Effie Burgess Cook (Barnes, nee Harding)

January 2, 1922 to June 8, 2019


Passed peacefully away on June 8, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, Effie Cook of Pouch Cove at the age of 97 years. Pre-deceased by her first husband Victor Barnes (1966) and second husband Henry (Harry) Cook (2005). Leaving to mourn daughter Victoria (Wayne) Pennell; step-son Norman Cook (Joan Butler); step-daughter Janet Moulton; grandchildren: Joanne (Keith) Connors; John (Kelly Waters) Pennell; step-grandchildren Tracy Cook; Paula Cook; Jacqueline (Sean) Connors; Beth Moulton; Benjamin (Elizabeth) Moulton and William Moulton; great-grandchildren: Rebecca, Scotty and Hillary; step-great-grandchildren; Connor, James, Abigail, Ariana and Brielle. The family wishes to thank the staff at Cambridge Estates and St. Patrick’s Mercy Home for the care they provided over the past thirteen years. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road, St. John’s. Visitation on Sunday June 9 from 7-9pm, and Monday June 10 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held from Memorial United Church, Pouch Cove on Tuesday June 11 at 2pm. Interment to follow at the United Church Cemetery, Pouch Cove Line, Pouch Cove. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice.



7-9 p.m. on June 9, 2019

2-4 p.m. on June 10, 2019

7-9 p.m. on June 10, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Tuesday June 11th

Memorial United Church, Pouch Cove

Interment to follow at United Church Cemetery, Pouch Cove Line, Pouch Cove

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Vicki and Wayne…..so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Please accept our condolences. She’s smiling down on you all letting you know she’s in her happy place now. Rick & Sharon 🥰

Vicki, Wayne & Family;
Deepest condolences to you on the passing of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you .

Maxine, Will and family

Vicky, Wayne & family,
Our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your mom. I have very fond memories of Mrs. Barnes as she was known to many in our school days.
Thinking of you at this time.

Vicky, Wayne and family,

Extending our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. May the many good memories help you during this time of loss and sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tom, Jennifer and Kathryn Flight

Vicki and family my sincere condolences on the passing of your lovely mom. I have many fond memories of her when she was a resident at Cambridge Estates. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vicki and family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. I have very fond memories of her teaching me in Grade 5 , especially NL history, and of course how kind she was to her students. God Bless

Our thought and prayers are with you at this time. Mrs. Barnes ( I always called her) was such a sweet & kind lady and an excellent teacher who thought me many life lessons. May she rest in peace.

The family of Olive Carter offer our condolence to
Vicki and her family. The late Olive Carter was a cousin to Effie. May she Rest In Peace..
Carolann and John Crane( Carter)

My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you all as you say goodbye and celebrate the life of a wonderful lady. Many fond memories of her during school days especially in the one room school. Blessings to you all.

Vicky, Wayne, Joanne and Keith,
Our sincere condolences to you on the death of your mother and Grandmother at this time. May you take consolation in a life of longevity and may beautiful memories keep her ever near and dear to your hearts.. May she rest in eternal peace..

Dear Vicki and Wayne , our deepest sympathy to you both and your family at this sad time . Looking at her picture I see a beautiful person. Your many wonderful memories will help comfort you in the days ahead . Sorry we can’t visit you at this time , but hope to see you later this month . Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and tomorrow .
Sincerely, Daphne and Bob

Vickie, Wayne & Family
Frank & I sends our sincere condolence to all the family. Many good memories of Mrs Barnes (Cook) as my teacher and the rides to school on rainy days. Spent many hours playing dolls in her basement with Vickie. A very dear & loving woman, May she Rest In Peace 🙏

Aunt Vicky (Uncle Wayne), Joanne (Keith and Family) and John (Kelly and Family) – I learned of Nanny Cooks passing yesterday and I thought back to the many wonderful family suppers and visits we had when I was younger with the Pennell Family. Nanny Cook as I would call her was always there – and I’m glad to have known her. She was very kind and loving from my memory and didn’t mind all of us running around, etc.

She had a wonderful life, living to 97 years of age. Cherish the memories of the past – but don’t forget the future where we have been promised a new heaven and earth when you can see Nanny Cook again.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Romans 8:38-39

Mark and Kelly Walters (Carter, Ryder and Reegan)

Condolences to the family. Mrs..Cook was a lovely person and great teacher.

Vicky & Family, Our Deepest Sympathy on your loss! God Bless!!

Vicki and family. So sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories of her. Ken(ny) and Sandra

Thinking of you at this time and all the wonderful memories of your Mom; I always felt so welcome and at home at your house, a beautiful person
I will be out of town this week but my thoughts are with you


ill & Edna {Newll}

Vicky , Wayne & family,
So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a sweet lady & a great teacher. With our very deepest sympathy, Bill & Edna{Newell} Davis. Daughter of Jacob & Dora Newell

Condolences to the family on the passing of a truly wonderful lady who touched so many lives throughout her years of teaching. I had the pleasure of working with Effie for many years. She was a mentor and mother figure to us all, so full of kindness and compassion.May she Rest In Peace in the arms of the Lord she loved and served throughout her life on earth.