Howard Locklyn Harnum

June 17, 2017


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved father, husband, and brother.
Howard (Howie) Locklyn Harnum, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family at Saint Luke’s Home, St. John’s, NL, on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the age of 81 years.

Born in 1935, as the second child of Jonas and Camilla Harnum, and little brother to Selwyn (1931-1990), in the community of Heart’s Delight, NL, Howard grew up with a love of fishing on the open water, and eventually fell in love and married his first wife Violet Harnum (Hillier) (1936-1989), with whom he had three children; Wayne Harnum (Dianne), Lorne Harnum (Tina), and Rosalind Meadus (Douglas), who blessed him with four grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie, Dustin and Duane.

After the untimely death of his beloved Violet, Howard met and fell in love with his current wife of the past twenty-seven years, Joan Harnum (Hall), to which he selflessly extended his circle of love, family and cherished memories to her and his step-children, Christopher Mesher (Jodi), Nicole Spencer (Byron), Lisa Crocker (Tommy) and David Mesher, who blessed him with an additional six grandchildren; Alexia, Alecia, Amber, Max, Jack and Chase.

An eternally grateful and happy man, Howard was often recognized by anyone who had ever walked through the turnstiles of St. John’s Memorial Stadium, where he spent thirty-three wonderful years working for the City of St. John’s.

Howard was a proud and selfless man, who cherished all of earth’s creatures big and small, especially his many varied and beloved pets over the course of his lifetime. He was extremely caring, loyal and modest, placing great value on friendship, kindness, and a welcoming hand.

He will be forever loved and remembered fondly by a large circle of family, friends and the many thousands of ticket holders, to which he was always eager to greet with a friendly nod and a warm smile.

Special thanks to the many staff members of Trinity Square, Saint Luke’s Home, St. John’s NL, who provided Howard with a home away from home during the last years of his life. The dedication, professionalism and care you bestowed upon him will never be forgotten.

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, on Monday, June 19, from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, June 20, at 9:30 from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Internment to follow at The Anglican Cemetery, Heart’s Delight, NL.

Donations in his memory may be made to the local chapter of the SPCA or any charity of choice.



2-4 p.m. on June 19, 2017

7-9 p.m. on June 19, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Tuesday June 20th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
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So sorry to hear of Howie (as we called him at the stadium) passing. I worked with him for about 30 years. A kind, gentle man who was loved by all., always there to lend a hand and share a joke. He will be missed by family and friends. RIP Howie.

Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Our condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.
Ed Howlett

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Condolences to the family.

Rosalind & family, so sorry to hear of your dads passing. May the love & memories you all shared help you through the difficult days ahead.

Rosalind and family, please know that you are in our Thoughts and Prayers during these difficult days ahead. He will surely be missed by us all at St Luke’s and we.happy to have had him with us for the 10 plus years.

Joan & Family
I am so very sorry for your loss. Howard was very pleasant man who always had a smile on his face and enjoyed a laugh. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. Remember the good times & hold your memories close. God Bless & take care
Mel & Claudette Earle

Wayne and Family, so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. May he Rest In Peace.

Lorne, Tina and Family.
So sorry to hear about Mr. Harnum, he was a very kind and sweet man. Thinking of you.

Wayne. And Family
Sorry to learn of the passing of your father. May he rest in peace
Cec ( Bob) and Joyce

Wayne and Family, sorry to hear of the passing of your father, hold close the memories and know he will always be near.

Wayne, Dianne and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Wayne, Lorne, & Rosalind. We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Howard & Aunt Violet always came to visit me when I was in the Rehab.. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

Thinking of you with sorrow but with love, Wayne and Dianne.

Lorne, Tina and The Harnum family,
So sorry to hear of your Father’s passing.
He was a beautiful man that will surely be missed. Take comfort in your many memories of him. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Wayne, Rosalind, Lorne and Family, I’m very sorry for your loss, may the wonderful memories help you through this sad time.

Harry Morgan

Lorne Tina and The Harnum family,

Sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. Howard and Violet would always stop by for a visit when they were around the bay and we played many games of cards. I have fond memories of him that include a lot of laughs. He will be sadly missed but know he is in a better place. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this trying time.

Sarah Whiteway and Geoff

Lorne , Tina and The Harnum Family.
So sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. I remember him fondly as a little girl. He was a pleasant and friendly man who always had a smile on his face. Hold close the precious memories and know he is home at last.

Rosemary and Family

Rosalind, Wayne, Lorne, Joan and families,

Got the news of Howie’s passing last night from former co-worker and friend. Thinking of you all at this sad time and sending prayers your way.
In my career, there have been many Residents that have touched my heart, but no one like Him. I dearly loved him, and he knew it too. He always called me “Wanda” and that was special to me, cause no one else ever called me that other than my Pop. I left St. Luke’s almost 3 years ago, and I can’t tell you how often I’ve thought of him, or spoke his name. I’ll never forget him.
Just wanted to let you all know, that he was truly a very special Man, who also touched the hearts of many other people, including mine.

My Deepest Condolences to you all,
Rhonda Blackmore

Wayne, Dianne and family,
We were so sorry to hear about your father’s passing, our deepest sympathies are with you. We are sorry that we cannot be there with you in person but we are thinking of you all, and hope that you are doing ok at this very difficult time. Take comfort in each other and know that you dear father is in a better place now, resting in peace.
Love, Kelly and Shawn