Frank R. (Spike) Noseworthy

December 3, 2018

Obituary

Frank Randolph (Spike) Noseworthy passed peacefully away on December 3, 2018 at Glenbrook Lodge; Son of the late Frank and Elsie (Blackler). Predeceased by brother, Cyril; sisters: Joan, Olga, Noreen and Olivia. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret May (Fowlow); children: Mark (Carol), Anne, Brian (Susan) and Derek (Kim); grandchildren: Matthew, Nicole, Theo, Samantha and Alex; brother, Alan; also a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Born on April 14, 1929 in St. John’s and grew up as a proud Feildian. Dad had an illustrious 43 year career with Mutual Life of Canada.  He played euphonium and trumpet and was affiliated with the CLB Band for over 40 years. His love for curling cumulated with his induction into the NL Curling Hall of Fame and the Governor General’s Curling Club. He was an honorary member of the St. John’s Curling Club and was a longtime ham radio operator, VO1HG.

His family would like to acknowledge the staff of Tiffany Village and Glenbrook Lodge for their warm and professional care over the past seven years.

Visitation will be at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, NL, Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 16 Church Hill, St. John’s, NL, Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with private internment to follow. Flowers gratefully declined.  Donations in his name may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association NL, Alzheimer Society of NL or a charity of one’s choice.

Schedule

Visitations

2-5 p.m. on December 9, 2018

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

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

11:00am, Monday December 10th

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Church Street, St. John's


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Marg, Mark, Brian and family,
We were saddened to hear that Spike had passed away.
We enjoyed the conversations we would have would have with him at the curling club. He was such an ardent fan and student of the game.
We know that you have wonderful memories to sustain you.
Roy and Jeannette

To the Noseworthy family

I only heard today on Frank’s passing. I worked at Mutual Life as his secretary back in the 70’s. He was such a lovely man and I know you will miss him dearly. In the past couple of years l visited him at Glenbrook Lodge when our S.A. Band ministered to the seniors there. God Bless.

Marg and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Marg and Family,

What a great picture of Frank. It brings back many memories of fun times at Mutual Life, both in St. John’s and in Waterloo. Trish and I also especially remember a tour of the Avalon Peninsula with Marg and Frank over a 2 day period, seeing the area from the perspective of a Newfoundlander.

Our condolences to all of you on the loss of Frank. I know he’ll be missed. A super guy!!

Alex and Trish Brown

Mark, Carol and Family:

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I hope that your many memories bring you comfort now and in the days ahead.

Mark, Carol & family
We send our deepest sympathy to you all on your Dad’s passing.. We hope your wonderful memories & knowing others care keep you strong during these difficult days.

Charlotte & Bill

Saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. Please know I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

Mrs. Noseworthy and Family

I am sincerely saddened to hear of Frank VO1HG’s passing. I remember him well from many get togethers at Ted and Veras!….what times they were. We always enjoyed a chat and ham radio stories. We used to joke that the only difference between us was one “dot”. Check out Morse Code for VO1HG and VO1HP

Marg and family…..so sorry to hear of Spike’s passing. When I first started visiting at Tiffany I was always glad to run into both of you. Spike always made me laugh. He will be missed.

Frank has left quite a mark on the Curling community. He loved the game and all who participated in it. Quite a legacy that the family should be proud of. Those great memories will replace the sadness for us all.

Marg and family
Please accept my deepest condolences. Wonderful memories from my curling days. A true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Marg, Mark, Anne, Brian, Derek and Families:

Sorry to hear of Spike’s passing. I have many memories of him and your whole family from the St. John’s Curling Club. I am thankful for the friendship that Spike and I shared. He will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

George and Judy Barrett

Mark, Carol,Brian and family . Please accept my deep condolences on the passing of your father. My heart is with you during this sad time. Kind regards Jeannette.

Marg, Mark, Anne, Brian, Derek and Families,

Keith and were very sad to hear about Frank. We have great memories of all of you as we grew up at the St. John’s Curling Club. The twinkle in his eye will be missed but not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marg. My condolences to you and your family. It was a real pleasure for me to work with Frank and to have a chance meeting with you during my twice a year trips to St. John’s. I keep a good memory of both of you.

by MICHEL DEVAULT

I had the pleasure of working with Frank at Mutual Life. I have many fond memories of his trips to “Head Office”. He was a special man with lots of stories to share and we all knew there was going to be great laughter throughout the day when he was in the office. He was one of a kind!

To Marg and all the family, Our condolences on the loss of one of St. John’s great characters who always enjoyed life and a funny story. His great smile and knowledge of the game of curling and his pride in the success of Newfoundland Labrador teams including his son Mark at the Brier will always be remembered by us. It truly was a pleasure to know him and be a friend. We will miss him dearly and will always be thankful for all he did including his devotion and support to the St.John’s Curling Club and the game of curling.

I didn’t have the honor of knowing Frank
(“Spike” as he was affectionately called) but heard Derek and Kim speak lovingly of him. From the tributes here, he was obviously a lovely man who left many memories to be cherished. My condolences to his loved ones.
Karen Duffett

We are so sorry for your loss. We were so lucky to have Frank travel with us to Prince George B.C. many years ago. His warm smile, kindness and humor will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. God Bless.
Jim & Holly Burden

Spike brought so much joy to everyone around him. He will be missed by many. Love to the family.

There are no words that can truly ease the pain of your loss but if caring thoughts and prayers can help they are with you all right now.

Love May and Sandra Matthews – Toronto

I worked with Frank at Mutual Life. Sorry to hear of his passing.
It was my experience at Mutual Life that Frank was a wealth of information and more then glad to help anyone who needed needed it

Great Guy!

So sorry to hear of Spikes passing, our love to all the family, hugs to everyone

Love, Jen & Chris

So saddened to hear that Uncle Spike is no longer with us. He was a special Uncle to me . . . with a sparkling smile, a twinkle in his eye & a subtle sense of humor. So glad we made as many trips to Newfoundland as we did. He was fun to be around . . . & he seemed to be a tease with us ladies. He will be missed by all who knew & loved him, & I’m thankful for the many wonderful memories I have of him.

Our hearts go out to Aunt Margaret & ALL my Cousins & their families. It won’t seem right without Uncle Spike by Aunt Margaret’s side.

Love, prayers, & condolences to my Noseworthy Family.

Love, Rebecca & Ross Labbe
Newbury Park, California

So sorry to hear of the loss of a very fine man. He always had a warm smile and a good word for those around him. Our thoughts and prayers to the extended Noseworthy family.

Glenn & Judy Pittman
Burlington, Ontario

To the Noseworthy Family
On behalf of the board, staff and membership of the St. John’s Curling Association please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of Frank(Spike), your husband, father, grandfather and our club mate. He will always be fondly remembered by all who encountered him in “any” curling related activity. An integral part of the curling family both locally and nationally for many years ,and a driving force in the construction of the building we call home today .
A “character” that will be missed by all who had the great pleasure of knowing and calling him a friend.

Gary Ryan
President
St. John’s Curling Association

Sorry to know that Frank has left us.
Enjoyed knowing him at the ‘95 Seniors in St. John, N.B. And visiting him when the GG’s were in St. Johns.
Our sympathies to the family,
Bill & Denise Dickie,
Cornwall, Ont.

My condolences to all the family. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to work with Frank at Jenkins Anthony. He always had a smile on his face and a story to share. He certainly could brighten up a room. Will always hold you close in my heart. RIP, Frank

So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. For a number of years I worked with him on the executive of the NL Curling Assoc. (President 76-78) He was a great personality and a tireless worker for whatever he turned his hand to. Liz and I send our condolences to Marg and all the family. Sincerely, Mun Batstone

So sorry for your loss. Your father was a very funny man and I enjoyed my time with him and your mother when they lived at Tiffany.

To Derek, Kim, Samantha and Alex,
Our hearts go out to you and your family at this sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Ernie and Gail

Your dad’s smile reminds me of time spent at your home and the implicit ‘welcomeness’ of your family. So sorry to learn of your loss, yet comforted by the time you had together. Thinking of you at this time, Erna & Craig

My condolences to Marg and all the family. I am so thankful that Frank hired me in 1975 to work with him at Mutual Life. It started a wonderful career for me and a wonderful relationship with the Noseworthy family. We worked hard but he always made it fun. Will always hold you close in my heart. RIP, Frank

My condolences to Marg and all the family. I am so thankful that Frank hired me in 1975 to work with him at Mutual Life. It started a wonderful career for me and a wonderful relationship with the Noseworthy family. We worked hard but he always made it fun. Will always hold you close in my heart. RIP, Frank.

A wonderful colleague, and proud Newfoundlander & Canadian. There are so many many memories of Frank from our days working with Mutual Life. Marg, you were a big part of it too. The two of you made every visit to your wonderful province special.
Our thoughts are with you and your family today and in the days ahead as you celebrate a life well lived.

Many many fond memories of Spike from the curling clubs….old and new…seemed almost like family back then. Thinking of you from afar Marg and family….

Marg, Mark and family:

I am deeply saddened to learn of Frank’s passing. I have many, many fond memories of curling adventures with Spike and various other team mates during my years in St. John’s. More recently, I was delighted to reconnect during his and Marg’s residence at Tiffany Village. Know that his wonderful sense of humour and constant good humour will be remembered and missed by very many. My thoughts are with you.

Brian, Susan, Theo and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father., father in law and grandfather. His time had come to leave this world and go to his heavenly home. May God rest his soul. Lots of love, Edwina and Mike

To Mrs. Noseworthy and all children and grandchildren, I am saddened to read of the passing of Mr. Noseworthy,. My heartfelt condolences to you all. His warmth, laughter and constant good humour will be missed by all. May he rest in peace.

To Mrs Noseworthy, Mark, my deepest condolences to all of Frank’s family. I will always remember him fondly, his gentleness, sense of humour and certainly his sense of competition. During my curling years at the St John’s Curling Club, Frank “taught me a few lessons” on many occasions. Rest In Peace Frank.