Lloyd John Lear

July 15, 1944 to October 19, 2017


Passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 19th, 2017, Lloyd John Lear, aged 73 years. Predeceased by his wife Donna in 2004, daughter Heather in 2001, parents, Eli and Marion. Leaving to mourn two sons: Christopher (Krystyna) and Jason; grandchildren: Heather Michael and Elizabeth; sisters: Andrea Lear, St. John’s and Marilyn Lear, Mt. Pearl; brothers-in-law: Joe Garret (Linda, deceased) St. John’s, Don Yanew (Carol, deceased) AB, Wayne Thurston, Paradise; sisters-in-law Jane Burke, St. John’s, Dorothy Ann Feth (Dieter), NS, Cathie Costello (George), USA, and Judy Tucker; nieces: Natasha, Amanda, Sara, Lisa, Stephanie, Debbie, Tina, Kellie, Diane and Christina; nephews Mark, Andy, Scott, Tony, Paul, Michael, Ronald, Geoffrey and David; a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Sunday, October 22nd from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday October 23rd from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Anglican Cathedral. Cremation to follow. Inurnment to follow on Wednesday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Organ Procurement and Exchange Program. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com.



7-9 p.m. on October 22, 2017

2-4 p.m. on October 23, 2017

7-9 p.m. on October 23, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Tuesday October 24th

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
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To all the Lear and Thurston families; my sincere condolences on the loss of John. John will always be remembered for his wonderful sincere smile; also for his support back in the days of Excel Pharmacy. Thank you all.

So Sorry to hear of John’s passing, Our Deepest Condolences to his 2 children, Sisters – Andrea & Marilyn. Our Thoughts are prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. RIP John.

Ivy & Donna Beck
S.t Lawrence, NL

My condolences to your entire family on the passing of John. my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

My sincere condolences to your family on the passing of my old Kinsmen buddy John. John and Donna were members of the St. John’s East Kin for many many years, and we always enjoyed his company and lightheartedness during our meetings and fundraising events. John would be happy to see donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Organ Procurement and Exchange Program, these were two causes very close to his heart. John helped raise many thousands of dollars over the years for these and many other causes.

John will sadly be missed by all his old Kin buddies.


Jim Fitzgerald

Andrea and Marilyn,

My sincere sympathy to your family at this sad time. My thoughts are with you.
Yours sincerely,
Anne Landrigan (Pike)

I lived on Whiteway St., around the corner from Rodney Street.I remember John as a teenager.I was 8 years younger. I did not know him very well, but he was a nice guy. I had not seen him in at least 50 years. I do recall him driving a NL Wildlife truck. Ii may have been working with Food and Drug, Federal Govt. around that time. Condolences to the Family.,

Rest in peace John .I remember our working days with the Newfoundland Wildlife Division and what a pleasure and laugh to work with you . Condolances and our prayers are with you and all the family Bill and Nina Greene

John’s Family…..
My memory of John goes back to our early school days at Bishop Feild College.
My sympathy goes out to his remaining Family.
Paul Facey

To John’s family.
Please accept my condolences from an old friend of John’s at school. Ran into him earlier this year, first time 30 years or so. We had a long chat, sad to hear John has passed.

No one better than God, understands the depth of your pain and can help you cope with your disquieting thoughts. I hope that in due time your family receives God’s peace that excels all thought, so that it will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. God is called the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. Rest assured that God cares for all his creatures and he would never bring us suffering. A soothing scripture I like is Psalm 34:18 which reads: “Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” He promised that in the Paradise, we will have the prospect of enjoying life without end, free from all problems, accidents, and sickness. Even our dead loved ones like John will be resurrected. (Psalm 37:9, 29; John 5:28, 29) With all my sympathy for the loss of someone so cherish

Loss leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves memories no one can steal. May God keep you in his heart as you go through this time and may you remember the love of a family that will give you strength during this difficult time. Chris (Krystyna), Jason and family our thoughts and prayers are with you, for you, as you move forward knowing your father is once again in the arms of Donna and Heather and they are all now watching out for you from above.

When Heather went with the angels a huge part of you went with her. When Donna followed her a couple of years later, another large part of your heart was taken with her. You are all together now and dancing in heaven. To Chris and Jason there are no words. You have lost your sister, your mom and now your dad. I know your hearts are broken but Jesus had cupped his hands to collect the pieces to help you put them back together. Your are both in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Be at rest John, you will be missed “my friend”.

Sincere sympathy to Andrea , Marilyn and family . So sorry to hear of John’s sudden passing . Thinking of you all .
Sincerely Marilyn Quinn ( Dale)

We love you Papa John. We miss you. Be at peace sweet man. RIP. Xoxoxo. Much love Elizabeth, Michael, and Heather.

Andrea, Marilyn & Family

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Unfortunately Darren has appointments in Burin Monday and Tuesday and we will not make it in to the funeral. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Jason: Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sincere condolences to you and your family.