Shirley Belbin (nee Guzzwell)

September 14, 1924 to July 5, 2019


Passed peacefully away on July 5th, 2019 at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Home, Shirley Belbin (nee Guzzwell) in her 95th year.

Predeceased by her husband Edgar; parents Ernest & Annie Guzzwell; sisters Florence and Olive; brothers Gordon, Harold, Gladstone, Roderick, Horwood, Sydney and Fredrick.

Leaving with loving memories daughter Patricia (George Courage – deceased); sons Robert (& Elizabeth) and Peter; grandchildren Heather, Mark (Joanne), Jessica (David), Jon (Cait) along with Samantha (Michael), Jake & Amy and their mother Cheri; great grandchildren Heidi, Anabel & Chad; nieces, nephews; & sisters in law Mary Belbin & Tilly Guzzwell.

The family gratefully acknowledges the entire staff at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Home, especially the third floor staff for their kindness over the past several years. We also want to thank Dr O’Shea for his compassionate care. Thank you to Pat Wilding for her kindness and support. Also thanks to many friends and relatives who found time to visit, call, send flowers, ask or think about mom during the past few years.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, family viewing on Saturday, July 6 from 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Public visitation will begin on Sunday, July 7 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from The St. Philip’s Anglican Church on Monday, July 8 at 2 p.m. followed by interment in The St. Philip’s Anglican Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on July 7, 2019

7-9 p.m. on July 7, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Monday July 8th

The Anglican Parish of St. Philip
20 Coady's Road, Portugal Cove – St. Philip's, NL.


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The Belbin Family,
So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was indeed a grand and gracious lady. We shared lots with Edgar and Shirley over the years, and shared meals together specially during our visits home for holidays. The Belbin’s were great supporters of us in ministry in the church. They were faithful and loving, and we are grateful for having them in our lives. We send our prayers and condolences to all the family. “May Shirley’s rest be in peace, and her dwelling place be in the Paradise of God.” Amen. +
John and Cynthia Sharpe

Pat, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Shelagh Hunt

Sending prayers and condolences from Paul Cleary and Family.

Dear Pat, Bob and Peter and your families.

I just heard the sad news. So sorry but will cherish the memories of Aunt Shirley especially visiting her and Edgar in St Philips. My condolences to the Belbin and Guzzwell families. Take care.

Jessica, So sorry for your loss Thinking of you, David, Anabel and the rest of your family during this difficult time. I know you have so many amazing memories of your grandmother which I hope can give you some comfort over the next while and beyond. Sending you many virtual hugs.

Our sincere condolences to all Mrs. Belbin’s family. May your days ahead be eased by beautiful memories that you have made over the years.

Sincere condolences from Neila and me to all the long line of the Belbin family.

Rob, so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. My condolences to you, Elizabeth & family. God Bless.

We were so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Belbin’s passing. I remember talking to her at the store years ago when she would be picking up her groceries. She was always very pleasant; a true lady in every sense of the word. May your memories of her help you through this difficult time and comfort you always. And, please know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

Sending love to all as you move through these difficult days. What a true lady Mrs Belbin was., always smiling beautifully.

To all the Belbin Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss.
She was a lovely lady and I will always cherish her sweet smile, gently manner and kind words even from my Bishop Spencer days. My parents too were great chums with Shirley and Edgar long ago.

May your warm memories of her bring you peace and comfort.

Sincerely Yours,

Jeannie (Guy) Weerasinghe

Dear Pat, Jon, and Jessica, so so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. I remember her wonderful, dry sense of humour, and her kindness. She will be missed by so many. Thinking of you all.

Pat, be assured of my sympathy with you and your family during this sad time. I feel sure that your many memories of happier times will help you now and far into the future. Best wishes always, Noel

Dear Pat, Rob and Pete. I wish I could be there to give you all big hugs. I’m so glad I spent two afternoons with Aunt Shirley while I was home in June. We had a lovely visit. She was always so happy and positive. I loved being around her. I remember spending weekends with her and Uncle Edgar in St Phillips when I was young. Wonderful memories of baking bread and her cheese tea biscuits. She will always have a special place in my heart and will be missed. Love to you all and please know you’re being held close in thoughts and prayers.

So sorry for your loss I will always remember how she said I got her taps so shiny and she always had a big smile and a hug for me Hugs to everyone

My Deepest condolences to all the Family for your loss,Mrs Belbin was such a Beautiful,kind,lady,I will remember all of our chats and laughs we had together, Memories are so Precious,hold them dear to you.

Mary Sutton

Pat, Jessica,Jon Montes and Belbin family

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family at this time of grief.Please accept our sincere condolences.

Peter, and the family
Condolences on the passing of you mother, I remember her as a wonderful mom and lady.
Larry Thelma and Celine Farrell

Pat, Robert, Peter and Families,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your dear mother and grandmother. We have wonderful memories of the vacations spent together, as well as the home visitations when we were neighbours in St. Philips for many years. Your mom and dad will continue to hold a special place in our memory as long as we live.
Take care

Sam and I are thinking of you at this sad time and we send you our sincere condolences.

Natalie Parsons

Please accept my sincere condolences. A lovely lady gone to rest. Always enjoyed seeing her at the Spencer luncheons.. You are in my prayers.
Ruby (Downer) Legge

I offer you my sincere condolences at this sad time . . Mrs. Belbin was a true lady and a great friend to many . Above all she was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was so , so proud of all you . As you grieve , give thanks for a life well lived . What perfect role models you had ! Every blessing .

Pat, Robert, Peter and Family.
So sad to hear of Shirley’s passing. A fine lady she was. Have lots of good memories from the days when we had our card club, with many good laughs and good meals. Our prayer and thoughts are with you and your family.

To Pat ,Robert and Peter
Thinking of your family at this time. It was my pleasure to work for your mother over the years .Oh how she treated everyone as family and now she is reunited with Edgar. Anyone who knew your mother treasures happy memories.

To the Belbin’s family,
Sorry to read of Shirley’s passing, today. What a wonderful lady she was.? Had many wonderful cup of tea with her over the years during my visit with her. She will missed.
My deepest sympathy to all of her family at this time. My prayers goes with you now as you remember her as the person she was. Faithful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and friend. May she now Rest In Peace and rise in glory