Rhoda Squires

May 5, 1921 to April 18, 2019


After a long and healthy life, passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family, Rhoda Squires, aged 97 years.  Predeceased by her husband Gerard (Gerry), WW2 Veteran; and daughter Dale Butler, RN.  Leaving with fond and loving memories her children, George (Patricia), Andrew (Ada), David (Ashley), Marty and Ann (Herb); 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; and son in law Roger Butler; as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. Rhoda and Gerry moved onto Tunis Court after the war, where they raised their family and tended their garden.  Rhoda lived there until her recent move to Pleasant View Towers. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday April 21 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday April 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday April 23 from the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.



7-9 p.m. on April 21, 2019

2-4 p.m. on April 22, 2019

7-9 p.m. on April 22, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Tuesday April 23rd

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Our deepest sympathy to Wilt (Andy) and all the Squires family on the loss of your wonderful mother, how fortunate you all were to have her for such a long time. Treasure the memories..
Sandy and Angie Gibbons, Florida

My condolences to all the family. I just learned about Aunt Rhoda’s passing. I’m so sorry . My thoughts are with you. God bless.

Marty. We were so sad to learn that your Mum had passed away. Please accept our sincere condolence. Hope we can reminisce next time we are in NL. Bridget and John Foster

My thoughts and prayers are with the- family today she was a lovely lady and I loved her dearly – Carole

To George, Andy and the rest of the Squires Family
I’m so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing and the loss of another of the original Tunis Court pioneers. An image from childhood is Mrs. Squires at work in her sloping backyard garden and I imagine she is happy in a Heaven full of warm sunshine, fertile soil and abundant crops of fresh vegetables.
May you all find comfort in memories of the good times you shared with your Mother and the knowledge that old friends also recall her with fondness and affection.

Rosanne (Malone) Delaney

Mrs Squires, what a wonderful, strong, sweet person you were; and, fabulous gardener to boot. My childhood memories are numerous and often bring a smile to my face!
Tunis Court was a family onto itself and the ‘old guard’ has all but gone from our lives. It is at such moments that I miss being home, not only to offer condolences, but also to reconnect with the family. My husband Phil and I send our sincerest sympathies.

Dear George, Andy, David, Marty, Ann, Roger & families. So very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, mother-in -law, & grandmother. I’m remembering a lovely lady with such a sweet spirit,…..and that beautiful garden where she spent many enjoyable hours. I loved visiting with her “across the fence” whenever I was home. Thinking of you all and wishing you comfort now and in the days to come.

Clare (Lake)

To the Squires family
Sincere condolences on the loss of your mom who was a gentle and loving person. May her memories always keep you smiling.

David Snow

To the Squires Family,
Sorry to hear about the loss of you mother but glad that you had her with you for such a long time. As a former member of the Tunis Court family., I have many fond memories of your mom and her beautiful vegetables. My thoughts are with you as you celebratte her life.
Jeanette. Earl-Behie
Katy, Texas

To the Squires Family

So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.
We lost our Mom last June and I believe that they were the last two parents from the original 1950s Tunis Court families! Those were the post war days of very large families and the era when most of our Moms worked “at home”.
I know that you will all miss her, but take comfort in knowing that she is now re-united with your Dad & Dale.
Rest In Peace gentle soul.

Marty and family
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our thoughts with you all at this difficult time.

Dave, Marty and family

As next door neighbours growing up on Tunis Court we all have so many fond and wonderful memories. While it is sad that your mom has passed we can not help being thankful that she had such a long healthy wonderful life. She was loved so deeply by all her family and you all gave her great joy.

God bless her, all of you and I know she will always remain in your hearts. I also know she is resting in peace.


So sorry for the loss of your Nan. While it wasn’t unexpected, it’s still sad to lose a cherished part of your family.
God bless and may she rest in peace.

Marty and Family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She lived a long happy life. Remember all the good times and hold them close to your heart. I know you are going to miss her dearly.

To the Squires Family: So sorry to hear that your mom had passed away. So many fond memories of when we all knocked around together. RIP…… Mrs .Squires.

Pat and I, send our condolences to all of the Squires family. Your mother was a wonderful women, and a great part of our younger years growing up on the Court.