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.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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