The Honourable Justice David F. Hurley

January 29, 1950 to July 15, 2020

Obituary

The Honourable Justice David Francis Hurley passed away peacefully after a short illness with his family by his side on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  He is pre-deceased by his parents John and Rose, his infant brother Kevin, his in-laws Leonard and Madeline Greene, and brother in-law Bill Connors. Leaving to mourn are his wife of 40 years, Maureen Greene, and his children, John and Anne (Elizabeth Cawley), who are deeply saddened by his passing. He will also be sadly missed by his siblings Gervase (Joan), Nick (Gwen), Eugene (Ellen Merrigan), Wayne, Rosemarie (Bern Coffey); his family in-law Bryan (Patricia), Joan (Bob Connors), Shelia Connors, Mabel (Jim Cavanagh), Eleanor Belbin; many nieces and nephews; and countless colleagues and friends. David was born in Avondale and grew up in North River before attending Memorial University. He taught briefly and then pursued a legal education – first obtaining a law degree in 1975 from the University of New Brunswick and then completing a master’s degree in law in 1977 at Dalhousie University. David and his future wife were admitted to the Newfoundland Bar on the same day in 1976 and he received his Queen’s Counsel designation in 2002. He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2013. An avid follower of local and global affairs, David was well-known for his intellect, wit, dry sense of humour and quiet friendly nature. The family would like to thank the physicians who provided exceptional care to David over the years, especially Dr. Proton Rahman, Dr. Anne Williams, and Dr. Brendan Barrett. The family would also like to thank the physicians and nurses of both the Intensive Care Unit and 5 North A at the Health Sciences Centre, as well as Dr. Natalie Bridger, for providing excellent care and compassion to David during his recent illness. While David was surrounded by supportive and caring family and friends, the family would like to particularly acknowledge his sister in-law Dr. Mabel Greene and her husband, Jim Cavanagh, for their continuous support and innumerable acts of kindness, especially during his recent illness. In keeping with public health directives and following cremation, a private visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road.   A private funeral service will be held on Monday, July 20 at Mary Queen of Peace Church. Individuals who wish to send a message of condolence or share a memory may visit www.carnells.com and donations in David’s memory may be made to the Vera Perlin Society.

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Maureen and family Sorry to hear of David’s passing. David was always a gentleman . In my years working with the Court of Appeal he was always well prepared, courteous to deal with and always had a smile. My deepest condolences to all the family.

Maureen and family, so sorry to hear about the death of your dear husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dave…sorry to hear of your untimely passing. Just got back in town and only now able to pass on our condolences to all your immediate family.

Barbara and I were only just recently reminissing about the tumulosous 90’s and if not for your smarts and interlict we would not have made it through. Yet your sense of humor did it for me.

I know you’ll be sitting with the Lord on Judgement day, so try and make Him sympathetic to our cause.

Until we see you again.

Morgan and Barbara

Dear Maureen -I have been out of town for the last two weeks and not able to send you in a more timely manner my condolences on Dave’s passing. Dave was a very capable lawyer and fine colleague on the court. He will be missed and we’ll remembered. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Hello Maureen

I was sorry to hear of David’s death.

Of course we knew each other well from our days in the Department of Justice..

His family friends will miss him.

Ron Cole

Dear Maureen,

I was saddened to hear of David’s passing. He was a fine lawyer and judge and he was taken much too soon. He will be missed.

Gus Lilly

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. God bless. David and I (Doreen)went to the same high school.

To The Hurley Family,

My deepest condolences to you.
I have the fondest memories of spending time in your wonderful home as a teenager and beyond; always feeling a warm welcome from David and the entire family.
Thinking of you and sending love.

We were sad to hear of David’s passing. We had the pleasure of knowing him for over forty years, we always picked up where we left off with him, as if no time had passed at all. An exceptional person who will be missed greatly.
Our most sincere condolences to his wife, children, family and friends. Many memories of David bring you comfort to ease your sorrow.

“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”
–George Bernard Shaw

To the Hurley and Coffey families
We wish to express our sincere condolences on the loss of such a loved and admirable man. We hope that your many wonderful memories will help carry you through this difficult time.

Maureen and family,
It was with great sadness that I heard of David’s passing. Donna and I extend our deepest condolences. To all of us at the bar, he was a kind and gentle man who never had a hard word for anyone. He will be missed.
Ian & Donna Kelly

Maureen, John, Anne and Family, please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of David. À good man gone too soon. He will be remembered for his perseverance and warmth.

Robert Stack & Margo Connors

Maureen and family,
Deepest sympathy at this time of loss..

Maureen and family.,
Sincerest condolences on David’s passing.. A well respected lawyer and Judge. We join in your sorrow..
Joseph Woodrow

Nick and all the Hurley Family Our sincere condolences are extended to you on David’s passing. I know how much he was loved and admired by all of you. He was, simply put, a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn his passing and celebrate his life. May God bless him and all of you.
Ed & Dot Delaney

The Hurley Family
So saddened to hear of David’s sudden passing. We had such informative chats on a wide variety of issues over the years. Our connection was through the federal political process as he was so interested in St. John’s East community and always wanted to help. His North River roots also helped foster a great discussion.
Sympathy is extended and go forward with fond memories and the pride of your connection to a great human being
Ray and Joyce ANDREWS

Maureen and all the Family:
David will be missed by all who knew him.. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Dennis & Susan Browne

Maureen and Family, please accept our most sincere
condolences on the passing of a most respected colleague. The times that we spent discussing various legal issues were always to my advantage. He was a kind and generous colleague and will be missed by his fellow judges.

Dear Maureen,
My sincere sympathy to you and your family on the news of your husband’s passing. David will be long remembered for his professionalism and the significant difference he has made in the judicial and legal system of our Province. Special thoughts and prayers also to Rosemarie, Bernard and family as you experience this family loss.

Saddened to hear of David’s passing. Worked for David and Maureen on Mountbatten years ago and again this year. A Nice Considerate , quiet man. Condolences To Maureen and family.

Dear Maureen, John and Anne and family,
Our family were so saddened to hear that David had passed away. Although we haven’t seen him or you guys in recent years, we have wonderful memories of our fun times together with all the kids.
Our thoughts are with you all at this time.
Please accept our sincere condolences
Bill, Janet, Nick, Gioia and Marina Montevecchi

Maureen,

So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

Dear Maureen, We are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. We are truely sorry for your loss,David will be missed greatly. May his soul rest in peace.
Please accept our deepest condolances.
Love
Madan & Vijay

Nick, Gwen and the Hurley Family.

We are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. The loss of a loved one is always difficult, but even more so during this trying time in our history when we can’t be together to support each other. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Maureen, John & Anne & family,
Please accept our condolences on the loss of David. He was always such a kind and thoughtful person. Both Jim and I crossed paths with David in our professional lives and enjoyed working with him. David was a good listener and always gave sound advice. Our hearts go out to you at this sad time.

Maureen, John, Anne and family,

Our sincere deepest condolences. As we heard about David, our hearts were so saddened. We have so many wonderful memories of your family. Mom sends her love to you all and please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Susan, Michelle and Stephen Oliver

Maureen.
So very sorry to hear of David’s passing. Getting to know him a little at various hydro recognition events I realized what a gentle man he was. May all your memories of your time together help you and your family through the days ahead. Tom and Marg Peckford

Nick and Gwen, Eugene and Ellen and the Hurley family. Very sorry to hear of David’s untimely passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Aubrey

Maureen, John and Anne,
We were deeply saddened to hear of David’s passing. It was always a pleasure to speak with him on the ocasions we met usually downtown near the courthouse.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
George and Barb

Maureen, Anne and John,
We are deeply saddened by your loss. Though we did not have an opportunity to meet David, we enjoyed his humour, wit and intellect through Elizabeth’s stories.
Clearly he not only contributed much in his professional life but also loved his family deeply.
We pray that your memories bring you comfort and that your faith will provide some measure of peace.

Pat & Family ., Please accept my sincere condolences at this difficult time ..God Bless .

Dear Maureen, John and Anne:
We are saddened by the news of David’s passing.
Though we only met David a few times they were more than enough to leave a lasting impression of a mild mannered and personable gentleman. May the knowledge of the positive effects David had on so many lives, both in his professional and personal life, hold you in good stead at this difficult time.
With heartfelt sympathy,,

Maureen and family
I knew David mostly in his legal career, which he carried out with tenacious advocacy for his client, yet collegial towards opposing counsel. His physical challenges were overshadowed by his engaging conversation and sense of humour, usually a quip during court that caught one off-guard. Hie was a great example to us all in overcoming challenges to be the best. Wishing you all wonderful memories to sustain you in your loss.

Pat and Family,
So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences at this very sad time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Dot and Leo

Nick (Gwen) and the Hurley and Greene Family…….condolences to you all at this time and thinking of you. When I worked for Nick, it was always so evident how special and close his family was to him…..a very special family. Always loved to chat with their Mom when she would call in to the office……a lot of memories. May God bless you all.

Dear Maureen ,
David was a true gentleman and a scholar . My thoughts are with you and your family .
Tom Mills
Washington DC

To David’s family, I extend my deepest condolences. I have fond memories of David and his witty sense of humor…he was a wonderful person, privately and professionally. Cherish your memories.

To the Hurley Family,

So sorry to hear of David’s untimely passing. I enjoyed chatting with him at arbitration’s and on other occasions over the years. He had a great sense of humour. Take care of each other, Heather Hanrahan

Maureen, so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

To the Hurley family, sorry to hear of David’s passing. While we all grew up in the same area and went to the same school, I have not seen him in years. However, it sounds like he was a wonderful person who will be missed by many. Take care of each other during this difficult time.

Maureen & Family,

My sincere condolences on David’s passing. Sending prayers your way during this difficult time.

Maureen,
So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Anne
So sorry to hear of her dad’s passing
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family

Dear Maureen & Family,
Gordie & I are very sorry to learn of David’s passing. He was a well liked & well respected member of the legal community which will feel his loss, I’m sure.He fought quite a battle with his health over the years. He was an amazing man to continue his work & maintain his wit & sense of humour through it all.Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Gordie & Eileen MacNab

Maureen & Family,
So sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was a lovely person. Such a loss! We extend our heartfelt condolences to all of you. May the wonderful memories of your years together, give you some comfort during the difficult days that lie ahead.
Sincere Sympathy,
Linda Coles & Ches Keats

So sorry to hear the news of Mr. Hurley’s passing. My first job was working at his law firm in 1996 – he was a wonderful man!

I hope it is enough to say Joan and I loved him. His intellect, his wit, his decency, his empathy, his approach to others all made him someone you were drawn to.. I met him in Lady Beaverbrook Residence. 5 or 6 days after my father’s funeral.. In many ways I only appreciated later how he helped me get through a very rough patch. Living in the same house and going to Law School in the day and having our meals together and discussing the days events at night all brought back a sense of normality that I needed. At the time of the wedding in Nl I got to meet Rose and his siblings and we had the best time of our lives with so much laughter that it has stayed with me all these years later. Joan couldn’t be there . In 3 weeks time our son will be 40 years old so that explains that. We are hurt and sad again but we will go on even if somewhat diminished by his passing. Our heartfelt condolences to Maureen and John and Anne and all the family.

To Anne and all the Hurley Family,
Sincere sympathies….
Ted Callanan & Judith Bastedo

To the Hurley Family & Friends,
Our deepest sympathy at this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Frank & Rose Mooney

David was a lovely man and he will be missed. May he rest in peace. My thoughts are with his family, his friends, and his colleagues at this sad time.

Dear Pat , John and Anne
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Angela and Joe Kinsella

To Dave’s Wife and Family:
The news of Dave’s passing comes as quite a shock. I am so deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. Dave’s great sense of humor and sharp wit was matched only by his great interest in things political. Hopefully, as with all things, the passing
of time will lessen the heart ache and ease the pain that you are suffering right now.
Regards
Tom Strickland

Dear Maureen and family, we are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Alice and Michael Furlong

Maureen, John, and Anne,
Please accept my sincere condolences at this sad and difficult time.

Maureen and family,
So sorry to hear of David passing. Treasure the memories and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children at this difficult time.. RIP David
Angela, Sandy and Tim Gibbons

Maureen and family, we extend sincere condolences on the passing of Justice Hurley (David). His loss to his profession is great but the greater loss is to you, his family. We hope that treasured memories will give you comfort as you grieve his loss and mourn his passing. Thinking of you and all family members at this very sad time.

Rosemarie and Bern,
So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Great memories of him at MUN. He will surely be missed.
Gary and Brenda Mandville

Maureen and family, may your memories and love carry you through this time of sorrow. . David was an outstanding lawyer and a judge who understood the nuances of a difficult case.. I worked with him at Puddister Orsborn and again when he had his own firm., an absolute pleasure. His wit and quick sense of humor will always be remembered. . Godspeed.

Maureen and family,
So very sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful and caring man his whole life. Growing up together as cousins in North River, we often enjoyed each other’s company. As with many others, time put some distance between us but whenever we ran into one another it was as if no time had passed. David was a dear soul who is at peace I’m sure. May God comfort you in the days ahead.
Jeannette Pottier (Hurley)

Maureen,
So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

Dear Maureen,
My heart-felt condolences to you and your children on David’s passing. You will remember that David joined John Sinnott and me in our practice in 1997. He was a tremendous asset to the firm. He was a very capable and honest lawyer and we saw every day his great sense of humor that many others have noted. We were lucky to have him with us until his appointment to the bench in 2013.

Maureen, John, Anne and family,

We were saddened to hear of David’s passing. We always enjoyed David’s friendly disposition and keen sense of humour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Ann and Barry Bridger

Maureen and family-
A lawyer and judge who displayed a strong work ethic coupled with a great sense of humour. He will be missed.
Nancy joins in sending our sincere sympathy.
Doug Cook

FAMILY OF DAVID HURLEY,
I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF DAVID’S PASSING.
HE MAINTAINED SUCH A FRIENDLY AND POSITIVE OUTLOOK IN LIFE DESPITE THE SIGNIFICANT PHYSICAL CHALLENGES HE FACED OVER MANY YEARS. PEACE BE WITH YOU AT THIS SAD TIME.

The Hurley Family
Judy and I were so very sorry to hear of David’s passing.Unfortunately I never had the privilege of meeting him personally but being in the field of education I knew very well his family.May the Lord comfort his family and lead him to his eternal rest!

Maureen and family
So sorry for this loss and sending my sympathies. Dave was a wonderful colleague who constantly brightened our days with his clever humor and dry wit.
Despite his challenges with arthritis, he never ever complained … he just kept on going, doing his work.

Maureen, am so sad to hear about your husbands passing… My thoughts are with and your family

Our hopes and sentiments are with you during these trying times. Wish for you all the happiness and love David would wish for you….Remembering the joy that he carried with him, his intelligence and wit

Maureen and family. We are very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family.

-I taught school with Dave i 1967- Roncalli Central High School’s first year of existence.
What a great young man then and what a great guy in his legal life. His status never changed him a bit.
Newfoundland was enriched by Justice David Hurley and is lessened by his leaving us.
My sincere condolences to his family on their great loss.

Maureen and Hurley Family

Fond remembrances of a wonderful family member/Newfoundlander. May you always remember how lucky you were to share his love, kindness and wit.

Ellen, Kevin, Elizabeth and Nicholas Sampson, Boston, MA.

Maureen and family, we are so sorry to learn of David’s passing. David was a sweet, kind and compassionate Gentleman. May his love and spirit help you cope and Happy Memories ease the pain of your tremendous loss.

I was saddened to hear of David’s passing. We spent a year in common at Dal Law School, and had many enjoyable conversations. He was smart and very witty, and I have always held him in high regard. My wife Jackie and I extend our sincere condolences to all who loved him.

The Hurley family,
My most sincere condolences . It my honor to have met David, back in July 1975. All who knew him will surely feel the loss of this humble , brilliant man.

Maureen and family, our deepest sympathy.

Barry and Mary Learmonth

Maureen, John, Anne and extended families, May your memories be a blessing.

May David rest in peace.

Hugh, Pamela, Stephen and Amelia.

Very sorry to learn of David’s passing. He certainly was a great person. Deepest sympathy to all the family.

Maureen
My sincere condolences on your loss.

Dear Maureen, John, Anne and families,

I am so sorry for your loss of David. A wonderful husband, father and well loved gentleman

God bless and happy memories always

Korona and Bill Brophy

Maureen and family, I was very sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was not only a respected lawyer and jurist, but a fine man as well.

Maureen, John, Anne and family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and father. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Take care.

Dear Maureen, John and Anne. Harry and I are so sorry to learn of David’s death. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

To Pat and family.. Sorry to hear of David’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time . Raymond and Doss

Maureen, Anne, John and family,

Our condolences to you and your family on David’s passing. We both trust that your memories will provide some support as you carry on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dear Dr. Greene,
So Sorry to read of your brother in law.’s passing. I know you were all very close . My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family especially now in these challenging times. May he rest in peace.
God Bless.
Rose Ann

Maureen, John, Anne and Family
So sorry to hear of David’s passing. May the memories you made together as a family help at this difficult time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Maureen and family
My condolences on your loss. David was a well respected member of the Bar and later as a Justice. He displayed intellect ,grace , humility and humour.

John Brooks

Maureen and Family, my deepest condolences to you all. I will never forget Mr. Hurley (David) and how good he was to us secretaries. He got a great kick out of hearing our stories from up the shore, etc. It was a pleasure to work with him. I know he will be deeply missed by you and many others. RIP David

Maureen and Hurley family, We were shocked and saddened by the news that David has passed. We send our sincerest condolences and prayers to you and your family as you go through this difficult period in your life.

Maureen, John and Anne
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of David. David and yourselves will be in our prayers and wish we could visit but know that is not possible with the COVID 19 restrictions. God bless and take care.

Deeepest condolences to Rosemarie and family, and to his brothers. You are in my thoughts, even thought we haven’t seen each other for so long.

Rosemarie and Bern,
Our deepest condolences to all the family.
John and Elizabeth McGrath

Maureen and family,
Please accept our condolences on your very great loss. David was a fine colleague who was genuine and humble. He will be missed by all of his court house family.

Maureen and family,
We are very saddened to hear of David’s passing. Our pleasant memories of David are a testament to both his character and ability. We truly wish you and your family much peace and comfort during a most difficult time.

Lynette and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Maureen, John and Anne and family. Wishing you the very best at this difficult time.. Although I did not have many opportunities to engage with him when I was in private practice many years ago he stood out then as being a real gentleman that was fair and compassionate when representing his clients and engaging with other members of the bar.

Maureen and family:

Lorraine and I were deeply saddened to learn of David’s passing. Although I had relatively few professional interactions with him, I have known David for many years and always found him to be a person of integrity, dignity, intelligence and compassion. Simply a fine human being,

During his more recent time in Corner Brook we saw him occasionally. Although his health was clearly a challenge, the smile on his face was always there.

Our sincere condolences to you all on his passing.

I knew Dave from Doyle House at MUN. He was a great guy. We had a lot of good laughs for sure. Condolences to the Hurley family.

Sorry to hear of Justice Hurley’s passsing. I have great memories of working with him. He always came in through the court doors with a smile on his face and always had something to say that made my day brighter!
Thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

So very sad to read of David’s passing.. Knowing him enriched my life, for which I am truly grateful.
May you and your family be spared further sorrow, Maureen.
Marsha Richler

I want you to know, Wayne, Rosemarie and Family Members, that you are very much in my thoughts at present. God bless. Jim

John and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending love.

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Justice Hurley – he will surely be missed.

My sincere sympathy to the Hurley familys on your loss of a loved family member. Special condolences to Gervase, Nick and Eugene friends of my childhood days in North River.

My sincere condolences to the Hurley family on the passing of David. I have many fond memories of the Hurley family growing up in North River. .God bless you all. Rest In Peace David 🙏

Dear Maureen,
We are so sorry to learn of David’s passing. We remember him well as our neighbour on Mountbatten Drive, he always had a smile and wave whenever we met. Our deepest condolences.
Linda and Ed Murphy

Dear Maureen,
We are so sorry to learn of David’s passing. We remember him well as our neighbour on Mountbatten Drive, he always had a smile and wave whenever we met. Our deepest condolences.
Linda and Ed Murphy

To The Hurley Family,
My condolences. David and my mom, Lorraine where first cousins. I have not seen him for many years but I remember his wit and humour. May he rest easy.
Sharon (Laracy) Campbell
Cochrane AB

Maureen,
Sorry to hear of David’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the fond memories of your time together bring comfort.
Peter and Heidi Thomas

Maureen , so sorry to hear of your loss , my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at this very difficult time. May you and your family find comfort and strength in each other and your cherished memories.

Justice Hurley will be sorely missed at the Supreme Court. Our condolences to his family.

To Maureen (Pat),John & Anne
We are so sorry to hear the news about David ‘s passing.Over the past few years we have had the pleasure of spending time with you and David during our holidays in Florida.We enjoyed his company ,his sense of humour and his quick wit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult and sad time.
Don & Dorothy Warr

Maureen, John & Anne
Our condolences on Dave’s passing. I knew Dave as a law student at Dal. I dealt with Dave numerous times as a practicing lawyer, and appeared before him in Court. We had contact with him and each of you as neighbours for many important years in our family lives. But Dave was always Dave – friendly, intelligent, interested and humorous as others have noted here.. Our thoughts are with you

My deepest condolences to your wife and family, siblings. May you rest in peace David.
David is my godfather as well as my first cousin.
Janice Hall

Dear Pat and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Lam and Ann Greene

Maureen and Family
I’m deeply saddened by the passing of David, a friend whom I admired and shared many precious moments discussing our concerns about the political well being of our province. I will cherish these memories forever. I trust the thousands of fond memories that you have of him and cherish will help you and your family through your hours of sorrow.
My sincere condolences and God Bless !

To the Hurley and Greene families, we send our deepest sympathies from Ottawa. He was a great man, and he will be sorely missed by his large and loving family. We are thinking of you all.

My condolences to the Hurley family on the passing of David. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.God bless.

John and family,

I was saddened to hear of the news of your father’s passing. I wanted to send my condolences. Thinking of you all at this challenging time.

With Sympathy – Beth (Hardy) Valiaho

I was saddened to hear of David’s passing. May God bless you all at this sad time.

Barbara Delaney,nee Morrissey
North River

Maureen,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of a good man.
Over the years David and I became good friends, maybe because we were born in the same community of Avondale or maybe because of his involvement in my constituency association of St. John’s East. Whatever the reason, I shall miss his humour, wit, and genuine good advice..
Norm & Belle Doyle

I was so saddened to hear of Justice Hurley’s passing. He was a quiet and gentle man who I had the pleasure of working with until my retirement in 2018. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.

Sorry to hear of David’s passing..Will remember him with a great sense of humour and a gentleman.It has been quite a few years since I had seen him.May his gentle soul rest in peace

My condolences to David’s family and friends on his passing.

Debbie Mason

Maureen, John, Anne and family, I am saddened to learn of David’s sudden passing. I worked with him for many years and always enjoyed our interactions. His dry humour always made me smile. He will be missed. Godspeed.

Maureen, John, and Anne,
Our most sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful husband and father and a great colleague and friend. We will miss his many stories and dry humour shared during our time together in Corner Brook. May your memories of David bring you comfort and strength.
Rest In Peace, old friend.

My sincere condolences to the Hurley and Greene families. It was truly a pleasure to have gotten to know Justice Hurley. His unassuming manner and sense of humour was remarkable. He will be sadly missed and remembered fondly by his work family. May time help you heal and bring you peace and comfort.

So sorry to hear of David’s passing. I worked with him at the Supreme Court. I’ve had know him for quiet a while. To say he had dry humor is an understatement. I had lovely chats with him before he St. John’s and went to the other centre. He was a true gentleman. God Bless all of you.. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace my friend.

Saddened to hear of David’s passing our deepest condolences to your family . We will remember him in our prayers.

My deepest condolences to all of the Hurley family.
David is a part of my high school memories at All Hallows in North River. I remember his intelligence and sense of humour.You are in my thoughts and prayers..God Bless.

Anne,
I am so very sorry to learn of your loss.; my condolences to you and your family.

Maureen and Family: So sorry to hear of David‘s passing.. In his own quiet way he left the world a better place. Sincere sympathy, Ruth (Peters) Wakeham

To the Hurley and Greene families, we are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Our condolences and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God bless you and console you in the days ahead to strengthen and carry you through this tragic loss..

Maureen so sorry to hear about the passing of David, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

David was a rare combination of dedication, humour and principle. I had the privilege to get to know him well when he served as President of the St. John’s East electoral district association and I served as VP. He loved politics and always shared him political opinions among his political friends. He will be greatly missed in the legal community and among the many people who knew him. He leaves an important legacy of service to his province and to Canada. Deepest condolences to Maureen and to David’s entire family.

Our deepest sympathy to all the family
Sorry to hear of David’s passing

My sincere condolences to the Hurley and Greene families

Our deepest condolences to the Hurley Family and friends on such a great loss.
Ron and Joan Sullivan.

Sorry to hear about Dave

Maureen and Family,
We send our condolences and are so very sad for you and your family. May you find some peace in remembering the blessings from memories shared with David. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time and loss.

Dear Maureen,David and I express our deepest sympathy to you and your children on David’s passing, we will keep you all in our prayers

Gervase Hurley and Family and The Greene Family, sorry to hear of David’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Dear Maureen,David and I express our deepest sympathy to you and your children on David’s passing, we will keep you all in our prayers

Maureen, John and Anne,
Please accept our deepest sympathy with the loss of your husband and father, David ! May all your memories be a great comfort during this difficult time! Thinking of you all! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Keep safe!
John and Sandra Harnett and Family

Maureen, John and Anne. We were so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Marlene and Chris Walsh

Our sincere condolences to the Hurley family. We knew Judge Hurley when he lived in Corner Brook. A true gentleman & a wonderful friend. Our deepest sympathy.

Dear Hurley family , Wife, Father, Brothers and Sister
My sincerest condolences on the death of David.
What fond remembrances people have of him, especially his kindness toward others and his sense of humor ( a family trait). I’m sure he will be greatly missed .
Cousin Margaret Sampson

To Rosemarie , Maureen and the rest of the Hurley families: I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing . I only new him briefly but He left an everlasting impression . May God Strengthen you now and in the coming days. You are in my prayers
Derrick M

John,
Condolences to you, your mom & sister on the passing of your dad. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Maureen,

I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I have fond memories of him from our times together in years gone by. Please accept my deepest condolences. My condolences also to Anne, with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working, and John on the loss of their dad.

Maureen, John, Anne & Family, my deepest condolences. I am so saddened to hear of Justice Hurley’s passing. He was such an exceptional man of great character. His dry wit was hilarious and I enjoyed working with him over the past years during the good old days at Puddester Orsborn, then his own firm, and more recently with the Court. So many memories to treasure for sure. He was so respected by all who crossed his path. My thoughts are with you all during this most difficult time.

To all Mr. Hurley’s family members, especially his sister-in-law Dr. Mabel Greene & her family. So sorry to hear of Mr. Hurley’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. May he Rest In Peace. Patricia & Joe Doran, Hr. Main, NL.

Maureen, John, Anne, my deepest condolences. While I’ve shared your company through school days and Cubs and soccer over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of the most recent years working with “Justice.” A courteous gentleman, often taking a moment with staff to share a story or a joke, inquiring about anyone’s plans, which he would follow-up at another time with specific detail, illustrating his genuine interest in those around him. He couldn’t be kept out of the office, diligent about his cases and invested in justice. He was one in a million. So many great memories. Oh how I will miss that dry wit; though I may lose my edge on the comebacks. Cherish your good fortune of a beautiful life and wonderful memories. You’re in my prayers. xo

So so sorry Anne to you and your family with the loss oF your Dad. I’m sure he will be missed but never forgotten. Take care.

Sincere condolences to the Hurley family at this trying time.May God give you the strength to deal with your loss of a cherished family member.God bless you all.

Maureen, Anne, John and family,
So sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was a wonderful man with a quiet gentle nature. A giving caring person who lived his life to the fullest. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.

My deepest condolences to the Hurley family. I have many many great memories of Justice Hurley and loved his great sense of humour and his sincerest smile. He had a way to brighten my day and I will forever think of your jokes. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Anne, Maureen and John,

Sending our condolences at this time. Growing up I only have the fondest memories of how kind and helpful he always was. He never cared that there were always girls in his house taking over the basement! Sending all our love to you at this time.

Jon and MaryBeth Evans (Handrigan)

Maureen and Dave`s extended family
The obituary is a fine summary of the life of David Hurley . I have known him for all of his legal career and had many conversations and interactions with him over the years . What you saw was what you got with him -no pretension or trying to be something that he was not . In his legal career he well represented his clients and on the Bench he was courteous -attentive and prepared -those who appeared before him got the square of the board ..He was an all round good person .He had a great interest in things political and was not reluctant to express an opinion on the events of the day . He had a great sense of humor and a sharp wit.
His health issues did not deter him in carrying on with his career -he battled through the issues he confronted .
Those who knew Dave will fondly remember him . He is now at rest and may that eternal rest be in peace . Sincere condolences to Maureen –his children and other family members .

Maureen–Devastated to hear this news. So many memories over the last 40+ years. Treasure him as I do both of you.
Joe

Maureen, John, Anne and all of David’s Family: we were saddened to learn of David’s passing. He was a fine Lawyer and a respected Judge, as well as a valued colleague and friend. He will be missed. My Son, Neil, joins me in extending our sincerest condolences to Maureen, John, Anne and all of David’s Family. Sincerely, Barry.