Audrey Mollie Spurrell (nee Dawe)

January 28, 1932 to May 5, 2019


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother at her residence in Tiffany Village on May 5th, 2019 with her family by her side after a lengthy illness of Parkinson’s disease.


She was born on January 28th, 1932 in Herring Neck, Notre Dame Bay, NL. Audrey graduated from the Grace Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. Having left nursing to raise her family, she did a refresher course many years later and worked at the Waterford Hospital part-time.


She was involved in many associations and offered her time on various committees. She was a past member of the Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club and The Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club where she enjoyed many wonderful years of boating with husband, family and friends.


She spent many fun filled years in her summer home in Burnside, Bonavista Bay. Audrey loved too cook and entertain. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed having a good time.


She was predeceased by her parents Artland and Myrtle Dawe. Her loving husband Pierce of 59 years, daughter Joanne, son William (Bill), sisters-in-law Olive Hillerich (Columbus, Ohio) and Peg Spurrell (St. John’s).


Leaving to mourn her sons:  David (Shirley) St. John’s and Jim (Andrea) Edmonton AB; daughter Susan Barnes (David) Halifax NS; son-in-law Bruce Andrews (Kitchener, ON); daughter-in-law Gerri (St. John’s); brother-in-law Roland (St. John’s); grandchildren: Kelly, Katheryn, Erin, Stephanie, Heather and Beth; step grandchildren: Clifton and Nadine Finney; 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.


A special thank you the staff on the 2nd floor of Tiffany Village, Dr. Penton and her good friend Kathy Burnell for her many visits and Audrey’s favorite ginger snaps.


Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on Wednesday, May 8th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel.


Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on May 8, 2019

7-9 p.m. on May 8, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Thursday May 9th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.. I have fond memories of her from Bonnycastle Crescent. Our thoughts are with you all.
Karen Smith (Pottle)

To the entire Spurrell family,
My heartfelt sympathies to you on the loss of your Mom. Audrey holds a very special place in my heart. I am truly fortunate to have so many wonderful memories and learned many of her great cooking and baking skills, she was a master!. My heart is with everyone.

Thinking of you and seeing my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dear mother.

To the Spurrells and extended family,
I think of Audrey with great affection.. Geoff and I sailed at times with Pierce and Audrey in Bonavista Bay. WE had great fun and learned so much. And I remember Audrey’s sharp mind at bridge and her quick wit.
These warm memories mean a lot to me.
Regretfully I was unable to visit or attend the funeral.
Deanne Peters

Spurrell Family,
So sorry to Dave to hear of your Mom’s passing.Our deepest condolences to you and all of your family at this sad time.

Spurrell Family

So sorry for your loss. May the happiest of memories bring you comfort at this most difficult time. Thinking of you all. May she RIP

Spurrell Family
We were very sorry to hear about Audrey’s passing. She was a very beautiful Lady and always had a friendly smile. She enjoyed my homemade fishcakes and partridge berry muffins and enjoyed a nice cup of tea. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Sincere sympathy.
Mary and Kevin Walsh
Shortall Sreet

To Susan and family, our deepest sympathies.
David Edwards
Jennifer Edwards

Spurrell Family,
We offer our deepest sympathy to the family. Many fond memories we will cherish. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

David and Anna Murray.

My deepest condolences to the Spurrell family. Audrey was my neighbour at Tiffany and she will surely be missed. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
Frances Prowse

Aunt Sue,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mom i extend my sincere deepest condolences and sympathies to you, Uncle Dave, Stephanie and Heather at this difficult time. May God give you strength to get through this difficult time. Sending my thought’s and prayers.

Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers at this difficult time. Audrey has faced, accepted and successfully managed many challenges over her life and is now able to enjoy the rewards of final rest. Be assured that the gestures of affection and support are a sign of the positive impact she had during her life. RIP

Sincere sympathy to Audrey’s beloved family. Audrey and myself were lifelong friends, both grew up in Herring Neck, our parents were friends and Audrey and myself finished high school at Curtis Academy. We always found time to share stories and laughs when we saw each other.

I will really miss your company at Tiffany Village.
Your friend ,


You have played a big part in my life and even though you’re gone, the respect and love will go on and on. You were the one that inspired me to become a nurse. Although I never got to say goodbye, I know I have another guardian angel in heaven. Please say hi to my mommy.

I love you Nanny, and I will miss you everyday!
A golden heart stopped beating, working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best… enjoy your rest Nanny!

I love you

My memory of Audrey goes back many, many years . She was always so enthusiastic and enjoyed life. My condolence to the family at this time of sorrow..
Norma Blackwood

To the Spurrell family:
We are so sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing. We have many wonderful memories of Audrey and Pierce at the RNYC and boating in Conception Bay and Bonavista Bay.. Their summer place in Burnside was a great attraction to boaters where they entertained and and partied during the warm Newfoundland summers. They were a great couple and so much fun to be around.

Sorry to hear of audreys passimg. Please accept our condolances. Sorry we are out of the province. Harry and yvonne penny

Dave, Shirley, Gerri & Spurrell Family, Our sincere condolences at this difficult time. Audrey will be greatly missed but her warmth, kindness, & gentle spirit will be remembered forever..

Dave, Shirley and the Spurrell family, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It is never easy to lose your parents. Cherish all the wonderful memories that you have. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time