William (Eric) Field

December 12, 1933 to March 6, 2018


Retired dairy farmer from Torbay Road, passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Pleasant View Towers on Tuesday March 6th, 2018.

Predeceased by his parents, Valance and Mary (Codner) Field; baby brother, Ronnie Field; brother, Phil Field; sister, Laura Carter; parents-in-law, Walter and Mary Skinner; sisters-in-law, Florence Field and Margaret Skinner; brothers-in-law, Ches Dawe and Charles Skanes; and family friend Carrie Allen.

Eric was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and a proud member of the Royal St. John’s Regatta Hall of Fame (Rowing Category).

Eric leaves with fond and loving memories his wife, Helen (nee Skinner); loving son, Ronald (Leann); his dearly loved grandson, Eric; sister, Mildred Skanes; brother and life-long business partner, Les Field; sisters-in-law, Frances Field, Mary (Bill) Codner, Tish (John) Lane, Brenda (Uli) Huber, Genie (Max) Evans, Joanne (Ralph) Tapper and Eileen Skinner; brothers-in-law, Gus Carter, Walter (Barbara) Skinner, Pat (Phyllis) Skinner and Bill Skinner (Kay) and a large circle of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Special thank you to Mildred Skanes, Les Field, Robert Field, Bill Roche and Hector Williams for your love and support during Eric’s battle with Alzheimers.

At Eric’s request cremation has taken place. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on  Thursday, March 8th and Friday, March 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held from St. Thomas’ Church on Saturday, March 10th at 2:30 pm with interment on Tuesday, March 13th, at 10:30 am, at Forest Road Anglican Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Eric’s memory may be made to the Rainbow Riders.



2-4 p.m. on March 8, 2018

7-9 p.m. on March 8, 2018

2-4 p.m. on March 9, 2018

7-9 p.m. on March 9, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:30pm, Saturday March 10th

St. Thomas' Anglican Church

Interment at Forest Road Anglican Cemetery, on Tuesday, March 13th at 10:30 am.

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Helen and family, Sorry to learn of the passing of Eric. . My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Rosalind

Deeply sorry for your loss! You are all in my thoughts and prayers

Helen,Ron and family,so sorry to hear of Eric passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Susan(Critch)Day.

Mrs. Field, Ron, Leann and Eric,
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Field’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ida, Tony, Ian and Zoe Lockyer

So sorry to hear of your dear husband’s passing . Sincere condolence to you and your Family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time .

Merrill & Rose Marie (Kenny) Andrews

Helen and Ronald, and Family,
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Sending big hugs from Halifax.

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband. May your many wonderful memories bring you comfort at this sad time.
Pam Tobin

To the Field Family,
Heartfelt condolences to you all on Eric’s passing. He was a lifelong friend, and will be missed by all who knew him. I hope the wonderful memories you all have will bring comfort in the days ahead.
Take care and God bless.

Please accept my condolences on Eric’s passing. His dry sense of humor when Eric was on 1SE , will be remembered with a chuckle. Condolences to you Helen and family.

Dear Auntie Hen, I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Eric. I have so many wonderful memories of and with him growing up. That picture is perfect. That’s what he looked like every time I saw him. The times I would come visit. Running in the barn, being able to go get the milk for dinner, just running around and having fun. Climbing in the hayloft, and chasing the cows. His slow way of talking made everything he said so much more important. He always made me feel as special as he was. The world has lost a wonderful, kind, sweet man. Our condolences to you and love to you all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family – the picture of Uncle Eric displayed is a wonderful way to remember him – he looks so happy – totally in his element on the farm. And Lauren and Jillian send their love to their cousin Eric….
Thinking of all of you

Helen, Ron, Leann and Eric……It has been our great pleasure to enjoy time with Eric at the race track, hockey games and dinner. when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure

Helen and Ronald:

Sorry to hear about the passing of your husband/father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you journey through this difficult time.

Helen, Ron & all the Family:
Please accept our sincere condolences on he passing of Eric. He will always be remembered along with all the other family members that left us. God Bless His Soul. Gerry, Gussie & John Skinner

Helen: My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Eric was a fine man. Having just gone through the death of my father due to dementia, I know Eric is in a better place now. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

To Helen, Mildred, Les and all the family
Our sympathy to you all on the loss of your loved one. We are thinking of you, Sincerely, Max and Phyllis Beckett

To Les and all the family,its been 60 years but i still remember,that smile,that gentle giant.my condolences to all the family.God Bless.

My deepest condolences on your husbands passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Kelly Hayter

So sorry to hear of Eric’s passing .We the staff of 1SE had some laughter filled times with him .He always had a smile for us.Know that we are thinking of you and our prayers are with you.God Bless

My condolences on Eric’s passing – he was a real gentleman

Helen, Ronald & Leann and Eric, our profound sympathy goes to you all in the sad loss of Eric. A gentler man there never was. Blessings to you all Justin and Flo.

Helen and the Field family………So sorry to hear the sad news of Eric’s passing, may he rest in peace. Sincere Sympathy to all.
Linda Giles.

Helen and family……. His journey has ended and he is at peace, in a better place now. My sincere sympathy to all of you.

Mabel, sincere sympathy on the passing of your much loved brother Eric. Thinking of you at this sad time. Until you all meet again, rest in love Eric.

Sincere condolence to the Field family. Mabel Dowden