Michael Terrence Finn

November 1, 1924 to January 12, 2019

Obituary

Passed peacefully away at the age of 94, at the Health Sciences Centre on January 12, 2019, surrounded by his family and friends.

Michael was predeceased by:  his parents Michael and Catherine Finn (Murphy), by his mother- and father-in-law Patrick and Catherine Lee (McGrath), and all his brothers and sisters: Mary (John), Francis (Cliff), James, Angela (John), John (Sarah), Brendan (Kitty), and Joseph (Mary); sister in law Marcella Williams (Joe) and brother in law Jack Lee (Laura).

Leaving to mourn: his loving and devoted wife Alice, his daughter Catherine, his grandchildren, whom he loved beyond measure:  Isa, Charlotte and Micheál Hagerman, his cat Muschka, all his loving nieces and nephews in both the USA and Canada, and many dear friends.

He was a St. Bon’s boy and an honorary member of the North West Rotary. He worked at W.J. Murphy’s and as a real estate agent for Royal Le Page.

He was an avid reader who loved hunting and fishing, a good joke, a Captain Morgan and Coke, and lots and LOTS of chocolate.

A special thanks to our wonderful neighbours:  Chris, Sherry, and Joshua Appleby; Bernie and Debbie Connors; and Fred and Theresa Tulk; and his niece Suzan Finn, for their unwavering support.

Thanks to: Dr. Stephanelli and staff, Dr. Dunphy, Dr. Tom and Dr. Andrew Rossiter; to the Community Health Nurse Shannon; and his caregivers: Josh, Craig, Ruben, and Lucky.  To the medical, nursing, and social work staff in Emergency and on 4SB at the Health Science Centre, for their outstanding kindness, care, and professionalism during this difficult time.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, January 15 and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16.  Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. from Mary Queen of the World Church, 775 Topsail Road. Interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Southlands. Flowers gratefully accepted or in lieu, donations in Mike’s memory can be made to the Health Care Foundation of Eastern Health or to the charity of one’s choice. To send message of condolence please visit www.carnells.com.

Schedule

Visitations

7-9 p.m. on January 15, 2019

2-4 p.m. on January 16, 2019

7-9 p.m. on January 16, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

9:30am, Thursday January 17th

Mary Queen of the World, Topsail Road


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Sending our sympathy to you and your family.May fond memories and friends help you at this time.
Alice, you are a wonderful care-giver.
Your R.V.H.classmate, Joan Atwater

My sincere condolences to Alice and the entire Finn family.
I’ll never forget meeting Mike for the first time (1987), it was in the front porch of his home. I was a young Realtor (27) on a mission to sell one of Mike’s listings, it was an inspiring moment. Mike left such an impression on me. I recall coming home after having the privilege of successfully writing the sale with Mike and commenting to my wife, “I want to be like Mike Finn.”
Mike will be in the hearts and thoughts of many people whose lives he touched.

Alice,
Sending you my love at this very difficult time. May your happy memories sustain and comfort you.your friends will be here for you. God bless.
Brenda

Dear Alice:
So sorry to hear of your loss of Mike; only got to meet him last Summer when your nieces were home.
Deepest condolences from the Downey Families.

Alice, I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Sincerely, Sandra Nightingale.

To Alice and family, my deepest condolences on Mike’s passing. I knew him well in real estate where he was much admired and respected, someone I looked up to when I started in the business. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Alice and Family, May the many years and memories you had with Mike help you through this sad time. He was a true gentleman.
Gordon and Marilyn (Reid) Ford
Fredericton NB

Alice, I am sorry to read of the Mike’s passing.
He was so fortunate to have such a loving wife, in you.
Please know I am thinking of you, Cathy and your grandchildren during this time.
Love, always.
Bev. and Martin Sheppard

Alice and family; my sincere condolences on Mike’s passing! A wonderful gentleman! I will fondly remember how yourself and Mike would host the little family ‘get together’ for Aunt Kitty and Uncle Bren when they came for a visit! My thoughts & prayers to your family during this time! R.I.P. Mike

My sympathies to you Alice , Cathy and children on the passing of your dear husband /father / grandfather. The great care he received from his family during the past number of years , enabled him to be have such a long time with you all. Wish I was there. Big hugs Alice !

Dear Alice and Family. Our deepest sympathy and prayers.on Mikes passing. Mike had a great life with all of you and will be greatly missed. We will have to look into sending Mikes favourite chocolates to heaven.
Sue and Eugene Morrison

Dear dear Alice and family…my deepest sympathy,love and prayers .
Mike was a wonderful loving man and an inspiration to all..

Fondly with lots of Hugs,
Bev

Condolences to Mike’s family. I did business with Mike when I worked with Gordon Butler & Co and Mike at WJ Murphy. He was a true gentleman and I always enjoyed our chats when he called the office. Rest In Peace Mike.

Kay Ryall

To Alice and family, my deepest sympathy on Mike’s passing.
I always reminisce with fond memories time on Rawlins Cross and days fishing and outdoor fun with Mike. He was always a great person to be around.
Rest in peace Mike.

Bill

Alice, Cathy & Family:

Our Sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved husband/father/grandfather. Mike will be remembered for his instant smile and “Hi” when greeting us. May he have eternal peace.

Sincerely,
Anne & Keith Peddle

To Alice, Cathy and the family, our sincere condolences on Mike’s passing. As a young boy in St John’s I fondly remember visiting “Uncle Mike” and “Aunt Alice” at their place in Holyrood and enjoying the great outdoors there, playing charades and having a great feed of corned beef and cabbage. May Mike rest in peace.

Alice, sending our love and prayers your way. The picture of Michael is just how I remember him. Being so far away, I feel I never got to know Michael as much as I would have loved to. Your love for each other was always an inspiration for me. Cherish those memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Looking forward to meeting Cathy and her family this summer. Love Celine and John Hubbard

My Dear Alice and Cathy, Such sad new to hear of Mike’s passing. Mike was a beautiful man and loved by all who knew him. Yes, I can attest that he loved his chocolate and stashed it beside his chair in the living room. Rest in peace Mike.

Clare Walker nee Williams from Bay Roberts now living in Victoria BC

Alice and family thinking of you at this time ..Over the past few years I had the pleasure of knowing Mike .He was always pleasant.