William (Bill) R.V. Earle

January 16, 1944 to May 14, 2019


Passed peacefully away at the Leonard A. Miller Centre on May 14, 2019. Bill was predeceased by his parents Val and Gene (Randell) Earle and infant son, and leaves to mourn with the joy of having had Bill in their lives, his loving companion Marilyn Porter, his daughter Sue Earle (Troy Turple), son Bob Earle (Kathy Rowe), daughter Nancy Earle (Mary McKim), and their mother Judy, his sister Elizabeth (Ross Peters) and brother Randell (Claudia). Also, Marilyn’s daughter Fenella Porter-Wilkinson (Mark), her son Luke, and her grandchildren Hannah, Laura, and Eliza Porter-Wilkinson, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15th, and 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 16th. A Family Memorial Service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16th.  The family would like to express its sincere thanks to the staff of the Leonard A. Miller Palliative Care Unit for their care and kindness to Bill in his last days. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Leonard A. Miller Centre or the Canadian Mental Health Association.



2-4 p.m. on May 15, 2019

7-9 p.m. on May 15, 2019

10 am - 12 noon on May 16, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:30pm, Thursday May 16th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Randy, Elizabeth, and all the family:

We were truly saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Judy and family. So sorry to hear of our dear friends passing.. Bill was a dear friend and our two families shared a wonderful relationship for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Randy & the Earle family

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.. He was such a great guy. I have many fond memories of our days in Kiwanis, especially the sail boat trip to Brigus when he let me steer the boat.. May you rest in peace my friend and I pray for your family in this time of great loss.. Our sincere condolences to all of your family.

Randy & the Earle Family:
We were saddened to read of Bill’s passing in the Telegram Obituaries yesterday. We lived in the same neighborhood in Topsail, CBS for many years. Bill and I spent a number of years together as members of the Kiwanis Club of Ketowa from which I have many fond memories. Bill was always a gentleman with a fine sense of humor. We extend our condolences to his family.

Dear Marilyn and family,
Deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved Bill. Please be comforted by the many wonderful memories you have of this wonderful man.

Bill had a lasting impact on my life. After many years away (and wanting to come home) Bill rescued my wife Danielle and I from the mainland when he gave me a job as an engineer. We will be forever grateful for that opportunity. And I will be forever grateful for the years of bad jokes and sage advice at work. My condolences to my friend and co-worker Nancy and to Marilyn and families.

Sue, Bob, Nancy and families,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad this week. Thinking of many happy times in Topsail.

So sad to hear of Bill’s passing. I had a professional relationship with Bill for many years. He was always professional and courteous but he also had a great sense of humour and a great perspective on what was really important in life. He was a true gentleman. My sincere condolences to his family.

My sincere condolences to Marilyn and families. I knew Bill in university, and our paths occasionally touched in recent years. I unfortunately learned of his passing too late to attend the visitation.

Condolences to Marilyn, Randy and your families. I went to school with Bill, worked in the sociology department with MUN; and my parents, Edgar and Margie House, were good friends of Val and Jean.

Sorry that a flat tire made me miss the visitation this morning.

My deepest condolences to Marilyn, Sue, Nancy, Bob and all of Bills many family members and friends.

Bill was a very kind and gentle man who cared deeply for those around him. He had a wonderful and quirky sense of humor and was always looking to laugh and make others laugh. His jokes were legendary in our group.

I’m sorry I’m unable to be present to pay my respects as I’m traveling outside the country at this time.

He will be sorely missed by all.
God speed dear Willow. .

Surprised and saddened to learn of Bill’s passing.. As teenagers and into our early 20’s, we spent a lot of time together as friends, and were classmates all the way through our school years. Bill and Judy, and Bev and 1 enjoyed good times together; but unfortunately distance can separate even the best of friends. .My sincere condolences to his family.

I had the pleasure of working for Bill and we developed a wonderful friendship over the years. Many great memories of sailing trips and socializing at Leslie Street. He was a very kind and generous man. My sincere condolences to his family.

So saddened to hear of Bill’s passing.
Our deepest sympathy to his family.

I had the pleasure of working with Bill for 5 years. A stubborn engineer and a warm, wonderful man.

My heartfelt condolences to his family. I’m sure there are many happy memories.

Elliott Burnell let me know of Bill’s passing. I was also a neighbour who spent many happy times when growing up. I especially remember the fun we had together at the Earle family cottage and our time in Boy Scouts. My deepest sympathy to Bill’s family.

Geoff Lewis

I am very saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. We were next door neighbours and spent many long and happy hours playing together as we grew up. My sincere condolences to the family, and especially to Elizabeth and Randy who were part of that childhood play group.

Dear Marilyn
Please accept my deepest condolences for the passing of Bill. Our thoughts with you and the family in these sad times.
Majed Khraishi and family

While I’m saddened to hear the news of your loss, I’m remembering some long ago, happy times with Bill. My most sincere condolences to all the family.

To Marilyn & Family,
So sorry to hear the sad news of Bill’s passing. From us here in the Cove who had the pleasure of knowing Bill, we are sending our deepest sympathy. Be assured his kind, gentlemanly presence will be missed here and that we are only a call away if you need anything. Thinking of you in the difficult days ahead.

Cliff, Joanne & Candace
Moores’ Cove

Marilyn: Deepest sympathy to you and all the family on the death of your loved one. May you find much peace and comfort in knowing that his suffering is over. God bless all.


Nancy and Family,
So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May the wonderful memories you have give you comfort in the days ahead.

Very sorry to hear about Bill’s passing.
Susan Goold

Marilyn and the Earle.
Our deepest and sincere Condolences of Bill’s passing. He was a good friend and business colleague.
Rest easy my friend.

Marilyn, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing, we will remember the get togethers at your house in Moore’s Cove, he was a great Man and will be missed by all who knew him. Thinking of you all today and in the days to follow.

I am so sorry to hear today of Bill’s passing
Bill was a Past President of the Rotary Club of St John’s Northwest and was instrumental in the beginnings of the highly successful Rotary Music Festival of which he chaired and hosted the committee meetings for many years.
Bill opened his heart and his home when it came to the betterment of the Music Festival which gave so many students the opportunity for improved music education and appreciation.
House lotteries, which are quite common now, were relatively unknown here when Bill commissioned and supervised homes to be built for NW Rotary to fundraise for community projects.
I will always remember the many quiet conversations with this kind-hearted and soft-spoken gentleman who was a dear friend
Unfortunately, our paths have not crossed often lately but he will be missed.
Shirley and I offer our condolences to Marilyn and Bill’s family on his passing.

Condolences to Marilyn , Robert , Kathy and all Bills family . It is a very sad day to loose a loved one and my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time . It is with comfort that he has crossed the river and is at peace with God . No more pain and suffering . God bless his soul .

To Marilyn, Randy, Elizabeth and family. Please accept my sincere condolences on Bill’s passing. Gerry and I often saw Bill walking his dogs in the White Hills and enjoyed chatting with him. He was indeed a gentle soul.
Margie (Earle) and Gerry Allan

Bill was a gentle soul and he will be missed. Our condolences to the family.