Charlotte Squires (nee Gregory)

November 4, 1931 to March 11, 2021




To view the online service for the late Charlotte Squires on Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 2:00pm from the Carnell Memorial Chapel, please follow link:


Died March 11, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, Charlotte Squires (nee Gregory) in her 90th year.

Predeceased by husband Russell, parents Henry and Elizabeth, siblings Hilda Slade (Canon Frank Slade), Lillian Wendlend (Al), and Norman.

Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of love and wonderful memories son Phil (Jane); granddaughters Sandra Parsons (Derrick) and Mandy Middelkoop (Adam); great grandson Cole Parsons; brother Steve (Myrtle); sister in law Sue Gregory; special nephew Dave Slade (Eileen); special nieces Helen Slade and Wanda Gregory.  Long-time friends Mabel Randell, Sadie Clarke, and Juanita Best.  Also leaving to mourn a large circle of other family, friends, neighbours, teaching co-workers, and students.

We would like to extent our thanks to St. Patrick’s Mercy Home for all the extra special care over the years.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private funeral service for immediate family will be held on Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Rd. If you wish to view the service you may do so by following the link on our website.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The School Lunch Association of Newfoundland. To send a message of condolence, please visit



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Phil and Family: Jean told me of Charl’s passing,. So very surreal… Charl was a beautiful soul to us and she’ll continue to be remembered with love. Our thoughts are with you all. Take extra good care of yourselves and of each other in the days ahead.
Joannie and Garry, Coffin

Phil, Jane, Sandra, Mandy and Family
Our heartfelt sympathy to all. To follow Sheila’s example of a truly happy memory of Aunt Charl, I want to share one of when Amanda and I visited in 2010. We were at Uncle Steve and Aunt Myrtle’s for dinner and Aunt Charl wanted to teach Amanda about Mummering, They borrowed old clothes and put them on and danced around the living room. We were all laughing so hard we were crying. Aunt Charl was the best ever at making people laugh and be joyful.
Love to all
Debra and Amanda

Phil, Sandra and Mandy
So saddened for your loss. Aunt Charl holds a very special place in my heart. She was a wonderful lady, full of love and had such wit! I remember visiting her at her house in my childhood and she would always have a stock of worksheets from her class to keep me entertained and foster a love of learning. I will hold her memory dear!

Our thoughts are with you all, it was a lovely service, especially the childrens songs, such a fitting tribute!

Val, Sheldon, Alysha and Gregory

Sorry to hear about Aunt Charl, she was one of my favorites.
I will always remember her for filling me in the true nature of hot bread. My mom always told us that hot fresh bread would gIve us a stomach ache, just because she didn’t want us to cut into it. When we were up there in 1966 for a visit, Charl pulled some bread out of the oven and asked if we wanted a slice. We informed her that it would give us a stomachache, She said “oh pa-sha” your mom’s full of it, have a slice of bread bye” and served us up a slice of warm bread with butter.

She no problem throwing her older sister under the bus. One of my favorite stories among many..

God Bless and condolences from Mark and Judy Wendland family.

Sending sincere condolences to you and your family.

Charlotte was a dear cousin whom I cherished very much…we had many conversations over the years, and I was able to visit her at St. Pats home which I will always remember.
She will be dearly missed.
I am thinking of you all , and praying for peace and comfort for you during this time.
God Bless,
Ida Butler

Phil, Sandra, Mandy and Family,
Deepest condolences on the loss of your devoted Mother and Grandmother. Charlotte was a wonderful lady, and I am grateful for the guidance and loving role model that she provided to Sandra and Mandy.. i hope you are able to find comfort in the memories of the loving relationships you shared.

Heartfelt sympathy to Phil and family from Aunt Susie (late Norman Gregory), cousins Wanda (St. John’s), & Pauline and Sheila & families ( Ontario). Many enjoyable childhood family times together with Aunt Charl, Uncle Russ and Phil but we just wanted to mention a few favourite Aunt Charl memories.
Pauline’s is a special day spent with Aunt Charl and dear friend, Sadie, as they worked together on Pauline’s wedding gown alterations. Mine is a great day visiting Aunt Charl with my extended Ontario family, our daughter Chloe bonding with great Aunt Charll’s beloved dog, Sera! A later visit by Pauline and myself meant a great chat with Aunt Charl about her work with the Haystack Reunion project. Her contribution as director on its commemorative book “Haystack Reflections” (a wonderful family keepsake) was dear to her heart.
Wanda’s thoughts reflect on later very special times with Aunt Charl (her godmother) at St. Pat’s. Besides sharing their great love of reading together, they would laugh and sing along to familiar N..L. stories and songs. Wanda’s dearest memory is of Aunt Charl lighting up when shown Newfoundland pictures & photos, especially those Haystack related or family members passed and present, and, of course, those of new great grandson, Cole!
Can’t finish up without special mention of Aunt Charl’s delicious Christmas pudding! Our mom, (sister in law) Susie, looked forward to Aunt Charl’s special delivery before heading off to ON for our family get-together. Our Christmas dinner wouldn’t be complete without her famous pudiding! Aunt Charl will be missed and always loved dearly. We’ll honour her with a donation to The School Lunch Association. Much love Phil and Family from all of us.

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Charlotte was a wonderful companion to my mother at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home. Rest in Peace. From Terry James and Family

Sincere condolences to Charlotte’s son, Phil and family.. I taught with Charlotte for a number of years at Newtown Elementary. She was a special lady who loved her students, and enjoyed sharing a laugh with her colleagues. I still use her shortbread recipe that she shared with me! Your memory will live on, Charlotte. RIP

To Mandy and all of Charlotte’s Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Grandmother and Mother. I got to know a little about Charlotte through the stories Mandy told me. She sounded like a loving and kind woman and I am sure you will miss her terribly. You are all in my prayers.

Phil and family, so sorry for your loss. Charlotte was a beautiful woman, mother and grandmother. Charlotte was the kindest woman I know. She loved to laugh and had a great sense of humour. One of my fondness memories was us cooking together and she taught me pineapple goes with everything. My thoughts are with you.

I send sincere condolences to Charlotte’s family. She was my grade 5 teacher at St. Michael’s School and I always said she was my favourite teacher. I was honoured to teach with her at Newtown Elementary. I am blessed with many fond memories of Charlotte as a teacher, colleague and friend. May she Rest In Peace and rise in glory..

Robbie and I would like to send our condolence to you and Phil and all the family
May she RIP

My sincere sympathy to Charlotte’s family. I have fond memories of our years teaching at Newtown Elementary. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She loved her students and always had their best interests at heart. Charlotte love a good laugh and was always there to share a joke! Rest in peace dear Charlotte..