Irene May Payne

April 27, 1921 to September 7, 2016


Tonight the sky shone a little brighter, as a new star joined the lights given off by hundreds of millions gathered there before. This star is a little brighter due to the unforgettable smile, and twinkle in the eyes, from a loving wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother. She will always be remembered as a kind loving person with the best smile & wit forever remembered by her family & everyone who ever met her.  She began as an EKG technician then moved up to one of the directors of the Grace General Hospital in St. John’s NL.  All who knew her agreed, she had the best sense of humor of anyone we knew right up to the end. She was kind, sweet, and an accomplished musician & singer. She was predeceased by her husband Bruce Myrick Payne, her mom & dad  Jesse James Pritchett & Miriam her brothers Bealah, Spencer, Herbie, Ira, Abram, Curtis & sisters Nellie, Jessie & a special sister-in-law Evelyn Pritchett of Gambo. She will be sadly missed by her loving children Calvin Payne (Mary) of Ajax Ontario, Joan Chase (Wayne) of Moncton NB, Marilyn Girvan (Wally) of Riverview NB & Brian (Marggie) Payne of St John’s NL. Her wonderful grandchildren Eleanor (John Bouchard), Karen Duffett McKinley, Greg Duffett, Geoff Duffett, Susan, Kim (Derek Noseworthy), Jennifer (Chris Cusack),Christy (Scott Squires) step grandchildren Jeff (Leslie Chase), & Tara Chase & her great grandchildren Samantha, Alex, Evan & Chad, step great grandchildren Myah, Fletcher, Alex & Emma plus all her loving nieces & nephews.
There is a scripture, John 14:2, which says, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would not have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”  I can imagine the beautiful resting place that is prepared for her as she joins the family and friends who have gone before her.  Welcome home my sweet lady. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. The family will accept visitors on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m, and 7 – 9 p.m, and Sunday, September 11th, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 2 p.m, with interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.



2-4 p.m. on September 10, 2016

7-9 p.m. on September 10, 2016

2-4 p.m. on September 11, 2016

7-9 p.m. on September 11, 2016

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2:00pm, Monday September 12th

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Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Please accept my condolences, Brian, siblings, grand children and great grandchildren.
I’m still out of the country, Brian, but hoping to get back on the 17th.

Our thoughts are with everyone in the family today. Nanny Payne was a very special lady who we thought so highly of. Cherish the happy memories of her, as we know there were many.

Joan & Marilyn,
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom go out to you and your family. She was truly a blessing in your lives and she will be missed. Best wishes.

Calvin, Joan, Marilyn , Brian and family’s ! So sad to hear of the passing of my beautiful great aunt Irene! Always loved when aunt Irene and uncle Bruce visited us in gambo! Lots of lunches and good laughes around my grandparents kitchen table! When I went to university in stjohns they would have me over for cooked meals and their love and warmth made me miss home a little less! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you as you say goodbye! All our love Deanne, Ronald and Jessica

The Payne family brings back memories of long ago. I remember Bruce, and the children, particularly my friend Calvin, whom I haven’t seen for years. Deepest sympathy on the passing of a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. May you be assured that she has gone to a better place, and has left you all with enduring memories.

To the Payne family,

The times I met Nanny Payne were few and quite some time ago, but the memories I have of what a sweet, kind and lovely lady she was will always be clear. I hope the many treasured memories you hold of her will give you peace and comfort at this time and will live on with you always.

My sincere condolences to the Payne family on the passing of Mrs Payne .I remember her fondly as been a real lady ,always pleasant and a sweet smile. May she rest in peace.
God bless you all at this sad time .

Thinking of you all at this sad time. Hold on to the memories.

To. the. Payne Family:

It was so poetic Marg that you should be with Mrs. Payne when she left this earthly life. She was a very lovely lady, always pleasant, kind,, thoughtful. and gracious. Every,time I. met her, especially visiting her at the home with Karen, I was always warmly received. Let’s hope your fond memories will sustain you at this sad time.

To the Payne family.
we were sorry to hear of your mom/grandmother’s passing.please accept our condolences. I know all your wonderful memories of her will help you get through this very difficult time. God Bless

thinking of you B ud & Sandra

Marilyn, Joan, Jen, Kim, Sue and families,
We are so very sorry to hear of your mother/grandmother’s passing. When we met her at Chris and Jen’s wedding 18 years ago I remember thinking what a lovely lady. We can see that she has left part of herself in each and every one of you to let her shine out.
Gail and Ernie

Calvin, Joan, Marilyn, Brian & families,
So sorry to hear of Aunt Irene’s passing. Our family will always remember the times she & Aunt Nellie shared meals with us when your mom was visiting Gander. She loved to laugh & make others laugh with her funny stories. Whenever she heard a new story she would say ” I have to remember that one to tell Calvin when I call him. ”
We regret not being with you all on Mon., but please know you are in our prayers.
Love & God’s Blessings,
John, Beryl Darren, Kerry & Carolee

To the Payne family. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, she was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.