Cyril Gorner

March 4, 1924 to May 25, 2019


Passed peacefully away, at the Caribou Memorial Veterans’ Pavilion, St. John’s, on May 25th, 2019, Cyril Gorner, age 95 years.

Predeceased by first wife and mother of his children, Marjorie; second wife, Marguerite, and eldest son, Barrie; also, by his brother, Noel and stepson, Ian.

He leaves to mourn, his wife, Joy, elder son, Ian and daughter-in-law, Madonna (Ryan) and grandchildren, Joshua (Sarah Beth), Sarah and Emily, all in Ontario; also, youngest son, Geoffrey in St. John’s, as well as other relatives in Manchester, U.K, including special niece, Ann.

He also leaves behind stepson, Stephen, his wife, Eileen, two grandsons and one great-grandson.

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd, St. John’s on Thursday, May 30th/19 and Friday, May 31st/19 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Funeral service to be held in the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, June 1st/19 at 1:00 pm, followed by internment at the Field of Honour, in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, James Lane.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army will be gratefully accepted.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses and all the staff at the DVA Pavilion for the warm and loving care that Cyril received during his 16 months stay there.





2-4 p.m. on May 30, 2019

7-9 p.m. on May 30, 2019

2-4 p.m. on May 31, 2019

7-9 p.m. on May 31, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Geoffrey and Ian sorry about your dads death, my first job was working with your dad a long time ago, great memories .
Frank Knee

Sincere sympathy to the Gorner family. My memory goes back a very long time when Cyril and Marjorie and their sons were friends of my family…Thinking of you all at this time,

Joy and the Gorner family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories and friends bring you comfort at this difficult time. Judy Escott (formerly a member of Coastal Sounds Community Choir).

To the family of Cyril Gorner, my sincere Sympathy for your loss. From his picture, I can see Mr. Gorner served in WWII. For his sacrifice, I wanted to say , “Thank You”.
Less we forget..

Dear Joy, We send our deepest sympathies on the passing of Cyril. We remember him fondly at the choir concerts and at Tims. Hope you will remember and enjoy memories of your times together.
Zelda and Bill

Farewell old friend.
I first met Cyril over 60 years ago, when a family arrived in the promised land for a new life.
A talented man, who was always a gentleman.
A life well lived.
May he Rest In Peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Harold Duffett

Joy and Family,
Very sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing.He was always a very pleasant man when we were part of the Centennial Choir.. He was fortunate to have had a long life well lived.Please accept my sincere condolences.

Ian and Madonna, sincere condolences. Take care..
Pat Walsh Mount Pearl Public Library Board

Deepest sympathy to you Joy and families.
we enjoyed the company of Cyril and you at our many dance functions . please know you are thought of during this difficult time.

To the Gorner Family, I would like to offer my condolence to the family on Mr Gorner’s passing. We met the Gorner family when we moved to Commonwealth Ave in Mt Pearl over 50 years ago. We had lost touch over the years but have never forgotten the friendship we shared in the years we were neighbours. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Meryl Hannon and family

So sorry to learn of Mr. Gorner’s passing. I knew him from Canada Post and many evenings he gave me a ride home from work. I also remember how much he loved to dance. Deepest sympathy to all the family.

Paulette Foote

Ian, Donna and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Mr. Gorner. To lose a loved one at any age is a heartbreaking experience! Hold your memories close and keep him in your heart forever. He was a good man who lived a good long life and for that you have to be eternally grateful!
Take Care!

Very sorry to hear of Mr. Gorner’s death. I was always happy to see him.

Joy and Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband.. Please accept my sincere condolences and deepest sympathy.

My wife and I both worked with Cyril at Canada Post.So sorry to hear of his passing always a great story teller and a true gentleman. Rest in peace

I am very sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing. May he rest in peace.

Sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing.
It was an honour to know him and get to care for him at the Pavilion. He will certainly be missed.
May he Rest In Peace.
Thinking of the family at this time.

PCA – Veterans Pavilion


Our Condolences
He was a real gentleman and good friend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
God Bless

Bert & Dianne Bussey

Joy and family, Beth and Andrew just let us know that your husband has died and we wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and your family. Sending love and hopes that you can hold on to the precious memories or happy times together. Larry and Lynn

Ian and family. Deepest sympathy on the passing of your much loved father. You are in my thoughts as you grieve his passing. Rest with Love Mr. Gorner.

Joy and Family

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.
Sincere Sympathies

Bob Bennett

We are thinking of you with much love Joy! Take care, Beth & Andrew

Joy and family – we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you love and comfort at this time. From your Coastal Sounds Choir family. XO

My sincere condolences, I met Cyril through our Monday afternoon water aerobics, he was a pleasure to be around, singing and joking. We sure all missed him after he left because of his health. Sign with the angels my friend.