It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear loving wife, sister, sister-in-
law, Aunt, daughter-in-law and a dear friend to many at the age of 46.
Michelle loved her husband of 22 years. She also loved being an awesome aunt to all her
nieces and nephews. Michelle was such a positive, inspirational, gentle soul who has left such a
remarkable touch on all of us and this world.
Michelle had such an appreciation for life – She truly did live life. She loved to hike, camp, sit by
the fire, dance & read, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.
Michelle is predeceased by her Father, Joseph Somerton; Mother, Hilda Somerton (Skanes); left
to cherish a lifetime of incredible memories are her loving husband Bill; Brother, Joe (Bonnie),
Uncle Gord (Doris); In-laws, Bren (Carol Ann), Vicky (Colin), Jane (Blair), Nancy (Peter), Ron (Paula), Doug
(Georgina), Carol (Jeff), Father-in-law, Bren Sr. (Judy), a number of nieces (Christina, Kayla,
Robyn, Nicole, Kylea, Chelsea, Samantha) nephews (Joey, Stephen, Hayden) as well as a large
circle of other family and friends……..Her “village”.
The family will receive visitors at St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove on Thursday, January
23 rd from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
The celebration of Michelle’s life will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 2:00pm from St.
Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove. Interment will be done at a later date.
Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in honour of Michelle’s memory can be made to the
NL Cancer Society.
My memories stir feelings
and emotions deep inside.
I feel once more, the times I laughed
and the times I sat and cried.
I can see the outlines clearly…
the people and the faces,
but years have blurred the details
of specific dates and places.
When these memories were moments,
I didn’t know how much they mattered…
pieces of my life’s imperfect quilt
all jumbled, torn and tattered.
Faded are the timestamps
on every tea and smile;
the memories outlast the moments
that are here for just awhile.
Like a Kaleidoscope of colours –
each turning twisting shape is a moment
morphed into a memory
before it could escape.
They give me strength to face
that which I cannot foresee.
they mold my past and present
they make up who is me.
St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove