Carmel Sharpe (Traverse)

May 8, 2020

Obituary

Passed peacefully away at St Patrick’s Mercy Home on May 8, 2020 surrounded by her loving family, Carmel (Traverse) Sharpe, age 92.

Predeceased by her husband Edward (1980), her daughters Debbie (2006) and Ruby (2020), infant son Kevin, sister Helen, brothers James, Bernard and Aloysius, nephew Jerome and infant grandson Adam.

Grateful for her remarkable life but saddened by the loss, her children Teddy, Diane (Bernie), Judy (David), Shirley (Vince), Maxine, John (Jackie), Jean Ann (Gary), Stephen (Pamela) and Andrew (Nola).

Her grandchildren, Christine (Scott), Ronnie, Renee, Vincent (Kim and her daughter Kataleya), Matthew (Stacey), Mark, Jason, Emily (Tyler), Liam (Rebecca), Justin, Colin, Jack, Gracie, great grandchildren Brodie and Sophie, brother Loyola and special family friend, Carol Byrne.

“Aunt Carmel “will be also missed by her many nieces and nephews from both the Traverse and Sharpe family.

Special thank you to the staff of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, especially the “two Megans.” You have treated Mom, as well as our family, with love, kindness, and respect. We are forever grateful. Thank you to Sister Charlotte and Father Sutton for your spiritual guidance, especially at the end of Mom’s life.

Thank you to Dr. Chaulk, Mom’s family physician of many years and Dr. Fong. Thank you to the home care workers, including Edie, Mary, Victoria and Danette, who cared for Mom before she went to long term care.

Cremation entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no visitation but a celebration of life at a later date. Final resting place will be with her Mother, Grandmother Traverse, at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Topsail Road. Donations can be made to St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation.

Mom we love you so much. We are so thankful we were chosen to be your children.

“I am always with you. Be brave, have courage and love life. “

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So sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of your Mom from the many visits to your home when I was a young girl and friends with Debbie.

So very sorry for the loss of you sweet and beautiful mom , are thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time . REP🙏

Ted and Family: Very sorry to hear of your Mom,s passing

Very sorry to hear of your mothets passing

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I spent many wonderful hours at your house when I was a young child and your mom was always so kind and patient to all of us.

To the Sharpe family. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing ans also of Ruby’s passing. My condolences to all the family in these troubling times.

Jean Ann and Sharpe Family

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your mom treated me like part of the family. I have wonderful memories of spending time at your house and chatting up Carmel and Aunt Helen. Your mom was always so sweet and kind. I admired her sense of adventure and zest for life. She had a great sense of humour and the patience of a saint! She was a large part of my teenage years that I look back on with many happy memories. I hope it brings you comfort to see her spirit lives on in all her children and grandchildren.
Love Jeannie, David & Family

Sincere sympathy to the entire family at this difficult
time. I first met Mrs. Sharpe many years
ago when her children were attending Holy Spirit School..
Such a gracious and beautiful lady.
May she rest in peace.
Geraldine Roache

The Sharpe Family & Loyola Traverse,
Sincere sympathy to your entire family! We visited your mom on Topsail Rd. quite a few years ago. She and her sister, Helen, invited our late aunts, Mae (Traverse) Philpott of St. John’s and Clara (Traverse) Macklin of Philadelphia – your mom’s first cousins- for a visit, while Clara was ‘back home’ holidaying. It was such a great pleasure to meet and greet with such a wonderful person.
My dad, Jack Traverse, your mom’s first cousin as well, also visited Carmel when we were living in CBS, NL. They had so many shared memories of their home in Coachman’s Cove, White Bay, NL.. Again, we so enjoyed your mom’s kind and loving welcome.
At this sorrowful time, we pray that Carmel’s soul and all the souls of the departed faithful, may rest peacefully.
Sincerely,
Joe & Cousin Irene (Traverse) Pumphrey

Jean Ann and of course all The Sharpe family ,
Remembering your beautiful mother on this Mother’s Day week end as she was such a good friend to my Mom (Margaret Phelan)
So sorry for your loss .
Maureen March

My sincere condolences.

So sad to have to say good bye to such a wonderfully spunky lady. Our condolences to all the Sharpe families.

Renee and Family , We are so sorry for your loss . I am sure you have many wonderful memories to hold dear ..

Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judy, Shirley, the Sharpe and Traverse Families: Another beautiful lady from Topsail rd. is sadly gone! The wonderful memories we all share growing up on Topsail road is a testament to our parents. I will always be reminded of your moms sweet smile and gentle ways. I personally have some great memories of my time at your home., and always felt welcomed. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your precious mom. Savor the fond memories and stay close at this trying time. Heaven has another Angel! God Bless you all.

Shirley, Maxine, and all the sharpe family, our condolences on the passing of your mother. For the years I knew you, your speaking of your mom was always so affectionate, warm and memorable. Let your memories of such a long well lived life allow for great smiles and thoughts.

Shirley so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Meeting you in the halls of St. Pats with your Mom allowed me to see what a special lady she was and what a wonderful family she had. May you all find peace in your wonderful memories.

To the Sharpe Family
Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady, always with a smile and a warm greeting.

So sorry for your loss during this difficult time. Your mom was a beautiful person. Hold your memories close and they will be a great help in the days ahead..

To: The Sharpe Family
So very sorry to hear of Mrs. Sharpe’s passing. Our family and yours were long time friends from Topsail Road.. She was a beautiful kind lady and it was always a pleasure to see her and her big smile. Sending our condolences to you at this difficult time. .

So sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady. Take care. Frank and Susanna Power

So sorry to hear of thr loss of your wonderful mom
She was a beautiful person both inside and out
I worked with your mom at sears
So happy to jave known her

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Dear Ted,
Our deepest sympathy to you and all your family. It is so sad when we have to say goodbye to someone who was so well-liked and well-known in the community for so many years. We have not lived in Paradise for many years, but remember your mother well and cherish her connection with our own family (John & Mary Davis)and the respect everyone had for Mrs. Sharpe.

Jean Ann,
I was saddened to hear of the death of your mom. You spoke of her with such caring and concern during our many conversations. It was lovely that you could be by her side during part of the time and she was not alone. My thoughts are with you during this time.
Janet Montevecchi

To the Sharp Family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was such a lovely lady and always had a smile on her face. Cherish all your memories.

Marlene and Chris Walsh

Jean Ann ,
So sorry for the loss of your mom ❤️
Cherish all your great memories. Hugs
Deanne Dunphy ( Ronayne )

Shirley, Vince, Judy, David & all the Sharpe family, so sorry for the loss of your mom, her obituary certainly attributes the beautiful life you all grew up in.
“REMEMBER SHE IS ONLY GONE FROM YOUR SIGHT, NOT FROM YOUR HEARTS & YOUR BEAUTIFUL CHERISHED MEMORIES”
Sincere condolences, Barb

Shirley, Vince and Family
We were sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful Mother who we had the pleasure of meeting on her visits to your place in Florida.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

Marg and Vaughn Stokes

Shirley, Vince, and Family,
We are sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.. May the precious memories you have made with your mother, as well as support of family and friends, bring you peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.
by Pauline Pineau and Joe Shanahan

Shirley, Vince and family, sisters and brothers and families;
Remembering your dear Mom as a hard working, kind and pleasant lady, we are sharing in your grief today. She lived for, and loved raising a beautiful and industrious family, who worshipped her. Your mother’s legacy will live on through you all. Love and sincerest condolences, Kathy,( Bursey),Lorne Messervey and family.

So very sorry for your loss jeanann,
Our prayers and love will be with you .

I have known you all over the years, my sincere sympathy to the family at this sad and stressful time.

Shirley and Vince and Jean Ann and Gary and Family – Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Anne, Don, Rebecca and Nicholas, as well as Don’s Mom, Marie, who knew your Mom through the Paradise 50+ Club.

Jean Ann /Sharpe family

I was so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Thinking of you all during this sad and difficult time.

Jeananne Power
Daughter of Mrs.Hartery at St.pats

Jean Anne / Sharpe Family

My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time for your family with the passing of your beautiful Mother!

Cherish your memories 💗💕💗

Jean Ann and the entire Sharpe family,
I was so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, my condolences to everyone. I have so many great memories of Mrs. Sharpe and time spent in her home, when Jean Ann and I were teenagers. She always made me feel welcome and was always great fun to be around. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult and lonely time.

Shirley: So sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and all your family. I remember her from years ago. She was such a sweet lady. I told you many times she always reminded me of my Mom always with a smile on her face enjoying life. May your many wonderful memories you have made with her over the years give you comfort during the coming days and weeks ahead. Thinking of you during this sad and difficult time.

Jean Ann and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your precious Mom. You and your Family have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. I pray for Peace and Comfort as you Celebrate the life of a Loving Mom and may the Precious Memories of her fill your heart with Love and Gratitude for a life well lived. I would love to be able to chat and give you a Big Hug but that will have to wait. God Bless you. xo

Stephen, Pam, Justin, Collin and the Sharp Families.
Sorry to hear of your moms/gramdmothers passing our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, May beautiful memories of a life well lived give you comfort in the coming days.May God bless you.

Dearest Shirley, Teddy and family. Sending special thoughts and prayers as you remember a beautiful lady. Sincerely, Dianne

Andrew, Stephen, Jean Ann and families, I was saddened to read your mother had passed away.. I know from growing up with knowing some of your family, your Mom was always cherished and loved. Hold tight to your wonderful memories you have all made, as I know there were many, and know that many people around you are praying and thinking of you all during this very difficult time.. R.I.P. Mrs. Sharpe

To Jean Ann , Emily & Family
Very sorry y for the loss of your beloved Mom & Grandma ,Thinking of you all as you celebrate her life during these most unusual times.

My sincere condolences to the Sharpe family on the passing of your beautiful Mom. I loved seeing her lovely smile when I would see her at the home. It’s been challenging times these past couple of months – even more so with a sick parent. Stay strong and hold tight to the many happy memories you have of your Mom and Ruby.

To the Sharpe family:

So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. A beautiful, kind and wonderful person. I am sure Ruby was there to greet her.. May her gentle soul RIP. 🎚🙏🌹

Teddy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Carmel was a great friend to my mom and I heard many kind words about her over the years. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

To Shirley, Teddy and members of the Sharpe family:: My deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was such a gentle soul and always had a smile and loved to chat. May her soul rest in peace.
Marguerite Greene

So sorry for your loss !

To Carmels family;
So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great friend and travel companion to our mom Eleanor for many years. They had so many great adventures!!
Hugs from Debbie, Lynn, and Andrea

To Brother Teddy Sharpe and the Sharpe family. So sorry to hear of Carmel’s passing. She was a very pleasant, caring person and always a pleasure to chat with her any time I went to her house to see Teddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. May God Bless each and everyone of you and may the memories of such a wonderful person help you cope with the loss of such a dear member of your family. May she rest in peace.

I was so saddened to hear of ;your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such a wonderful woman. It is always hard to loose someone we love and what makes it harder is to loose a family member during this time when we cannot have our family and friends around us.

To the Sharpe family,
My sincere condolences to the whole family on your mom’s passing. She was a remarkable lady and I know you have lots of great memories to cherish.
Joan Byrne

Oh Shirley. So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. Our thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time. You have so many great memories of your Mom, these will get you through the sadness. We are happy that we got to meet your Mom a few times when she was in Florida. What a wonderful lady. Stay strong. Kathy and John Ryan. XO.

Jean Ann, Emily and family,
I was so saddened to hear of your loss, especially in these challenging times. I will be thinking of you both and of your family in the coming days. You are loved xoxo
Mara

Ted & family- sorry to hear about your mothers passing. She was a wonderfull lady .Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family.

Shirley so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I will miss seeing your smiling face at St. Patrick’s. Hugs to you and your family xoxo
Gerri Humber

My deepest sympathy to all of Carmel’s children and extended family. Carmel was a beautiful lady and I feel privileged to have spent time with her over the last few months. The memory of her goodness will be a source of strength for all of you in the days ahead.

Jean Ann and family , So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, she was a lovely lady

Shirley, Sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. I hope treasured memories of which I know you have many bring you comfort at this sad time. A great picture of her. God Bless.

My heartfelt condolenses to all the Sharpe family. Mrs Sharpe played a huge part in my growth in liffe as I spent endless hours under her roof growing up and was already treated like one of her.

RIP Mrs Sharpe

Jean Ann
My condolences on the loss of your dear mother a mother’s love is truly a blessing
Marilyn Hogan

John, Jackie and Sharpe family. So sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a beautiful lady. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers..Hugs to you all..John and Paula Whelan

Jean Ann

Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing .know how close your to her.

Sincerely Kay and Pat Ryall

Jean Ann

Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing .know how close your to her.

Sincerely Kay and Pat Ryall

Jean Ann and family,

I am sorry for your loss . An especially difficult time to lose your mom when families can’t be together.

Jeanette Barry

So sorry to hear of yours Moms passing , 💐 Such A Beautiful Lady 💐our thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time, Hugs to all

To all Carmel’s family: Our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts, love & prayers are with you.. We thoroughly enjoyed your Mom’s company. Her gracious manner & kindness will always remain with us. Love, Margaret&Harold Harris

On behalf of the children of the late Harry & Helen Sharpe, we send our sincerest condolences to you all. We hold many happy memories of your parents when we would visit them with our parents.
May God bless each one of you and keep you safe.
Please know your Mother has gone to her eternal reward. May she Rest In Peace to the Glory of God amen.

Dear Cousins It is with great sadness I offer my sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mother, Grandmother, great grandma, friend and Aunt.. I have many happy memories from my childhood when my Dad, Harry would take us to visit Uncle Ted & Aunt Carmel. A gentle woman with a welcoming smile. I recall her laughter too.
Aunt Carmel lived a long life, and she raised one amazing family mostly on her own. May you all take solace in knowing she has gone to her her heavenly reward. May she rest in peace to the Glory of God . Amen.

This is my favorite picture of my grandmother..it shows how much she loved life! I will miss you forever nan, I am the luckiest girl in the world too have you as my grandmother.. I love you nanny…

We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Keep the wonderful memories in you heart!

To the Sharpe Family,

Sorry to hear of your Moms’ passing…she was a wonderful woman….Thoughts and prayers are with you…hugs