Liam Eamon Walsh

March 15, 1978 to August 18, 2018


Liam Walsh, loving husband and proud father, passed peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on August 18 at the age of 40. Predeceased by grandmother Pauline Young. Leaving with precious memories his wife Angela Rose, children Desmond “Dessy” and Luke “Lukey”; parents Cathy Young and Ted Walsh (Elaine Mitchell), sister Meghan Walsh (Mike Carew), parents-in-law Shirley and Carl Rose, sisters-in-law Donna Douglas (Scott), and Susan Rose; nephews Eamon, Mannix, Euan, Rory and Alex; as well as a large circle of close friends and relatives.
Liam had an enthusiasm for life, an engaging personality, and love of music, especially The Boss. He loved his wife and two boys more than anything. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by so many. Liam truly lived life to the fullest.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday, August 20 from 1-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Liam’s memory to The Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John’s, or the Rabbittown Community Centre.

“But love is a power greater than death, just like the songs and stories told. And when she built you brother, she broke the mold.” – Bruce Springsteen



1-9 p.m. on August 20, 2018

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I had the good fortune to meet Liam through our work supporting students with disabilities. He was an incredibly intelligent and witty human being, and the world is diminished by his passing.

Angela, Shirley ,Carl and all of your families, we send our deepest sorrow at the loss of this magnificent partner, father and son. We love you.

Our deepest condolences Angela and Family ,
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this very sad time .
Jackie & Red

So sorry to hear about Liam’s passing. I remember him being a very funny, charming guy. I hope you can find comfort in your memories and strength in one another in this difficult time.

My deepest condolences to Angela and Family. I have wonderful memories of Liam in high school and university. He always had a way of making other people feel comfortable. Wonderful sense of humor, sincere and very friendly soul.

Heartfelt condolences to Liam’s family. I knew Liam when working in the students’ union. His passion and leadership were infectious and had a strong impact on me.

Dear auntie Angela Lukey and Dessy, Liam was one of the best uncle I’ve ever had. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and always knew the right thing to say, For Dessy and Lukey, always remember your dad and what a wonderful person he was. I will always remember my uncle Liam as a great son, brother, father, husband, and uncle.

Dear Angela,

I deeply regret to hear of your loss. My most sincere thoughts are with you and your family. I’ve only known Liam as a really cool guy and have always known you as a strong woman.

I am deeply sorry

Best wishes,

Dear Cathy & Ted,
We are thinking of you both and your family at this very sad time. With our deepest sympathy,
Ann Anderson and Jim Payne.

Ted & Family,

Saddened to read about your son, Liam. Life has not ended, but will be changed forever. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest condolences.

To Meghan and Mike: our deepest condolences to you both and to the entire family. Helene and I will be thinking of you and wishing you strength in this difficult time.

Dear Cathy, Thinking of you and your family. It has been many years since we worked together from the offices of Advisory Council on the Status of Women. But i remember your love for your children. I cannot imagine the hole this leaves in your heart. with fond memories Wendy Williams

To the family: May these sad days pass quickly and your hearts be filled with the happy memories of your beloved husband, son, and brother who was loved and respected by all.

To Liam: Rest in peace my old friend, I will always remember the moments we shared. In the words of the irish, slán leat.

Liam lit up every room he ever walked into. He was a larger than life personality. Sending all of our love and feeling so much sadness for your loss.

The Walsh Family, Thinking of you during this difficult time. May peace be with you and your family. Please accept my sincerest sympathies

My deepest condolences to Liam’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. Liam was a truly special person with a great personality. He was genuine, caring and oh so funny! As family friends, having known Liam since he was born, I have many fond and funny memories from over the years. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Love to you all,
Sarah (Gillard)

Our deepest condolences to his family and to the many other people whose lives were touched by Liam. He was just bursting with life, so warm, thoughtful, charming, and funny and so committed to caring about those who needed it most. We enjoyed the time we spent with him so much and know what an incredible loss this must be for everyone who knew him.

Angela, Shirley, Carl and family we are truly sorry for your loss. May the memories you hold in your hearts give you comfort at this difficult time. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences.

Cathy, Ted, Elaine and Meghan,
I am shocked and saddened to read of Liam’s passing. Please accept my most sincere condolences. I remember Liam through the various NDP campaigns. You are in my thoughts at this very sad time.

Cathy, Meghan & family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Liam’s passing. I first met Liam while volunteering on Jack’s election campaign and remember him showing me the ropes for working on a campaign. He always had a smile on his face and was ready to help in any way possible. Although our paths have not crossed lately, he still carried that passion to help others. He touched the hearts of many without realizing the impact he has had in his short life. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Reading of Liam’s passing is heartbreaking. I didnt know him well at university but he still always said ‘hi’ or chatted whenever our paths crossed even years afterwards. To Angela, his family,, and friends: grief and sadness are powerful in their roots of love and memories. “There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part. So just give me a happy middle. And a very happy start.” – Shel Silverstein

We offer our deepest condolences to Liam’s family and especially his wife Angela. May you all seek comfort in knowing that Liam had touched the hearts of many and will always be remembered as an amazing individual. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and our prayers during this difficult time. May you R.I.P Liam

Sincere condolences to Liam’s loved ones. I had the honor of working with Liam and a nicer guy you could not meet. Liam was a wonderful boss and we will miss him so much around the office but we have great memories that will stay with us. Liam’s love for Angela and his precious boys was obvious in the way he spoke about them. Take care of each other in the days ahead.

Dear Cathy and family,
The first time I met Liam, he was performing in the circus. He was such fun to watch and had such a joie de vivre!. I’m so very sorry and can’t begin to imagine your sorrow.
Sending love and condolences,
Ruth Lawrence

I am so sad to hear this news. I remember that joyful 2 year old boy in Markland who grew into the wonderful man he became. My heart goes out to you three, Ted, Cathy and Meghan.

Cathy, Meghan, Chris and Families,
This is such sad news. Please accept our deepest condolences. A tragedy to lose someone so young and wonderful.
Bob and Carol Cantwell

Angela, I am so sorry to hear about Liam’s passing. Although it’s been years since I rented that basement apartment in Rabbittown from you guys, I will always remember Liam’s kindness and generosity, not to mention his guitar-playing/singing and fantastic storytelling. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Sincere condolences to all Liam’s family. Especially Cathy and Ted who stayed with me in St Johns 40 yrs ago following Liams birth and Cardiac surgery. I know how much they worried and cared during this tough period and am sure his death will be difficult to cope with.
My sympathies and best wishes
Michael Ryan

Meghan, Cathy, and all of your family, you are in my heart! Liam was so witty and funny. Always a joy to be around. Hugs and kisses at such a sad time. Far too soon

We are so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

Angela & Paul

To Ted and family. We are very sorry to hear of Liam’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Mel and Gail Duffett

Words cannot express how shocked and saddened I am to learn of Liam’s passing. I had the privilege of working with Liam through students loans and the honor to call him a friend. I will cherish the memories of his great stories, laughter, and love of life. My sincere condolences to Liam’s colleagues and family – whom he loved so much.

Dear Cathy and Meegan and family,

So shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely death of your Liam.
Take care of each other.

Tom McGinnis

Elaine and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. God Bless Take Care Janice

I had the privilege of working with Liam through student aid. Liam was always so generous of spirit and was really one of the most entertaining, easy-going, and welcoming people – his stories could not be matched and his love for Newfoundland was evident. My thoughts are with his young family (who he talked about often).

Angela, Cathy, Ted and Megan, I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Liam was a dear childhood friend, I have many fond memories of playing around Markland with him. I always admired how he would work tirelessly for students and his community. He had an infectious energy and enthusiasm for life that I will never forget. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Dear Cathy & Family ,
We are very saddened to learn of your son Liam’s passing. May your broken heart find comfort and peace in your family’s arms.
Joan Collins Francis & Family

To Ted Cathy and Walsh family. Very sorry to hear of Liam’s passing. I haven’t seen him for years but I remember him as a very friendly,pleasant and likable young man . My deepest sympathy. RIP Liam.

To Angela and family,

It was an honor and privilege to work with Liam the past 9 years and exchanging laughs and smiles on a daily basis. Liam was a wonderful person to know and without a doubt was a hero to his two boys. I will miss him dearly.

My sincere condolences to his entire family.

So sorry to hear of Liam’s passing. I have so many fond memories of Liam at his grandmother house when we were there playing cards or I was there to pick Paul up. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

To Angela and the Walsh family,

My deepest condolences to you all on the loss of this wonderful funny man. Liam was the funniest person I have ever worked with. Whenever he told a story, which was often, he left everyone in stitches. And just when you thought you couldn’t laugh anymore, he would break out in song. He touched the lives of everyone who came into contact with him and our lives will be less bright without him.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Marina Troake
Student Aid

My deepest sympathies to Liam’s wife and his boys. I met Liam through work a few years ago, and it was an absolute pleasure to meet up with Liam ever since at our in person meetings. Liam was the life of the party, and was that person everybody wanted to be good friends with. His love of his family, music, and Newfoundland was obvious to me and everyone around him no doubt, especially when Liam and staff hosted folks from across the country not so long ago. Liam will be truly missed, but always remembered.

To Ted, Elaine, Cathy, Meghan, Angela and the boys and to all Liam’s family and friends.
We are heart sick for your loss. A profound tragedy. We send our tear filled condolences and hold his beautiful light in our hearts.

Glen and Annette

So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cathy….I went to school with you and later connected through union activities. Shirley and Carl….my husband, Gary and I know you through Don and Pauline. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

So sorry to hear of Liam’s passing. Liam was a good buddy during my students’ union days which were the tail end of his student movement days. Liam taught me a lot back then. Liam and a few others showed me the ropes of media relations. Those experiences had a huge impact on my life and I’ve pretty much worked in the communications/media relations world ever since. My condolences to Liam’s family and friends. He had a positive impact on a lot of people.

Luke Gaulton

So sorry for your loss, way to young. 🙁

Cathy and family, my deepest condolences on the passing of Liam. I worked with Liam for many years at the NDP office.

Ted and Cathy, So sorry to hear of Liam’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dave and Linda Newhook and Family.

Meghan and Family. My sincere and heartfelt condolences on your Brother’s Passing . I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless.

My heartfelt condolences to you and the boys. Liam was one of a kind and we will certainly miss him at Student Aid. He was such a genuine, caring, compassionate man with such a sense of humour who was a one man show that made us laugh and smile so much. He was a great boss who genuinely cared about his staff. We loved hearing stories about yourself and the boys, he was very proud of his family and thankful for the woman who chose him!!!! Grief is the last act of love that we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grieve there was great love. May you be comforted by the many wonderful memories you have of Liam.

My contact with Liam was of a professional nature. I am sure the efforts he made to enhance the lives of others on a professional level were a fraction of what he contributed to the lives of his family and friends. I am personnally saddened today and I make these comments on behalf of the many post secondary students he has helped in the past. I wish for his children, family and friends to understand the positive impact he made in the hours he spent away from them.

Sending our deepest condolences to the Walsh and Young families during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
Neil & Denise Smith, Markland

Good night, sweet prince.
May hosts of angels sing you to sleep.

Deepest sympathy to the family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Cathy , can’t believe I am reading Liam’s obituary. So young! I am the Betty who was working for Dr. Mick Ryan when he was born. My deepest condolences to you, Ted, his dear wife and children! Warmest regards!

So sorry to here of wee Liam’s passing. I remember babysitting Meeghan and Liam many years ago- they shared with me my first taste of yogurt!
Thoughts and Sympathies to his wife Angela and children. Meegan Cathy Ted.
Sherry Clarke (Augustus Clarke daughter)

Angela and family; our deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers with you at this time. Liam was a wonderful person with a great energy and love for his family and friends. We will miss him, but keep our good memories forever.

Angela, so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. .

To all of the Young and Walsh families, I cannot imagine the loss of Liam. He was too young to be taken from this world. I have nothing but fond memories. You are in my thoughts. Much love.

I am very sorry for your loss, I remember Liam from my high school days and I remember him being a quite, kind young man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all!!

To Shirley, Carl and all the family.
Sorry to hear of the death of your loved one. Condolences to everyone at this sad time.

We are so sorry. To all the Young and Walsh families our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you Angela, Desmond, Luke, Cathy, Ted, Elaine, Meghan, Mike as well as the nephews. No words can express our sadness.

Harry, Una and Raj

Liam was a good friend and fun person to be around. Although I haven’t seen him in several years as people go their separate ways I will never forget all those good times we had, particularly in Markland. My thoughts are prayers are with his family. Rest in peace brother.

To Liam’s wife and the Walsh family and extended families: so shocked and saddened to hear of Liam’s death. He was a schoolmate of my children and a great friend to my son, Shawn. Please accept our sincere condolences from my family , and know that u r in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless u in the days ahead and give you the courage and strength to move forward.

Cathy Ted & Megan Tom & I are so very devastated to hear of Liam’s passing ..please know that your all in our thoughts and prayers ..All our love xoxo Lisa & Tom Hickey

Our thoughts are with you

Meghan, I am so very sorry for your loss. When someone so young dies there are no words of comfort 😢

So sorry to hear this sad news.May the special memories of your loved one live on within your hearts forever.Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Angela and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. May God’s presence give you comfort, and the love of family and friends sustain you through the coming days.

Kim and I were devastated to hear about Liam’s passing. You and the boys haven’t left out thoughts for a moment. Liam was one of the best people we ever knew, easily gave us some of the best memories we’ll ever have and we’ll always miss him. There was no one like him,
All our love, xoxo

went to school with this guy and he was always one of the good guys…. Dearly Missed… RIP Liam.

To Elaine, Ted and all the family, so sorry for this difficult loss. Hold on to one another.

Thinking of all of you over there in Newfoundland. We are devastated by this news and only wish we could be with you.

Angela, Dessy, Lukey. Words cannot empress the sadness I have for your loss. Liam was an amazing guy. He always knew the right thing to say. I will cherish the many nights on Gower Street with Liam playing the Bodhrán with that big smile. He will be dearly missed. Sending you lots of love.

Thinking of you and your family. Sending love.

My condolences to the family!… I remembered Liam as a very cool and amazing dad to Luke and Desmond! My heart is broken seeing a one of a kind family man… Rest well Liam as you are now will be an eternal guardian angel to Angela and your 2 kids and to all of your families.

Liam was a kind and generous person. I got to know him over the last three years through his job with student financial aid. He cared about students and wanted to make sure those that wanted to go to college or university had the financial support to do so. He often spoke to me of his family, his love for his kids and wife, and doing the best he could to show them that they are loved. Everybody that knew him loved him. He was one of a kind and he will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family.

Angela, words can’t express how sorry I am to hear about the loss of Liam. Thinking about you and your son’s during this difficult time. My deepest condolences to your family.

My deepest condolences to Liam’s family after hearing this tragic news. Liam was a good friend of mine during high school and his passing is heartbreaking. His warm personality and caring nature is something that I will always remember, and I will always cherish the time we spent together.

Rest in peace my friend.

Angela and boys ,So sorry to hear about the passing of Liam.My love and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Take care . Bernice

I feel so sad hearing this, my heart pours sorrow for his family and numerous friends, such a bright light extinguished too soon. Whenever I think of Liam, it makes me smile because he always brought out the best in people and could make anyone smile and feel welcome in his presence. We will miss you friend.

Geoff , Cathy & family,
So sorry to hear about the sudden death of your dear nephew (Liam ). Please know that our thoughts are with you at this very sad time in your lives. Love & hugs Joni & John Collins❤️🌹

I’m terribly sorry to learn of the passing of your brother, Meghan. May he rest in peace. You’re all in my thoughts at this sad time.

I am so sorry to hear of Liam’s passing. He was a very good friend to me and I will never forget him. My deepest condolences to Angela, his sons, Meghan, Cathy and the rest of his family and friends. Take care of each other. My thoughts are with you all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Dessy, Lukey, and all the family. Liam was without a doubt a guy who will never be forgotten. He left his spirt wherever he went.

Dianne & Jasmine

Angela and family.So sorry to have heard the news of liamthinking of u all at this sad time .

Angela and family. My sincere condolences during this most difficult and sad time . May your precious memories of the time you had together remain as a source of comfort now and the days ahead . Sending prayers and hugs. HAZEL

I am so sorry to hear of Liam’s passing. Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Liam always had a smile on his face. Sending you and your boys lots of love.

Angela, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. Thinking of you and your boys at this difficult time.

Michelle (Glavine) Robinson

Angela, please accept our sincere condolences on the lost of a great partner and father of your children. Even though we are not there our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Remember the good times you shared with each other and keep them close to your heart.
Robin & Janie

So sorry to hear of your loss ,our thoughts and prayers are with Angela and her family at this time.

So sorry for your loss keep your memories close keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. Jim & Anne Tessier

Angela I am so sorry. I wish there was something I could say to help you get through this but I know memories and time will be your comfort. I am constantly thinking of you and your boys. Sending you my love.

Angela, Shirley & Carl and the family::: We were deeply saddened to hear of Liam’s passing. May all your precious memories help you during such a difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
Mary & Walt Keeping

Thinking of you and your boys at this very sad time 😇

We are so sorry to hear of Liam’s passing. Our hearts are with you today and the days ahead. Give this prescious boys an extra hug. Liam was a pleasure to be around and his memory will carry on. Love always,

God is called the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. Thus, no one better than him, understands the depth of your pain and can help you cope with your disquieting thoughts. (Psalm 37:29; John 5:28, 29)  May your family get the strength and inner peace needed in the coming days. With all my sympathy.

Angela; you and the boys are in our thoughts. Thinking of you during this most difficult time. Cherish the memories you and Liam made together and as a family; these will help you get through the tough days ahead.