John Jeffrey Greene

November 30, 1952 to September 28, 2017

Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Jeff’s peaceful passing at the Health Sciences Center in St. John’s, NL, surrounded by his loving family.  Predeceased by his father, Leonard and mother, Nora. Leaving to mourn, his wife Jocelyn, sons Joel (Meghann), Aaron (Julie), his beloved grandchildren, Simon and Kate and his adored canine companion Maggie, his brothers and sisters, Gerard (Carolyn), Denise Haley King (Bruce), Valerie O’Connell (Brendan), Fred (Andrea), and sister in laws Karin Brown and Janice Wells (Bill MacDonald). “Favorite uncle “of Chad, Aimee, Beth, Ashley, Ryan, Jeff, Shane, Aidan, Emily, Patrick, Blair, Heather, Ashley and Kristin. Jeff will also be greatly missed by a large circle of extended family, especially Eddie who was his brother in spirit, and many dear friends.   Jeff spent thirty years with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, most notably with Small Craft Harbours.  His legacy includes his work with small fishing communities all over Newfoundland and Labrador where he is credited with obtaining infrastructure and saving decommissioned wharves, in essence often saving the community.  A gold medal wrestler in his youth, he continued to be an avid sports fan, golfer, and boater and loved watching his sons on the field. He was a devoted music enthusiast, and in recent years took up painting. Ever the entrepreneur, he had plans to sell prints of his paintings!  Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Rd. from 7-9 Friday Sept 29 and from 1-5 Sat afternoon, Sept 30. A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held in Carnell’s Chapel at 5pm Sat.  Visitation at Maher’s Funeral Home, Placentia from 6-9 Sunday Oct. 1st.  Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am Monday, Oct 2nd  at Sacred Heart Church Placentia. Interment to follow at a later date.  Donations in Jeff’s name may be made to Stella’s Circle or to the Placentia Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund.

Schedule

Visitations

7-9 p.m. on September 29, 2017

12 - 5 p.m. on September 30, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

5:00pm, Saturday September 30th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Dear old friend (Joce)
I stumbled upon this while looking for another obituary on this website. I could not believe what I was reading.. Even though our paths have not crossed in years, I have thought of you often. I know how happy you and Jeff were together and I was saddened and shocked to read of his passing. My heart goes out to you and your boys. Grief is the price we pay for love. Thinking of you, my friend.
Sheila (Lawrence) Baird

Jocelyn and family, Gerard, Denise, Valerie and Fred, Tom and I send our sincere condolences on Jeff,s passing. He was my cousin and someone we call our friend. His love of family, friends and music brought us together so often. His big smile and generous heart will certainly be missed. Thinking of you and sending all of you big hugs, hold tight to your special memories and lean on each other and your friends for support. Love you all. Rest In Peace Jeff.

Mary and Tom O’Neill
St. Albert, AB

Having grown up with Gerard & Jeff in Point Verde I know what a fun loving person he could be. So glad I was able to attend the funeral this morning and participate in his final farewell. Having just experienced the loss of my husband I know what you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

Dear Jocelyn and family,
Bill and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family and to Jeff’s family.

God bless him and all of you

Jocelyn, may your many cherished memories comfort you in your time of sorrow; my condolences to you and your family; My heart is heavy for you, my friend. <3

We are very sad to learn of Jeffs passing. Our sincerest condolences to all the family.
We will always remember Jeff for his great smile and love of traditional music.
May he rest in peace.
Cathryn and Daragh Nagle, Victoria, BC

Jocelyn and family,
Our sincere condolences on Jeff’s passing.
My memories of him are his infectious smile and
generous nature. May he rest in peace.

Julie, Aaron& Kate: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Memories of loved ones will be with you always.

Denise, Valerie, Fred & Gerard
Sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. May your wonderful memories help you through the coming days. RIP Jeff!

My deepest condolences to all of you on Jeff’s passing.
Wishing you comfort,peace and strength during this sad time. Jeff is at peace now ,no more suffering after such a courageous fight.
May your memories of your beloved Jeff burn forever bright.
Betty(Power) Dutil,

Such a wonderful man, and the best neighbour you could ask for. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jocyln and the boys, and the rest of their family.

Adam & Kathleen

We are all saddened to hear of this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeff’s family.
From the Callanans (Judy , Ted, Patrick, James, Alex, Kathleen)

I am so very sad to hear of Jeffs passing. I worked with Jocelyn. My thoughts and live go out to you and your family at this time.

Jocelyn please accept our condolences, I know Jeff will be missed.

Jocelyn and Family. Please accept our most sincere condolences in the loss of Jeff.

Denise I am so sorry to hear about you brother, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless .

Jocelyn & Family,
Our condolences to you. Jeff was a fine man and I enjoyed his company.

Jocelyn, Joel, and Aaron,

I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I always thought the world of Jeff. My thoughts are with you all.

Gerard,,Denise,Valerie and Fred Words will never be enough to express our deepest sympathy, but it may help to know you’re in our thoughts at this saddest of times. Love you cousins

Jocelyn
May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.

Jocelyn and family…..so very sad to see the notice of Jeff’s passing. I will keep you in my prayers.

Valeria and family,So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing my condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

So sorry for your loss Jocelyn. Take care xo

Jocelyn,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time . So very sorry to hear of your loss . Cherish all your wonderful memories .
Sincerely,
Jeff and Barbara ( Park) Penney

Jocelyn and family, Sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Jocelyn, So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. My condolences to you.

Joce and family,
It is so hard to imagine a world without Jeff in it. His laugh, that infectious smile, his warmth of spirit ..will surely continue to echo in all whose lives he touched. My condolences

Valerie
So sorry to hear of your brothers passing. The loss of a sibling is a sad but inevitable part of close families, no doubt a broken link in your chain. May your memories of Jeff always bring a smile and comfort to you. He left such good works in his path. Obviously a life well lived.
Loretta O’Brien (and the Dawe family)

Jocelyne, I was so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. We had such funny encounters at DFO. What a super guy with a wicked sense of humour. Please accept my sincere condolences.

It is with a heavy heart that I leave this message of condolence. Jocelyn and family, Gerard, Denise, Valerie and Fred, please accept my sincerest condolence. Gain strength in knowing that Jeff will suffer no more. May God bless you all. Rest in peace Jeff.

Hi Jocelyn,
So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. he was a great guy! We have a fond memory of our time together on Lake William in Waverley. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
Randy & Dianne.

To The Greene Family,
Our deepest condolences on Jeff’s passing. May the memories you cherish bring you comfort at this difficult time. Lorraine & Art Hamlyn

Jocelyn and family, so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I haven’t seen in months but when I did seen him, we both shared a laugh and great conversation together.May he Rest in Peace and you all treasured memories of him forever.

Sad sad
Spent many funny hours chatting with Jeff over the years . Condolences to his family .. R.I.P.

Dear Jocelyn and family, so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I know from Sheila and Sheri the determination and grit that guided his journey. May he Rest In Peace and may treasured memories bring you, your sons, grandchildren, and all those who love him smiles and comfort in the days ahead. Hugs, Cheryl Mallard

Sincere condolences to Jeff’s family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

I just heard about Jeff’s passing and I am so very sorry to be reading this. I knew Jeff from DFO and I always enjoyed running into him over the years. He had a way of lifting your spirits… even when you didn’t know they needed lifting… Rest in Peace my friend.

I am deeply saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, his children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, niece’s, nephews and all his friends. He faught hard, but God wanted him home, his work on earth was done. May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories of such a great guy. Rest peacefully my childhood friend.

Very sad to hear of his passing. My father will be sad as well. He was well known to my dad when he was in goose bay years ago, he hired me on a student program when i 15yrs old. I haven’t see him since we all lived in goose bay but i often wondered where he was and how he was making out… From what I can recall from way back then he was a very decent soul.. From myself and on behalf of my dad i send condolences to the Green family.

Joce, Aaron and Joel,
Spent the day today reminiscing of lovely weekends in Garden Cove – Jeff was always so welcoming, gracious, devilish and funny. Great memories. Rest easy good guy. Xoxo

Our prayers and thoughts are with all of the Green family as they say goodbye to Jeff.Rest in peace Jeff

Rose and Jim Huddy

I was indeed sorry to hear this Jocelyn and I really am thinking about you now. I have the best memories of you both as Wanda’s neighbours, coming and back and forth during our bridge games and always so much fun.
Lots of love
Kay Anonsen
Long Beach, CA

Thinking of you at this difficult time.Please accept our sincere sympathy.

Very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your loss.

Jocelyn (Joce) with great sadness I send my condolences to you and your family as you go through this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sincerely,
Karen Pollett

A wonderful and gentle person, we played many tournaments together at Bally Hally.
RIP, Jeff.
My condolences to the berieved family.

Sincere condolences to all affected by this loss . May Jeff rest peacefully .

I am so very saddened to hear that Jeffie passed away. He was a neighbor of mine back in Placentia, and was such a fun-loving person. I hope you will find deep comfort in your memories of him.

My deepest sympathy to the Greene family. Sorry for your loss.

Valerie & family, I am so very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. You are in my thoughts & prayers. .

Jocelyn and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Jocelyn and family…..thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Jocelyn, Joel and Aaron. Our condolences on the loss of Jeff. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ed and Mary Wyse

I am so very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing…….I am always saddened when I hear of another co-worker from DFO having passed away….cherish his memories always…soar with the angels Jeff… ……R.I.P. …..

Jocelyn and family, very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Please accept Rosalind’s and my sincere condolences at this difficult time.

To the Greene families….so very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. As teen-age friends, we shared many memories….especially tearing off to Long Harbour in the “van”….my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Genny (Power) Fraser from Freshwater, PB

Denise and family, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Greene family so sorry for your loss. We will miss Jeff’s stories as he always made us laugh and put a smile on your face. May you find comfort at this time in the memories.

Graham, Lois, and Melissa Coombs.

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Thinking of you Aaron, Jocelyn and Joel. I really enjoyed having chats with Jeff – such a funny and kind man.
Sending my love.

Our thoughts are with you. Hoping that the comforting thoughts and happy memories of friends and family will see you all through this sad time. Annette, Frank & family.

Such good memories of Jeff, especially when he lived in Edmonton.Always such a positive person..when he said I’ll take a run over..he actually did..by running! We had more than a few good laughs, and are left with warm memories.Sending much sympathy to his family Bill and Cherry Hunt

Jocelyn and extended family,
My heart aches for your loss. I didn’t know Jeff well but knew he was a great man – wise, supportive & fun. The first time I met him he played a bit of a prank on me and I was terrified I would be fired that day, what a Dickens!!
I’m sure the lifetime of memories and stories will comfort you now and always xox

So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. The picture says it all. He always had that smile and could make you laugh even in your worst mood. My deepest sympathy to Jocelyn and all the Families at this sad time. RIP Jeff.

Jos and family so sorry to hear of Jeffs passing.it is the loss of a long and true friend SO SORRY FOR ALL OUR LOSS
James

Jos so sorry to hear of Jeffs passing,a great loss for all who had the good luck to know him.

To the Green families,
So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He fought a long, hard battle. May he rest in peace.

So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I often ran into Jeff over the years. He was such a sweet person. My deepest sympathy to the family!

So sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing . He was such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff’s family and friends.

Jocelyn and family,
My deepest Sympathies to you at this time. I worked with Jeff in the 90’s in Small Craft Harbours. He always had a smile to share. May he rest in true peace.
Leslie

To Julie, Aaron and Greene family: Sending our sincere sympathy, and holding you in our thoughts and prayers. Love from uncle Doug and aunt Peggy

Jocelyn and family. I was saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. I worked with Jeff at DFO for a long time. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Denise,Valerie,Jocelyn & family,so so sorry for your loss.Jeff was one of the strongest people I knew,he fought right to the end..You as a family have been his support ,now as a family you support each other. Know your thought of at this sad time.

Jocelyn,Gerard,Denise,Valerie and Eddy…There are no words to ease your sorrow when you have loss some one you love so much.But he will always be with you in the memories and thoughts,.Rest in peace Jeff💜

So sorry for your loss. Everytime i saw Jeff we would always give a hug and i always saw a smile. HE was always so nice and he will always be missed but never forgotten. my heart and prayers and with you all

Jocelyn and family,
We are so saddened to hear of Jeff’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thinking of many fond memories of Jeff enjoying a very full life..
Susan and Bob MacLeod

Jocelyn and family.

I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. May you find strength in the precious memories of your lives together when there was no pain, only laughter and love. I am out of town at the moment but send you my deepest condolences.

Jocelyn, Joel, Aaron
Please accept our sincere condolences at this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Charlotte and Bob

So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. God Bless……R.I.P Jeff

To Jeff’s family I am so sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. I met Jeff at the ATP in the health science when we would sit side by side and get whatever it was we had to get that day. I myself have AML and Jeff always lightened my day he always made me laugh on the hardest of days. Thank you Jeff for always being a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff’s family at this very difficult time.

Jocelyn and family, Gerard, Denise, Valerie, and Fred we were very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He is at rest now and for sure he is being welcomed by uncle Leonard and aunt Nora with open arms. Love and prayers coming your way to help you through this sad time.

Denise and family,
So sorry for your loss, thinking of you during this sad time.

Dear Family of Jeff, his cousin Eddie Greene, who is my neighbour. He kept me informed of Jeff,s health. Keep the good memories of him. May his dear soul rest in peace.
Augusta Whelan

Denise I am so sorry to hear about Jeff, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Carol Rose