Raymond Anthony Duffy

January 2, 2018


It is with sadness but many wonderful memories, we announce the passing of Dr. Raymond Anthony Duffy. Predeceased by his parents Eileen (McDowell) and Francis Duffy, brothers Gerard (Missouri) Kevin (California) and Brendan (Florida). Leaving to mourn loving wife Ruth Duffy (Falconer), son Gavin (Anna Katic) Daughters Amanda (Peter Bull), Brenda (Ed Mercer), Lisa (Glenn Butler); grandchildren Conor and Nicola Duffy, Ethan and Aidan Mercer, and Ronan and Cormac Bull; brother Adrian Duffy (Eileen) of Washington, DC, sister Eileen Duffy and brother Gregory Duffy (Pauline) Ireland, plus many nieces and nephews throughout Virginia, Missouri, Florida, California, and Ireland with whom he shared many great times.
Raymond was educated in Ireland. He graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland and then worked anesthetic residencies in Ireland, England, Newfoundland and the United States. He moved to St. John’s to join the Newfoundland Anaesthesia Associates in 1962 and worked in all of the St. John’s hospitals. In 1965, he joined Dr. Charles Henderson in the department of Anaesthesia in the new Charles A Janeway Children’s hospital. He left there in 1973 to work exclusively in St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital from which he retired in 1994.
Ray Duffy was a quiet hard working man who lived life with enthusiasm. He enjoyed adventurous family holidays from which he provided many photographic memories. One could say whether at work or with family Raymond Anthony Duffy was one who made a difference.
The Duffy family wishes to thank Dr. Patel and the staff of 3NW of Pleasantview Towers for their exemplary care and consideration during a very difficult time.
The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, On Monday January 8 from 3-7 p.m. A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 9 at 11:00 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.



3-7 p.m. on January 8, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Tuesday January 9th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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To the Dear Duffy family,
After just losing our Dad, Mel on December 30, we know well your heartache in this time. We are all wishing you comfort during your time of grief.
From another swim family, our love ❤️
The Hong Family: Blair, Janet, Dahna, and Valerie

Our thoughts are with you all.

Much love

Ian & Christine Jarvis x

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Father/Husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mrs. Duffy, Gavin, Mandy, Brenda and Lisa,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband/father. Our good memories of loved ones are what get us through times like this.
My sincerest condolences and so sorry I couldn’t make the wake or funeral.
Take care

Lisa, my condolences on the passing of your Father. Cherish your memories.

Brenda, Ed & Family. Sending our sincere condolences on the loss of Brenda’s Dad. Take care and treasure your wonderful memories forever.

Brenda and Family,

Sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of all of you and hoping that fond memories will give you strength and comfort at this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Helen (Wadden) and Clyde Reid

Hi Ruth and family

Please accept our condolences. Alan has sent me Ray’s obituary. Lovely piece. With deepest sympathy.


Andrew Jarvis and family x

Dr Duffy and Family,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Nicole Chafe

Brenda: So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Deepest condolences to you and family.

Dr. Duffy, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I hope your happy memories of him will be a comfort to you at this sad time. Hold them close in your heart.

Lisa and family.
Our condolences on the passing of your dad. We are all thinking of you at this time.

Elizabeth and I extend deepest sympathy on the death of your father. John McGrath

Ruth,Gavin and girls so sorry to hear of your loss.

Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad.

So very sorry for your loss. Many good memories living next door to the Duffys. My prayers are with the whole family.

So sorry to hear of your loss Mandy. My thoughts are with you .
Darlene Mahar

Mandy and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Lean on others, hold your memories strong and I am very sure his spirit will remain with you and your family forever.

We are so sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in each other during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Never met your father, but he must have been pretty special to produce such a family! Sincere condolences from your friends from across the pond.
The Wignalls

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Thinking of you all at this difficult time,may all your memories and the unity of your beautiful family help you through the days and years ahead.
RIP Dr.Duffy, Soar with the Angels

Know that I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family during this time.

I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers extend to the Duffy Family.

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I am so privileged to have met such a loving and caring person. His memory lives on in the family left to carry on his legacy. My thoughts are with you. What a wonderful picture. This picture is my memory of him and will always be with the icebergs. Prayers to the family in this difficult time.