Winnifred Churchill (nee Parsons)

March 11, 1932 to March 13, 2021


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. 



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To the Churchill Family
Our thoughts and prayers is with you as you mourn the loss of your mom. We have many fond memories of Win and Wes at our church and know that Mom will be deeply missed.
May the Lord Bless you
Lowell & Pam Bonnell

Dean, Tim and families, so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. Sorry we can’t visit..
Sharon Tucker

Our Family is sorry to hear of th passing of our cousin Win.. We have so many memories of our famlies getting together during our wonderful Bell Island days.
We are thinking of Win and her family today and recalling those memories.
You all are in our thoughts.

To the Churchill Family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was indeed a well known and loved lady. Our deepest condolences to you all as we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Adele, Sheena and families,
I was so sorry to hear about your Nanny’s passing. I’m thinking of you all. Hold your memories close to you.

Stephanie Wold

Our deepest condolences to the Churchill family.

So sorry to hear of Winnie’s passing I would always see hr around Portugal Cove or at Wildhorse she would always speak and ask how you were. Very mild and concerned lady of everyone. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Our deepest condolences to the Churchill family.

To the family of Winnie Churchill. Win will be missed so much by all who knew her. She was always the first to give of her time and talents when ever needed. We are all better for having known her.
With deepest sympathy,
Sylvia & Fred Thompson

We shared together many laughs and sometimes tears. Mrs C was one of a kind and will always be in my heart

God looked around his garden and found an empty place, He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.

He saw your path was difficult and he closed your weary eyes, He whispered to you “Peace be Thine” and gave you wings to fly. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.

Rest In Peace Winn

Dean and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in your memories of such a lovely person.

Our deepest condolences to the Churchill family

WynnAnne & all the Churchill family, sorry to hear of your moms passing. I know you have wonderful memories of all the good times , keep those locked in your heart and she will always be with you. My deepest condolences to you all. RIP Winnie.

Dean and Family….sending sincere sympathy at this sad and difficult time for you and your family. Please know you are in our thoughts and Prayers. God Bless…

To the Churchill and Parsons families: So sorry for your loss.

My condolences to Scott and his family. My she Rest In Peace

Our sincere condolences to all of the family on Win’s passing. Terry has fond memories of her cooking, baking and even goat cheese making in the kitchen at Beachy Cove. She would rise to any challenge, in that area, that was asked of her. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry and Janice

Sending our sincere condolences to the Churchill and Parsons families. Just heard of the passing of dear Mrs. Churchill. We will always remember her as a warm and pleasant person. May all your happy memories sustain you in the coming days . You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. God bless. Vern and Elaine Abbott

Sincere condolences to all of the family.


My sincere condolences to the Churchill family

Dean and Family,
My sincere sympathy on the passing of Winnie. She was such a fun lady. I know she will be much missed and that you will keep such fond memories in your heart.

Gloria, Doreen, Audrey, Robert & all the family,
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Deepest sympathy,

Tim, Julee & family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your precious grandmother. It is our sincerest hope that you will soon share those pleasant memories of someone who gave so much of herself to her family and her community.
Uncle Wayne, Aunt Pat;
Aunt Liz and Uncle Bob;
Aunt Patsy and Uncle Gary.

Dean and family. …… sincere sympathy on the passing of your loved one. She was such a warm and friendly lady. It was always a pleasure to chat with her.

Sorry for your loss.

To Mrs. Winnie Churchill family and friends
I would like to send my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. I worked with Winnie in 1978, at Dominion Stores in Churchill Square, she was a wonderful person to work with.
Was kind to all and a pleasure to work with, I often thought of her over the years, my thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.
Gail Hart

Dear Wynn Ann and family, so sorry for the loss of your dear mom, may all your memories help get you through this difficult time. Rest In Peace Winnie.🙏🙏

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

My deepest condolences to the whole family. I had the opportunity to work with win at wild horses she was a wonderful woman who could always make me laugh she will be truly missed rest in peace my friend. Robyn

There’ll never be another Mrs. C.

Never mind the drama, the comings and the goings, and the inside jokes (that only we shared), she always took care of me. A grown man, and she still took care of me.

Dean and family, she gave us all the necessary tools to be good people. Thank you for sharing her.

I am having a good thought for you all.


So sorry for you loss. Celebrate the beautiful life Winnie lived and the light that she shared with so many others. Light and love to all. God bless.

Wynnanne and her family So Sorry about your mom.just remember her memories you shared with not easy losing a love look like your mom.God has gain an angel my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .take care and God bless

my sincere condolences to the family .Mrs Churchill was like family to us, she always made me feel at home whenever i visit she will be missed dearly keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers .

My sincere condolences to all the Churchill family .Thoughts and prayers are with you all .at this most difficult time . May she Rest In Peace

Saddened at the news of Winnie’s passing. I have lost a friend, and the community has lost a fine citizen. Condolences to Winnie’s siblings and children. We must all cherish her memory.

Sincere condolences to the family. I knew both MR. & Mrs. Churchill from our posting with Glenn & Jean they both had a jest for life and loved their children and grandchildren dearly. Thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times and may she Rest In Peace

Sincere condolences to all the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
God bless you

Sending my prayers and thoughts to the family of a wonderful neighbour and friend of 56 years. May you find strength in the days and weeks ahead

Marie Dicks

To All the Churchill Family.
On behalf of the PCSP Rainbow 50 Plus Club, I would like to send our deepest sympathy on the passing of Winnie. Although I have only known her since I joined the club in 2007 , she was a beautiful lady both inside and out. She loved her game of cards every Friday.
At the socials she loved to dance, which kept her young. I know there wasn’t too much she wouldn’t do for you. She will be sadly missed in the club.

My own personal sympathy goes to the family esp. Wynn Ann. Winnie would always see if she could come with her to outings. You will miss your mother, but remember she is always with you. Keep strong and know God is with you. May she rest in peace. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

Sending our condolences to all the Churchill and Parson Families.. “Rest Eternal Grant Unto Her O’Lord, And Let Light Perpetual Shine Upon Her” – Amen

To all the Churchill family
We are so sorry to hear the passing of your Mom.
Condolences to all the family.
RIP Mrs. Churchill

To the Churchill family,
Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Aunt Win lived a full vibrant life, and we know you all will miss her dearly. May your many memories give you comfort.

Cheryl (Churchill) Parsons and family
Josephine Churchill and family

To Dean and family
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Her passion for life is an example to live by. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Please accept our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Churchill & Parsons Family
Our deepest sorry on the passing of Aunt Win. She was a wonderful person, and will be missed greatly. Brian & I enjoyed our visits with Aunt Win. She was a great person, wonderful cook, great aunt to everyone. Take comfort in knowing she is now with Uncle Wes & Janice. She will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Sending my deepest condolences to the churchill family I have many fond memories of aunt Win and uncle Wes so sorry for your loss by Barbara Hart (Chafe)

We are saddened to hear of Aunt Winnie’s passing. We send our sincere condolences to her family from myself and the Chafe family. We have fond memories of Aunt Winnie, uncle Wes and our cousins!

To The Churchill….So So Sorry To Heard Of The Passing Of Your Mom…..May She RIP……. Bless You All

To all of Winnie’s Family, I worked with your Mom for many years at Dominion. She was a lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are With you all..

My Mom was the bestest mother I could have ever asked for. I LOVED HER TO PIECES; and I will never forget about her. Mom loved her card games, and going out to have a good time. We loved going shopping together. I love you forever, Mom.

Adele and Sheena
With Caring Thoughts for your both and families
On the loss of your Grandmother ,I am here for you
Aunt Ann

To the Churchill Families
May the care and concern of those who share in your sorrow help to comfort you and your families as you mourn the loss of your mother who is dear to your
hearts .May your pain be eased as you share all your memories to together.
Al and Ann (Wold) Crotty

Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She made many visits to drop off gifts for Megan & Melissa. Wynn Anne you and your family will be in our prayers.

Sincere Condolences To The Family Of The Late Winnifred Churchill, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
All God’s Blessings.

Chris, Glenn Dean, Scott Wynanne and all your families, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother. We grieve with you. She was a dear sweet lady and loved very much by so many. God Bless you all as you go through this sad time, remembering the legacy she left behind and the wonderful memories we all share.

Wynnanne and Churchill Family. We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Hold your memories close and know that she will always be with you. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Heather and Tom

Our sincere condolences to the Churchill family on the passing of your mother. RIP Mrs. Churchill.

I was shocked to hear of Mrs. Churchill’s passing. I grew up and lived just 4 house down from her and her family. I no longer live there but my Mother Lorraine Churchill still lives down from her. She made my sisters wedding cake and brought it to our house and set it up for my sister’s wedding. I have not seen her in years but she will be sadly missed. My condolences to all her family and friends your in my thoughts and prayers. May she fly high with the Angels. RIP Mrs. Churchill.

To Winnie’s Family. Our sincere condolences.

My mom and Winnie were great friends and now they are together again lots of laughter in heaven !so sorry for your loss remember the good time and god will take good care of her !rest in peace

To my cousins and to the Parsons family – we are so very sorry for your loss, she will be missed more than words can say. Take some comfort in knowing she is with Uncle Wes and Janice. God Bless you all as you go through this difficult time. RIP my wonderful Aunt Win.