Blanche Garland

November 10, 1922 to June 9, 2019


Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at the Health Sciences Center on Sunday, June 9, 2019, Blanche Garland (Lilly) formerly of Gaultois, Hermitage Bay, in her 97th year.

Predeceased by her husband, Hedley, parents James and Mary Ann Lilly, sisters Emmie Strickland and Pearl Best, sisters-in-law Audrey Day, Mary Green and Annie Windsor and brothers-in-law Harold and Gordon Garland.

Leaving to mourn, her daughter, Pauline Vokey (Don), grandchildren Joanne Winsor (Geoff), Stephen (Denise), David (Allison) and Heather Roberts (James) and great grandchildren Rachel and Meghan Winsor, and Lauren, Matthew, Benjamin, Norah and Charlotte Vokey, and many other relatives and friends.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road, St. John’s.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 11th from 7-9 PM and Wednesday June 12th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 13th at 11:00 AM from Carnell’s Memorial Chapel.  Interment to follow at Anglican Cemetery Kenmount Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to either Ronald McDonald House or the Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program.



7-9 p.m. on June 11, 2019

2-4 p.m. on June 12, 2019

7-9 p.m. on June 12, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday June 13th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
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Pauline, Don and family, may peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. I was saddened to hear of the loss of your delightful Mother Blanche, who was a special Aunt for me. I hope you are surrounded by family and love ones at this time. Praying that you will find comfort in your memories of Blanche and in the knowledge that others are missing her to. Hope you are OK and I am sending lots of caring thoughts your way.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Pauline and family , sorry to hear of moms passing. Truly a lovely lady . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .

Pauline and the Vokey Family
Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your
Mother. She was a very lovely lady.
David & Betty Dodd

Pauline and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on your Mother’s passing. And please pass on my condolences to Shirley on her Mother’s passing..

Don, Pauline, Stephen, Denise and families. So sorry for your loss. We offer our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless.

Bill and Carmel Roule

Condolences Pauline, Don and family. Ted and I are thinking of you. The loss of both Blanche and Pearl in such a short time must be hard to bear.

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

We extend our sincere sympathy to you, Don and family on the loss of your Mother who has been a lifetime family friend. Betty and Stan.

So sorry to hear of your mom passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time .

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing! We met your mom two years ago, she shared a room with my sister-in-law at Karwood. She was a very sweet and beautiful lady. We appreciated the caring and support she gave to Cora during the time they spent together .Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Jane and Eric Herridge

Pauline and family
Please accept our sincere sympathy . We have known your mom for over fifty years and have found her to be a true friend and lovely lady.

Pauline and family:
I extend to you our deepest sympathy on behalf of the Parish Network Visitors, Church of the Ascension. Both Joanne and myself, who were her PN Visitors, loved to visit her. She was such a sweetheart and we were all blessed to have her in our lives. She and I, along with 3 other ladies, went to church together for over 20 years, and we loved her sense of humour, and her down to earth attitude. May God Bless you and Comfort you all in the days ahead as you deal with your loss

So sorry about the loss off your Mom. Met her a few times when you had her out shopping. Hold on to the memories. Holding you in my thoughts and prayers.

From my Family to yours, please accept our sincerest of condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this your time of despair.


Don, Pauline & family –sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Feeling your loss –having recently lost my Mom. But hold on to the joyful memories –and I’m sure there were many… May you be held in the hallow of God’s hand as you journey through this difficult time. Prayers & HUGS ..Irwin & Marilyn

On behalf of the all the brethren of Saint Johns Masonic Lodge, I wish to express our sincere condolences to Pauline, Don and their family for their loss.

Pauline,Don and Family: So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.We extend our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Marilyn & Clayton Green

My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. We just get so used to having them with us, it’s hard to imagine her not being there. Hugs, Carol Norman

Pauline and family.
So sorry to hear of your sad loss. My condolences to you and all the family. God bless you all.

Phyllis Harris.