It is with heavy hearts and broken souls that the family of Herbert Charles Ivany of St John’s announce his passing, after a quick and brutal battle with that scourge of society, Cancer!
Predeceased by his father Herbert, mother Louise, brothers Willis and Clarence, and sister Lorraine Horgervorst, as well as his special buddy Paddy who he missed so so much.
Herb leaves to mourn his devoted wife of 61 years Hilda (nee Noseworthy), daughter Barbara Forbes (Sandy) and son Herb (Karen Donovan).Two grandchildren – Melody Forbes and Spencer Ivany, who he found so much pleasure and pride in and loved so dearly, they were the music for his soul. Also, his sisters Ruby Wills (Ralph -deceased) and Alice Collins-Doroshenko (Ontario) and his buddy Happy the beagle and Winky the cat. As well, a small group of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A fiercely proud and independent Corner Boy, a hard working case-hardened man, with a quick wit, razor sharp tongue, always ready for a laugh and a joke. Unique in spirit, a non-conformist, and a keen follower of current events, he will be sorely missed.
As per Dad’s wishes, cremation will take place prior to visitation. Visitation will take place on Wednesday April 5th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Donations in his memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
A remembrance party will take place a little later to celebrate his life, be prepared to bring a story, a smile and a fond memory.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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