Leonard (Len) Coughlan passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family on January 14, 2019 at Pleasantview Towers. Predeceased by his parents Charlotte and William Coughlan, brothers Frank, Bob, Bill, Ed, sisters Margaret Hill, Helen French, parents-in-law Fred and Lucy Cole.
Leaving with wonderful memories his devoted wife Elizabeth (Betty) (nee Cole), children Len (Michele), Kathy (David Murphy), and Geoff (Elizabeth). Grandchildren Zac, Matthew, Ben, Lucy, and William Coughlan and Jenna, Jane, and Connor Murphy. Many nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Len worked for Imperial Oil Ltd. for 37 years in Newfoundland and Atlantic Canada. A NL Hockey Hall of Famer, Len was a well-known all-around athlete during the 1950s and represented the City of St. John’s and St. Bon’s teams in many sporting events. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and shared many fun times with family and friends at his country place in Deer Park.
Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Wednesday, January 16th from 7 – 9 pm and Thursday, January 17th from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Service will take at St. Pius X Church on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9:30 am with interment to follow.
The family would like to thank the staff of Pleasantview Towers 3 SW for the compassionate care provided to Len. In lieu of flowers, donations in Len’s memory may be made to St. Bonaventure’s College Bursary Program.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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St. Pius X
Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery