David Edmund Power

April 28, 1952 to May 21, 2018


Passed peacefully away on May 21, 2018 at the Health Sciences Centre after a long and courageous battle with Leukemia, David Power, aged 66 years.  Predeceased by his father Albert and sister Sharyn.  Left to celebrate his life his wife Judy; daughter Kimberly Suzanne (Wayne); son Sean (Danielle); mother Joan; brother Kevin (Rhonda); sisters Doreen and Carol (Mark);  sister in law Linda (Chris) and brother in law Russel (Sue); also a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.   A special thank you to the Doctors and staff of the HSC, 4 North A and the Ambulatory Treatment program for their care and compassion shown to David during his courageous battle. The family will accept visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday May 23 and Thursday May 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held from St. Pius X Catholic church on Friday May 25 at 1:15 p.m., with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada – Newfoundland Chapter, C/O Melanie McMillan, 29 Gorman Avenue, St. John’s, NL  A1G 1E5.   Donations can also be made by phone at 709-351-6592 or online by following this link: https://goo.gl/syXsKT .



2-4 p.m. on May 23, 2018

7-9 p.m. on May 23, 2018

2-4 p.m. on May 24, 2018

7-9 p.m. on May 24, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:15pm, Friday May 25th

St. Pius X Church


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Dear Judy and family;
Our deepest condolences on Dave’s passing. We thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humour and engagement during the times in his company. We were out of the country until Saturday, May 26th and only learned today of his passing.
Thinking of you all;
Mary and Bruce

Judy, Kim, Sean, Mrs. Power, Kevin, Carol, and Doreen,

Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Dave was a great guy on Larch Place and he was a guy who all the younger guys of Larch Place looked up to.

I played some soccer with Kevin and grew up on the street with Dave. Though I was younger then Dave I remember admiring Dave’s athleticism in both hockey, soccer, and softball. I remember watching Dave playing with the St. John’s Caps and the infamous 1975 series with the Barrie Flyers. I remember Dave being one of the guys on that team that could score and also fight and Dave was one of the first guys off the bench during the bench clearing brawl at the Stadium. The last time I brought that story up with Dave was just after his father’s funeral and we said the next time we meet we would have a beer together. Dave keep a cold one ready for me when i come up.

Dave Power a great guy, God Bless Dave!

Brian O’Grady and Family
Barrie, ON.

We were very sad to read in the Telegram of Dave’s passing! The Funeral Service yesterday was very nice Judy.. Buck did a great job, re the eulogy. Take care and enjoy remembering all the good years!

The little we knew David leave us with nothing but pleasant memories. His hearty laugh to go hand and hand with his sense of humour. We are happy to have known him. Our sincere condolences to Suzanne and her family for their loss.

I was very sorry to hear that Dave was taken from you all so soon. Haven’t seen Dave in quite a while. We went to school together at St Bon’s . He was a great guy and we were always friends. He will no doubt be sadly missed. Sorry again for your loss. Kind regards. Liam Halley.

Our sincere condolences go out to the Power family at this very trying time. Since attending kindergarten with Kevin in 1969 I have had the pleasure of knowing Dave for many years. He was certainly a very kind hearted soul who always took the time to have a chat and share a good story. He always held his family in high regard and would carry that pearcing smile with him everywhere. It was a true pleasure to have met such a good man. Your memory will last forever Dave. R. I. P my friend. Jeff Purcell and Connie Fleming

Dave and I went through schools together, he was always a real gent. After many years we caught up again at an alumni function… he was still a real gent.
My sincere condolences to his family..

Judy and Family,

I am very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I worked with Dave many years ago at Olivetti. Our paths also crossed over the years on rare occasion at a rink or when he/you visited with friends in Terra Nova.

My deepest condolences to you and all your family.

Art Stanley

So sorry to hear about the passing of a dear childhood friend. Deepest condolences to all family.
Keith Samuelson

I am very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Judy thinking of you and all the family. You are in my prayers.
Mike Rahal

The staff at Clode Sound Motel send their sincere
heartfelt condolences.
Dave came to Clode Sound Motel 25 plus years ago
with the Crows, for their annual golf classic.
Dave was a gem, who took the time to have a chat
with all the staff,he was liked and admired by all.
We miss you already Dave, and will cherish all the
good memories

Staff at Clode Sound Motel

My deepest condolences to you Judy and the whole family at this difficult time. My heart and thoughts are with you all.

Sharon 🙏🏻

Judy & family. So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We are currently out of the country & are sorry to miss his funeral.

I met Dave about 25 years ago when Sean played soccer with my son Teddy. We coached together one season & then kept in touch for many years following that. Dave was a very colourful character who always had a story to share. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

Ted Purcell & Family

To David’s family;
I am so sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. From Little League baseball and minor hockey; David always made a person feel special; whenever he greeted you. The years that had passed never meant anything; he always made one feel as good a friend as when we were kids. He always had that sparkle in his eyes. Your family is my heart and prayers at this difficult time. God BLess!

To the power family my deepest condolences on dave’s passing.I first met dave when he used to get his vehicle serviced at Canadian tire and later at Avalon ford.He was always easy to talk to and general all right guy.He will be missed.

Sean, Kim and family
My thoughts are with you during this time. Find good memories in what you’ve accomplished together and feel his presence as you move forward. Take strength in each other.

With great sadness, I read in today’s obituaries, that David Power passed away after a long battle with leukemia. David was one of forty grade nine boys in my mathematics and homeroom class (Room# 102) at Gonzaga High School St. John’s,1966 -67 – my very first time teaching in an all Boy’s School. They were a very bright group of boys, challenging, lively, but David stood out. He was a good student, but he was the one that made us all laugh, reminded us at the end of the day to congratulate ourselves because “we were so good”, what sports activity was happening after school or in the evening, and was I going to be there to see him.
I met David again in grade 11 and taught him algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Oh yes, we did mathematics as three subjects at that time – long time ago now. We had both grown but again with a class of forty boys, many of them repeaters, I knew David was not only my student who wanted to do his best but he was my friend.
I enjoyed our conversations over the years and extend my deepest condolences to his family. May your memories give you peace and comfort.
David, may you rest in peace. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Kevin and family sending heartfelt condolences on the passing of your wonderful brother
Andrea Goodey-Park

Kevin and Family
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I knew him from St. Bon’s and Gonzaga.

Judy and family, I was very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Please accept my condolences at this time.
Kind regards, Sandy LeFort

Judy and family

Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Dave was a genuine person and a good friend. I will miss the ” state of the world ” discussions we had each fall at the Crow’s Golf Classic. Rest in peace Dave.

Judy and Family,
I was saddened to heaar of Dave’s passing. I have many fond memories of our time together in the Frat and the Crows hockey team. We shared many laughs together since the early 70’s.Rest in peace dear friend til we meet again.

Aunt Joan, all my cousins and family:
So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Prayers and thoughts are with you all. Cherish the memories.

Donna McCarthy

Kevin and the Power Family :
So sorry for your loss,
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Jennifer & Craig Dawe
Corner Brook

Sincere condolences to Jody and family.
Prayers and thoughts to all of you at this most difficult time. RIP Dave
Marilyn & Des Burridge
British Columbia

Judy, I was sorry to hear of Dave’s passing yesterday. At this moment I am once again remembering with gratitude Dave’s kind and thoughtful assistance on the Canadian side of things while I was in Seoul with Dad in 2005. It meant more than I can say. Please be assured of my thoughts and prayers for you all now and in the days and months ahead. May God’s comfort and peace be yours as you take this journey.

Judy and family- very sorry to hear the recent news of Dave’s ( Bull’s) passing .May you have comfort in knowing that you have family and friends who share your sorrow . We have many fond memories of Dave especially at the hockey rink and soccer pitch.

Joan and family, We are very saddened to learn of David’s passing. We are out of the province at this time but send our prayers and deepest sympathy. May your happy memories sustain you through this difficult time.

So Sorry to hear of David’s passing. Our Deepest Sympathy to you,(Judy), Kim and Sean and all his family. May He Rest In Peace!!!

Judy & Family
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Dave was one of the few people you meet in life who was liked by all. The world could use a lot more like him.

Sincere condolences on Dave’s passing. May good memories of him help you all in this time of loss.

I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a huge hearted man whom many will miss.

Doreen and Power Family.
Those we love don’t go away.
They walk beside us everyday..
unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear💜
Live with the happy memories you have of Dave, they last a lifetime.

Judy, Doreen, Joan and the entire Power family,
So sad to hear the news of Dave’s passing.
He has not had it easy for the past year, yet he was always optimistic, especially before and after the transplant.
Soar with angles Dave!

Judy, Kimberly and Sean

So very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Will be thinking of you all as you go through this most difficult time. Hugs.

My heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Power, Doreen and the entire family on the passing of David. Some things you never get over and I know you are all in pain right now but his suffering is over and maybe you can take a little comfort from that. Take care. Moira Smith

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy and Family,

Our sincere condolences on Dave’s passing, it’s been a long hard battle for him these past years. May he Rest In Peace.

Mike, Linda, Emily & Sarah Lush