Harry French

February 12, 1930 to September 19, 2016


Passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family at Palliative Care – L. A. Miller Centre at the age of 86 years. Leaving to mourn his loving and devoted wife of 63 years – Florrie, his children Bob (Lynn), Judy (Arch Greeley), Don (Junette), Harry (Gail), Susan (Sandy Hall), daughter-in-law Rosie, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, special grandson Paul, sister Hazel (Bill Gosse), his special caregiver Louise (Weezie) Tucker and other living relatives and friends.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitations Wednesday & Thursday  2pm-9pm. Funeral service to take place on Friday, September 23 at St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove at 2 pm. Interment at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Lawrence Church, Portugal Cove.

                                                              “Gone but not forgotten.”



2-9 p.m. on September 21, 2016

2-9 p.m. on September 22, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Friday September 23rd

St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove

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Sorry to hear of Harry’s passing.I remember his voice in the choir on Bell Island. My father was the priest on the island who has also passed away. May it comfort you by thinking of the long enjoyable life you had with him . Derek and Jean Smith. St. Philips

Harry and family – I’m sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I’m sure that you have many happy memories to comfort you. Please take care – Linda.

Sorry to hear of Harry’s passing,. May you find comfort in your memories of him .
Bill and Delilah Harris

The French Family
We would like to pass along our condolence’s on the passing of Harry senior. I remember how much he loved mom’s potato salad and would ask for it specifically in his church cold plate….Take care and God bless

I am sorry to learn from Neil Kellett of the passing of Harry. Back in the summer of 1989 I was a member of General Synod from the Diocese of Niagara. Synod was in St. John’s. Our Diocese’s members travelled to Portugal Cove to visit with people from the St. Lawrence parish (I still use the seat cushion I was given by the parish!!). I stayed with Harry and Dolly and enjoyed the most warm hospitality. What a lovely couple. My condolences are extended to Dolly, and members of Harry’s family.

Bob and Family
So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Our prayers are with you.

Freeman, Helena and Family

Harry , so sorry to hear of your father’s passing . You had a very special relationship with him ,which I am sure will comfort you during this difficult time ..

Hugs Donna and Roger

Bob and Family:

Although at such a time as this there’s little one can do, we hope it helps in some small way to know we think of you.

Sincere Sympathy on the passing of your Father and Grandfather.

Gerry Stone and Family

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Dad (Mac Blackmore) will be happy to see him.

Hi Harry & Family, We are saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Harry and Family,

Sending our condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you at this most difficult time.

Take care.

Florrie and family so sorry to here of the passing of Harry he was a wonderful man God Bless RIP my friend

Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I hope that good memories of your father from the past will bring you some comfort.

Dear Florrie,
The last time I saw Harry was 16 years ago when he sang so beautifully at my mother’s funeral. he had a wonderful voice. My condolences to you and the family.

To Harry and all the French family,we send our deepest condolences.our thoughts and prayers are with you

Harry and the French Family,

Barbara and I send our condolences on the passing of your father. Although we didn’t know him personally, he must have been a great man to have raised a fine man like you. No doubt you have many fond memories that you can cherish. Our thoughts are with you…

Love, Dan and Barbara

Sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. Our sincere sympathy. Take care.
Cel and Joyce

To the French Family,
We’re so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing, but it is good to know he no longer suffers. We have many fond memories of our time spent with him and Florrie in their snug Portugal Cove home. Still we can hear his saying, “Keep ‘er straight on the curves,” or, “Right turn, Clyde!” or, “It’s not too bad, just one bad,” and ending every phone call with us by saying, “God Bless.” His strong singing voice stood out well during congregational singing at church. His stories of raising his family both on Bell Island and in Portugal Cove as well as his tales of the Bell Island Iron Mines were fascinating. We will miss him and now say, “God Bless,” to you all.

Florrie, Susan, Harry and family,

We are very sorry to hear of Harry’s death. A powerful voice has been stilled. May the promises of our faith that death is but a door to a newer and more glorious life in the unveiled presence of God be your support at this time.
Derrice & (Dean) William Bellamy

Harry and family:
Our condolences on the passing of your Dad. Cherish the memories and hopefully this will help you at this difficult time.

Harry and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Harry & Family:

So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you all as you go through this most difficult time. May he rest in peace.

To you Harry and all your family. Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your Father. I had the privilege of knowing your father, mother and your family quite some time ago while doing some interior drywall finishing in your first new house and your Dad’s as well. He was a character for sure, but also a Church man, a man of faith..and obviously, you follow in his footsteps. I only wish that I could be among you to celebrate his life..but that’s just not in the cards for me yet. I pray that you and your family will find solace in knowing that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is by your side every step of the way as you go through the days, weeks, and months ahead. ” May he continue to Bless you all richly “

Mrs. French and family. May the treasured memories stored in your hearts help ease your sorrow and in that way he will always be with you. My condolences to you and your family.

Dear Harry,
Marc and I wish we could be there to give you our very best condolences on the passing of your father. I know that you’ve been an amazing son to your dad through our conversations over the last few years. All the best,
Love Sue and Marc

Florrie & familiy my deepest condolences on the passing of your husband Harry and father, there are no words to ease the loss of a loved one , know you are in my thoughts and prayers , may Gods warm embrace comfort you all.

Judy so sorry for your loss praying for you and your family may he rest in peace from Robert and Jackie Williams

Our sincere condolences to the family. May the wonderful memories you shared help console you at this time.

our deepest condolences to the family

Sorry to hear of your loss . My condolences to you and your family