Cyril (Cy) Joseph Fowler

March 18, 1944 to October 4, 2020

Obituary

To view the online service from the Carnell Memorial Chapel for the late Cyril (Cy) Joseph Fowler on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 at 2:00 pm please click on the link below:

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Passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 4, 2020, Cyril (Cy) Joseph Fowler aged 76 years. Cy leaves to morn his loving wife Donna Covey, his four sons David (Marylou), Jeff (Allison), Peter (Renée), and Andrew as well as eight beloved grandchildren Anna, Julie, Amelia, Sean, Nicholas, Michael, Sophie, and Bijou. Also leaving to morn is Cy’s sister Barbara (Roger Greenwood) of Ottawa, sisters-in-law Patty Fowler, Anne Marie Fowler, Irina Bialetskaia and brother-in-law Ron Carrigan as well as many loved nephews and nieces, and good and faithful friends. Predeceased by his parents Sarah (Byrne) of St. John’s and Joseph P. Fowler of Cupids, CB; his brothers Frank, Ron, David, and Noel, and his sister Margaret.

Cy was born in Cupids on March 18, 1944. He was proud of his heritage coming from a family of fishermen and sealers. Cy and Donna enjoyed many seasons cruising the waters of Conception Bay and Trinity Bay often visiting his ancestral roots of Brigus and Cupids. He enjoyed sharing his love of the water with friends and family.

Cy attended St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s and went on to pursue a life-long career in the mining and explosives business. He cut his teeth in the industry working on the initial Churchill Falls Hydroelectric project in the early 1960s and went on to hone his skills in supervisory positions in mining operations throughout Northern Manitoba. He returned home to Newfoundland as owner-operator of his own explosive business working in the mining, construction and offshore oil and gas sectors.

In his retirement, Cy continued to enjoy boating and growing his prized tomatoes. He relished friendly competition and banter of tomato abundance and size with mainland friends.  A wonderful cook, Cy looked forward to Spring when he would he prepare his specialty – flipper pie. His annual flipper dinner was a highlight for friends and family – invitations were coveted. His prime rib ‘jus au Cy’ and Mongolian Lamb were a palates delight.  He was a wonderful story teller whose stories brought laughs to all – no matter how many times you heard them. Cy was larger than life and we will miss him.

We would like to thank Dr. Ed Redmond for being there for Cy and Donna every step along the way during Cy’s brief illness. Thanks Ed.

Cy is resting at Carnells Funeral Home on Freshwater Road. Visitations are from 2:00 – 4:00pm and 7:00 – 9:00pm on Tuesday, October 6th  followed by funeral service at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 7th at Carnells. The service will be streamed online at www.carnells.com

Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Cy’s name can be made to the Gathering Place.

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Sincere condolences to Donna and family.. I knew Cy mostly as a wharf mate and treasured our occasional but kindred spirit chats. Great guy.

Barb – Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear brother Cyril. We have a lot of fond memories of your whole family especially Uncle Joe and Aunt Sadie. I don’t know his family but let them know that you are all in our prayers and thoughts.
Sincerely, Peggy Everard (Murphy) and family, Goulds, NL

hi donna sorry for your lost.cy was as best of a customer that I could ever wish for. I will always remember him. My prayers are with you and your family.God bless

Heartfelt condolences to all the Fowler Family. . Cy was a dynamite guy that smile will never be beat. Betcha he is shaking up and setting off explosions in Heaven.

Dave, Jeff, Pete and Andrew,,

Our thoughts and prayers with you, your families and the many friends of your father.. I have great memories of our time together in our simple but incredible St. Pius X neighbourhood and I wish you all the best. I know family, friends and faith will get you through this challenging time.

To all Cy’s family. I am very sorry for your loss. Cy was a great spirit and had a heart larger than life, living and loving every moment of it. With all Fowler brothers passed, he is in great company now. Cy will always be loved and remembered. My heart is going out to you Donna. Sending love.

Dave & family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Please accept our condolences.👏

Sincere condolences from Tom & me, our thoughts & payers are with you.

Fondly remembering Cy from our Gander days … RIP my friend.

Donna, I just found out today about Cy. I am so sorry for your loss and I would have come out in person had I known.. I know this mist be a terrible time for you. Hugs to you and your family. Xoxo.

Donna and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was never expecting this when I spent time with you both last week. I was out of the area hunting and I am devastated to had heard the news. My condolences to all . He was a giant of a man and I always enjoyed talking with you both. Bob Walsh and family

So sorry to hear your news . We sure enjoy the time we spend with him . He have lots of fun memories .

Sorry for your loss Dave condolences to you and your family

Barbara and Roger and the Fowler family,
We are so sorry to hear of your brother Cy’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Peter and Family,

Sorry for your loss, your dad was one of one and a fixture in the offshore in NL in the 1980 ‘s. It was a pleasure to know and work with him.

To my dear old friend Peter Fowler ..
I mentioned you and all your family in my prayer Yesterday and today.
May the almighty God of Adam , Ibrahim , Jesus and Mohamed ( peace be upon them all) give you and your family the endurance, grace and acceptance of the departure of your father ..
Although not meeting him in person , I know that it takes a Good father to raise a good son , and you were always a humble good man Peter ..
My Greatest Condolences

Dear Peter, Dave and family,
Thinking of you during this sad and difficult time.
With sincere sympathy,
Eric and Jennifer Pike and family

Peter I was shocked to hear of your father’s passing. He was a great guy. I have many fond memories of working with him offshore in the 80’s. I’m sorry for your loss. I’m sure that your many memories of your dad will help you at this difficult time. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Donna and family.
Our sympathies on your loss. Cy was a credit to the boating community, RNYC and CPS. He will be missed.

John and Elizabeth Coleman

Dave,Sorry hear of your dad’s passing, please accept our condolences.
Jim&FredaKennedy

To our dear Friend , Cy. Thank you Cy for all the Memories. You always considered your Friends to be “part of your Family” . Pete, Bailey, John, and I , wish you smooth sailing into your Sunset of eternal Peace. Love always.

Sorry for your loss,i worked with Cy when he lived in Gander

Donna and family
Sorry to hear of Cys death……you are in our thoughts….Eileen and Tom

To my Fowler cousins and relatives please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Cy. I regret that we only got to know this extended family of mine in recent years but always enjoyed the welcoming and spirited interaction when we had the good fortune to meet. Our boats crossed a few times inside Molly”s Island in Brigus where he enjoyed safe harbouring. He will be missed.
Sincerely, Bob and Rosemary Fowler

Sorry for your loss Donna. I got to know Cy mainly through Cristians at Happy Hours and always thought he was a good man.. Take care, Kevin.

My sincere condolences to the Fowler family , some I have known for over sixty five years. I have fond memories of Cy from our days together many years ago at St. Bon’s. May God grant him eternal peace and and rest.

Kevin Breen

On behalf of all the members of the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club, I would like to pass along condolences to Donna and family during this sad time. Cy is fondly remembered by long-time members and staff as a fun-loving and generous man with many dear friends at the RNYC!

Donna and family, so sorry to hear about Cy, he will be dearly missed, treasure all your wonderful memories..❤️

Judy (Covey) and Barry Dipenta,

Dave, Mary Lou and family,
We just heard of your father’s passing, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a dynamic person and we’re sure will leave a huge impact on all. We hope all your wonderful memories will help you at this time.
Love to all,
Len ,Maxine & Family

Our deepest condolences to Donna and family at this sad time. We had numerous conversations with Cy over the last ten years or so at the Yacht Club while you folks enjoyed St. Clair Rose and he will be remembered as a warm hearted and cheerful man! Take care and stay safe!

DONNA
IT BEEN MANY YEARS BUT WOULD LIKE TO GIVE OUR CONDOLENCES
To you and Family

Clarence and Jessica COVEY

Dave and Peter, so sorry to hear of Cy’s passing . He was definitely a larger than life personality ! I have fond memories of my early attendance at the Roadbuilders AGM where Cy and Barney Powers held court . Barney was the one who executed the yearly shenanigans but Cy was certainly there conspiring with him . Hopefully the happy memories help you get through the loss .

Donna ,John & I Are so sorry to hear of Cy’s passing. We both remember him fondly during our sailing days. We are both thinking of you & your family at this difficult time.

My sincere condolences to you Donna and your family at this very sad time . I was saddened to hear of his passing .As you know Cy…JR. and I …Suellen shared many good laughs together through the years .Take care !

Donna, So sorry to hear about Cy’s passing. I know you had many wonderful years with him. I hope you are keeping well.

My sincere condolence to Donna and family on the passing of Cy. He was my second cousin and I hold many childhood memories of his mom and dad…my Uncle Joe and Aunt Sadie. My condolences also to Cy’s sister, Barb.. All the members of the Murphy clan send their love and prayers.

Donna and family, Bill and I are so sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this difficult time. Enjoyed sending e-mails and pictures to CY of our travels on the ST. Clair Rose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bill & Anne Morris

So sorry for your loss.; thinking of you at this difficult time . May you cherish all those wonderful memories.

Donna,

Bill and I are so sorry to hear of Cy’s passing. We have so many great memories of stories, laughs and drinks aboard St. Clair Rose. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family and hoping that your memories bring you comfort. Take care and know that we are here for you if you need anything. Sending our love💕

Bill & Cindy

Donna,
Sorry to hear of Cy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Donna and family….we were sorry to hear of Cy’s passing. May your love and memories carry you forward in the coming days. We are thinking of during this difficult time.

To the Fowler Family, I was so very sorry to hear of Cy’s passing. He was such a jovial guy, always had a smile on his face and a wonderful laugh. I got to know him quite a bit while working with Frank. I loved hearing his stories and always enjoyed our chats. I know he will be truly missed.
Hold all your wonderful memories of him close to your heart.

David,Marylou and family.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
May he rest in peace.

Donna I am so sorry for your loss.Thinking about you during this difficult time.

Marvin and I are truly saddened to hear of Cy’s passing. The times we met him over the years he was so friendly, kind and outgoing. He was the kind of friend a person would be fortunate to have. We are thinking of you at this time of your loss . Please accept our condolences to you and family.

Donna, so sorry to hear this terrible news. Our thoughts are with you. Will always remember Cy singing Willie McBride and his wonderful sense of humour. May your treasured memories help you through..

Donna, I’m so sorry to hear of Cy’s passing. I always looked forward to our chats when he visited the clinic. Take good care and God bless

So sorry for your loss Donna and family. Our condolences to you and your family.

I’m very sorry, boys, to learn of the passing of your father. May he rest in peace. It has been a tough couple of years for the Fowlers. I do hope that happy memories of time spent in his company serve to buoy your spirits in the coming days, weeks, and months. My thoughts are with you, your family, and his friends at this sad time.

Donna, so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
Bev Barrett

Donna, so sorry to hear of your Husband’s passing. With time, may you embrace the joy he brought to your life and let your fond memories soothe the sorrow. Hugs,
Tracy

So sorry to hear of your loss, Donna. It is especially tough when those who are away cannot easily come home to offer and get the love and support needed by all during these difficult times.
Our thoughts are with you and all of the Fowlers…
Sending lots of love back home for you!

Donna, so sorry to learn of Cy’s passing. I am at a loss for words that would alleviate your sorrow. There really are none . Just know I am thinking about you at this difficult period.

Donna, I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. My heart is with you in this sad time.

Donna and family,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

So sorry for your loss.

In your times of sadness take comfort that you can pull treasured memories from your mind and allow them to sooth your soul.

Our thoughts are with you,
Donna, Bill, Liam and Ben Chislett

Donna and family, we are so sorry to hear of Cy’’s passing. We have fond memories of times spent in your company, with Cy keeping everyone in stitches with his humour and wit.. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time..
Doc and Gerri Conway

Jeff, Allison and Fowler family. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thoughts – take care.

Sorry to hear of Cy’s passing. May your memories as well as love and support of family and friends help you in the days ahead. Take care of yourself.

Condolences to Donna and the Fowler family. It was sad to read of Cy’s passing. It was always a pleasure to be in Cy’s company.
Don and Norma Hutchens

Deepest Sympathy to Donna and all the Fowlers. We’ll always remember Cy’s Laugh. Thinking of you.
Pat & Paula.

Donna,my sincere condolences.I am sure you have many memories of happy times together. Sandra(Butler)

sad to hear that cy (an old boy from St. Bon’s) passed away. Knew him way back then. May he rest in peace..

Condolences to the Fowler family on the sad occasion of Cy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dave & family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts at this sad time. Please accept our condolences.

Donna, I was so sorry to hear of Cy’s passing. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time. My deepest condolences.

We had the pleasure of working with Cy for many years I the construction industry. Not only was he a work associate but he was a good friend too. He was always there to help in times of need both in work and personal situations. Donna, David, Peter, Jeff and Andrew we are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Paul, Loraine, Pederson and Paulette Pederson

So sad to hear of Uncle Cy’s passing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time and wish I could be there with you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

I’m so glad I had a few minutes with Uncle Cy, and you Donna and Peter this winter. We are so sad for another Fowler gone this year. He’s got a fine reception party waiting on the other side for certain. Much love from me and Javier.

sorry to hear of your loss donna. my thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time

Sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time

Dave, Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, please accept our condolences…

Donna,
So sorry to hear this news. Keep well.
Jack

Donna, I’m sorry to hear the news of your husband’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Donna , I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing, thinking of you at this sad time.

Donna.
Sorry to hear of Cy’s passing.

Dean Lear

Our condolences to the Fowler family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.