Anita Marjorie Vokey

November 24, 1930 to February 24, 2021

Obituary

Passed peacefully away on February 24, 2021, in the presence of her loving family, Anita Marjorie Vokey (nee Best), aged 90 years formally of Tack’s Beach.  Predeceased by her husband, Selby, son Glen, parents Edgar and Violet (Brown) Best, sisters Ada Littlejohn and Mabel Smith, brothers Charles and Raymond, son-in-law Selwyn Hobbs. Leaving to mourn with precious memories her daughters Lorraine and Elizabeth, sons Don (Pauline) and Roy (Mary), grandchildren Joanne (Geoff) Winsor, Stephen (Denise), David (Allison) and Heather (James) Roberts, Sherri, Karen, Jeff (Rodrick), Kim (Chris) Crowley, Andrew (Maegan) Hobbs and Bryan Hobbs, and 14 great-grandchildren. Also, sisters Emily (Mac) Haines, Hannah (Wally) Neil, brothers Heber (Pat), Reginald, Carl (Edyepat). Brothers-in-law Myrle Vokey (Marilyn) and Bill Smith and sister-in-law Dorothy Vokey and a large circle of relatives and friends. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Jennifer Stender and staff and nurses of the Palliative Care Unit for their compassion and care. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of mom’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anita’s memory to Daffodil Place.

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So sorry for your loss,,condolences to the family,

So sorry to hear the news about Mrs Vokey. She worked as a supervisor with me at Hoyles Escasoni .
Such a lovely lady , so wonderful in her role . I always enjoyed working with her.

Steve & family,
My condolences on the passing of your grandmother during this difficult time. I hope your memories help to comfort you as you grieve.
Margo Hand (YYTAC)

To Elizabeth and family ,even though I never met your mom I feel I knew what a great mother she was from our little chats , May her soul RIP hold close all of your great memories , praying for you all at this most difficult time

Lorraine, Elizabeth & family. Our sincere condolences on the news of your dear mother’s passing. We have fond and loving memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
by Ed and Judy Lear

Roy & Mary Lorraine Family So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing Our deepest Condolences ..Wayne & Theresa Poole

Lorraine, our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. Cherish your memories. RIP Mrs. Vokey🙏

So sorry to hear of Anita’s passing. She was one special lady. I have such great memories of Anita. Her family was her life. My condolences to the family! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Loraine and family,
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Condolences from our family to yours.

Don, Lorraine, Roy, Elizabeth and families,

So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Nita. As a young child I can remember our Christmas visits and visualize her pleasant smile and mannerism. Thinking of you all during this time.
Regards,
Karl and Susan Vokey

so sorry to hear of your mom’s as she was such a sweet lady and a lovely smile whenever we saw her she will be miss for sure keeping you all in thoughts and prayers hugs to all .

Robert &Mona Marsh Family

Thinking of you guys ♡ Was always such a treat to see you and your wonderful mom come to Luckys !! You guys were my favorite customers. She was such a nice lady and she will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. I am so sorry for your loss.

Lorraine and family, sincere condolences on your beautiful Mom’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for you all. Much happiness in heaven today. Peggy and Roger Peet.

Don, Lorraine, Roy, Elizabeth.,

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Wayne & Mary Lou

Lorraine and family, sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thoughts and prayers with you at this time. Irene Fowler

the anonymous message is from ralph best and jean

condolances to0 to all the best and vokey familly we share your sorrow at this time our prayers are with you.all. y

Don and Family,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful person. Deepest sympathy to all the family.

Uncle Heber, Pat and family
Hannah, Wally and family

I am so sorry for the loss of your sister.
I know you have wonderful memories of her that you will cherish forever. Aunt Ada and her are having a fine chat about all the news.
You are all in my thought and prayers
Karen

Lorraine and Family:

Words are inadequate to express the loss we feel to lose our neighbour and friend of many years, who was just across the street. Your Mom was always such a gracious lady whom I enjoyed many cups of tea with and a chat. Her family was mostly all the conversation and the grandchildren and great grandchildren were the joys of her life. We will miss seeing her perched in her chair on the front deck, that your so lovingly placed there for her, on warm and sunny days; our loss is heaven’s gain. She left a wonderful legacy to all her family and that will sustain you in the days ahead. Please be assured of our love and prayers during these very difficult days. God bless you all!
Love, Les & Dolly

Don,Lorraine and families
Sincere condolences on the passing of your treasured mother.
Herb and Sheila Feaver

Don and family,
It was very sad to learn of your Mom’s passing. and how hard it must be on you and your family knowing how close and dear she was to you. On behalf of all Saint John’s Lodge brethren I offer my deepest condolences.

Ed Jarvis

Don & Family,
Our condolences on your Mom’s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Barry & Glenda Wilkins

Don, Pauline and Family – May we offer our condolences on the passing of your Mom. We did not have the privilege of knowing her but I’m sure you have many precious memories to sustain you at this difficult time. May she rest in peace.
Sincerely, Mary & Gerry.

Deepest condolences to you and your family. Wonderful memories. Sylvia Knight

Lorraine & Family,
So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I remember meeting her years ago when yourself and Peg shared the apartment. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, I remember the many games of Cards she and your Dad had at our house back in the day, on Bell Island. She had Elizabeth the same time as we had our oldest Daughter Charmaine. Good lasting Memories.

Our condolences to the Vokey family on Anita’s passing. We have fond memories of “get togethers “ at the cabin in Spread Eagle, Trinity Bay. May her memories be a blessing.

To The Vokey Family,
Thinking about you with sincere sympathy in these difficult times. A Mother’s love is truly a blessing, and you were very fortunate to have had your Mother for many good years to build wonderful memories that will help you through your sorrow.
God Bless

We wish to send out sincere condolences to the Vokey family. I know first hand what a caring & beautiful soul she was. Oh, the beautiful memories I have of her & with her. Peace ❤️

Don, Stephen and your family,
My condolences on your mom and grandmother’s passing.
Jason Whelan

Heber, Pat, and Family
So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to you all.
Connie and Jim

We are so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all the family.

To Anita’s Family,
My thoughts are with you at this sad time. May your many years of love and memories console you at this time. I have fond memories of Anita at the Church of Good Shepherd, she was a woman with a profound faith in God. May her faith be an example of strength for all of you at this time. With blessings and prayers.

To Heber & Pat and Vokey Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences at the passing of Anita. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Charles and Fanny Taylor

Sheila, our family, and I are so saddened by Anita’s passing. She surely was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all. Our condolences go out to both the Vokey and Best families in this sad time.

Sincere condolences to the Vokey/Best families on the passing of Anita; she was a lovely lady and always time for a chat if we ever met her . She was a cousin of our Mom, Belle (Brown) Thorne. No doubt you all have wonderful memories to help through these sad times.
May she rest in peace

Don, Lorraine, Elizabeth , Roy, and Families . Both Gordon and I are sorry to hear of your mom’s passing
Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you all at this time.

Take Care & God Bless

To Don, Lorraine, Roy, Elizabeth and families,

I have many fond memories of the love and kindness that Aunt Nita showed me as a boy on Bell Island, and throughout my adult life in St. John’s. We never spoke frequently, but when we did….we just picked up where we left off. She was a great listener, and we all knew that we could count on her for love and support.
I am thankful to have had her as my aunt..

Don, Steven and your entire families. We offer our sincerest condolences on your loss. We hope you find comfort in your family and friends at this trying time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless!

So sorry to hear off your mothers passing your parents were the best of. Neighbors I though highly of them both RiP

Dob, Lorraine, Elizabeth, and Roy
Thinking of you and your families at this sad time. Anita was such a special person.who we loved to visit at the cabin. She will be missed.

To the Vokey Family:
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Vokey’s passing. She was a very good friend of my mother, Maggie Saunders, when our families lived on Bell Island and they also meet during some church socials since moving to St. John’s. I meet your mother several times at The Church of the Good Shepherd and talked about the good times spent on the island, MANY YEARS AGO! May your cherished memories give you peace and strength in the days ahead. No matter the age, it is never a good times to lose a mother, especially during these difficult times. Thinking about you with sincere sympathy. Ruby & John Hiscock

Elizabeth.So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May you find peace with her passing. Hugs.

Lorraine, Elizabeth, Don, Roy and families, please accept my condolences on the loss of your mom. She was a sweet lady and I know it is a profound loss for you all.

Don, Lorraine, Roy, Elizabeth
I was sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother. I am sure you have lots of wonderful memories and pictures of her that you will treasure.
The gates are open for her to go home and Selby and Glenn are waiting for her with open arms. I am sure that Marge isn’t far behind them waiting for her too. Please know that I am thinking of all the family as you go through this difficult time.
RIP Mrs. Vokey
Karen

Lorraine,Elizabeth,Don ,Roy and families ,our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother and grandmother. Anita was a very kind and caring person,a visit to her cabin you were always invited in for a cup of tea and a sweet with a “come again” as you left. Hold close your special memories.

Thinking of you and your Family during this time of sadness and reflection, Brothers Vokey. Stay safe, everyone.

Dear Don, Lorraine, Elizabeth and Roy. You are in our hearts and prayers. We are so happy to have spoken to her just days ago, and to have seen you all two summers ago. Lorraine screeched in her Come From Away cousins really well, and Nita watched, laughing, with Millie on her knee. We are blessed to have been part of her very large family and our love for you all won’t die. Nin was a good friend. Uncle Carl and Aunt Pat (Edyepat, your Mom said! So there! ).

Don and family, we are truly sorry for the loss of your mom. Mothers are always special and their loss is always the biggest of our lives. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family.
Nelson and Margaret Bradbury

Don and family, sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, cherish the memories .
Take Care
Wayne and Judy Mitchell

Don , Pauline and family….. condolences on the passing your mom, our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Tom and Dolores …..

Don, Lorraine, Roy and Elizabeth and families,
We are sorry about the passing of your loving mother. She will be sadly missed. May your fond memories and love you share help you through the difficult times.
I remember Aunt Nita fondly , particularly when I was a child on Bell Island our family visited your family on “the Front”. She was kind and good natured and made really good cakes. She enjoyed a good sing a long and I know she will be listening to “Paper Roses” often now.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time,
.
Love,
Karen and Ken

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. We remember her so well and her bright, positive outlook on things. Most of our memories of her is with Lorraine at the cabin and visits to our home. There was always a story with a cup of tea or meal. May her memories keep you sustained. Sincere condolences at this time
Marilyn and Vic Greelet

Don and Family condolences to you and your family
on the loss of your mother.. you are in our thoughts.
Sincerely Ab and Linda

Don and Family condolences to you and your family
on the loss of your mother.. you are in our thoughts.
Sincerely Ab and Linda

The Vokey Family
Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences at the loss of one who was so dear to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Gordon and Ruby Giles

Sincere condolences to you all on the passing of Anita. She was a gentle, loving, thoughtful lady. I appreciate her friendship to my mom and myself. I will miss sitting on the front deck chatting and having a laugh or two. Fondly remembered, forever missed. Hugs from Joan and family.

Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time

We little knew when we woke that morning,
the sorrow the day would bring,
The call was sudden, the shock severe,
to part with one we loved so dear.
She left us quickly, her thoughts unknown.
But left us a memory we are proud to own.
So treasure her Lord in your garden of rest.
For when on earth, she was one of the best.
May the Lord grant her eternal peace.

To Don, Lorraine,,Roy, Elizabeth and family.

We wish to pass on our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends 98)

Sincere condolences to the Vokey and Best families ,Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.Please accept
our condolences

Dear Don, Lorraine, Roy, Elizabeth and families,

We both were so sorry to hear of your mother’s illness and subsequent death yesterday, especially at a time when visiting. and sharing is impossible

Many of us in the extended Vokey family have very fond memories of “Aunt Nita” and her gentle, but humorous, ways. She surely loved life and loved people. We know how she loved and took pride in all of you.

Mom especially remembers the good times on Bell Island, as those of us of a certain vintage also easily recall. We will remember Aunt Nita with love.

May memories of many wonderful and happy times together help ease your grief in these difficult days.

With loving and heartfelt sympathy,
Dorothy Vokey and Marilyn Flower

Don

Condolences to you and the family on the passing of your mother.

Our most sincere condolences to your entire family and closest friends of dear Mrs. Vokey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Don Vokey and Family and Heber Best and Family.

We were saddened to read about the passing of your Mother, Don, and your sister, Heber.
We hope that all your beautiful memories of her will give you strength and solace in the days ahead.
God Bless.

To Don, Stephen and all your family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother/grandmother. The brethren knew her well through our annual Xmas visits and we have fond memories of her jovial and lighthearted disposition. We can only imagine the affect that her loss is having on your family. Rest in Peace Anita.

So very sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest condolences to the Vokey family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Don, Pauline and family. We are sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. We hope that time will ease your sorrow and leave you with many happy memories.
Bev and Frank Lee

Don, Lorraine, Elizabeth and Roy. Our sincerest sympathy and condolences to you and your extended families at this time of passing of your dear mother. Anita was a lovely lady. Marion and I have so many happy memories of times when we gathered together at Spread Eagle. Our prayers go out to all of you at this time. May she Rest In Peace until we all meet again.
Love to you all;
Rev. David and Marion Cook

so sorry to hear about Mrs. Vokey. She was a sweet lady. Rest in Peace.

We are sorry t,o hear thie news of your mother’s passing. Sending condolences to all the Vokey families. Cherish your memories and God Bless all of you..

Lorraine, Elizabeth, Don, Roy and families. Our sincere condolences to you all on the passing of your beautiful mother. We have so many lovely memories of your mom (dad) from Spread Eagle. Thinking of you all. RIP Anita.

Garry and Debbie Chaytor

I am so sorry to hear this very sad news. We have known Mrs. Vokey for many years and enjoyed many conversations. She will be missed especially at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Sending condolences to the entire family. Rest In Peace.

Lorraine and family, our sincere condolences on the news of your mother’s passing.
Edna & Nathan Cutler

Lorraine, Don, Elizabeth a.nd Roy so sorry to hear the passing of your mother she was such a lovely person. I remember being in your house when we were growing up and she was always so kind. my thoughts are with you all at this time. Phyllis Dwyer

Sincere condolences to all family members. . Thinking of you all today.God bless.RIP Mrs Vokey

Don and Family:
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. I am so sorry for the loss.

To the Vokey family: So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing especially at the difficult time. It is hard enough to lose a loved one at anytime. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. I worked with your Mom at the Hoyles Home for years. May she Rest In Peace. Denise ( Hibbs) Thorne.

Don, Lorraine, Elizabeth and families, our deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time.. May she rest in peace

To the Vokey family .So sorry to hear about your Moms passing , you have lost a wonderful mother and .grandmother May she rest in peace Garry and Sylvia Smith ( Louise Smith )

Roy, Mary, Lorraine and Family,
Sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your lovely Mom/ mother -in-law. Treasure precious memories of happier times to help you through these difficult days.Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
With sympathy,
Cynthia and Greg Fardy

Don and Family:
Deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother.
May she rest in peace.

Very sad to hear of your mom’s passing Don. To you and your family our deepest sympathy. We know the pain you are feeling at this time. May her soul, through the mercy of God, “Rest in Peace”

John & Gloria Hussey

Don & Family, Very sorry to learn of your Mothers passing..Prayers and thoughts are directed toward you & Family.

So sorry for your loss.
She was a wonderful woman
May she Rest In Peace

Dear Lorraine, Elizabeth, Don, Roy and families, we are saddened to hear the passing of your dear Mom. We send our deepest condolences to all of you and hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

Debby and Garry Dicks and familIt’s

Don and Family

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing . Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

L.Barry Parsons

Don & Family

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our prayers & thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.
May God bless you all.
Doreen & Mel Parsons

Don and Family,
Warmest condolences to you and family. Wishing you the fondest of memories of your dear mother.
Sincerely, Derek.
ps, coincidentally, today, Feb 24th, is the 34 anniversary of my mother’s passing!

Don and family, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, condolences to all the family

To all the Vokey family, please accept our condolences on the passing of Anita, keep your happy memories of her in the foremost of your hearts and minds and it will help you in your journey without her.
Debbie Nicol, my sister always spoke of her with much affection.
Carol Parsons and family
Gary Nicol and family