Alice Winnifred (Winnie) Thornhill (nee Williams)

July 5, 1927 to February 12, 2021

Obituary

To view the service for Winnifred “Winnie” Thornhill on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2021 please follow this link https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1618414687110682

 

 

 

Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s on Friday, February 12th, 2021, Alice Winifred (Winnie)Thornhill, aged 93 yrs. Predeceased by her loving husband Archie (2013).

Winnie devoted her life to her family and friends but her dedication to her son Scottie was beyond measure. She was a life-long member of the United Church Women’s group and served her church at every opportunity. Along with her family and her faith, children and taking care of others were her passions in life.

She will be greatly missed and remembered by many and leaves to mourn and celebrate her life, her 3 children: Sheldon Thornhill (Thelma), Mt. Pearl; Dorothy Newchurch (Mick), Bay L’Argent; Scottie, Pleasantville Towers; 3 grandchildren: Kimberley Loder (Keith), Qatar; Christina Baker (Brian), Bay L’Argent; Todd Thornhill (Albert), Toronto. 3 great-grandchildren: Alexandra Cowan (James), Garnish; Jacob Loder and Jordan Loder, Qatar; 3 great-great- grandchildren: Liam, Aliyah and Calista; brothers: Chesley (Daisy – deceased), Calvin (Joan), Eric (Elaine) and Neil (June) Williams; as well as sister, Vivian Pope (Bill – deceased).

Also leaving to mourn Dorothy Dutton, roommate (partner in crime) at Karwood Retirement Center.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will take place  on Tuesday April 20th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel and in keeping with COVID regulations it is by invitation only. Those unable to attend can view the service via livestreaming by following the link above.

Donations in her memory will be gratefully appreciated by the Wesley United Church food bank (Bridges to Hope),101 Patrick St., St. John’s. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com.

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Sheldon – so very sad to hear of your mother’s passing. We know what it’s like to lose our mother. It doesn’t matter how old they get, it is still very hard when they go. Please know that we are thinking of you.

Sheldon, Dottie, Scottie and family. So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Hope you all find comfort in each other to get you through these rough days ahead. Keep going with her memories and RIP Winnie. Eric and Joyce Green.

Sheldon, Thelma and Thornhill family. We were so sorry to hear about your mother’s death, Sheldon. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We know your sadness is made worse because of the lock down., but please know we are with you in spirit. Love, Noreen and Harold

Our condolences to Sheldon and the Thornhill family.. Rest in peace Mrs. Thornhill.

Sending our deepest condolences to Sheldon, Thelma, and the Families and friends of Mrs. Thornhill. May she rest in peace and fly high with the angels. Much love from Paul Cleary and Susan Cooper

Sheldon and Thelma. Sheldon l am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I am so glad I had the privilege of meeting her. She was such a funny person and spoke her mind. Our mother will always be the one person who leave a empty spot in our hearts. Hugs.

Sheldon and family

Sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

Karen King (Furlong)
Pouch Cove

Sheldon Out deepest condolence on your Mother,s passing. We know how close you were to her and although she lived a very full live you will miss her terribly. She is with your Dad now, May they both Rest in Peace.

Saddened to hear the news of your Mom’s passing – we both know how much you loved and cared for your Mom. Love and take care…..

Sheldon and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I know how much she meant to you. We often shared stories of your Mom and my Dad as we were both primary care givers. You were so good to her. Cherish your memories and may her gentle soul Rest in Peace.
Condolences to all the family.

Sheldon & Family
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your precious mom, especially during these very sad times. . May you find strength & peace in all those precious memories, in her wonderful long life. Take care….

Sheldon and family, thinking of you at this sad time and offering sincere sympathy on the passing of your mom.
May the memories you share bring comfort and strength to you all in the days ahead.

Sheldon & Thelma, we are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your families. God bless.

Sheldon & Family
Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mother.
Her memories will remain in your heart forever.
May she rest in peace.

Sending our condolences to Sheldon, Thelma and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, I remember her from our gatherings at Daphne’s home. She was a very lovely lady and I know she will be missed deeply by her family and Thelma’s mom , Dot( partner in crime) . Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you in this very sad time.

I have fond memories of Winnie as we worked together many years ago. Always pleasant and kind. RIP Winnie. Mary Jerrett.

My sincere sympathy to all the family of the Late Winnie Thornhill – Sheldon, Dorothy and Scottie, your Mom was a dear friend of mine. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. No doubt, she is very happy to be reunited in Eternal Life with Archie, and he is playing the accordion to welcome her! God Bless!

Carmelita Bruce and family

Sheldon & Thelma and family
Our condolences to the passing of Winnie, she was a wonderful person with a big smile on her face.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever.

Sheldon, Thelma & Family,

We are so very for the loss of your dear, sweet Mother. You are all in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. May Winnie & Archie Rest In Peace.❤️❤️

Sheldon, Kim, Keith, Jacob, Jordan, Todd, Scottie and the entire Thornhill Family, I’m so so sorry to hear about Winnie’s passing. She was the sweetest Nan 💔 take comfort in knowing she’s with Archie now and no doubt having a scuff 🙂 all my love, thoughts and prayers.

Nancy

Sheldon, so sorry to read of the loss of your mother. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Sincere condolences to all the family. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this sad time.

I was very saddened to see that Winnie had passed away. Both she and Dorothy were very entertaining when I would go to visit. She was a beautiful lady who spoke very highly of her family. I will most certainly miss our chats. Sending condolences to the family.

Many fond memories of Winnie. Condolences to the family

To the family of Winnie Thornhill
Sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs.Thornhill. We lived in Bay L’ARGENT for a number of years and got to know your Mom and Dad well. As Scottie’s first classroom teacher, I certainly know how devoted she was to Scottie. She was a beautiful lady .

Sheldon, Dorothy, & Scottie.. sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Barry & Karen Snow, Lewisporte

To the family of the late Winnie Thornhill

So sorry to hear of your loss. AS you mourn the loss of your mother, may you find strength in all your wonderful memories together. She will never be far from your heart.
Alice & Doug Regular

We are so saddened to hear about Aunt Winnie. She was the sweetest and most kindest lady. Thinking of you all.

Our condolences to Sheldon / Thelma and all of the family on Winnie’s passing. She was a kind and caring person who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sheldon (Thelma), my sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. Whenever I saw her she was always so pleasant and kind. I wish you both strength and peace during this very sad time.

Sheldon,

My thoughts and prayers on your mother’s passing.

Joanne Blyde
Wife of the late Gerald Cooper

Sean and I are sending our sincere condolences to you all at this difficult time. Thinking of you all and sending our love. I am sure Aunt Winnie is busy catching up with many loved ones who have gone before her. God Bless her and all of you

Sheldon and family: So sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom We know that you will miss her terribly. Please accept our sincere condolences and be assured that Shirley and I will keep you in our prayers. May God give you strength as you face these sad times under the terrible circumstances of the day.

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Deepest symphony to all the family. Margaret and Gail

Sheldon..Kim..Scottie and family. Your mom was an amazing soul. Paula and I are saddened to hear this news Blessedly, as we all know, she lived a great life. Her and Paula’s mom were….and are now…soul mates. We are having many reflections on the “times” with those two beautiful souls. Keep all those amazing memories packaged up in your hearts!! God speed!!

Sheldon, Dorothy,Scotty & Family. So sorry for your loss. Thinking about you all at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our sincere condolences.
Gary and Lucinda Holloway

Sincere condolences to all the family. Visited her many times at Karwood. She will surely be missed by all her family and many friends.
Howard & Gladys Hunt

Sheldon;
Sincere condolences on the passing of .your dear Mother. We know how special she was to you and your loving care for her.

Our sincere condolences to the Thornhill family. We have many fond memories of Winnie from years gone by. She was a lovely lady.
Keith and Joan. (Thornhill) Welsh

Sheldon and Family, sorry for your loss, cherish your wonderful memories at this difficult time.

Our condolences to all the. Family of the late Winnie Thornhill Hattie and Clyde Thornhill c

Dorothy and your family so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was so good to me always.Thinking of you all at this sad time. Glenda Vardy

Dorothy and family. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her well. She was a very kind and lovely lady. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Take care.

Sheldon, Dottie and Scotty,
Brian and I are so sorry to hear of Aunt Winnies passing. She was such a beautiful lady. She will surely be missed. Love to all of you during this difficult time.

To Sheldon and family.
Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing! Our deepest condolences to you all..
Eric &Jane Herridge

So very sorry to hear the passing of this sweet lady,
Winnie was one of the most kindhearted neighbour ,always had a good laugh to brighten our day. ,condolences to all RIP Winnie

Sheldon,,Dorothy,Scotty,& family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to u all, Aunt Winnie was always a big part of our family, she was like a second mother to me. I will never forget the way she looked after our mother all through the years. We will surely miss her thoughtful ways and all the laughter that she shared with all of us.

Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to Sheldon Dottie and Scottie and all Winnie’s family. We have so many great memories of Winnie and Archie that will nevet be forgotten. from Lloyd & Shirley Green Moncton NB RIP Winnie, you will always be in our hearts , thanks for all the great memories ❤

Sheldon,Dorothy ,Scotty,& Family
Sending condolences on your mom’s passing, Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
God Bless
Jim & Freda Kennedy

So sorry to hear of Winnies passing I remember her well while living in Little Bay East, she was such a lovely lady.
My condolences to all of her family and friends
RIP Winnie 🙏

Sheldon myself and Marie send our sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother.

Dear Sheldon and Thelma
Our condolences on the loss of your mother. May cherished memories of times shared sustain you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Clare and Mike
Ottawa

Sheldon and Family . I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Winniie. It was always so nice to be in her company. Thinking about you and all the family at this sad time. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Sending sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of a special lady and friend to many.
Winnie was a long-time member of our UCW group and we still miss her singing. There’s hardly a meeting goes by that something or other doesn’t remind me of her. Only a few nights ago I was looking back through some of the UCW records I still have and one book was the Minutes of many meetings recorded in her handwriting when she was our Secretary.. I remember when she moved back to town and we were looking to replace her as Secretary, the lady who did agree to the position made a point of telling us that she could never do as good a job of it as Winnie did.
Rest peacefully, Winnie…we will have you leading our singing again one day!

Sheldon and family. We are so sorry to hear about Winnie. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.

rest in Piece Winnie. Howard and Rennie

Sheldon , Dottie , Scottie, family and friends sorry to hear of winnies passing , there are no words that can describe such a caring and loving woman. Be assured we are thinking of you all during your time of sorrow..

Sheldon thinking of you our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Carl and Irene Whalen

Our sincere condolences Sheldon !! So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace🥀

Sheldon my deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. You have many great memories to cherish forever. May your beautiful Mom RIP. Hugs .my friend.

Sheldon, thinking of you as you mourn the passing of your much loved and caring Mother. She has earned her place in Heaven. Until you meet again may Winnie rest in peace and love.

So sorry for your loss Sheldon. May your precious memories get you through your toughest days.

Deepest Condolences to Winnie’s family and friends. Winnie was a kind, loving woman with a heart of gold. Good job done Winnie. Go rest high on the mountain. Rest In Peace!
Love from Pat and Harry Stone