Mabel Kirby (nee Earle)

September 12, 1919 to March 11, 2021

Obituary

Passed peacefully away at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Home, Mabel Kirby (nee Earle), age 101 years.

Predeceased by husband Fred; brothers Fred, George, Harry and Charlie; and sisters June, Jean, Ethel and Edna.

Left with many happy memories are daughters Joan Dawe (Harry deceased), Anne Tessier (Carl deceased) and Christine Crew (Harold); sister Gertrude Broadbent (Phil); three grandchildren Mark Tessier, Peter Crewe and Julia Walton; five great-grandchildren Andrew, Jane, Kate, Gabe and Isaac; a large number of special nieces and nephews, and friends at Kenny’s Pond.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Kenny’s Pond for their care and compassion, also thanks to Dr. Roger Butler and Denise Cahill for care received in earlier years.

Due to public health restrictions, there will be no wake. A funeral service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Gathering Place or to St. Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church.

 

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So sorry for your loss you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Such a special beautiful lady and I so enjoyed our visits and tea time!!sending love to you!!

So sorry for your loss. Such a lovely lady.

ANNE: I WAS SORRY TO READ OF YOUR MOM DEATH RECENTLY AS I REVIEWED THE CARNELLS OBITUARIES. IT WAS AGES AGO SINCE I SAW HER AND DAD AND IT MOST LOKELY WAS DOWN IN THE YARD OF YOUR GRANDFATHER IN POUCH COVE. TIME SPEEDS BY AS WE BECOME THE OLD PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY AND CHURCH. SHE IS BEING REMEMBERED IN MY PRAYERS.

REV.GERRY HAYES
ST.NICHOLAS TORBAY

Joan: We are sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. It was such a blessing to have her with you those many years. You will have many memories on which to reflect. and to give you comfort. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. – Dick & Rita King

Dear Joan,
I was so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. What a blessing to have had her with you for so many years..

Marilyn Tucker

Dear Joan.
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. I hope your warm memories help to lessen your grief.
Sincerely,

Joan and family
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. 101 years is remarkable and I know that you have so many wonderful memories of life with her. Take solace in those remembrances ..they will give you much comfort. Thinking of you.

Dear Joan & Family, sending my heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your Mother. I hope that all of the wonderful memories you share will comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Linda Bartlett

Joan,
You were blessed to have had your beloved mother with you for such a long time. No matter her age it is difficult to lose your Mom. May all your happy memories comfort and sustain you in the days ahead. With sincere condolences.

Joan, Anne, Christine and family,
Paul and I are saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Aunt Mab was a beautiful soul who will always have a special place in my heart. She introduced me to the keyboard and fostered my love of music. Paul has fond memories of his time with her in St. Michael’s church choir.
An elegant and wonderful woman who embraced us all. Our thoughts are with you.

Joan and family,
My condolences to you at the loss of your mother/grandmother. May you share many smiles when you think of her and the joys you shared.

Joan,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. She was such a lovely lady and I enjoyed our little chats at Kenny’s Pond. She will be missed.

Joan,
I am sending you my condolences and share your pain at losing a parent. It is never easy but be assured that your mother is at peace and your memories will linger with joy and warmth.

Dear Joan and Family ,

Please accept sincere condolences on the death of your mother. While I am sure you will miss her, there is so much to remember and remembering keeps her close to your heart.

Christine and Harold, Megan and Peter my condolences on the death of your mother and grandmother. She lived a long and fruitful life. May she rest in peace.

Joan
Sorry to hear about your Mom’s death. I am sure that you have wonderful memories that will bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Take care.
Jan Crocker

Joan, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was definitely one of a kind, mom misses her chats with her. All the best.
Condolences

Sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady. Condolences to the family.

So sorry your loss. Sending our condolences and love during this tough time. Thinking of you all

Mommom you will be missed very much. I have learned many things from you over the many years . I had the greatest pleasure being your granddaughter . I will keep close to my heart all the moments and summers , our chats close to my heart. You will be missed .
Love always
Julia , andrew and roy

So sorry to read about your mother’s passing . She lived a long and happy life . Time passes so quickly like a flash from the days at St. Michael’s church to Cornwall Cres and Craigmiller Ave . One of my most vivid childhood memories however was of the Friday night cad games our parents would have . Always called Mr. Earle the “Chip man ” because he seemed to always bring the potato chips . Your mother was the last of the group . Hope to see you soon when Covid is out of our lives and we can embrace each other .

Joan
Humphrey and I are so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Being neighbours of your Mom in Topsail we had many visits with her and helping her in her garden which she dearly loved and where she was so at peace. She shared many memories with us of her family and relatives and growing up in Change Islands which she dearly loved and her years on Fogo Island. Your Mom was such a beautiful lady and we were so privileged having her as our neighbour and very dear friend whom we will always remember with fondest love. Our deepest sympathy to you and all your family. Rest in peace Mabel. We are so thankful to have had you in our lives.

Humphrey and Ann Dye

Joan,
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother, often described as your dearest friend. How fortunate you are to have shared all these many wonderful years with her while you both have been a part of the great St. Michael’s family. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
Adrian Heffernan

Joan, Anne, Christine and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Your moms passing. What a beautiful life lived. I will hold dearly the memories of Boxing Day at the house when we would all come together to celebrate the holidays. I was so fortunate to have seen her at Kenny’s pond when I was home for the holidays. I will miss her beautiful smile and her kind heart. My thought are with you all.

Joan:
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful lady. May your many happy memories sustain you at this time and throughout the years ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Don and Trixie White

Joan,
I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Sincere
condolences.

To Joan Dawe and family
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this sad time.

Joan, Chris, Ann and families:
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Altho’ I was acquainted with your dad a long time ago, I met your mother when a group of us were planning a reunion for Bishop Jones Memorial Hostel/Spencer Lodge. Your mom was part of the Spencer Lodge group in 1937/38, and they had insisted that they wanted to be included since they lived in the same building priior to the house being renamed Bishop Jones in 1942. She was indeed a beautiful person who, over the following years have added a positive influence in our lives and we will be forever grateful . So, on behalf of the former “girls” of BJMHG and SL, I wish our deepest condolences, and may God Bless and Comfort you in the days ahead as you deal with your Loss.
Shirley Morris Cooper, Communications
Bishop Jones Memorial Hostel Group Committee

Joan,
I was privileged to meet your Mother when we were preparing for the Bishop Jones Memorial Hostel Reunion. Canon Earl, Mrs. Gosse, you and your Mom, were my introduction to the impressive Earl family from Change Islands.
You were blessed to have such a charming, attractive and kind mother for such an extended period of time. May she rest in peace.
I believe that behind nearly every successful woman there is a successful mother. You and your sisters are her monuments. God Bless you all at this sad time. May you find comfort in each other and your faith.
` After all the time that has passed since we worked together and In these very trying times please accept the virtual hug and love I am sending you.
Sincerely,
Barb Davis(Wells)

Joan, Anne and Christine and family;
I have such wonderful memories of your mother at your house on Frog Pond Road. The lively conversations with your family . A great conversationalist who was always beautiful and elegant. A life well lived. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Carolyn McKinlay and Dan Malone

Joan,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace and rise in glory..i
Deepest condolences,\
Chesley & Mary Warren

Joan,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace and rise in glory..
Deepest condolences,\
Chesley & Mary Warren

Joan, Ann and Christine,
There were always cookies and we could not leave without having any. While Dad talked with Uncle Fred, she always looked after us. Any trip home had to include a visit to Aunt Mab and Uncle Fred. She is someone who will always be part of my best memories.
Fred and Kathryn

Dear Joan:
Our thoughts, prayers and Deepest Sympathy are with you, Anne, Christine and family on the loss of your dear Mom.
May the pleasant memories you have shared help comfort you all at this time.

Joan, My sincere sympathies on your Mother’s passing, . The world has lost a true lady, and there are so few of them remaining. Louise and I always enjoyed playing bridge with you and your mother, and remember her lovely cream soups she always made for the occasion. She lived a long and contented life. You were fortunate to have her presence for such a long time.
Eleanor Bonnell

Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing .My condolences to you Joan and your Family..

I met Mabel during the six months I spent in Kenny’s Pond recuperating from surgery. I had just lost my husband. and Mabel befriended me and made me feel very welcome. She was a great bridge player, very up to date on modern conventions. She had played since childhood as she and Fred were needed to make up a foursome on the long winter nights . A great lady!!! She will be missed.

I met Mabel during the six months I spent in Kenny’s Pond recuperating from surgery. I had just lost my husband. and Mabel befriended me and made me feel very welcome. She was a great bridge player, very up to date on modern conventions. She had played since childhood as she and Fred were needed to make up a foursome on the long winter nights . A great lady!!!

Joan, my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Mom. Hold fast to all of the precious memories of times spent with her.

Joan, Christine, Anne
We were so saddened to learn of your mother’s death. Such a gracious, lovely lady. We certainly enjoyed her company. We have wonderful memories of her enjoying fresh cod’s heads with us.
Her 101 years have left you all with wonderful memories.
May she rest in peace.

So sorry for your loss. Mabel was a wonderful friend and great bridge partner we always had such fun. Mabel will be dearly missed. God bless to all her family. From : Irene Joy Kenny’s Pond.

Dear Joan
Don and I wish to express our deepest sympathies on the passing of your dear mother. You will have many , many fond memories of her to cherish in the years to come

Don and Shirley Clarke
March 13, 2021

Anne, Joan, and Christine and Families
Although my dealings with your family have been mainly through Anne, I was privileged to have met all three.- Christine I met when I was to your house on Glasgow Place, next door to the Roebothan’s and Joan I re-met when I had to handle matters prior to my mother’s death. Phyllis and I are thinking about you. It is unfortunate and understandably somewhat cruel that, because of Covid, we are not able to pay our respects to you,
Take care.

Joan, Anne,Christine and Families
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom.We have fond memories of your mom and dad when we lived next door to them for a year when we moved to Conception Bay South.We always enjoyed our conversations, dinners and playing bridge.
Bill and Beverly Lee

Joan, Anne and Christine
I am thinking of you all at this time. I will always remember Aunt Mabel’s kindness and all the wonderful visits at Kenny’s Pond.
My condolences

Joan and family. Sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother. She was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace.

Dear Joan and Family;
Sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mom.
What a wonderful lady! It was such a pleasure to be part of the St. Luke’s Home Bridge Club with her. and to share a cup of tea with her at our games together.
Pauline Murrin.

To Anne, Joan and Christine, condolences from Doug and Ann Symonds. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joan and family……deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Kirby. She was the epitome of grace…. so lovely and kind. It was always a pleasure to be in her company. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Warmest regards.

Sincerely condolences to Mrs. Kirby’s family.

Joan and family
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom,she was one special lady. I enjoyed every visit I had with her..
Treasure all the beautiful memories you have of her.
Sheila

Ann,Joan,Christine
My Sincerest condolences on the passing of you beautiful mother,Aunt Mable..My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joan and Family
My sincere condolence on the passing of you mother.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

So sorry to hear that this beautiful and caring lady has left us I have so many happy memories of her during my years at St.Michael and all Angels.Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.Eternal rest grant unto her o lord and may light perpetual shine upon her.

To the Kirby Family,

Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful Mother. We remember her so well working away in her garden and enjoying every moment. She was a loving, caring and wonderful women, her love lives on.

Kay & Mac LeMessurier

Joan and Family:
Louise and I are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of you dear mother. I gained so much strength from her when she was a member of the St. Michaels’ Choir when I became the organist there in 1970. She was my mentor. We enjoyed discussing the music of the Church Each time I took The Singing Legionnaires to offer songs at Kennys Pond, I could see her following each word. We enjoyed conversation after each performance there.. Heaven has gained another asset to the Celestial Choirs. May she rest in peace and rise in glory

Joan, Ann and Christine
I am thinking of you all at this time. Aunt Mabel was indeed a gracious lady and I shall enjoy my memories of our visits at Kenny’s Pond and being filled in on many gaps in my family history with good stories..
My condolences

Joan and family,
So sorry to read of your Mother’s passing. . She was such a gracious lady. I reall enjoyed the bridge games I played with her. May your many memories comfort you at this sad time..
Mildred Tucker

To Joan & family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Joan thinking of you at this sad time ,what a beautiful
gracious lady, she was so kind and patient with our boys with their music lessons and it gave them a life long appreciation for music. cherish your memories
stay safe

My deepest condolences to the family. I have fond memories of days spent on Craigmiller Ave with Ann during our school days. Hold tight to your memories.

Joan, my sincere sympathy on your Mom’s passing to you and the other members of your your family. As you know, our families have had a long-lasting relationship and I have fond memories of seeing and talking to your mother at various times during my visits to St. John’s. Be grateful for her long life and your memories of her.

Judith (Layman) Abbott

Joan, l offer you and your family my sincere condolences as you mourn the loss of your Mom and give thanks for her wonderful life . She was such a beautiful lady , and a kinder and more gentle soul would be hard to find . Every blessing .