Eric A. Larkin

April 1, 1929 to August 18, 2016


Larkin, Eric A. – Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family, on Thursday August 18th, 2016 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, Eric A. Larkin, age 87 years. Predeceased by his daughter Brenda in 2001. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 59 years, Elsie (nee Barbour); daughter, Janet Browne (Charles); his cherished grandchildren: Michael (Heather), Danielle (Adam) and Nicholas; great-grandchildren: Landon and Luke Parsons; sisters-in-law: Breta Barbour, Phyllis Wareham and Nancy Yetman (Barry); his special niece Trudy Quinlan; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place at Eric’s request. The family will be receiving visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, August 21st and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday, August 22nd. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from Wesley United Church. Inurnment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Wesley United Church or a charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, please visit



7-9 p.m. on August 21, 2016

2-4 p.m. on August 22, 2016

7-9 p.m. on August 22, 2016

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Elsie and Family. We have been out of the Province and are so sorry to learn of Eric’s passing. We have fond memories of our good times together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Sincerely, Mary & Gerry

Sincere condolences to Elsie and family on the passing of your husband and father from Georgia and Bob LeMessurier and family

Sorry to read of Eric’s passing. He will always be remembered for his major contributions to the Red Cross Water Safety program. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow.

Dear Elsie; So sorry to learn of Eric’ s death.
Please know that we are thinking of you, and send our sincere sympathy.
Cappy & Ray Tooton

To Elsie and family……we were so sorry to learn of Eric’s passing. Many happy memories both through Keith and Eric’s work relationship and all the years of our family Christmas tree cutting parties. We are unfortunately out of town this week but please accept our sincere condolences to you all….Keith and Lynda Arns

My sincere condolences to all Eric’s family.
Although I hadn’t been in touch with Eric for many years, I always remember him fondly. I took my first lifeguard training from Eric – in Corner Brook, and later had an opportunity to observe his work in developing the 3F Program.
I hope it helps to know others are thinking of you now, and that your memories will bring you comfort. …Mike Bugden

Elsie and family, I’m very saddened to hear the news of Eric’s passing. He was always very good to me, providing productive things to do, always great advice and his supportive encouragement. He was a great neighbor, gentlemanly and most of all a great friend who will be thoroughly missed. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Eric will be sadly missed. He will be forever loved and remembered not only as a wonderful cousin but also as a wonderful friend.

Elsie,, we are so sorry to learn of Eiic;’s passing.
We have so many great memories of him. You both always treated us like family. We are thinking of you in your time of sorry.
Wally & Daphne.

So sorry to hear of Mr. Larkin’s passing. He was indeed a very sincere and kind man. I will always cherish the memories I have of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

My thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time. Eric was a wonderful man & will be missed.

My deepest condolences to the Larkin family. Mr. Larkin taught me how to swim many many years ago at Littledale.

We are sincerely sorry for your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and trust that God will heavenly reward you in the future. Thank the Lord for the long years you had with such a compassionate, and loving man. We lost a very fine man. God bless and take care.

Our sincere condolences to all of Eric’s Family. It was indeed a please to have been associated with Eric during his work at Wesley where his untiring efforts will be truly missed.

It was so sad to hear of Eric’s passing. We were blessed to have spent a week with Eric and our family at his cottage in Newfoundland two years ago (seems like yesterday). He will forever live in our thoughts! — Doug & Lori Drodge

sincere sympathy to all the family. Eric was a gentle
gentleman and was blessed with many friends.

This dear sweet man has left a hole in our hearts and family. He gave so much and asked for nothing. Because of distance my husband Robert just got to reconnect with his uncle a few weeks ago and loved every moment of it. At the same time, our two grown sons, Chris and Mike, got to know their great uncle a little and they hung on his every word as they have grown up away from family for so long. Their own grandfather passed before they got to know him so they were looking at this humble, witty and kind patriach of the Larkin family in awe. We were all blessed to have that time with him and we will all cherish it for the rest of our lives.