Tara Dorothy Blackwood

March 11, 1971 to December 27, 2017

Obituary

Tara Dorothy Blackwood (nee Squire) – Passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017, Tara Dorothy Blackwood, age 46 years. Predeceased by her brother Geoffrey Squire in 1982. Leaving to mourn her loving husband and friend of 17 years, Chris; her one and only son whom she adored with all her heart, Nathan; her parents: Neville and Carol Squire; brother Danny (Moya); niece and nephew: Laura Sears (Cody) and Matthew Squire; mother and father-in-law: Pearl and Jim Blackwood; brothers and sisters-in-law; also many nieces, nephews, family and large circle of friends. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, December 29th and from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, December 30th.  Funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery at Kenmount Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tara’s memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation or to the Gathering Place. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com.

 

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Visitations

2-9 p.m. on December 29, 2017

10 a.m. - 12 noon on December 30, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

2:00pm, Saturday December 30th

St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove


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Chris, Nathan, Mr. & Mrs. Squire, and family,
Having known Tara since we were little kids and having spent time with her at school, playing, and in more recent years, as our own children played together, there are no words to express the sadness and grief we feel at the loss of such a beautiful, gentle, sweet soul. Our hearts go out to you in this time of sadness as you mourn and remember. I take solace in knowing that she is no longer in pain and I have every faith that she will be a part of so many of us forever. Sending love to all.
Gillian, Denis, and Trinity

I am deeply sadden to hear of Tara’s passing. I am so sorry for you loss. Please accept my condolences and sympathies.

Carol, Nev, Danny, and family,

I was extremely sad to hear of Tara’s passing. Living next door to you guys in my childhood years always brings back so many great memories. And, I remember Tara as being kind and gentle soul – friendly, smart, outgoing and enthusiastic.

But, words cannot really express my sadness. I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and sympathies are with you during this difficult time.

Glenn

Dear Family,

Please accept our condolences and sympathies. It was wonderful to be with Tara at our recent family event. She put on the bravest face I’ve ever seen and that’s how I’ll remember her.

Godspeed & Safe Home.

Chris & Sara

To the Squire Family.: Please accept my Condolences on the passing of your lovely Tara. Neville and Carol, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patrick O’Keefe

Carol, Nev and families. Words are inadequate to express our sadness on hearing the news of Tara’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Nev and Carol,
Sorry to hear of Tara’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Chris,
Thinking about you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept my sincerest condolences,
Daryl Pinksen

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and wishing you nothing but warm thoughts in this sad time. Tara’s cherished memory will remain with you, as it does with us all. My sincere and deepest sympathies.

Dear Chris, Nathan, Mr. £ Mrs. Squire, Danny, Moya and all the family: I don’t have any words to convey the depth and breadth of my sorrow. I will be foreever grateful for Tara’s friendship, and will hold dear every wonderful memory I have. With our deepest sympathies, Gina, Tony & Nolan.

Danny, Aunt, and Unc (Squire). We were so saddened to hear of Tara’s passing.. We remember our chats with Tara in Eastport – she was a lovely gentle soul. Please accept our deepest condolences. Mac, Karen, Ryan and Caroline

to Chris & family, sorry to hear of taras passing. our thoughts & prayers are with you. please accept our deepest sympathy.

Chris, Nathan, Squire and Blackwood Families,
I knew Tara from back in our Lawtons days and now working with her for the past 2 years at the Centre. Such a great pharmacist and person. Cherish your memories and remember the happy times to help you get through this most difficult time. She will be sorely missed by so many. RIP Tara

Danny and Moya,

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your sister, Tara. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Sincerely,

Gary and Sharon Baird

So sorry to hear about Tara thinking of you sending our condolences to you and Nathan,we will keep you in our prayers .

Eric & Daphne Drake

Please accept my condolences, So sorry for your families loss . I worked with Tara and she will be missed by all.

Dear Squire and Blackwood families: My sincere condolences. I was shocked to hear of Tara’s passing. Thinking of you and our Pharmacy School classmates who are all sharing this grief. God bless.

Chris, Nathan, Uncle Jim, Aunt Pearl, John, Jeff and families: We offer our deepest condolences to you in the loss of Tara whom you so dearly loved. Cherish your memories of her in your hearts to lighten your burdens in your time of sorrow and in the days ahead. With grieving hearts we send our love and hold you up in prayer. May she Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory. God Bless. Glenn and Edith

Chris and Nathan,
So sorry to hear about Tara’s passing. We are thinking of you both and send our love.

To The Squires & Blackmore Families
We are so sorry to read about your precious Tara god bless each and everyone of you may she be free of pain and always in your hearts ..
Craig & Eileen Humphries
Fort Mcmurray AB

Condolences to All Tara’s Family I worked with Tara at Lawtons in Placentia she was a Pleasure to work with!

Chris and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sending our deepest sympathy

The Canning family

Dear Nev and family,
There are no words for this great loss, the second unimaginable blow you have had to bear. Please know I am thinking of you all. May the great love you have nurtured and shared as a family sustain you now and in the future.

To Chris and Family,
So very sorry to hear the sad news of Tara’s passing. Thinking of you all and sending our deepest sympathy to you. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure..

Chris, Nathan and family, so sorry to hear about your incredible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Nicole and Vaughn

So sad to hear of Tara’s passing. One of my best friends from pharmacy at MUN. She & her family were so kind to me during my three years there. Many memories… My sincere condolences to her entire family. She will be missed.

To the Blackwood and Squire families:
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Tara.
I worked indirectly with Tara at the Center for the past number of years and had the privilege of getting to know her mostly during our shared lunch breaks.
Many conversations were had over a sandwich or a bowl of soup where she spoke lovingly of her husband and son and whole family. Her laugh would fill the kitchen and bring smiles to many.
She will be missed.
May she Rest In Peace.

Dorothy Turpin.

Neville, Carol and Family,
So sorry to hear of Tara’s passing. My thoughts are with you all.
Monica Bull, Eastport.

Nev , Carol , Danny and extended family. So sorry for your loss. Tara will be remembered in our hearts.

Debbie and Greg Hynes

Chris, Nathan and Family
We were so sorry to hear of Tara’s passing. Our deepest sympathy is extended to you and the Family.
We hope you find comfort in your memories of the happy times together.

Chris, Nathan and family
So sorry to hear this sad news. I hope your wonderful memories will help you through the difficult days ahead.
My deepest sympathy to all the family.
RIP, Tara.

I’m sorry for your loss. Tara was a wonderful woman indeed and I was honoured to have known her. Sending my sincere condolences to Chris, Nathan and the Blackwood & Squire families.

I am so sorry to hear of Tara’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.

To: Neville, Carol and extended Family… Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Our hearts can only imagine your “unbearable grief”. Please know we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the the difficult days ahead. Cecile (Sis) & Clyde Bradbury.

Chris, Nathan and family.
Sorry to hear of Tara’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Deepest sympathies to all the family.
Peggy, Don and family.

Thinking of you Carol, Nev, Chris, Nathan, and Families.
I was deeply sad to hear of Tara’s passing and have fond memories of Tara from decades ago, when I lived back home.
Sending prayers to sustain you all during an unimaginably painful time.
I have taken some small comfort myself in the past with the quote “Grief is the purest evidence we have loved, and loved well”.
Sending a warm hug from an snowy Toronto…

So shocked to hear of Tara’s passing, I had no idea that she was even sick. It only seems like yesterday that we were in pharmacy school together, time moves so quickly. I pray that Tara is at peace and her family is able to cherish her fond memories at this difficult time.

Chris,Nathan and the Squire family as well as the Blackwood family we are sending our love and prayers to all of you.Tara will be sadly missed by you all,my prayer for you at this time is that she will live on in your memory.Sending regrets that we will not be able to make the service.Love and prayers aunt Maureen and family..

Carol, Nev and family,
Extending deepest sympathy for you in your great loss.
We are thinking of you at this very difficult time.
May the memories of Tara help you and give you comfort and strength in the days ahead.

So sorry to hear the sad news of Tara’s passing. May all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chris and Nathan

On behalf of the members of Local 6234 we extend our heartfelt condolences with Tara’ s passing. No words can express all the emotions you are feeling, but please know you and Nathan are in our thoughts and we are so sorry for your loss.
God Bless.

Neville & Carol..deeply saddened to hear of Tara’s passing. I cannot imagine your pain but take comfort knowing others care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chris and Nathan
Myself and Richard would like to send our condolences on the passing of your wife and mom Tara. The only comfort you both got now is that she is in a much better place where there is no more pain and suffering, and she is walking free with the other angels watching over you both.
You will both be in our thoughts as you prepare for the difficult days ahead to say your final goodbyes. Take care of each other.

Chris ,Nathan & family,
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Deepest sympathy to all the family.
Frank & Cindy

Dear Chris:, I was shocked and saddened to hear this news. My heart goes out to you, Nathan and your family.

My sincerest condolences to Tara’s family at this most difficult time.

Sending sincerest condolences to Tara’s family during this difficult time.
RIP my dear friend. You were way too young to be taken.

So sorry for your loss Danny. I hope you and all the family can have peace soon.

So sorry to hear of Tara’s passing.. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Chris, Nathan & Family,
I am sooo sorry to hear of Tara’s passing. Words can’t express my heartfelt sympathy. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you in the days & months ahead.

Sooooo sorry I not home & therefore unable to attend the funeral home & funeral but please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers.

Please take care of each other at this most difficult time & take comfort in knowing that others care & are there to help.

Sincerely,
Tracy Gorman

Chris, Nathan and family, you have been in our thoughts many times throughout Tara’s illness. We have felt deeply your pain and shed silent tears for you and your family. It is difficult to understand why such hardship comes to such a loving and kind family. You are in our thoughts, and we hope you find comfort and support from loved ones in the difficult days ahead.
Max, Debbie and Ethan Harris

So sad to hear of Tara’s passing.. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I’m sure you have many wonderful memories that will help you through this difficult time.

So sorry to hear the sad news of Tara’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing Tara at work, where she will be missed. My sincere condolences to your family.

Chris, I am so very sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. My thoughts are with Tara’s family but especially with you and Nathan.

To the Squire Family and Blackwood Family our deepest condolences to your family on Tara’s passing. Hold on to all your treasured memories. Prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

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

Chris We are so sorry to hear of Tara’s passing, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keep your memories close they will help you through the difficult times ahead. May God Bless you

Aunt Dinah & Joe

Tara fought a hard fight. Our thoughts and prayers to the Squire and Blackwood family. Tara was in our bridal party 40 years ago. Treasure the memories.

Hey Cris sorry to hear of taras passing our thoughts and prayers are with you now Barry Cutler Straight Edge Barbers

So sorry to hear of your loved ones passing, our deepest condolences to the Squire and Blackwood families.

I’m so very sorry to hear of Tara’s passing. I grew up with Tara in her childhood neighbourhood and although we lost touch over the years we reconnected and found out we lived in the same community and our kids went to the same school. My deepest sympathies to her family at this difficult time.

My sincere condolences to Chris, Nathan and family. I had the pleasure of knowing Tara from working at the Centre.. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.