Anthony Squires

June 21, 1948 to November 7, 2020

Obituary

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Anthony (Tony) Squires, retired fire Captain from the St. John’s Regional Fire Department, who passed peacefully away at home November 7, 2020 at the age of 72.  He was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather. True to life and everyone around him, he touched the hearts of all. After 25 years in the fire department, he decided to continue on with his construction business. Up until his last days, he spent his time in the garage preparing for the upcoming winter season.  During the summers he enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Millertown. He loved the outdoors and to all who heard his everlasting stories of fishing and hunting, they will never be forgotten. His main joy in life however was his grandchildren. The endless love he felt for them will always be remembered.

Leaving to mourn his loving wife Judy (Newman) of 52 years, son Troy (Angela), daughter Marlene (Gary), cherished grandchildren Austin (friend and buddy), Haley (his baby girl), Brielle and Dustin who will treasure his recent visit to Ontario for cancer treatment.

Predeceased by parents Eli and Francis Squires, sisters Desma Dowden, Lydia Lannom and Leifa Thorne and brothers Wendall, Melvin and Richard. Left to mourn are sisters Rosemany Drover (Wilf-deceased), Sandra Sharpe (Tom), Rosalind Davis (Dave), Patsy Lawlor (Gerald) and brothers Eli (Madeline- deceased) and Max (Shirley).  Tony will be missed by a large circle of family and friends.

Special thanks to all who reached out with support and messages during this time and to the staff of St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital for their care and to his home care worker Moses.

Due to COVID restrictions, visitation will be by invitation only. A funeral service will take place from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, November 10th at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

“A golden heart

stopped beating

hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts

to prove to us, He only

takes the best.”

-By author unknown

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Calebs remembers fond memories, Tony used to pick him up in his Cadillac. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

I am very deeply sorry to hear of Tony’s passing.

Sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. My condolences.

To The Squire’s family: Our condolence on the passing of Tony. We will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless you all. RIP Tony. Denise Thorne & Henry Tucker.

Judy, Marlene, Troy & Family,
So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, God Bless and Take Care
Hugs

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Rosemary & Family. I’m so sorry to hear about Tony’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Sending you my deepest sympathy and Love. God Bless You All.

Sandra & Family. So sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Hoping your many good memories will help you through your time of grief. Hugs

Judy & all the family
Our taughts & prayers are with you all these days
as you mourn the loss of your loved one Tony. Cherish
the memories, they will help you in the days ahead.
With care & compassion. ❤️

so sorry for your loss, condolences to your family during this difficult time.

Judy, Marlene, Troy and Family
So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. He always made me feel welcome and always has a story to tell. May God support you through the following days and lean on him when you feel you need to. Thinking of you all.

Love
Barry Tracey Miranda and Brad

Judy, Marlene, Troy and Families,
Our hearts go out to you all these days. So sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy and love.

Kevin & Rosie Harrison

Dear Judy and family, My heart goes out to you all these days. We are grateful that we know the One who comforts us in every experience,! I have special memories of my time in your area! With Sympathy n Love Lucy

Mrs Squires (NaN) and family although we don’t know you personally we feel that you are our family through Austin and Jenni . Please accept Our Deepest condolences on the passing of your Husband , Father and Grandfather ( Pop ).

Austin , My heart breaks for you because I know Pop was your World and it showed when you spoke his name , rest assure that he is in a better place with no more suffering but he will live on in your heart. Cherish your many memories of him and hold them close . Just imagine What a special guardian angel you have now watching over you from above . Our hearts are with you all today and in the days and weeks ahead . Rest easy Pop and fly high with the angels , you have earned your wings .

John & Cathy Haggett
Glover’s Harbour, NL

The news of Tony’s passing comes as quite a shock. We are so deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. Please know that our thoughts are with you all, as you journey through this very difficult time. Hopefully, as with all things the passing time will lessen the heart ache and ease the pain that you are suffering right now.
Regards
Tom and Joan Strickland

To: The Squires family: Condolences to Tony’s family. I knew Captain Squires from the fire hall. He was a respected officer with his crew.

He left his mark on the fire hall.. Rest in peace.

Regards: Don and Phyllis Bugden – Portugal Cove

To Judy, Troy, Marlene and families. Our hearts are truly saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. Chris and I so enjoyed the birthday get togethers at Troy and Angela’s as I think you and Tony have been there for the last 16 of my birthdays. It was always a treat to catch up with him. We are both heartbroken for your loss and send healing prayers with the hope of finding some peace and comfort in the days ahead. God speed Tony.

Elaine and Chris

We are sorry to hear about uncle Tony. I haven’t seen any of my extended family in a lot of years but I always remember uncle tony being the first at our home to see mom and dad each Christmas. My sincere condolences to your family.

Sincere condolences to all the Squires family on the passing of Tony. May memories of good times spent together be a comfort to you at this difficult time.

Art and Anastasia (Thorne) Dunn

Sincere Condolences to all Tony’s Family you are in my thoughts and prayers.
All God’s. Blessings. RIP Tony.

Judy& Fa.mily, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

My heart is saddened by your loss. If I ever need to smile I always think of your family. What wonderful memories.

Dear Judy, Troy ,Marlene and Family. So sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Thinking of you all with much Love.

Sorry to hear to of Tony’s passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with the Squires Family .

From Lee , Daphne and Sarah Dehann

Sorry to hear to of Tony’s passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with the Squires Family .

From Lee , Daphne and Sarah Dehann

Sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Deepest sympathy and condolences to all the family..

I worked on shift with Tony in the SJRFD for years.

James and Thelma Healey

Patsy, Gerald and all of Tony’s family. Deepest Sympathy to you all on Tony’s passing. God Bless you all at this difficult time..

Judy, Marlene, Troy and the whole Squires family; My heart breaks at the loss of a wonderful person and a close confidant. I will miss out Sunday mornings chats for the last twelve years following Leifa’s passing . My heart goes out to you on such a great loss. Rest assured that he is now at peace with no more suffering. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Judy , Marlene, Troy, and Family .Thinking of you at this difficult time ..so sorry to hear of Tonys passing .
My tougths and prayes are with .
Cherish your memories , Hugs

My heart is heavy and I am saddened by the loss of Tony Squires. I am so very sorry for your loss. Tony was my dear friend Marlene Squires Bakers’s father.. Love and prayers go to Marlene and her mom Judy and the family..

Dear Judy, Marlene, Troy and families, so very sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers these days. With deepest sympathy and love ❤️. Melvin & Jane Sears
Marshall & Melba Blades

Judy, Marlene and Troy, so sorry for your loss. Tony will be greatly missed, especially Christmas Day when he would come up for cold plates at mom and dads. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Patsy, Gerald and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

Sandy and Roger

Judy, Troy and Marlene,
We are sorry to hear of Uncle Tony’s passing. I have fond childhood memories of him as quite the character when we used to visit Nan and Pop on Sundays. I hope you will feel some comfort in that he is resting peacefully with his family who have gone before him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families .
Gerry & Lynda Dowden and family

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

To ALL of Tony’s dear ones, you are in my thoughts very much these days.
It is NEvER easy to lose a loved one. May loving memories fill your hearts in days that ahead
With caring tnoughts, Phyllis Drover

Judy and family, please except my deepest condolences on Tony’s passing. My thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time.

Judy and family, Tony was a wonderful friend and buddy. We will miss his drop in visits and his half of cup of tea, with a sweet cookie if you have one. Know that he will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace my friend.
Ian, Lori and family

Judy and family
Please accept my sincere condolences on Tony’s passing.
I worked with Tony in the SJRFD. He always had a smile and friendly greeting. Rip Tony

Gary Douglas
Chilliwack, BC

Aunt Judy, Marlene, Troy and family

So sorry to hear about uncle Tony. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Judy and family
Thinking of you all at this time.
Sincere condolences.

Dear Judy, Marlene, Troy and family

I’m sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. My heartfelt sympathy goes to you all during this difficult time and the days that lie ahead.

Love, Madeline Penney

Our condolences to judy and family. It was always delightful when Tony dropped into our cabin at red indian lake in Millertown.

Mrs Squires and Family.,Especially Austin We are so very sorry to hear about your loved one’s passing. Our thoughts and prayer are with you in the days and weeks ahead.
Austin We are so very sorry to hear about your pop, we know how much you admired and looked up to him. He have taught you alot and left you with great memories.Hold on to them and you will get through.. Take good care.

Patsy & all of Tony’s family, my deepest condolences. May all the wonderful memories of him help you all through this difficult time.

Aunt Judy and family, may all your treasured memories comfort you during this sad time. Big hugs of comfort from Bev Sharpe and family

Judy, Marlene, Troy and families; so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. May all your wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Deepest condolences to you all during this difficult time.

To all the Squires Family, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Tony. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Aunt Judy, Marlene, Troy and family,

We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Tony’s passing. He was a wonderful uncle and we will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

God bless, Lori Ann, Glen and Zach Flowers xo

Judy, I am so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

Judy & Family, So sorry for your great loss. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Love, Betty. & Lester.

Aunt Judy, Marlene and Troy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your families. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers as you embark on on this difficult journey.

Judy, Marlene, Troy and families sorry to hear of Tony’s passing our sincere condolences to you all. Our prayers are with you
Lillian and Lindo

It is with our deepest condolences sent to aunt Judy , Troy ,Marlene and family ❤️
Our uncle Tony was loved by many . My husband Gary enjoyed working for him many years ago and always commented on his honesty and hard work.

Your in our thoughts
Gary & Denise Brophy (and families)

To aunt Judy, troy, Marlene an family my deepest condolences I have so many good memories of uncle tony as I’m sure we all do he will be missed but never forgotten!!! Thoughts are with you all!!

Judy, Marlene, Troy and families so very sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Find comfort in knowing that he is now at rest. Love and prayers to you all.

Dale, Pete and Gavin

Thinking of you these days Judy, Marlene & family, Troy and family. Grieving comes as a process of waves … crashing, receding. Hope you find strength and courage through these recent days …. and even more so when shock becomes reality and sadness at lonely times at difficult to bear. Grateful for our Eternal Father and the Rock of our salvation.
Love, Sandra

Judy, Marlene, Troy and families. Was devastated to hear about Tony’s passing. I wish I could be there with you all. Take comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering and is at rest. Love and prayers to you all. ❤️

Judy, Troy, Marlene and families we are so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing,, take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. God bless you all.

I love you always, Pop. You are a hero. I am proud to be your granddaughter. I will miss you always. Thank you for everything. ♥️
xoxo,
Brielle

Judy, Marlene,Troy and families. Sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Thinking of you all at this very sad time our thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing , our condolences to all his family , may he Rest In Peace . Our prayers are with you .

To Aunt Judy, Marlene, Troy and your families, our deepest condolences. We are so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Take comfort in knowing he is at peace, cherish your memories.

Oh my goodness, soo sorry to hear this news, Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family!!

Aunt Judy, Marlene, Troy and families. I am so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. He is no longer suffering from the horrible disease. Sincere condolences to you all. Rest In Peace Tony

Judy’, Marlene and Troy. We are very sorry to hear of Tony’s passing Please accept or deepest condolences..