Mollie I. Cornick (Crocker)

December 20, 1933 to January 2, 2020


Mollie I. Cornick (Crocker), at the age of 86, peacefully passed away on January 2nd, 2020 at the Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion Long Term Care Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Randolph and Susan Crocker were blessed with Mollie’s birth on December 20th, 1933.  Mollie shared in the love and joy of a home with four brothers, Bill, Arthur (Rance), Randy, Berkley and three wonderful sisters Alma, Olga and Florence.

Mollie was born and raised in St. John’s, NL and after completing school enter the working world.  It was during those early years of adulthood, she met the love of her life, Walter Cornick.

Their years together brought much joy, as they were blessed with three wonderful children – Trudy, Darlene and Andrea. Walter and Mollie loved their three princesses. Sadly, Walter struggled with illness for many years and predeceased Mollie on July 16th, 1970. While Mollie mourned the loss of her true and only love, she spent her remaining years ensuring life would be filled with every blessing she could offer her three little girls.

Mollie was a very resourceful woman spending many years teaching children in Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education Centres and later she opened a small daycare service in her home, filling her days with what mattered most to her – loving children and enjoying their smiling faces. She also enjoyed rooming university students, who to this day speak of the homecooked meals and tender care Mollie extended to them every day.

Mollie loved to share her gift of hospitality, of fine cooking and did so for the majority of her life. Anyone who came to Mollie’s home knew the pleasure of her company and the delight of her cooking. Of course, at family gatherings (Christmas being her favorite time of year), no meal would be complete without fun and laughter of playing games, particularly a good, rousing game of Rook. It went without saying, Mollie’s competitiveness was on par with her spirit of hospitality. She always found very creative ways to ensure she was on the winning side, all with great merriment. Mollie enjoyed a great laugh, not only did she appreciate a good prank played on someone (her), but also enjoyed being a little bit of a jokester.

Mollie, above all, was a woman of deep faith, who could see the beauty of God in every aspect of life. She particularly enjoyed spending time tending to her flowers and grooming her gardens. As she would plant, anticipating the burgeoning of color, you could hear her singing “O Lord, my God when I in awesome wonder consider all the world thy hands have made….” Mollie’s faith found expression, first of all, in her home as she was a true example of Christian living. She continued to live out her faith through Sunday School ministry, worship at church, Songsters, Cantata’s, and in lively Biblical debates!

Mollie will be forever cherished and leaves to mourn her three children Trudy, Darlene (James) and Andrea (Harry), her three brothers Arthur (Ruby), Randy (Eileen) and Berkley (Judy) and their families. She is predeceased by her brother Bill (Joyce) and sisters Alma (Charles), Olga (Harold), Florence (Walter). Her love and encouraging words will be deeply missed by her grandchildren (Julia, Adam, Morgan, Jamelia and Ryan) and by her many cherished nieces and nephews. Mollie will also be missed by her many friends and caregivers. The family truly acknowledges the love and tender care provided by the Staff and Nurses of the Veterans Pavilion Long Term Care Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Visitation for Mollie will be at Carnell’s Funeral Home – 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on Monday, January 6th, 2020 – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.   The Service and Celebration of her Life will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 20 Adam’s Avenue at 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 7th, 2020.  All who have been touched by Mollie’s life are welcome to join the family for the service.

Donations can be made to the Salvation Army Citadel Youth Ministries, the Vera Perlin Society or the Special Olympics, St. John’s, Newfoundland.



5-9 p.m. on January 6, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Tuesday January 7th

Salvation Army Citadel

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I am so sorry to hear, just a few days ago, about the loss of Mollie. My sincere condolences go out to her family.

Mollie cared for me from the time I was 1 years old until I was about 10 years old. She shaped me to be the person I am today, with her kind, nurturing, positive attitude. She was and will always be a role model to me. I am so thankful that my family and I found such a caring, passionate person to take care of me when I was a child. She was truly an angel and made a difference in many children’s lives. I am now a teacher and will keep passing on the values she taught me so I can make a positive influence in other children’s lives.

We were disheartened to find out , just today, that our dear Mollie has passed on.
We met so many years ago as neighbors in Elizabeth Park, and Mollie became our cherished childcare provider for our then little giirl, Chantelle. The years spent in Mollie’s care were truly instrumental to helping us bring up our daughter to be the intelligent caring person she is today.
Even today as we drive by her home, we still think of it as Mollie’s house. Her presence will always be with us.
God rest her soul, and thank you for her being in our lives.
Love Tony, Geraldine, Chantelle, and Christopher Kelly

To the Cornick and Crocker family members our Sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful & Kind lady.. We always enjoyed the kind spirit and Witness she presented by her living. May god Bless and Strengthen all for those days when you will surely miss her. greatly
Wit Love and Prayers

Joan & Roland Murphy (Majors)
Pickering ON

So sorry to hear about the loss of Mollie. She was a very sweet woman. I knew her from working at the Veterans Pavilion and I had many great chats with her, she loved going out into the garden and we sang “How Great Thou Art” together many times. She certainly loved her chocolate. May she rest in peace.

To the Cornick and Crocker family, our heartfelt condolences to Mollie’s family. My family (my mom) Florence Murphy was neighbors with the Crocker family for many years. I can still see as a child Molly and her family arriving at her mom and dads house for a visit. your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

To the Family of Mollie Cornick:
I am sorry I am unable to attend the funeral service and celebration of Mollie’s life. I want to express
condolences to her family members and friends and to her extended family at the Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion.
I had many pastoral visits with Mollie when I served as Pastoral Care Clinician at Masonic Park and the Caribou Memorial Veterans’ Pavilion. Mollie was always very hospitable. She loved prayer and the Scriptures. She loved music and song and shared her gift of singing at the Last Posts and Worship Services and the other special gatherings. Her favourite was “Amazing Grace”. Another one that she loved was “How Great Thou Art”. Her face was aglow as she sang.

When I visited her, I hoped to share a blessing but I received many from Mollie and the Holy Presence. She has now gone to her Heavenly Home. My life and the lives of those who knew her are enriched because of the touch of her life on ours. Her singing voice and the words she loved and emphasized echo in my memory:
“When we’ve been there, ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise,
than when we first begun.”
Deepest Sympathy,
Rev. Elsie Squires
Britannia Pastoral Charge, Random Island

Andrea my condolences on the loss of your mother. She sounds like a remarkable lady. Always hold your memories tight and may they give you comfort. My thoughts are with you and your family, especially in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Dear Andrea and family
I’m so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your mother, a lady who sounds like she was full of love, life and faith!
Godspeed to your dear mom.
My most sincere heart felt condolences to you and all your loved ones.

Andrea and family, so sorry to hear the loss of your mother. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and all your family during this very difficult time.
Warmest regards
Jane and Brad Davis

Andrea and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Mollie was a beautiful lady. I have fond memories of her, her beautiful voice and her love for the color pink. She was at the same residence as my mom, I would see her often when I visited. Andrea, thank you for the beautiful angel you gave my mom, she was very touched by it. We will think of Mollie every time we see it. I will miss seeing her. Cherish your special memories of her, I know I will. Thinking of you all.

So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Mollie from working at the Veteran’s Pavilion.
I loved her big smile and her warm heart.
She will be dearly missed by many.
Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Trudy, Darlene and Andrea … so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Such fond memories from our school years, of the beautiful lady she was . Thinking of you all!

Andrea, Darlene, Trudy and Families,

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your Mom, Mollie.

We are keeping you in our thoughts during this difficult time.

My sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. Molly shared a room with my mother, Sadie Loder at Hillcrest and you couldn’t ask for a better roommate. She was a kind and sincere lady and whatever she had she would share with mom. Take time to cherish all the beautiful memories I’m sure that you have of your mother. RIP Molly

Trudy, Darlene, Andrea and families:
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We are sure you have many pleasant memories of her, as we do. She was a wonderful, Christian woman. We will keep you in our prayers during these days.

Cornick Family,

Bill and I are sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Mollie during my time at St. John’s Citadel. I remember her encouragement and support. The past 2 years Bill and I have had the privilege to visit Mollie many times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

To Trudy Darlene Andrea & The Cornick Family,
It is with Sincere Deep Sympathy that we send this message to you all. Mrs Cornick was an Awesome & Lovely Lady. She was. a Special Land Lady. and a Very Dear Friend. You will all be in our Thoughts & Prayers as yu face the DIFFICULT Days. ahead. Rest In Peace Lovely Lady.
Bridget & Gordon Jenkins.

Our thoughts and prayer’s are with the family on the loss of such a beautiful lady. May she rest in peace and sing with the angels.
Lester and Linda Tuck

Randy and Eileen. Expressing sincere condolences on the passing of your sister..May God bless you all.

Darlene, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. But we live in the hope of eternal life in Heaven and a happy reunion some day. God bless you and give you peace.
Jerry and Kathy Porter

Trudy, Darlene, Andrea and families,
My sisters & I were saddened to hear of Aunt Mollies passing.
Her obituary so reflects the beautiful person she was..
We have many happy memories of years gone by when we shared time together.
Please accept our sincere condolences at this time
Jean, Patty, Pinky & Pete and families

We have many fond memories of our conversations and visits with Mollie during our years as her Corps Officers at the Citadel. Singing carols at her home and listening to her memories at the Masonic. She was alays so proud of her girls. She was thrilled a few years back to join the ‘songster reunion’ under the leadership of Darlene. She was always ready to share an encouraging word and a small gift she had tucked away. Be assured of our prayers and love as you celebrate her faith and Godly heritage.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Michele Driscoll

We want to express our sincere sympathies on learning of Mollie’s passing. Truly a wonderful Christian lady who exemplified grace, hospitality and care to all who were blessed to be in her presence. We give thanks to God for her Christian witness and legacy. God bless and comfort you all.

Condolences to the family members on the passing of someone so special to you. It isn’t easy to say so long to someone so special to you. May your memories sustain you all in the days to come. Blessings, and may God comfort you during these difficult days.

Dear Andrea & Family,
I send my deepest condolences on the passing of your precious Mollie. May your treasured memories be your keepsakes in your hearts. I include may warm hugs, love and prayers. Please take care and God bless.

Andrea, Darlene and Trudy,
So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very special lady and showed lots of love to all who walked thru her doors. I have great memories playing at the house in the Cul de Sac and I can almost smell the homemade bread now!!! I’m sure she’s rejoicing and “singing” in heaven today.
Lots of love to you in the coming days as you both mourn and celebrate her life.
Deb (Winsor) Flynn

Andrea and family,

We’re so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a beautiful woman in many respects, so we hope that you hold the many good memories dear and find strength in each other at this difficult time. Andrea, we’re out of province right now but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers..

Bill & Margo Noseworthy

Dear Trudy, Darlene, and Andrea (Greg, Sandra, and David)… Jan and I are deeply sorry for your loss. We both have such fond memories of your mother when you were students at Vaters. She was always such a support… at every school event, concert, and festival class. The photo you used brings us right back to those days. May you find strength in the extraordinary memories you created together. We will be praying for the Cornick and Burt families in the coming days… I can never think of one family without including the other family. Rest in peace, Mrs. Cornick.

Andrea and Harry,
So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I went through it just recently and it is truly heartwrenching especially at this time of year. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. It sounds like your Mom was a wonderful loving individual to many. Hold your memories in your heart.
Linda Blakey

Andrea, just leaned of your mother’s passing, so sorry. What a lovely lady, and you were so faithful to her during her time in long term care as well as I’m sure throughout the years before that. Gerry used to say, what a beautiful voice that lady has. My sincere condolences to you Adam, and to your extended family, God Bless, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Andrea, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a wonderful woman.; a joy to be around; she passed on all her great qualities to you. Although we are not there, please know that we are thinking of you and sending love and prayers your way. You have many great memories of your mom to help you through this time and know that you have many great friends to get you through this as well. Love you.

So many Beautiful memories of times spent at Aunt Mollie’s. Always a good laugh, great food, & open arms for all who entered her home! I’m sure she was warmly welcomed by her family gone before her & that Heaven is now having a wonderful reunion & a great feast! Love to all the Family!

Aunt Mollie – Her joy, hugs, singing, welcoming heart and amazing food will always be treasured in my heart as great childhood memories. I bet she’s singing her heart out in heaven! Will miss her greatly! Love to all the family!

She was a great woman always had a complement to make you feel good about yourself will miss her dearly❤️