Elsie May (nee Collier)

December 10, 1925 to April 16, 2019


Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at the Health Sciences Centre, Elsie May, aged 93 years. Predeceased by her husband Harry in 2005. Leaving to mourn her two cherished daughters: Dianne Davis (Robert) and Nancy Brodie (Bill); five grandchildren: Andrew, Mark, and Stephanie Davis (Mark Craig), Jane and Karen Brodie; niece Barbara Barclay; as well as other relatives and friends. Special thank you to the staff of Tiffany Village for their care and support. Cremation has taken place. The family will be receiving visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 20th. There will be no service with a private inurnment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.  To send a message of condolence please visit www.carnells.com.



2-4 p.m. on April 20, 2019

7-9 p.m. on April 20, 2019

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Dianne, Nancy and families, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I did her hair for many years, lots of good chats and laughs. From her conversations, I know her family was her life, she spoke so lovingly of you all.
Sherry Keough

I was very sorry to hear of Elsie’s passing but I feel blessed as her family physician to have known her many years.
I will always treasure our chats about golf!
May God bless her family and friends during this difficult time.

Diane, Nancy and families, I was so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have many fond memories of time spent with you and your parents at Fling’s Pond with Uncle Cliff and Aunt Velma…….. Aunt Elsie was a wonderful berry-picker! May she Rest In Peace.
Sharon Babb

Dianne, Nancy and your families,
Pat & I were so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet and generous lady. Aunt Elsie and Mom had such a special friendship, a bond that lasted their whole lives. Mom and Dad enjoyed so much time together with Aunt Els and Uncle Harry, especially their bridge games up in Middle Gull. (Dare say the cards are now ready for another big game.).
May all your good memories of her keep her alive in your hearts and thoughts always. She will me missed by all who knew her,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,
With deepest sympathy,
Janet & Pat Hearn

Nancy, Dianne and Families; Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your wonderful mother and grandmother. May your understanding , love , faith and prayers give you strength and comfort now and in the days to come. Her legacy of a life well lived will be an example and inspiration to us all.

Dianne and Nancy- so sorry to hear of Your mother’s passing. She and your father were great friends of my parents ( Lewis and Phyllis Cook , Laughlin Crescent). They shared many happy times together and Elsie and Mom enjoyed many an afternoon of bridge and curling. Dad and Harry escaped on some of these afternoons for a drive and a pint or two at Ben’s! Thinking of you at this time of loss. Doug Cook

Dear Dianne and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have fond memories of times spent at your house when we were in school. Your Mom was so nice to me and I really thought very highly of her and your Dad. I am thinking of you and sending sincere sympathy and prayers to all.
Stephanie (Barnes) Gavell

Nancy Diane and families
I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.
My mind travels back over many memories from long ago when your parents, and sometimes you girls, came out to uncle Cliff Pike’s cabin.
Oh what wonderful times we had.
Your mom was an avid berry picker, and each season the goal was to get berry picking before she came out, because she was good at cleaning the bushes !
You mother was always happy warm and exciting to be around.
I know you will miss her so much.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy, Diane and Families:
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have wonderful memories of she and your Dad during our Elementary school years. My thoughts are with you all.
Karen Smith (Pottle)

Diane and Nancy:
I was saddened to learn of Aunt Elsie’s passing. I loved my visits with her when I visited St. John’s. She was always very welcoming and we would chat for quite a while over cups of tea and her wonderful baked goods. She was always very interested in news of the family.
I will miss those visits.
Sincere condolences.

We all have fond memories of Aunt Elsie, who was such a good friend to Mom and Dad (Shirley and Edgar Belbin). They went on many trips around Newfoundland together as well as to Europe. We’ll always recall Elsie’s competitive spirit when it can to a hand of cards. Condolences to the family..

Hi Nancy and Dianne, condolences to you and families on your mother’s passing..

I remember her as a woman with a lot of love and energy. Condolences on your loss.

Dianne, Nancy & Families, I am so sorry to hear of Elsie’s passing. I send my deepest condolences to you all. May she RIP.

Dianne, Nancy & family, So very sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She was such a wonderful supporter/cheerleader of our curling teams during our years at MUN! Remembering those times today and sharing in the sadness of losing someone so special in your lives.
With Deepest Sympathy,

I am sorry to learn of Elsie’s passing. I met her many years ago at St. John’s Curling Club. We again crossed paths in recent years playing Bridge at Bally Haly. Elsie was such a pleasant lady who always wanted to know how acquaintances were doing in life. My condolences to Elsie’s family.

Hi Nancy and Diane. Just read about Aunt Elsie.. my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will be out of town Saturday but my thoughts will be with you.
Lesley Oke

My sincerest condolences to Dianne, Nancy., Robert and Bill and kids.. A special, special lady who I remember being full of energy and I am certain one would never forget her after you met her….. An end of an era in the May family.

Condolences to Nancy, Diane and Family. I have great memories of visiting your mom while we both lived on Kent place. I really enjoyed our talks and great laughs. She was a lovely lady and will be missed dearly.

Very sad to hear of Aunt Elsie passing. She was a gem. I remember visiting when I was 7, I adored her. Sending warm thoughts to Diane and Nancy.

Condolences to Nancy, Diane and Family. I have great memories of visiting your mom while we both lived on Kent place. I really enjoyed our talks and great laughs. She was a lovely lady and will be missed dearly.

I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s death. She was my neighbour on Kent Place for almost 40 years, and will be missed. A lovely lady for sure.

My condolences to the family. I have many good memories of “Aunt Elsie” as she and Harry were good friends of my grandparents’. She had a great sense of humour and was so friendly and outgoing.

So sorry to hear your wonderful mom pass away.it as my honour to look after your mom
.I will never forget her laugh. RIP ELISE WAY.we will miss you.