Garrett D. Comerford

November 29, 1941 to January 18, 2020


Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 78. Predeceased by his parents William and Margaret Comerford and brother, Chris. Left to mourn and celebrate his life in memory are his sons: James and Jeffrey (Jillian Manning); brothers Bill (Mary-Lou), Doug and Derrick (Jean deceased); sisters Mary Beth Twining (Greg) and Cathy. As well as a large circle of friends, nieces, nephews, extended family, including the Newhook family.
Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Monday, January 27 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Pius X Parish, 16 Smithville Crescent, on Tuesday, January 28 at 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Forever Loved.  Rest in Peace, Dad.



11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on January 27, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Tuesday January 28th

St. Pius X Parish, 16 Smithville Crescent

Inurnment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


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We have lost a very dear friend. We came late to his life but Gary taught us all we needed to know about living in Newfoundland. He was one of a kind and our visits to St John’s will not be the same with his going.
Our thoughts have been with you, Jim and Jeff, and all the family.

So very sad to hear of Gary’s passing, he was a welcomed face everyday at A&W on Kenmount, always a smile and kind word, he will be missed by all of our A&W family. Rest easy friend
Todd and Kellie loveless

So very sorry for your loss.
We offer our deepest condolences to all of Gary’s family. May God be with you!!!.
In Christ
Wilf and Nanette (LeDrew ) Hickey

Saddened to hear of Gary’s passing.Our sincerest
sympathy to his family on their loss. Fond memories
of playing soccer against Gary in H.S
John & Edwina Comerford

To Gary’s boys and all his family. So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. When Gary was on the road selling he would always stop in Deer Lake for home made bread and lots of Pepsi.Sincere sympathy to all the family.

To Garys family ,

So sorry to hear of Gary,s passing !

He was a very kind and thoughtful man, I met him while he was looking after the housing development that I built my house in !

No matter we’re I ran into him he always had a smile and gave me a big hug!

Please accept my sincere condolences

Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I was one of the group in Topsail Pond. We had great times in there in our teens. I left Newfoundland in 1956 so I only saw Gary a few times since then. Bill Doug and Gary were always a part of the Topsail Pond group and Gary will be sorely missed. George

Jim and Jeffery. Jerry and I am thinking of you and saying a special prayer for you both during this painful time. Love to you both.

Jimmy and Jeffrey my thoughts and prayers are with
you. Mamie

Jimmy and Jeffrey thinking of you on this difficult day. I’m there for you as I have always been. Love you and God bless. Mom

My sincere sympathy to all the Comerford family. The past few days since I heard of Gary’s death I’ve been remembering all the fun times we had water skiing and just hanging out in Topsail Pond.. I have a lovely picture of Gary and I on the Charles Bridge in Prague when we were there with the HHM Alumni Choir. I’m out of town now but you are all in my thoughts and memories.

Mary Beth, I am saddened to learn of Gary’s death. I have fond memories of times we all spent together both in town and at Topsail Pond. My condolences to you and your family at this sad time.

I am so saddened to read this today. Gary (Mr. Comerford, as I knew him way back when) ia a big part of my childhood memories. My dad, Tom Cantwell, would pick me up from school and we would drop by Gary’s office on Rawlin’s Cross. More often than not, there was a game of cribbage going on and the men were sometimes in need of a fourth. I was called upon to be that fourth. When I double-skunked the others, it was usually only Dad or Gary who saw the humour in that. We won’t discuss how inappropriate it was for me to be playing cards with grown men when I was only 11 or 12 year of age – it was a different time. Gary was a wonderful man and a true friend to my dad. And I have never met anyone who could drink as much Pepsi as he did. I find myself filled with memories today and wish that I could be at ‘home’ to visit and pay my respects. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Michele (Cantwell) Stewart

Very sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. Deepest condolences to his family.

We were saddened to see this news today, had many great conversations with Mr. Comerford at the race track.
He had a wonderful soul, was so kind to my son. They would sing their St Bon`s song together & Gary never failed to give Clayton inspiration for his racing.

Sincere condolences to Jeff & all the family.

Debbie, Jason & CJ

Sincere sympathy to Jim and Jeffery and the Comerford family on the passing of Gary – our thoughts are with you.

Condolences to all family and friends of Gary–I recall meeting with him several times over the years, re: Real Estate matters–Found Gary to be a real gentleman. So sorry to read his obit.. Our prayers and thoughts. God Bless Jim/wife Nelia Campbell St. John’s.

A good man and a true sportsman.

He was a good hockey payer and also good at other sports activities when he was playing with St Bon’s

May he R.I.P

So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing he was a lovely man and friend. He will be missed. Please accept my sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

Sending deepest sympathy to The Comerford family on the passing of Gary. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace.

Douglas & Kathryn Mason

So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I knew Gary when i was married to Anne’s sister Fran. Our prayers are with the family.

So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. I knew Gary when i was married to Anne’s sister Fran. Our prays are with the family.

RIP Garry….you will be missed. From my childhood adventures to my professional career, you were always there to help me along the way. You will never be forgotten. Jeff, Jimmy and family, our condolences.

Gary was a wonderful man with a great spirit of generosity.He will be missed.Sincre condolences.

My condolences to you and your family. Gary was a friend who will be missed. RIP Gary.

My condolences to the family. I remember Gary from high school. . Always was a very nice person.. R.I.P. Gar.y.

Sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful dad , He will be missed by all of his friends
Fred and Elizabeth Murphy