Eric V Cranford

November 6, 2017


Passed peacefully away, in the loving arms of his youngest daughter, at the Health Science Centre on Monday, November 6, 2017 at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents Ralph and Edith Cranford, his loving wife Rosalind Whiteway, his brother Ernest and close uncle and friend Herbert George. Leaving to mourn his loving children Eric Cranford Jr. (Jane), Diana Cranford, Christine Morgan (Nelson) grandchildren
; John Miller, Roger Cranford, Melissa Miller, Caroline Sakuler (Andrew), Ashley Morgan, step grandchildren; Colin Morgan, Janelle Morgan (Anthony), Ashton Whitt and Victoria Thornley (Andrew). Great-grandchildren Jayda, Sierra, Eric, Madison, Kindsley, Brenden, Anthony and Charlotte. Brother Lew Cranford (Joan), sisters Helen Peckford (Sid), Louise Cranford and Glenna Wright (Don), along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Eric was a devoted employee of the Newfoundland Hotel for over 20 years. The family would like to thank Dr. Yaqoob Qureshi, Dr. James Pormento, Dr. Roger Avery, Dr. Falah Maroun, 5th Floor Neurosurgery Team and the Intensive Care Unit. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation will take place on Tuesday from 7 – 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 2 – 4 p.m. and 7- 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Carnell Memorial Chapel, on Thursday, November 9,2017 at 2 p.m. with cremation to follow. Flowers, gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities NL P.O. Box 28091, St. John’s NL A1B 1X0.



7-9 p.m. on November 7, 2017

10-12 Noon on November 8, 2017

2-4 p.m. on November 8, 2017

7-9 p.m. on November 8, 2017

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Cranford Family
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. I have many fond memories of your Dad when he worked at the Hotel. I worked with the fire dept and had many meetings with your Dad. He would always ensure we had meetings around lunchtime. . He always ensured that the guests at the hotel were in a safe environment
He was a good guy and I’m proud to have called him my friend RIP Eric.

Our condolences to the family of the late Eric Cranford. We the Diamond family became neighbours with Eric 15 yrs ago, From that moment we became instant friends. Eric was so friendly and kind. He had a great sense of humour and always up for a good laugh. We will miss him dearly.
Rick, Karen & Katrina Diamond..

Our condolences to Eric’s family. He was a fine man. RIP Eric. Sincerely Howard &Maud Gosse

So Sorry for your loss, Have comfort knowing your dad is more comfortable now. Cherish all memories.
Take care.

We are so sorry for your loss. May he rip.

Great Memories. Eric was a chariereter loved our time at the hotel… Glen Morgan Bell Aliant. Nice man

He smiled with his eyes…kind that they were, yet his heart was the kindest of all. I remember and am grateful when eric helped me secure my employment at Hotel NL. I remember fondly how he called me “jillotine.” He had a grest sense of humor and will be sadly missed. Eric, Diane, Christine, Roger, Caroline and the entire family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Jill Lewis

When I started at The Hotel, I immediately felt that Eric was a very special Person with a big heart.
We often discussed projects and he used to tell me “it’s a big job” but at the end it was always completed with perfection.
Over the years we became good friends and I was very happy to see him again last year.
He had a good sense of humour and always such a kind smile on his face. He will be missed by all.
With our sincere sympathy to his entire Family.

Armand and Andree Agabab

Sincere condolences to all the family.Eric was a good man and good friend and will be missed by many.

To The Cranford family, so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing,he was a wonderful friend to me when he use to come around the bay,we just loved to see him coming got a lot of memories of him,my Thought’s and Prayer’s are with all the family at this difficult time,May God Truly Bless you all,

So very sorry for your lost.A great man he was indeed.A lot of good memories, a lot of good time.He always called me his girlfriend . I’ll always remember you skipper. RIP.
LOVE Dale.

I was so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. My sincere condolences to his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have many fond memories of Eric from our time working together at Hotel Newfoundland. He was a kind and wonderful friend…he will be missed by many. Sincerely, Bonnie

Dear Christine and family,
I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. You all have had a hard road these past seven months. You surrounded your loving dad with endless tender loving care . I hope you all can take comfort in knowing your dad was so deeply loved and given the upmost of continuous care and compassion. We should all learn a valuable lesson from you all. My thoughts are with you all as you move ahead . God bless your father’s tender soul and may he rest in well deserved eternal peace.
Love Gail xxxoo

My sincerest condolences to Eric’s friends and family. I only knew him for a short time, but knew him to be a caring and thoughtful person with a very kind heart.

Our deepest condolences to the family. Eric was a great friend for many years while working together at the Hotel. We had many laughs over the years. RIP buddy.

It with great saddens we pass on our condolences from the Peckford family in Eric’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with at this difficult time.

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time

So very sorry to hear of Eric’s passing., I worked with him at the Hotel for years. May his soul rest in peace and may he fly to heaven in the arms of the angels.

He will be fondly remembered. We always had a great laugh when we worked together.. he was one of the best.

So sorry to hear of Eric’s passing, always admired and respected and loved Eric…he will be forever remembered and sadly missed!

To the family, so very very sorry to read of Eric’s passing. We have some nice memories of him and Ros. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Cecil & Barbara Brown, Whiteway

My deepest condolences – Eric will be remembered and greatly missed. RIP!