Eileen Frances  Bonfield

August 14, 1933 to December 24, 2017


Passed peacefully away following a lengthy illness on December 24, 2017 at Pleasant View Towers in St. John’s, NL.  Eileen grew up in Heart’s Content, Trinity Bay and eventually moved to St. John’s where she spent many years working for the Provincial Government.

Predeceased by her mother Eleanor Bonfield (Anderson), father William Bonfield, and her sister Ann Bonfield.  Left with fond memories are her cousins Pam Solursh and family; David Barnes and family; friends Ruby and Tony Kocurko; and long time friend Marg Meaney and family;  as well as cousins in NL, ON,  BC, and the USA.

Many thanks to the very caring staff at Hoyles Escasoni and Pleasant View Towers who have looked after Eileen since she suffered a major stroke in 2013.

Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. A funeral service will follow visitation at 1.p.m. and be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory to a charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated.



11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on July 7, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Saturday July 7th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Eileen a dear friend and former Tourism employee you will be sadly missed by all of us whom you worked with you in Tourism..
Sometimes we crossed paths and you always won out..I know now that you were trying to set me straight especially when I was new to government methods etc..I thank you sincerely for that..Rest in peace my dear friend..Bud Vincent

I also had the pleasure of working with Eileen at the Department of Development in the mid 80’s. Eileen taught me much about being in the public service. When I think of her now, I smile. Thank you Eileen.

My deepest condolences to Eileen’s relatives. I remember many times Mom bringing us to Churchill Square to pick up or drop off Eilleen.

Paul M.

Our deepest condolences to you. Eileen was a wonderful person who was extremely good to us as children.

Sincere condolences to Eileen’s relatives. I met Eileen in 1972, the first day of my full time employment with the Govnmt of NL. She was always very professional and helpful to me and I remember her fondly.

On behalf of all former residents of Bishop Jones Memorial Hostel, where Eileen lived while she attended Bishop Spencer College in 1949-50, we wish to extend our deepest condolences. God Bless and Comfort you all in the days ahead.
Shirley (Morris) Cooper, Communications
Bishop Jones Memorial Hostel Group

My deepest sympathy to Eileen’s relatives. I lived in Hearts Content too and our fathers worked together at Western Union Cabke Station. I also boarded with Eileen in St. John’s for a year when I attended MUN . My husband and I moved to Ontario when we retired to be closer to our 4 sons. I was sorry to hear that Eileen passed away.
Ann ( Mackey) Power

Bonfield Family

It was a pleasure to work with Eileen in Dept of Economic Development many years ago. I was fresh out of school and learned a lot about professionalism in work place from Eileen. My husband also worked with Eileen over the years and found her to be pleasant.

Sincere sympathy

Brenda and Gerry Stone