Virden William Sears

June 21, 1939 to April 13, 2019


Passed peacefully away at the St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on Saturday, April 13th of 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his son Roger, parents Leo and Catherine Sears, brothers Bennett, Alister and sister Marie. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife and best friend Janet (Fowler), daughter Maxine (Hayward), sons Virden (Jackie) and Jamie (Denise). Grandsons Shawn (Jennifer), Roger, Jonathan (Heather), and Seven great-grandchildren. Brothers Leo (Beatrice), Donald (Sheila), Melvin (Jane) and Malcolm (Frances). Also, Brenda, Don, and the Fowler family. Special thanks to the paramedics and Paradise Fire Dept. for all of their help. Thanks to the doctors and nurses at the ICU of the Health Sciences Centre and St Clare’s. A special thanks to Dr. O’Brien for her kind and comforting words. Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 1045 Topsail Road on Monday, April 15th, 2019 from 2-9 P.M. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019, at Holy Innocents Church on Paradise Road at 10 A.M. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, donations in Virden’s memory may be made to the Lung Association NL. To send a message of condolence please visit



2-9 p.m. on April 15, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
1045 Topsail Road
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10:00am, Tuesday April 16th

Holy Innocents Anglican Church, Paradise

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So sorry to hear of Virden’s passing. Our deepest condolences .

Janet, Maxine and all of Virden’s family: Please accept our sincere condolences on Virden’s passing. We have many great memories of by gone years when Virden operated his own taxi..

Dear Aunt Janet and family, so sorry to hear about Uncle Virden! Thinking of you all with deepest sympathy and love.

Our sincere sympathy to you Janet and your family God bless.

To VirdenJackie & family ,so sorry for the loss of your Dad,may God grant him rest and you all peace..your in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏽🙏🏽

Saddened to hear of Virden’s passing. Deepest condolences to all the family.

Our thoughts are with you all in your time of sorrow

Janet & family:
So sorry to hear of Virden’s passing. Thinking of you all as you go through this most difficult time. Hugs.

Janet and family,
So sorry to hear of Virden’s passing. Our thought and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Take care.

Aunt Janet, Maxine, Virden, Jamie & family. I was so saddened to hear of Uncle Virden’s passing. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time. Sending you all Love & Hugs .

Sending you love and prayers during this difficult time.

Myself and Caleb are thinking of you all at this difficult time. We will always remember the good ole days, camping up-to Salmonier Line. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Virden, Jackie and family,
I am sorry for your fathers passing. Condolences to you all.
Tanya Power

Virden and family, so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Sending love, thoughts and prayers.

I remember so many Christmas Eves visiting Virden, Janet & Jamie when growing up, they lived right across the road from where my dad grew up. It feels so long ago but I will always hold those memories dear. My deepest condolences to each and every one of you.