Passed away peacefully at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, aged 84, on October 12, 2018 in St. John’s. Predeceased by sons Geoffrey and Jason, and parents Minnie and Lawrence Walters of Gander.
Leaving with loving memories are her husband of almost 60 years, Spencer; daughter’s Leslie and Tracey (Robert Wellon); beloved grandchildren Spencer and Jack Wellon; brother Brian (Sherrill Walters); and a large circle of extended family and friends.
Monica was a strong, loving, compassionate, and gifted woman who was a positive role model to many. She taught at The College of Trades and Technology (now CONA) for many years and developed the medical secretaries program there. She was a gourmet cook who, along with her friends, started a monthly supper club in the early 1970’s, which continued for many decades. Monica and Spencer also had many travelling adventures together with their friends. Monica was a passionate reader and often read several books a week. She also loved proper grammar, as many can attest to! (Mom, we hope we didn’t make too many mistakes with this!) Monica formed EPAC (Exceptional Patients Against Cancer) in the Fall of 2001, just eight months after her terminal cancer diagnosis, and hosted inspirational meetings where people would come to share their stories and learn from one another. Monica was remarkable in so many ways; we’ll miss her dearly.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence for their professionalism and loving care of Monica. Your kindness and compassion shown to Monica and our family will never be forgotten.
Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
A funeral service and celebration of Monica’s life will be held at the Anglican Cathedral on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 2pm.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Monica’s memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
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Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
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