Passed peacefully on April 3, 2017, at the age of 84 years, Della Forward.
Predeceased by her first husband Aubrey Knee; her brothers Lloyd Rees, Angus Rees and Charles Whalen; sisters-in-law Carolynne Rees, Betty Whalen; and niece Glenys Whalen.
Left with cherished and loving memories daughters Carolyn McGrath (Roger), and Sandy Harris (Wayne); grandchildren Ryan McGrath (Marie), Courtney Rostalski (Josh), Jennifer Mahaney (Marcel Gelinas); great grandchildren Mia and Kylie McGrath, Lincoln Rostalski, Sophie and Hannah Gelinas. Brother Doug Rees, Calgary, AB and sister -in-law Daphne Rees, St. John’s.
Della remarried into the Forward family. She is predeceased by Bob (Robert) Forward. Remembering her fondly are: Kevin (Michele), Don (Marie), Rob (Jayna) and Margo; grandchildren Karen Haverstock (John), Megan Forward (Corbett Hancey), Nicole Pretty (Mike), Adele Forward, Simon Forward, Brian Forward, Drew Hendrickson, and Kyle Hendrickson and their families.
Special side kick and ‘third’ daughter Suzanne Stanford for whom we are forever grateful. Also, remembered by a large circle of family and friends including her friends at Hillcrest Estates, especially the staff, we cannot say enough thank you’s; members of the RCMP Veterans Association; and thank you to the nursing staff of 4 North HSC and Miller Centre for their care and concern.
Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, April 6 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from The Church of The Ascension, Mount Pearl, on Friday, April 7 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road.
In lieu of flowers donations in Della’s name may be made to the Church of Ascension Building Fund or VOWR.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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