Harvey Edmund Montague

May 8, 1937 to April 7, 2018


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Ed Montague. Predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Mary Montague and brother Clayton.

Left with fond and loving memories, his adoring wife of 53 years, Joyce; daughter Robyn; sons: Ed (Sarah) and Sean (Kara); grandchildren: Jaxon, Donnelly and Ryah; sisters: Mary (Max-deceased), Nina (Ron), Karen (George) and Jeanne (Bob); brothers: Lloyd (Barbara) and Chris (Sheila); sister-in-law Annie (Clayton-deceased); as well as countless nieces, nephews, family and friends.

As a geologist, Ed travelled the world with his family but his heart was always in Labrador. He loved the Big Land-its people and its history and it is there where his soul will remain. He is finally home.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11th. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Health Care Foundation. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com.



7-9 p.m. on April 11, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday April 12th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
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Joyce, we send our love with tremendous sadness.

So sorry for your loss – Cherish the memories.

So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing; our lives are filled with memories of those we love. God Bless. Clara J. Michelin and Ken Nelson.

So very sorry for your loss Sharon. Deepest condolences to you and your family.
Jane, Megan,Tyler & Jesse

When you are Mayor of a town you often hear of many names of people and pioneers. Sometimes you never get the chance to meet these people or have a relationship with them..but you know them.

Ed was one of these people. I didn’t have to meet him or know him to feel his presence in the community or likewise feel the sadness of his loss.

Ed was a pioneer of this community and played an intricate role of launching many of the heritage projects of this community. His name is on walls and his memory echoes through out the community in our hearts.

He will be forever remembered and forever be missed.

Wayne Button
Mayor of Labrador City

So sorry for your loss, Robyn. Most sincere condolences.

My deepest condolences to the Montague family. I was blessed to know you all. My God give you strength and guidance to heal from your loss. Good memories, which are many, I’m sure will help you everyday with the loss of such great man. My prayers, thoughts, love and hugs are with each and everyone of you. God Bless!!

Patti Greening
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
April 12, 2018
(Kimberly Montague my daughter, which I love greatly.. I’m sorry for your loss ♡♡xoxo ♡♡

So many memories of when we were younger. We always looked forward to visits from Uncle Ed, Aunt Joyce and our cousins.
My condolences to Aunt Joyce, Robyn, Sean, and Ed. I am thinking about all of you during these difficult times.

Dear Joyce and Family,
We were so very sorry to hear of Ed’s death. He was a fine man who will be deeply missed by his family and friends , as well as the prospecting and mining community.
We are thinking of you at this sad time. RIP Ed.

Our deepest sympathy to you my cousin and your entire family. We’ll be praying for you in this difficult time.
Carol, Annie, Nigel and Sybil Chan.

My sincere condolences to all the Montague family.May he rest in peace.

So sorry for your loss Robyn

So very sorry to learn of Ed’s passing. Over the years I benefited from Ed’s wealth of experience and knowledge of Labrador’s history and geology. Sincere condolences to Joyce and family. Rest In Peace my friend.
Diane and Gerard Gear

So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers for Joyce and the family at this difficult time. God Bless.

Robyn I just heard, unfortunately late and was shocked to hear about your dad. I thought he had completely recovered. I am so sorry I know how proud you are of him and to loose him at what I consider still a young age!!!

I’m sorry I never got to see you in your final years. You were a great husband, father and especially a great uncle. You will always be remembered by this guy

To Joyce and family,
Our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband and father Ed. A life well lived and the memories of him that will live on forever.

To the Montague family
Just finished reading Ed’s obituary and it brought back many fond memories from 60 years ago when we were young undergrads at Memorial college . We met early on in our caree at MUN and for three years we were as close as two fellows could be . I lost track of Ed once I went away to Tech and wondered over
the years how he was making out . Heard that he was in Labrador working but that was about the extent of my knowledge of him after his university career .Sorry to hear of his passing and sorry that we were unable to reconnect following the good times at MUN .
My thoughts are with you all .

To Joyce, Robyn and family, our heartfelt condolences to you on the passing of your husband and father. We only met Ed for a short time when we were in the hospital, but the love and support you showed to your family and us was immeasurable. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

To Joyce and family,
So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing, please except our deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.🙏
Wavey and Winston

Dear Joyce and family. So sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family. Thinking of you all with much love.

Dear Joyce, Ed, Robyn and Sean our condolences on Ed’s passing. Memories of his quiet yet insightful personality impressed me. His sharp wit and humour belied his reservedness. His legacy will live on in the family he headed as a father and husband. Aj ob well done Ed, Requiescat In Pace.
Ivan and Barbara

Dear Joyce, Robyn, Ed, Sean and families, The Montaque Family and the Many friends of Ed.
We are all saddened by the news of Ed’s death, he has contributed so much to Labrador the land and people that he loved. He fought cancer with a strength and courage that few could imagine, the love and support of his wife Joyce and his family was what kept him determined through these last months. Please accept my deepest condolences on behalf of all the People of Labrador, today we mourn with you and remember the life of a true son of Labrador. Ed Monteque has been a household name for many years in Labrador through his work and his passion for history he gave us all a legacy to Cherish. The Gateway Center in Labrador West was a result of the passion both him and Joyce shared for preserving the history of our communities. He will be missed by many people and he will be remembered with gratitude for his gift to Labrador.
Thinking of you all and sending our Love and Hugs to each of you today. May you be strengthen by the support of friends and family at this time. With deepest sympathy
Yvonne Jones MP

Joyce, so very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. May your memories bring you comfort at this very difficult time. Condolences to you, Ed, Sean and Robyn. May he RIP. Thinking of you.

To the Montague family .Condolences to you, on the lost of your loved one . Praying for comfort for the family at this time . 🌺

Dear Joyce, Robyn and family,

I am deeply sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. My thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

Robyn and Family, my deepest condolences on the passing of Ed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Joyce and family, so sorry for your loss, condolences to you and your family in this sad time of your life, Ed will be missed by all who knew and loved him, keep all your memories close to your heart, RIP Mr. Montague, God bless.

To Joyce and family,
So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and the Montague family.
Fran and Bill

Ed Sarah and family,
So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.

Ed and Sarah and family. Sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and Denise Burke

To Ed Sarah and all the family.
So sorry to hear off your lost . Deepest Sympathy to all your family . May god guide you through this difficult time. God Bless you all.

So sorry for your loss. We loved this man so much, always a pleasure to be in his company. He was beautiful inside and out. Truly a good person. Joyce, you are a strong , special, loving woman.. your awesome children are a credit to two loving ,, caring, responsible parents.. Aching❤️❤️. Priscilla and Pearce and Family.

Mary and family, our deepest sympathies going out to you and to your family.

Mrs. Montague, Robyn, Ed, Sean and families, so sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you at this time. He was a wonderful person and a friend to every Labradorian.. Take care of yourselves during this time, in the knowledge that he is with the angels. Love and Gods blessings with you all, Lisa Crewe-Reardon and family xoxo

Sorry to hear oh Ed’s passing. We extend sincere condolences to the Montague family. I am sure you will find great comfort in your memories of time spent with your loved one..

Deepest condolences to the Montague family .so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing .

Sending sincere condolences to the Friends and family, from back home in NWR. Fly with the angels Ed. And when you see my Mum (Kathleen Cooper-Michelin) up there, give her a kiss on the cheek for me.

Sheila Cooper

We are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with with you all at this time. He was an absolute gentleman, I would love to see him drop by the Gateway Labrador, he took so much pride in taking care of museum and the building, he had so much knowledge of The Big Land, he was an incredible man.
Thinking of you all.

Ed, on behalf of myself and the whole team we send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Sending thoughts and prayers to you during this very difficult time.
Leroy and team Jubbers

Robyn, we are sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

The Board of Directors, Pleasantview Condominium Corporation. Reg, Shirley, Hilda, Janice and Elaine.

Deepest Sympathy to the family. I remember serving him at the Wabush Post Office. Always had a smile for me and kind words. RIP my friend.

Ed (Sarah), and Robyn, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your father. Treasure the memories of a life well-lived, as the Big Land shares your sorrow.

Joyce and family ,we are so sorry to hear this news. It’s always so sad to lose your loved one . Our Deepest Sympathy to you all .May he RIP now .Hugs Jim and Rona Buffett .

Joyce, Sorry to hear of Eds passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Helen (Sullivan) Pike

Joyce, Edmund Jr. Robyn, Sean and family, we are deeply sorry for your loss, I always liked your dad. I have to admit I always tried to be around (as the kid next door) when he would come home from a trip because I knew he would have Arctic char or caribou meat or both. He always made me smile when he’d say to Sean and I what are you two brats up to? Then ask if we were hungry. I wish I could be there to bring this message in person but on behalf of my family we remember Ed in our prayers and offer our deepest sympathies to you.

Jim Cooper and family

We are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult times.We met Ed in Churchill Falls he was a great man and a true Labradorian.
Donald&Helen Moores

Joyce and family we were very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time .we have many memories of our time spent in Labrador Ed was a true Labrador pioneer always enjoyed his stories about Labrador . he will be missed Rest In Peace Ed . May your memories help you through this difficult time . Marion and Frank Murphy

Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time as you say your goodbyes to Ed. May his memories stay with you now and always. Hugs. Bob & Sybil King

Joyce and family, we were so sorry to hear about Ed’s passing. Unfortunately due to medical commitments we will not be available to attend the service. Ed was a lovely gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew him. Deepest sympathy from Andy and Verna Spracklin.

Dear Joyce, Marge and I wish you our very sincere sympathy. We count you and Ed among our friends. We are sharing your sorrow as you and your family mourn for Ed and celebrate his life.
Our wishes are with you,
Rex and Marge Gibbons

Joyce & Family, sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Joyce & Family,

It was an honour to have known Ed over the years & to have spent time with you both here in St. John’s & in Labrador. His knowledge & love of Labrador is unequaled. We loved his kindness, his spark, his wit & his humour. The pieces of labradorite he gifted us a few years ago have always sat on our shelf, now they take on a more special meaning. Wishing you all the very best & sending our love.