Katherine Ann Devine

January 11, 2017


Died on January 11th, 2017 in the presence of her loving family, Katherine Ann Devine (Kack), of St. John’s, aged 100. Predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Maurice Devine in 1998; her parents, Denis and Katherine Galway, brother Denis Galway, and sisters Mary Tucker, Mercedes McCarthy, Sheila DeRostaing, Getrude Syrotuik, Carmel Mahoney, and Barbara Chalker. Family was the center of our beloved Katherine’s life. She leaves to mourn her devoted children: Thomas, (Eileen Colbert), Maurice (Brenda Head), Kathryn (Douglas Mason), Sheila, Mary (Paul Coolican) of Morrisburg, ON and David(Marian) of Ottawa; her cherished grandchildren: Gregory (Fiona) Devine & Robyn (Blair) Devine, Michael (Heather) Devine & Mary (Shamus) Devine, Matthew (Megan) Mason & Caroline (Andrew) Orsborn, Kate (James) Coolican, Emily (Neil) Coolican & Peter Coolican; in addition, Simon (Victoria) Kirby, Hannah and Ethan Kirby; Great-grandchildren: Jacob & Lachlan Devine, William & Thomas Orsborn, James & Henry Mason, and Naomi Edwards; loving sisters Teresita Williams and Isabelle Goodridge and sister-in-law Betty Galway; many beloved nieces and nephews and their families; and a wide circle of relatives and friends. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the dedicated staff at the Agnes Pratt Home for the exemplary care, professionalism, and continued kindness extended to Katherine during the past two years. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, January 13th, from 2- 4 p.m and 6 – 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Basilica of St. John the Baptist on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m, with interment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Kenna’s Hill. Donations in her memory may be made to the Agnes Pratt Foundation, 239 Topsail Road, St. John’s, NL, A1E 2B4.



2-4 p.m. on January 13, 2017

6 - 8 p.m on January 13, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Saturday January 14th

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To the Devine family. my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

TO The family
I join the many others in my expression of sincere condolences at the passing of a wondrful mother and grandmother. In paticular I extend to her immediate family Tom Maurice Sheila and Mary who were my connection to the family my very sincere expression of sorrow at this sad time. She did indeed have a wonderful life and was blessed with a wonderful family. You are in my prayers at this very sad time.
Brendan Devine

This amazing Grand Dame lived a momentous life filled with many historical moments…More importantly she reigned with love and integrity over a fine family….

To the Devine family,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Thinking of you at this time.

Alisa Murphy-Smith

Maurice, Kathy, Sheila, Mary and David,
My deepest sympathy to you all and rest of your family on passing of your mother. She like all the Galway women was a remarkable woman. Certainly to reach a 100 years was milestone in itself. I know you will all miss her as you spent so much time with her. It is a void in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Andy Crosbie

Mary , Paul and family – sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom and grandmother. You’re all in our thoughts.

Nancy & Jen (Kanata, On)

To The Devine family,
Our sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing. We are thinking of you at this sad time.
Love and Blessings,
Barry & Glenda Wilkins

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love Eva Adams

Howie and I are thinking of the Devine family and all of its’ extended family today. A beautiful woman, my loving aunt has left this world. She has joined the rest of her family in heaven and will rest in peace. What a lovely photograph you have posted. I will offer prayers at mass.
Love Sheila & Howie Johnson

My thoughts and prayers are with you today as you mourn the passing of your mother. She lived a long and wonderful life and now to join your father in eternal life.

Jean and Bob Aylward

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Devine Family.

Love Always
Barbara Galway
Paul McKeon

My prayers and thoughts are with you as you mourn the passing of your sister Katherine. She lived to be a wonderful age.
With sympathy,
Frances Kenny

We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, we know you will miss her dearly. I was so happy to hear that you had celebrated her 100th on Remembrance Day with her. Our thoughts are with you and your family now.
Karen and John

Wishing you and all her loved ones peace as you accept the passing of your mom after a long and full life.

So sorry to hear of your loss. 100 years is a well blessed life span.
Kathy Devine and Hugh Scott.

I so so sad to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember he as vibrant, elegant and graceful. I also recall fondly the many times at your place, both King’s Bridge and Forest Rd., and what wondeerful times we had. Our thoughts and prayers arewith you all.

Gerry, Diane Scott and Sarah

Mary, Paul and the rest of the extended family. Lois and I wish to extend our condolences to you on the death of your mother/mother-in -law. The journey is bound to come for all of us. Thank God we all have sweet memories that we can share with all of OUR loved ones.

Lois and Gerry

Our sincerest condolences to the Devine family. Sorry we can’t be there to express them in person.

Dear Kathy and Doug,
John and I were saddened to hear of the death of your dear mother. We know how difficult it is to say goodbye to such a wonderful lady who was so much a part of your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.
Love, Barb and John

To Maurice, Tom, Sheila, Kathy, Mary and David,

I am very sorry to hear Aunt Kac passed away. I always loved visiting Aunt Kac and Uncle Maurice and exploring the Forest Rd. home….and the other side when Sheila and Mary weren’t there! The last time I visited the Forest Rd. home, I was a labourer working on the construction of the NewTel building. During lunch break I decided to hop the 7 foot fench to enter the Forest Rd. backyard and say hi to your folks. I was immediately cornered by two Doberman guard dogs. Your mom and dad sold the home prior to completion of the NewTel building! I found that out from the new owner who barked out a German command to Gunther and Adolf to back down from my crotch as I was backed against the fence. Anyway, I survived that one too and never went back because some Germans don’t seem to have a great sense of humor. I loved the company of both your mom and dad. Wow, Aunt Kac made it to 100 years! That likely is a Galway first!


Dear Sheila: Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. Thinking of you and keeping you and your family in my prayers.


Uncle Maurice, Aunt Brenda, Michael and Mary,
Thinking of you all and sending our love.

Jane & Kyle

Uncle Maurice, Aunt Brenda, Michael, Mary and the Devine Family.
Thinking of you all at this time.
All our love
Ben, Harriet, Olive, Gideon and Bessy Stokes x