace.

Sandy you were a great man who left a good mark on alot of people with your knowledge. The 4-5 years i worked at Murrays i got to know the great man you were, it has been a pleasure knowing you. You will be sadly missed.

Cassie, we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Sincere condolences to you and your family from the Drodge family.

Donna and family, I am sorry to hear of uour Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at thus sad time.

So sorry to hear of the passing of Sandy. Deepest condolences to you all during this difficult time.

So sorry hear of Sandy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We have many fond memories! Hold yours dear to your heart! Bud and Mildred Chafe and Family

Hi Debbie. Ken and I send our deepest sympathy to you and to your family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda and Ken Parsons

Sandra
So sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tough time .

sorry for your loss of a family
my heart goes out to all his family
and all the people that knows him
keep all the good time you have

rip alexander sandy wilson greeley

Sandra and Brenda. My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

I have many fond memories of Sandy during my rowing days. I have a great photo of all of us at the 1972 race. Condolences to the family. God bless.
Robin & Lois Morgan

Robert, Angela and family..

So sorry to hear of your dads passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

Our deepest sympathy to the Greeley family on the passing of Sandy. His love of rowing will be remembered and his many visits to the Harbour Grace Regatta over the years will remain part of its colourful history. Sandy and the Greeley family are part of the very fabric of our Regatta. He will be missed but not forgotten. May God ‘s perpetual light shine upon him and grant him eternal rest. God Bless the Greeley family.

Sandra, Charlie,Freddy and Alexander ,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your father, grandfather and great grandfather, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time and through the days ahead. God bless!

So sorry to hear of your dads passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Robert, Wilhelmina, Carol Ann and all the Greeley family!
Sending sincerest sympathy on the loss of your father, brother, uncle and loved one! May God give you the strength to deal with this difficult time and the courage to face tomorrow without him. May he R.I.P 💞🙏

Sandra and family sorry to hear about your Dad.

Condolences to all the Greeley family.
Sandy was a wonderful man and loved by all.
Barb I have memories of years ago.
God bless you and your family

I am so sorry to hear!!!! Sandy was a amazing man and I have great memories of him. Hugs to all the family he will be greatly missed!!!!!

our deepest condolences to all the family, and to my dear friend Sandra my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time, god bless

Barb, I can’t even express the loss that you and the kids and grandkids are feeling. I am sending love to you all. I am so terribly sorry for the loss of Sandy.

Sandra, Brenda and family, sending our sincerest sympathies to your family at this difficult time. God bless.