Loretta Jean Humby

September 1, 1932 to June 7, 2020

Obituary

 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sweet mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, Loretta (Jean) Humby (nee Harris), age 87 years. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Lloyd (2009).

Left with many fond memories of love and happy times are her son, Barry Humby (Corinne) and daughter, Bev Fleet (Terry) as well as her cherished grandchildren: Natasha Gosse (Travis), Mike Fleet (Becky), James Humby (Alyssa) and Lauren Humby (Erika). Also, deeply grieving her passing are her nephew and niece (to whom she was a “sister-aunt”) Ivan Seaward (Carol) and Betty Mayette (Paul), her sister Violet Holloway, and special friend Bessie Pike, as well as a large circle of extended family and friends.

Jean was a loving wife to her husband, Lloyd, and a wonderfully adoring mother to her children. To her it was simple, her family came first and foremost as she cared for and loved every one of us with all her heart. For the past 30 years, her grandchildren were her pride and joy and the best and brightest part of her world. There was nothing that she enjoyed more than family gatherings that included her children, grandchildren, and all the special people in their lives. Her grandchildren will always remember their grandmother as a generous, kind-hearted soul who was funny and endearing as she loved them all endlessly and unconditionally. Everyone who ever met her remarked on what a sweet, lovely lady she was and how she always made everyone feel welcome in her home.

She is also remembered for being a kind and compassionate Registered Nurse, who spent most of her professional  years at the Janeway Children’s Hospital. She loved working with children and cared for so very many as if they were her own.

Special thanks to the nursing, allied health professionals, and medical staff at the Health Sciences Centre (ICU and 5SB) for providing tender and compassionate care when we were unable to due to current visiting restrictions.

Cremation has been entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home. Plans for a celebration of life in St. John’s and a burial in Summerville will be shared at a future date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

 

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So very, very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady inside and out and an important part of our extended of family, She will be greatly missed by all of us.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Just thankful that you have so many amazing memories to comfort you XOXOXOXO

Ivan and Carol. Sorry to hear of the passing of your Aunt Jean. God Bless you all in your sorrow.

To Barry and Family, only ever had the pleasure of meeting your Mom once when we dropped something off to them back when I first came to Clarenville and found her to be a very kind, gentle, lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray that the love of your Family and Friends help you through this most difficult of times.

Barry I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. My condolences to you and your family at this time of loss.

Barry, Beverley and families so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I didn’t see this until today. Please accept my deepest sympathy ox. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories of a dedicated mom. A great neighbour ❤️ Sending you warm thoughts oxo sharon, paul, Katie and Paul Moores

Barry and Corrine, I am so sorry for your loss

Barry, Corinne, James, Lauren, Bev and family, we are so very sorry to hear the news of Mrs. Humby’s passing. We met on several occasions, the most memorable was at her home in Summerville where she welcomed us with open arms and a big smile. I know you will miss her tremendously but hopefully the beautiful memories will help you heal.
Love from Bob, Brenda, Stevie and Nikki 💞

Bill and I send our deepest condolences to you , Barry, and your family, on the loss of your mom. It was easy to tell how close you were to her and how much she was loved and respected. May she Rest In Peace and your memories of her get you through this sad time.

I worked with Mrs. Humby at the Janeway Hospital when it was located in Pleasantiville. She was such a nice person and a kind and caring nurse. It was a pleasure to work with her. My condolences to her family.

Barry and the Humby Family.
Just heard this weekend of your Mom’s passing. May your collective good memories be a source of comfort at this time.. Sincere condolences.
Frank & Louise. Winsor

Barry ,Corrine and family; Our deepest condolences to you at the passing of your Mother.
Bob and Cathy Walsh.

Barry, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.
She was obviously loved and cherished by her family and friends! Deepest condolences , Keith and Louise

Condolences to all of the family. ❤️❤️❤️

Bev, Barry and families. Deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. Your mom was such a kind and caring person who I have known since her time as a nurse at the Janeway. Evelyn Parsons

Barry, Bev and families. So sorry to here of your Mom’s passing. She was a sincere kind lady and a very good friend to my Mom. May it comfort you to know that others are sharing your sorrow and may your memories help during these difficult times. Sincere condolences to all. Hugs.

Barry, Corrine and family. Thinking of you and offer our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mom. May the special memories you share comfort you during this difficult time.
Gary & Diane Winsor

Bev and Family Sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. You spoke of her so often, let those wonderful memories help you during this difficult time. Craig and Mary Jane Parsons

To Barry and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s Passing.

“Most mamas oughta qualify for sainthood”
-Luke Bryan
Rest in Peace St. Loretta

Sending our deepest condolences to Barry and Beverly along with their families on the passing of their dear Mother and Grandmother. She will be sadly missed here at her home in Summerville where she was a friend to so many.

To Barry and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Paul and Jane Evans

To the Humby Family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mom. I am sure you can take great comfort in the love and memories you shared as a family. Thinking of you all.

Barry, sorry for your loss. many condolences.

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Although it’s been years since I last saw her, I remember her as a very kind lady. I pray that your memories will allow you to get through this sad time. Condolences to you all.

To the Humby Family
Please accept my Sincere condolences on the passing of a woderful lady, Jean
i had the utmost pleasure to have worked with her @ the Janeway. She was professional & very dependable& loved working with children. She spoke of you both often. Cherish the beautiful memories

My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Bev’s many stories of her mom have painted a vivid picture of a strong, kind and family-centred woman who provided a light of kindness and love to all she met. My condolences to all.

My condolences to Barry and Bev and your families on the loss of your Mom. She will always remain in your memories as the gentle, kind and giving person she was. My thoughts are with you during this sad time for your family.

Sincere condolences to Barry, Bev and their families. Jean was a beautiful, sincere lady. She was respected by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

Barry and family. My sincere condolence to you and your family. Your Mom was a beautiful lady. Always kind and caring. May you cherish her wonderful memories that will bring much comfort to you. Fly high with the angels.

Barry, Bev, Violet & Families:

My deepest condolences to you all. I worked with Mrs. Humby at the old Janeway Hospital. She had the most beautiful smile, a very caring , thoughtful & gentle lady. May your beautiful memories bring a smile to your face & comfort you in the upcoming days.. R.I. P Mrs. Humby.

Was so lucky to work with Mrs Humbly as a new graduate nurse at the janeway in 1980 and for many years after as she spent many shifts on our floor with us . She was a wonderful nurse and a lovely person .my thoughts are with her family tonight

I’m so sorry to hear about Aunt Jean. She was a lovely lady and enjoyed going to visit with Bev when out to Summerville for visits when we were teenagers. Always welcomed bu herself and Uncle Lloyd. My thoughts are with you all!

I was deeply saddened to learn of Mrs. Humbys passing today. I always looked forward to her dropping by to see me now and then over the years. Of course she knew I was overjoyed to see her pup as well. She was a exceptional lady and adored by all who met her.. I will miss her indeed. Sincere condolences to all her family and friends.

Barry and Family,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

To Barry, Beverly and families,
We are very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady and we will miss seeing her in Summerville when we go there. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Loretta
Humby .To son Barry :my deepest condolences to you and the entire family during this difficult time
It was touching to read of her strong family bonds and her nursing profession .As a doctor I sense deep amounts of compassion filled both her personal and working life .God Bless you all .

Dear Barry & Humby Family, thinking of you during this difficult time. May your fond memories, along with the love & support of family & friends, bring you comfort. Sincerely, Theresa & Dave

Barry and family,

So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Remember her well from my day working with your Dad at the airport. My condolences to all.

Corinne, Barry and family so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.Thinking of you.

Gerri Bhnisch

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our condolences to your family.

So very sorry for the loss of such a dear, sweet person from all your lives. I remember her fondly. Thinking of you all.

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Humby. Thinking of you all at this time.

Harold, Lisa, and Leah Fleet

So sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. She was certainly a lovely lady. Take comfort in your memories.