Daphne Blundon (nee Clarke)

February 29, 1944 to December 3, 2019

Obituary

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Daphne Blundon on December 3, 2019 after a short illness in St. John’s. Leaving to mourn her loving husband of 58 years, Duncan Blundon; daughter Cheryl (Terry Head); son Chris (Linda); grandchildren, Allison, Jason (Holly), Janean (Brent), and Jenna (Tim); great-grandchildren, the sparkles of her eyes, Georgia, Allister, Christopher and William.  Also mourning her loss is her brother, Vernon (Sonya); sisters, Sylvia and Peggy (Roy); sister-in-law Laura; brother-in-law, Edgar (Alice); sisters-in-law, Linda (Aubrey), Eva (Dave), Sylvia (Gordon), and Peggy (Doug) as well as a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by her father and mother Hubert and Lilly Clarke, brother Rex and precious grandsons, Justin and Christopher William.

A sincere and heartfelt thanks to her doctors, nurses and caretakers, especially to her sister-in-law Sylvia Skinner and best friend, Daphne Cross whose love and selfless support mean the world to us.

Daphne led a full and happy wonderful life. She was devoted to her family and welcomed all into her home with open arms. She balanced her family life with work and many outside interests and activities. She retired from the Royal Bank in 1998 and amongst her fondest memories was her volunteering days with VOWR radio station where she was known as “Miss Daphne” to listeners.

Visitation will take place to celebrate her life at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Funeral service will take place at Cowan Heights United Church on December 7 at 2:30 p.m. with interment at Memorial Gardens, Galway, St. John’s on Monday, December 9 at 10 a.m.

The family is grateful for your condolences. Flowers graciously accepted or as expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Kids Eat Smart Foundation, 95 Bonaventure Place, P.O. Box 26009, St. John’s, NL A1C 5T9, or the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal campaign, St. John’s or your local branch.

 

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” George Sand, author

Schedule

Visitations

2-4 p.m. on December 5, 2019

7-9 p.m. on December 5, 2019

2-4 p.m. on December 6, 2019

7-9 p.m. on December 6, 2019

10 a.m. - 12 noon on December 7, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

2:30pm, Saturday December 7th

Cowan Heights United Church


Interment

10:00am, Monday December 9th

Memorial Gardens, Galway


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Cheryl & Family,
So Sorry to hear about your Loss. May your many happy memories of your Mom help ease your pain.
Thinking of you guys,

Duncan,Cheryl,Chris and Family.
So sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing.We always had lots of fun and laughter while working at RBC.So loved it when she would bring in some of her delicious cakes for us to try.Treasure the great memories.RIP

We were so sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences to the Blundon and Clarke families. Thinking of you all at such a difficult time.

We were so sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences to the Blundon and Clarke families.

So sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to the family. May all your happy memories help you through this difficult time.

Cheryl. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May all your memories help you through this time. Helen Reddy

So sorry our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Bern and Irene

Duncan and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Many memories of our times together will remain with us forever.

Duncan, Cheryl and Chris,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. She will be missed by all of you and us. She certainly fought the good fight and is finally free of her terrible pain. Love to all of you and may she Rest In Peace.

Duncan, Cheryl and Chris,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. She will be missed by all of you and us. She certainly fought the good fight and is finally free of her terrible pain. Love to all of you and may she Rest In Peace.

Duncan and family,
So sorry to hear of Daphnes passing. We shared some fun times at Freshwater and Crosbie, May your memories be a comfort to you all…Sincere sympathy. Joan Brown

To Jenna & Family,

So sorry for your loss of your Grandmother.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this
time.

Fiona, Roger & Family

So sorry to hear of the passing of Daphne. I have many good memories over the years of both of you. My thoughts and prayers, Dunc are extended to you and your family at this difficult time in your lives. God bless

Norm Pinhorn

We are so sorry to learn of Daphne’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.

Cheryl and family,

It’s been many years since we last spoke. We worked together for a summer job at BofM on Water St. However, I well remember you talking about your family, the love and support of your parents and your close connection. Those conversations stayed with me. Having lived away for some time, I read “The Telegram” online to stay current on news from my beloved St. John”s. I was saddened to read about the passing of your mother. I hope you find some solace knowing so many people are thinking of you. Take care.

Cheryl & Terry
We are so sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you. Wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time.
“A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.”♥️
Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.
Janet & Mark Wuennenberg
Ottawa

Duncan and family:
So saddened to hear about Daphne’s passing. We shared many laughs when we worked together at RBC, Freshwater and Crosbie. Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time.

Duncan, and Family. Our memories go back to many years ago when we were active in a bowling league. Lots of laughs for sure. It’s been many years since our paths have connected.
Please accept our sincere sympathy on Daphne’s passing and may your many memories help in the days and months ahead.
Pat and Yvonne Myers

Duncan and Family: We are so sorry to learn of Daphne’s passing and our hearts go out to you and your family. I remember Daphne when you were both dating and many times in the intervening years. While words may lend little comfort at this time, It’s wonderful that you had 58 years of married life together, so try to keep all the good memories in front of you in the days ahead. Unfortunately we are unable to attend the wake or service but our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless!

Cheryl and your family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was such a wonderful kind person, our sincere condolences.

Pam and Jeff

Duncan & family Please accept our condolences ces on Daphnes passing . Thoughts & prayers are with you

Duncan & family, Joe & I are very sad to hear of Daphne’s death. It was only a month ago we spoke to both of you at ST Clares Hospital. Daphne was such easant person even though she was at times in great pain. She is now pain free. God Bless you all. Joe & Angela (Coady)Doyle.

To Duncan and Family (s) and I am sorry of hearing about Daphne’s passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time…..rip

DavePiercey

Cheryl and Terry and family
Our condolences for your loss. Our hearts are with you as you grieve her loss and celebrate her life.
Lisa and Fred Hodge

To Duncan and family…Greta and I are sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing…we extend our deepest condolences

To Duncan and Cheryl and family.
Deepest sympathy on your sad loss.

Cheryl and Terry, Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your fami,y. Thinking of you.

Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Be strong and courageous. Praying for you in these difficult days. Barbara Milley and Annie Rose

Sylvia and family
So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

I am so very sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. I looked forward to seeing her every Saturday for her shampoo and style. Her sense of humor brightened our Saturdays and her positive attitude was something to be admired. Even though I have never met any of her family, besides Duncan who I would speak to every week over the phone, she talked about you all, all the time. Her great grandbabies were her treasures and she would light up when she a visit was drawing near.
She will definitely be missed at Design Group Salon. My Saturdays at 1pm wont be the same.

Duncan and Family
Deepest condolences on the passing of Daphne
may her gentle soul Rest in Peace