Moses Hayward Spurrell

January 23, 1940 to April 12, 2018


Passed peacefully away Thursday, April 12th, 2018 in the presence of his loving family, Moses Hayward Spurrell, aged 78 years. Beloved husband of Ena (Ivany); loving father of Jason (Janet), Dexter (Courtney) and Nadine (Christopher). Remembered with love by his grandsons Zachary and Benjamin and his sister-in-law Violet Ivany. Mose is predeceased by his father and mother Hayward and Annie Spurrell, his father-in-law Robert Ivany, mother-in-law Bertha Ivany Penney, brothers-in-law, Arthur (Louise), George (Annie) and Sterling; sister-in-law, Marjorie (William) and members of the Shute and Spurrell families of Harbour Grace South; most recently Joan Crocker (Shute). Mose touched many lives by his acts of kindness, sense of humour and commitment to his faith. He was a loyal member of the St. Michaels Men’s Club and the Church Lads Brigade. He spent endless hours on the soccer field as a player, coach and watching the children play. His other great pastime was watching his beloved Maple Leafs, especially when they beat the Habs. Special thanks to Dr. Farrell, his medical team and the nursing staff of 7 West at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th. Funeral will be held on Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Michaels and All Angels Church. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Michaels and All Angels Church or to the Church Lads Brigade.


“Remember the Magic

word is Love”



2-4 p.m. on April 14, 2018

7-9 p.m. on April 14, 2018

2-4 p.m. on April 15, 2018

7-9 p.m. on April 15, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Monday April 16th

St. Michael and All Angels Church

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Sad to hear of Moses passing I rember him at the royal grocery he was a wonderfull Man My sister just called me and ask me if i no him so sorry for your lost may he RIP

Saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing, Jason, Janet and family. May you all find comfort in the memories made and the moments shared. Sending my love. Bonnie Cumming

to ena ,jason ,dexter and nadine i so sorry to hear about the the passing of mose he was great man with a heart of gold i feel very lucky to have knowen him so please execpt my deepest condolences at this very sad time he will be missed.

Mrs. Spurrell, Jason, Dexter, and Nadine,
I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Spurrell’s passing. I remember him well from St. Michael’s. What a devoted Dad he was ! Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Carole Crane

Aunt Ena and family, so sorry to hear about Uncle Mose. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Dexter and family, I was so sad to hear about your Dad’s passing. He was truly a wonderful, sweet man, who always had a smile and a story whenever I ran into him on the soccer field. I am so sorry for your loss.

Surely the last post has sounded for one god;s finest soldiers Lt.. Moses Spurrell and we will miss his presence at his beloved St. Michaels.. To Ena, and her wonderful family I offer my sincerest condolences. I have witnessed the passing of an comrade, a mentor and most of all a magnificent friend , j. a. heffernan ( Colonel ) M.S.M.

Ena and family
My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. I trust the memories of all the good times you shared will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

In thanksgiving for the life and legacy of Moses. I have pleasant memories of him. His life was marked by a generosity of spirit, service to others and faithfulness to his Lord. “I shall not live till I see God, and when I see him, I shall never die.” (John Doone)

My dear Ena, I am so saddened by the news of Mose’s death which I received via email from my sister.You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since. Here in the earthly Jerusalem I have prayed for his soul while he is nearer the heavenly Jerusalem.. I pray that God will grant you and your family strength and consolation in these difficult days and that He will grant Mose rest and peace in His Nearer Presence. With my fond love, Hazel

So sorry to hear of Moses passing. He was such a kind and caring loving soul and will be certainly missed by many. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that we are thinking of you at this most trying and difficult time. God Bless

Robert and EV Ryan


Wayne and I were sadden to learn of Moses passing – sending our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Ena, Wayne and I were sadden to learn of Moses passing -sending our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Aunt Neenie,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences at the loss of Uncle Mose. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in other people. His love of sports is something I’ll always cherish – even though he did cheer for the wrong hockey team! Lol Keeping you in our thoughts and sending you our love.

Dear Ena and all the family.

So sorry to read of Moses’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Fight the Good Fight.

Ena and family- We were so very sorry to hear of Moses’s passing. Be sure to cherish all the wonderful memories at this difficult time.

DEar Ena.. So sorry to hear of Moses passing. Thinking of you at this sad time and sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Sorry to hear about the passing of Mose,he was a good man. Remembering all the times we visited you all at Brownrigg Place and also his mom and dad. I know you are strong in your faith and that Mose is not suffering anymore or in pain.

Dear Ena,
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
I wish to send my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved Mose – a husband, father, and grandfather. Your late brother Sterling and I shared many happy and precious moments with him. Please remember in times of pain and loss, the Timeless God is our greatest comfort. My thoughts and prayers and love are with you all.
Violet Ivany

What I remember most about Mose is his sense of family. We didn’t see him a lot but anytime he was around he always talked about the family members past and present.
We hope for peace and love to all the family in a most difficult time.

Ena and family. So sorry to read of Moses passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Rest in peace Mose. Hubert and Marg Locke

I worked with Moses at Coleman’s. He was a great man and always made you laugh. Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories.

Ena and family

I’m so sorry to hear of Moses’ passing. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Thinking of you in these difficult days.

From Bryn, Robert, Helen & Nicholas Snow
MIlton, ON

Ena, so sorry to hear of Moses passing ,thinking of you and your family at this very sad time.

A beautiful gentle soul is wining its way to heaven, our beloved Mose has passed away.

Ena and family. We were saddened to hear of Mose being sick and had passed away. Tears were frozen in my eyes as I remembered the hundreds of times he pulled up at my door on Sunday morning to take us to church at St. michael’s. When I walked in with six children for the first time at St. Michael’s it was Mose who led us to our seat in a welcoming way. The children loved him and Ena.
My thioughts and prayers are with you during this time. In your grieving, let him soar at his own speed to his maker whom he loves, flying high above us all – one more angel to watch over us.
Remember too,, that in a short time we will all be there together once again..
God bless you Ena. Cling close to your family and relive all the beautiful memories you have of Mose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
He heard the voice of Jesus say “Come unto me and rest”…

Ena, Nadine, Dexter and Jason, sorry to hear about the loss of Mose. he was a funny guy and raised some great kids. Wishing you all the best

To All the Family,
Condolences on the passing of Moses. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Joy French Coleman and family

So sorry for your loss. We want to let you know that we are thinking of all of you. We send you lots of love.

Susan and Rob Hingston and family.

I am so sorry to hear of Moses’ passing but I am sure you feel great comfort and joy in your belief that he is now safe in the arms of Jesus. My firm belief is that our loved ones never die as long as we his loved ones remember all that was good in his life here on earth. Our memories keep him alive in our hearts and become a celebration of his life. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda King

We are saddened to hear of Mose’s passing.Mose was loved by all and will be missed.Sending our love and sympathy to Ena and family🎚🎚

So sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Roxanne & David

Myself and Kimberly are very sad to hear of Mr Spurrells passing. We send our sincere condolences to you ,Ena , and to your children and your extended family. Mr. Spurrell was truly a gentle Man.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you tonight.

Sorry to hear of uncle Moses passing. He was a kind , funny and loving man. Loved to listen to him tell stories about mom and dad.. May your memories help you through this sad time. Love Renee

Ena, we were saddened to hear of Mose’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. May he rest in peace. Love to all.

Daphne & Armand Richard

Sorry for,your loss Jason and Janet and Zachary, when you love some one it’s hard to let them go.
God bless and love and prayers


Ena and family
So very sorry to hear of Mose’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
Valerie & Sam Tulk and family.