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.