Vera Isabel Stokes (nee Snow)

May 28, 1924 to July 31, 2019


It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of our dearly beloved Mother on July 31, 2019 at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Home, St. John’s.

Mom never lost her zest for life. She remained young at heart and her children often said that, in her mind and spirit, she was still 16 years old. Her energy was boundless, and a favorite saying of hers was, “I want to get going!” She enjoyed traveling and had a special fondness for Florida where they had a vacation home for many years. She loved to shop, and was always beautifully dressed, complete with matching jewelry and makeup. As the years went on, she was appreciative of the important role that “the boys” played in her daily life, and she enjoyed the company and assistance of her many family members as well. A truly great lady, she will be sorely missed.

She will live on through her cherished children Douglas (Jacqueline), Paul (Ingrid), Glenn (Rosalie), Greg (Doreen) and Allan (Regina). Grandchildren Stephen (Katherine), Raylene (Mark McCarthy), Andrea (Phil  Kellett), Erika (James Fisher), Jessica (Simon Wilbee), Carolyn (Allan Hawco), Jed, Allison (Thomas Bentley), Stephanie (Richard Trahan), Lesley, William ( Mark Harbora) and Lauren. Great-Grandchildren Michael Douglas, Gabriel, Michael, Margaret, Matthew, Madeleine, Jack, Isabel, Axel, Clarke, Eva and Casey. Special Niece Kathy Snow (Neal Ludlow) and her son Vance Lono. Brothers-in-law Ralph, Gordon (Audrey) and David. Sister-in-law Marjorie Stokes Mullett and a large circle of nieces and nephews.

Vera was predeceased by her husband Frank, son Robert, mother and father Blanche (Cook) and George Snow, two brothers (Bill) William (Lewis and Emily) Snow and Douglas (Marnie and Grace) Snow, nephew Hal Snow as well as sisters-in-law Phyllis Greeley, Olive Butler, and Gladys Stokes.


“Those we love don’t go away

They walk beside us everyday

Unseen, unheard, but always near.

Still loved, still missed, and forever dear.”

Author Unknown


Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral Service to take place from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 53 James Lane.

In Memoriam donations made be made to Radio Station VOWR, Wesley United Church, the SPCA or a charity of one’s choice.

The family wishes to give many thanks to the caring and compassionate staff of Kenny’s Pond Retirement Home. A special thank-you to Dr. P. O’Shea and Dr. M. Ryan for their care and kindness during her final days.



2-4 p.m. on August 5, 2019

7-9 p.m. on August 5, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Tuesday August 6th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Greg and family—sorry to hear the news about your mother . May you have comfort in knowing that you have family and friends who share your sorrow .

We extend our sincere condolences to The Stokes Family on the passing of a dear mother and grandmother.. Our memories take us back through the years when, as neighbours and friends, we enjoyed many hours of fun and friendship with Frank and Vera. We remember them both very kindly.

At this sad time in your lives it is our hope that the happy memories created throughout many years spent
together will bring you great comfort.

Kindest Regards

To Paul and the rest of the Stokes family, so sorry for the loss of Vera. I have a lot of fond memories from over the years of our families association. We could not be there to pass along our condolences as we are currently travelling . Best wishes to you all.

Laurie and Claire Willar

The Stokes family, So sorry to hear of your mom’s death.She lived a good long productive life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time..

Dear Greg and family: Sorry for your loss.

Jacqui and Doug, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Take care of each other and may God bless.

Nina (Whalen) and Donnie Smith

Greg and all the Stokes families, it was a great pleasure to meet your mom recently, such a pleasant lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.. Deepest Sympathy

Doug, To you and your family , We are sorry to hear of you mothers passing , Our thought and prayers are with all of you are this time,


Doug and family …my deepest sympathy to you all on your loss ! I go back to many years to memories of a wonddrful person she was ! My thoughts are with you all at this time .

Glenn , so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother. I never had the pleasure of meeting her however I remember my father speaking highly of her and your dad on many occasions before my father passed away. Please pass on our condolences to the rest of your family especially your wife Rosalie, your brother Greg,! Memories are Forever!

Greg and Doreen, and the Stokes Family.
So happy to have met Vera a few months ago, such a ray of sunshine, a diamond in the rough.
Your family was so fortunate to have Vera in their lives..
May she rest in peace.

Allan, deepest sympathy on the passing of your beautiful Mother. HUGS.

What a marvellous age and to be so active for so many years it was a pleasure being a neighbour of veras for the past 15 years and her energy and love of life was an inspiration to all the love she received from her sons was noted by all. Our condolences to all family members she will remain in your hearts forever