Kathleen Keturah Earle

November 9, 1920 to September 11, 2016


Passed peacefully away on September 11, 2016, at age 95.   Kathleen was born in Trinity East, on November 9, 1920 to Conrad Trelawney and Emma (Rideout) Fitz-Gerald.  She was the last surviving member of her family of six, and is predeceased by Conradine, Geraldine, Doreen, Reginald and Conrad.  In 1942, she married Leonard C. R. Earle, with whom she spent 42 very happy years.  She is fondly remembered by her three children:  Catherine Penney (Ronald); Harry (Marion); and Margaret Allan (Gerry).  She leaves with happy memories, her grandchildren: Stephen Penney (Vivian Arenillas); Jennifer Dale (Jonathan); Timothy Earle; Susan Mahen (Chris); Jane Moore (Dennis); Laura, Elizabeth, James and Sarah Earle; Kathleen Allan Roark (Benton); Patricia Allan (Josh Winsor); and Michael Allan; and her great grandchildren Elizabeth and Eva Dale, and Julia and Natalie Moore. Kay (or “Fitz” in her early days) lived her life with a strong focus on her family and a positive outlook.  She enjoyed her work and her friends at the Memorial University Library, where she worked until her retirement in 1986.  Special thanks to the staff of Tiffany Village who provided excellent and loving care in her last months. Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will take place on Tuesday, September 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Carnell’s Funeral Home.   A celebration of Kay’s life will be held at a later date.



2-4 p.m. on September 13, 2016

7-9 p.m. on September 13, 2016

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May fond memories of your Mother bring you comfort during this sad time . Look back on all the good memories you have of her and be happy that you have these memories to share with your families. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our prayers go out to you all.
Eleanor Chafe and Family

Margie, my condolences on the loss of your Mom. I used to see her regularly at Tiffany Villiage. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Sincere condolences to all of the Earle family.
Kay was such fun, had a great sense of humour, and was a tonic on all occasions when we met.
Margot Reid

Margie and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. When she volunteered for the Newfoundland Historical Society her office was next to mine. I enjoyed our daily chats – she was always a bright light in my day.

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Earle and my sincere condolences go out to all her family. My mother Alberta worked with Mrs. Earle at the MUN library and I remember her kindness, hospitality and great conversation. I know she will be very missed.

Harry, Marion & Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cherish the many fond memories that you have over the years , take care and God Bless…. Priscilla & George, Corner Brook

Margie and family, so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. God bless.

To Margaret and all the Earle family, my sincere condolences to you on the loss of your mother and grandmother.

I have many lovely memories of Mrs. Earle from when I worked at the MUN Library, and from many later conversations.
My deepest sympathies to the family.

Catherine Sheehan
Victoria, B.C.

We send our love and deepest sympathy. We met Mrs. Earle many times at her son’s house. Marion is my sister. A lovely lady to talk too. Hold on to your special memories. Love, Derm, Joan and family.

Margie, we were so sorry to hear of you mom’s passing and sad that you and your family have had to say goodbye to someone so dear. With sincere sympathy – Pat and Larry.