Wallace Garfield (Gary) Wiscombe

October 16, 1925 to October 11, 2019


Passed away peacefully at the Health Science Centre on October 11, 2019 Wallace Garfield Wiscombe in his 94th year. Leaving to mourn with wonderful memories his daughters Leah Keating (David) and Caroline Penney (Frederick) and son Gary  (Janet Rubia); grandchildren Sherry Power, Debbie Cullen (Rick), Janice Penney (Shawn Lambert), Jo-Anne Rector (Ian), Christine Power, Nancy Power (Keith Rumsey), Sarah Pike (Adam), and David Wiscombe (Leslie Morrill); great-grandchildren Alison Pynn (David), Melissa, Megan and Jacob Cullen, Michael, David and Tiffany Noftall (their dad Cecil), Stephanie and Matthew Rumsey, Noah and Kyle Rector, Avery Pike and Gabriel Wiscombe; great-great grandchildren Joshua Pynn and Alexa Noftall; son-in law Edward Power(Linda);  sisters-in law Mavis Hooper and Lillian Wiscombe; and special family friend Sonya Thompson.

Gary was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Rita Mary (Hooper) Wiscombe; parents Isaac and Leah (Bambury) Wiscombe, brothers William (Betty), Job (Bertha), James and Samuel Wiscombe and sister Eunice Hodder (Byron); parents-in law James and Caroline Hooper and brother-in law Nicholas Hooper.

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 11am – 8pm with a Service of Remembrance at The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11am. Interment to take place from St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church Cemetery, Creston South, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gary’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.



11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on October 13, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Monday October 14th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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To the Keating and Penney families.
Sorry to hear of Gary passing. When I lived in corner brook he was such a great friend and golfing buddy. I’m sure he will be missed by anyone who knew him.
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May God bless you all.

Leah and family, so sorry for the loss of your dear father. It was so nice to have met him, such a pleasant man. Mom(Gertie) and him really enjoyed reminiscing about old times.

Dear Leah, Carol, Gary and families
So saddened to hear of Our friend, Gary’s passing. Another great man has left us, but not without lots of beautiful memories. Off course South Brook is our greatest memory and what a great friend he became to both of us and our girls and all who camped there. He lived a great life and is now with the love of his life, Rita. They were Soul mates for sure. You all have so much to share about this dear man. Laugh, cry and remember, we will. Love to all off you.

So sorry to hear of your Father’s Passing! Give our best to Sherry,Chris and Nancy. Thinking of you!
Lorraine and Paul
Janice and Darren

To Leah, Carol, Gary and families,
We were both saddened when we received the news of the passing of your father. He was such a great neighbor, friend and golfing buddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time as you celebrate his life. His life stories and memories will always be with us.
Jim & Glenda Gosse

Dear Leah, Carol’ Gary and families, I am sending my sincere condolences. I will surely miss Gary I have beautiful memories of him and Rita. God bless you all


Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Sending my sincere condolences to everyone. Pop was such a genuine man. I have so many fond memories of him, that I will cherish always. I loved him like a father 💜 I will truly miss him. 💜God Bless 💜

Leah, Carol, Gary and families : So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.

Lewis and Frances Pynn

My condolence to the power family on your loss may gods peace be with you all

So sorry to hear of the passing of our sweet Uncle Gary. Now you will be Aunt Rita and your family that has gone before you . RIP my sweet Uncle. From: Phyllis , Tony and family in Toronto and Marystown. God Bless

To the Wiscombe family : I was deeply saddened to hear your loss .My deepest condolencences to you and your family .I have wonderful memories of Gary as an exceptional five pin bowler as well as a left handed golfer .I also spent many times with him salmon fishing over the years on the Humber.He was a wonderful man and a true friend. He will be missed . Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Bill LeDrew and family Corner Brook

Jo-Anne and family, very sorry to hear about your grandfathers passing, he was a very sweet man.

Gary and family, sorry for your loss, thinking of you in this difficult time. He was a wonderful man. Darren and Kelly French

Carl, Leah, Gary and families,
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a great friend and golfing buddy. May all the good memories comfort you, at this time.
With Heartfelt Sympathy
Ken and Joy Seaward

To the Wiscombe family,
We are so sorry to hear of Mr.. Wiscombe’s passing.. we have fond memories of him during his South Brook Park days and golfing in Deer Lake. We are thinking of you all during this sad time. Sincere condolences.

Leah we are thinking of you and your family at this sad time.