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.   A celebration of Eileen’s life will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, followed by interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road at a date to be announced in the Spring of 2018.   In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory to a charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated.


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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