Passed peacefully, but suddenly away after a lengthy illness in the presence of his loving family at the Health Sciences Center ICU on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
Predeceased by parents Solomon and Elsie Bussey; brother Reginald Bussey.
Lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife of 56 years, Marion; son David (Cheryl) Bussey; daughter Sarah (Shawn Tapper); grandchildren Ethan, Kayle and Shauna; brothers Albert (Judy), Harold (Melvie), Jack (Sheila), Valance (Yvonne), Lester (Bonnie), Nelson (Diane), and Vincent; sisters Greta (Levi Canning), Hazel (Leroy Gee); many nieces, nephews, and a large circle of treasured friends, neighbours, and extended family.
Dad was a devoted husband, a wonderful father, and a loving poppy. He was born in St. Anthony, NL, second oldest of eleven children. At the age of 17 he left home to pursue a passion in teaching. For almost the next fifty years, this young boy from St.Lunaire, NL completed two university degrees at Memorial University and went on to become a math teacher at Booth Memorial High School for 36 years. Dad had a love for gardening and golf. He was an avid bowler, a competitive scrabble player, and there wasn’t a crossword he couldn’t complete.
Special thanks to Dr. Peter Noel, for his compassionate care for Dad over the years. Heartfelt thanks to St. Johns Regional Fire Department and Eastern Health Paramedics for your efficient response. To the staff of the emergency department, and intensive care unit your extraordinary care for Dad will never be forgotten.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road with visitation on Monday August 29th from 7-9pm, and Tuesday August 30th 2-4pm, and 7-9pm. Funeral service to take place on August 31st, 2016 at The Salvation Army Citadel, 25 Adams Avenue at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery Black Marsh Road. Flowers gratefully accepted (Please no lilies due to allergies) or donations made in his memory may be made to The Salvation Army St. John’s Citadel.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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