To view the funeral service for the late Mrs. Winnifred Churchill from St. Lawrence Anglican Church on Thursday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m., please follow the link below:
It is with heavy hearts that our family announce the passing of our family matriarch Winnifred Marie Churchill (nee Parsons), who passed away suddenly in the presence of her beloved family on March 13, 2021. Win was born to Esau and Masie Parsons in 1932 on Bell Island, and she joyfully celebrated her 89th birthday on March 11, 2021.
Predeceased by her Husband, Weston Churchill, her daughter Janice Sharpe (nee Churchill), and her brother, Fred Parsons.
Leaving to mourn with treasured memories are her children; Chris and Nancy Churchill (living in North Carolina); Glenn and Jean Churchill (living in New York); Dean, Scott and Wynn Ann Churchill living in Portugal Cove. Wynn Ann & Scott will dearly miss the company of their mom in their home on the Bauline Line. As the eldest sister she will be deeply missed by her sisters and brother; Doreen McDonald, Gloria McBride, Audrey Power and Robert Parsons. Win’s pride and joy are her cherished grandchildren: Catherine McDonald (& Will); Adele (& Michael Palmer); Melissa (& Joe Asztalos); Dan (& Ciji Churchill); Janice Dellinger, Sheena (& Stephen Wheeler); Christopher Churchill, Richard Churchill (& Rebecca Pike); Kevin (& Melissa Churchill); Timothy (& Julee Churchill); Olivia Sharpe, and great grandchildren: Ashlynn, Sean, Colton, Reagan, Sydney, Weston, Logan, Hannah, Bailey, Harper, Serenity, Oliver, and soon to be born Noah Glenn. She was so proud of all her darling grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was quite simply the greatest Grandmother anyone could ever have.
With family and friends living near & far, we are further saddened that we are unable to be together to celebrate a beautiful life well lived; but we look forward to a time when we can all gather in person to share stories and memories of Winnie.
Winnie was an active member of the St. Lawrence Anglican Church and a proud member with the Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Lion’s Club. She was renowned for her volunteerism and zest for life. She was an avid baker and gardener, and she had a wonderful social life. She will be sadly missed by her friends at the many card games, dances, and activities they attended at her church, the 50+ club, and within the community. Winnie loved shopping and could easily be found at the local markets and craft fairs.
We must smile at the memories of a life well lived, and loved, by a woman who truly made the most of every day. May she be our example, in this time of sadness, that life is beautiful and there is much to be grateful for.
Virtual service will be held Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 2 pm (NL), which is viewable on the St. Lawrence Anglican Church Facebook page. Donations can be made to St. Lawrence Anglican Church in Portugal Cove.