Reginald Mercer

October 2, 1945 to November 12, 2018

Obituary

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at the Health Sciences Centre on November 12 at the age of 73.  Predeceased by his parents Chesley and Beatrice Mercer, siblings Ronnie Mercer, Sylvia Mercer, Billy Mercer and Sandra Mercer; brother-in-law Reid Touché, and in-laws John A. and Helen Foran.  Left with full hearts and amazing memories his loving wife of 44 years Joan (nee Foran), sons Corey (Lisa) and Craig (Suzanne Fitzgerald); siblings Douglas (Angela), Randy, Diane, Peg Morgan (Lloyd), Rosalind, Phyllis Barnett (Chris), Bibs Hearn (Robbie); sister-in-law Diane Mercer; brothers and sisters-in-law Maurice Galgay (Michele), Nicholas Galgay (Sheila), Ann (Robert Bell), Helen (Grant Lamb), John Foran (Maureen), Dennis, Darlene (Paul Farris), Dawn (Frank Walkey), Mary Carole Foran; and grandchildren who always brought a smile to his face Isaac, Bela, Charlotte and Jackson; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, and his loyal canine companion Indie.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to Reg’s family physician Dr. Percy Crocker for his excellent care over the years, and to the staff at the Health Sciences Centre for their diligent and compassionate care.  Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, on Thursday, November 15 and Friday November 16 from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service from Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, November 17 at 1 p.m.  Interment to follow at Kenmount Road Anglican Cemetery.  Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations to an animal welfare charity, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Visitations

1-4 p.m. on November 15, 2018

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

1-4 p.m. on November 16, 2018

7-9 p.m. on November 16, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

1:00pm, Saturday November 17th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow at Anglican Cemetery - Kenmount Road


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Joan and family, I was so very saddened to hear the news of Reg’s passing. Joan you always spoke so lovingly about your husband, your kids and your grandkids. Know that we are all thinking about you and your family and sending you lots of love.
Denise Roche

Joan and family,
So sad to hear the news of Reg’s passing. So many wonderful memories playing ball. Reg was a great coach, but most of all a great man.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time!

Joan, Corey and Craig…. I was very sorry to read of Reg’s passing. May the many memories you share be a comfort to you in the days ahead.

Joan, Corey & Craig. So sorry to just read of Reg’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Craig, Suzanne and the Mercer family. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Glenn and Peggy Collins

Joan & Family, So sad to read of Reg’s passing. I’ll always remember him as a quiet, easygoing guy & of course a great softball coach. Having read so many posts, it’s easy to see how much Reg was respected & loved.
My condolences to your Family & Special Hugs to you Joan ! Joan (Fitzgerald) Ebsary

To Joan and Family,
Sincere condolences at this sad time. May you find comfort in the cherished memories that you share.
Greg and Cynthia Fardy

To Joan and family. i was deeply saddened to hear of reg’s passing reg helped me out alot in those days from the best coach i ever had to a great landlord to being my friend. my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

To …the family of Reg …please accept our deepest sympathy . Thinking about you at this time .Hayward and June Bennett . Neighbours …Highland Dr
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June Bennett

Sincere condolences to Reg’s family. I have wonderful memories when we lived on Mercer’s Lane. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

To Joan and family, you guys are all of our family, the good times, trouble times and of course the fabulous fun times. Reg. you will be missed greatly. Love all of you guys….

Cathy Dave Byrne & Family

To Joan and all the family. So sorry to hear of Reg’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Aunt Madeline and Family

Joan and family – we are so sorry to hear of Reg’s passing; please accept our sincere condolences. Unfortunately, we are out of the province and will not be able to visit but will remember you in our thoughts and prayers.

Joan and Family,
Deepest sympathy to you and your family at such a difficult time. God Bless.

Peter and Cathie Casey

God is called the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. Thus, no one better than him, understands the depth of your pain and can help you cope with your disquieting thoughts. (John 5:28, 29; Psalm 37:9, 29)  May you get the strength and inner peace you need in the coming days. The site jw.org can bring more solace. With all my sympathy.

Joan, Corey, Craig and families,
My deepest condolences on the loss of Reg. I have very fond memories of our softball days. Reg had great passion for the game and contributed so much to the sport. He was a gentleman who had great love for his family. Cherish your memories. Sorry I can’t be there in person.

Joan and family and all the Mercer family,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Reg, our hearts go out to you and the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care and God Bless

Joan, Corey, Craig and family,
So sad to hear of Reg’s passing. I’ve heard so many positive stories about Reg’s memorable past, and how he was fondly loved by his family and friends. Even though I’ve only known him a short while, I will remember the good man he was. You now have a very special Guardian Angel to help protect you along your path. Focus on the happy memories. <3

Joan, Corey, Craig and families,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Reg’s passing… my heart breaks especially for you Joan. Reg was a true gentleman and an exemplary coach. We all have wonderful memories of times shared together, both on and off the field, and friendships forged for a lifetime. RIP Reg… never to be forgotten. xo

Joan and family…so sorry to hear of Reg’s passing. I have many fond memories of all those years playing ball…how you and Reg took me under your wing and were such a big influence on my life in those early teen years. I will always be greatful. Hold on to all the beautiful memories and lean on all the friends and family around you.
Reg will be missed by all those he touched in so many ways.❤️

Joan and family
We are so sorry to hear of Reg’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rossann & John

Joan and family,
So sad to hear about Reg’s passing. Wish we could be there in person to offer our heartfelt condolences. Reg was a wonderful man, his sense of humour was contagious and will be surely missed. We have such fond memories of all of us together back in the softball days. May the many beautiful memories of Reg help during this challenging time.
Mick n’ Sue

Joan, Craig, Corey and Families
So sorry to hear about the passing of Reg. A great husband , father and friend to all “the Boys” who spent time at your house. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Janis Penney-Schwartz

So sorry to hear of our dear cousin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad and difficult time. I am sure there will be a great reunion in heaven! Rest in peace Reg! Sincerely, Mary & Wavell Moulton & Family on the Burin Peninsula!

Bibs and family. So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Much love from Fredericton NB.

Joan, Cory, Craig and family. We are saddened to hear of Reg’s passing. So, so many memories of the greatest coach on and off the field. Our social events were the greatest ever. Lots of memories of those times. May he rest in peace. He will always be in our hearts. God Bless.
Shirley & Wally

Joan my condolences to you & your family on the loss of Reg, I know you have lost your soulmate but may your great memories stay in you heart forever. God Bless.
Donna

Joan and Family

So sorry to hear of Reg’s passing . May the wonderful memories you have gathered over the years help to keep him close always. Sorry I won’t be there as we are still in Tokyo but I will be thinking of you all as you take Reg on his final journey.

Love and hugs,
Heather & Rob

Craig and family
So sorry for your loss of your dear, loving dad,husband and grandfather . Treasure your lifetime of memories you have had with him. Sorry we aren’t there during this difficult time . Our thoughts are with you, I hope you know that! Love you
Bill and Wanda

Joan I was so devastated to hear this sad news about Reg. Thinking about you and your family. Had many a good time years ago when we played softball and Reg coached us.

Joan & family,
So sorry to hear of Reg’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

So Sorry, Corey Thoughts And Prayers Are With You And Your Family At This Sad Time.

Aunt Joan, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Reg. Garry, Mitch, Joel and I send our deepest condolences. May you cherish all the loving memories you made together. Love you.

Joan and Family, we are so sorry to hear about Reg.’s
Passing. Please know you are in our thoughs and prayers.

Joan and family, so sorry to hear about my cousin Reg, he was a great person, I remember when I was young always going out to the family home in Portugal Cove. A lot of times he put me in my place for always chasing the hens and chickens they had there, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, xo Aggie and Family.

Joan and family, I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Joan ,and family. I am shocked to read of Reg;s passing…OMG my heart goes out to all of you, Reg was always sooo nice and always the same way , may he RIP, , our prayers and thoughts are with you all , God Bless