Muriel (Moo) Maxse Long

January 8, 1924 to February 19, 2018


It is with great sadness and heartbreak, but with huge gratitude for her long happy life, we announce the peaceful passing of a very dear mother, grandmother, sister-in law, aunt and dear friend, Muriel Long, 94 years of age on Monday, February 19, embraced in the arms of her loving family.

Predeceased by her parents Amelia and Abia Purchase, Husband Harold James Long, infant son Paul and all of her siblings.  Leaving to morn with fond and loving memories, her children: Gerry (Rosemarie), Stan (Barb),Elizabeth (Lee), Rick (Sandra), Harold James (Jim) (Annmarie), Christine (Wayne), Maxse (Mickey) (Terry); 18 grandchildren (whom referred to her as Nanny Moo); 16 great- grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; special sister-in-law and lifetime friend, Audrey Coffin; sisters-in-law Florence Purchase, Winne Long, Viola Long; life time friend Barb Moores; nieces and nephews, her loving cabin buddies, numerous friends and devoted dog, Ollie.

She was a truly gentle soul who will be forever cherished in the hearts of those who knew her.  A very special thank you to the staff at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital 7 East and especially the staff of the PCU at the Miller Centre for their care and compassion they showed her in her final days and a special thank you to Reverend Canon Iliffe Sheppard for his many visits.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 12 noon – 9 p. m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. – 9 p. m. Thursday. Funeral service will take place on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from the Anglican Cathedral. Interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road.

Flowers greatly accepted.  Donations may be made in her name to the Children’s Wish Foundation. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, please visit

“Mom you will be forever loved and deeply missed by us all”



12 noon - 9 p.m. on February 21, 2018

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on February 22, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Friday February 23rd

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Church Street, St. John's


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Mrs Long’s Family
So very sorry for your loss. Mrs Long was a longtime customer of Lawtons Mount Pearl. She was loved by the staff past and present. She always had that big smile on her face . She was full of spirit and spunk that brought us to laughter everytime she spoke. Beautiful lady inside and out,bless her heart.

Rick, deepest sympathy on the passing of your much loved Mother. You look so muck like her. Know that her gentle soul is now resting peacefully in the loving arms of our Saviour. Until you all meet again, rest in love Mrs. Long.

Liz sorry to hear of your mom,s passing ,thinking of you and all your family at this sad time. God Bless. Bill and Marjorie Butler

Mickey & family
Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Thinking of you in this darkest of times that your family can endure. Hold your memories close they are precious & one day those memories will help you smile again. Deepest condolences to you all.

To all Aunt Muriel’s children, my cousins: sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mom. It’s been a while since I have seen Aunt Muriel, but I remember her as a very fun-loving generous person whose cup of life was never half empty but always half full. She always saw the best in people and made the most of every situation, good or bad. May you find great comfort in your memories of your Mom.

Moo — your playful, joyful spirit and the love you so freely expressed, will live on in the hearts of so very many.
The five words you so often spoke will never be forgotten, “I LOVE YOU — YOU KNOW!”
A message to Moo’s family….May God Bless you, comfort and strengthen you during this time of great sadness and in the days to come.

Elizabeth and family, So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I spoke to her often over the years. She was a very special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim, AnnMarie and family:
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was an extra ordinary person and I am sure she will be greatly missed. Cherish the great memories and may they help you thru this time of sorry and sadness. Sorry be can’t be with you but be assured of our thoughts and prayers
Bob and Gertie

Mickey,Anne Marie & Families, we are so sorry to learn of the passing of your wonderful mother. She will
live on in yours memories . Our deepest condolences at this very sad time. Our thoughts are with you. RIP

Mickey, my deepest sympathy for you and your family at this difficult time.

Richard and I send all our love and condolences to you and your family. The picture of your mother is a beautiful picture. I only knew your mom for 6 years but she was always a kind hearted and special women. Richard and I feel so blessed that we were able to have her in our life. She will be missed. Such wonderful memories with your mom. We will always remember her dance with Richard stood on the chair. She would always remind us of it. Love to you all.

My sincerest condolences are with you, Stan, and your family on hearing of your Mother’s passing. May your wonderful memories give you peace at this difficult time.

Mickey sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. RIP..

May you always cherish the memories you have of your mom and grandma in your heart and mind because they are the most precious thing you can hold on to of her.

I’m so blessed to have known you. I learned so much about life from you, You always treated people how you wanted to be treated and I have the utmost respect for that. My deepest sympathies to all who are mourning her passing, memories of her will live on forever in our hearts. RIP Sweet Nanny Moo

To Christine, Wayne and family

Such a beautiful picture of your mother!

So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She is surely going to be missed especially by your country friends. She was so outgoing and friendly. My best memory of her was her different strands of coloured hair at the horseshoe tournament.
Hang on to all your beautiful memories of your mother which will forever keep her alive in your heart, soul and mind.
RIP dear Moo. God Bless
Stella and Joe Dyke

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Moo has and always will be the most amazing lady we have ever met. We are so blessed to have had her in our lives. RIP Moo, always in our hearts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.I spent many a hours at you home on Prowse Ave. She was like a second mom in those days.You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Aunt Moo was one of my most favorite people in the world. I remember growing up with her always comeing to visit with every visit and every phone call ending with her saying “Love you Baby”. She was a wonderful woman and she will be forever loved and missed my so many and never forgotten

Mickey sorry to hear about your mom , our thoughts will be with you and your family at this difficult time