Winston Pear, P.Eng.

April 17, 1941 to February 9, 2019


It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend.  The size of his heart could only be matched by its strength as he fought courageously through a plethora of health issues.

Predeceased by parents Owen and Lucretia Pear and sisters, Maureen and Senora.  Leaving to mourn is his soulmate of 54 years Betty (nee Keough); daughters Jayna (Rob) and Dawn; sons Michael (Kelly) and Paul (Bea); grandchildren Adele, Simon, and Ryan; and brother Carl.

Also leaving to mourn brothers and sisters-in-law: Ralph Keough (Gladys), Genevieve Moss, Grace French, Marguerite Keough, Nora Biggin, Joe Keough (Alice), and especially Marjorie and Ken Foster for their unconditional love and support to both Mom and Dad during his illness.

A long and extensive list of family and friends will miss the intelligence of the man and, in his own words, the mystery of his mind which was always in learning mode.  The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Porter; the staff of the HSC, especially Drs. Organ and McIntyre; and the entire team in ATP.  Also, a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Miller Center for their compassion and care and to NP Carmel Collins for guiding our family through this difficult journey.

Cremation has taken place.  Visitation is at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. on Sunday, February 10th from 7-9PM and Monday, February 11th from 12-4PM and 7-9PM.  A service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, February 12th at 2PM.

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7-9 p.m. on February 10, 2019

12 - 4 p.m. on February 11, 2019

7-9 p.m. on February 11, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Tuesday February 12th

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To the Pear family
Please accept my sincere sympathy.My first contact with Wince goes way back. Any time I saw him over the years was always a pleasant experience .

Sorry to hear of Wince’s passing. I will miss his cheerful presence at the bridge club. My condolences to his family.

Betty & Family:

Sincere condolences n Wince’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Betty and Family
Sorry to read of Wince’s passing! We have many memories of your time in Hr.Grace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Betty and family
We are so sad to hear of Wince’s passing. Such a gentle, intelligent and interesting person. So sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. Know that we are thinking about you at this time.
Thelma and Albert Williams

from Marilyn and Randy Bennett
Wince was a very gentle and enjoyable person … I (randy) had many interesting bridge conversations with Wince which took things to the limit of the game … and we both enjoyed the banter … god bless Wince and family … we too are sad to have lost a great man …
best regards
Marilyn and Randy

Jayna &Mike,
Please know that the thoughts and prayers of friends are with you and your family at this difficult time. Know, that your Dad is at peace and now you and your family can rest after taking such good care of him.

Bet and family
We are deeply saddened by the loss of such a beautiful soul, Wince
He was a great husband and doting father.
I remember the “Babb Construction “ years, and Wince’s presence. He had a wonderful sense of humour and a heart of gold!
I know he will be missed so much
I hope memories of his pleasant personality bring you some measure of peace.
Love to all
Gail and Tom

Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. We are out of country now and unable to attend. I did not know him personally, only through the guys in the offices of J.C. Pratt and Easteel. I could see that he had a great sense of humour that he obviously passed on to you.
We extend our sincere condolences.
Patrick and Mary Whelan

Betty & Family,
Please accept sincere condolences on the passing of Wince. May you find comfort with the wonderful memories and the knowledge that his suffering is no more. From our time at MUN, Tech, Pine Hill, and Ocean Pond, I am well aware of his many attributes.May he rest in peace.
Eric Jerrett

Dear Betty and family. I was so. Saddened to read this am of Wince’s passing. Deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. Love Ida

Sorry to hear of Winston passing, we remember him and the family well when we all lived in Hr. Grace, Great memories that we will never forget. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May he RIP

Dear Mike, So sorry to learn about the passing of your dad. Sending you all warm thoughts at this sad time. Love to you and Kelly.

Lisa Pinhorn

Betty and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Wince’s passing. I’m not in NL at the present time but my thoughts and prayers are with you. You have many good and outstanding memories which will help get you all through this difficult time. Love to you all.

Joan Meadus

Betty and Family,
I was sorry to hear of Wince’s passing. He was such a kind and generous person. I had a great respect working with Wince for many years; and fond memories of hunting trips at Round Pond. My hearts and prayers go to all of Pear family.

Tim McDavid

My prayers and thoughts are with Wince’s family.

I’m very sorry to learn of the passing of your father, Paul. May he rest in peace. You’re all in my thoughts at this sad time.

Betty and family,
It was so nice to see all of you today and talk about your Dad. Wince was an interesting bright person with a great sense of humor yet so kind and sensitive to all. He was a gentle soul and loved his family. My thoughts are with all of you and Wince will continue to be with you in another space.
Pat Mills

Our deepest sympathies to all the Pear family. Our prayers, thoughts and hearts go out to you. May the Lord strengthen and guide you in this difficult time.

to betty and family my sincere condolenceson the passing of wince.i have many fond memories when we worked togeather yrs ago. god bless you all at this sad time and r.i.p.wince. gordon e french harbour grace .

To Betty and family,
Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. We were very sorry to hear of Winse’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will, no doubt, be missed by all who knew him.
Doug and Olive

To Mike and Kelly,
My sincere condolences to you on the passing of your dad. I know how close you a family for are and please know you are in our hearts at this sad time.
Walter and Lynn Quinlan

My deepest sympathy to the family I met this great man back in 1984 when I went to work with a courier next door to his office on O,Leary ave and I did a lot of work for him and delivering to his home in ocean pond I often wondered if he ever retired a great worker, very kind man, lots of laughs.

So sorry to hear of Wins passing. Knew him for a long time and I certainly won’t forget him. A great guy!

So sorry to hear of uncle Winston passing. My condolences to aunt Betty and all the family. My thoughts are with you.

To Betty and family
So sorry to hear of Winse’s passing. We have a lot of fond memories of time shared at Ocean Pond especially of get together at each other’s cabins,New Years eve parties, snonmobile trips and boil ups in the woods. Winse was a very gentle person with a great sense of humor. May he Rest In Peace.

To Bety and family: So very sorry to learn of Wince’s passing. He was a great friend to all who knew hmHe always made you feel comfortable from the first moment you met him.
He always had a smile and was quite a character. R.I.P. Wince.

To Betty and family – we are truly sorry for your loss . Being Wince’s neighbor for 36 years brought us very fond memories and a lot of laughs . He was a character that there was no doubt . I missed him as a neighbor the very day you both left and moved to your condo across town. Neighbors like You guys are rare and for that we were truly Blessed to have lived side by side for all these many years .

God Bless and Rest In Peace Wince

Mike and Joy Power

My Sincere, heartfelt condolences to the Pear family.

To Betty & Family Our condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.May your beautiful memories help you during these coming days.With caring Trevor & Mildred Bennett

Aunt Betty and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences in the lost of Uncle Winston . Treasure your memories. May God bless you and may he rest in peace.

Love Paul , Lillian, Brad and Brett Keough

Betty and family,
Sending my sincere sympathy at your sad loss.
Brenda Cooper

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time-Condolences to all your family

Jayna and family. I am so very sorry for your loss

Sorry to hear of Winston’s passing -we have many pleasant memories of him from his time in Hr Grace – our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time

So sorry to hear of Winstons passing my condolences to your family RIP

To Kelly,Michael and all of your family: please accept our condolences on the passing of Michael’s dad.
Jo-Ann & Bill Skinner

Jayna and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Betty and family of Wins
I have many fond memories of Wins – especially during his time in Hr Grace.
He was incredibly intelligent and that coupled with a practical common sense approach enabled him to deal with the many issues he dealt with in his career.
He was a raconteur and had a great sense of humour.
He and Betty had a happy life together especially at Ocean Pond .
I realize the past while has been difficult for all of the family however he is now at rest and may that rest be in peace.
Sincere condolences to all to whom he was endeared.


Betty and Family

Our Condolences on Wince’s passing Thinking of all the memories we shared over such a long time
Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Jim and Linda Hearn

My sincere condolences to Betty and family on Wince’s passing. He was a gentle giant and a very caring and pleasant man——he will be missed.

Betty and Family,
I am So sorry to hear of Wince’s passing. I have so many fond memories of our time spent together at Ocean Pond over the years.
Keep all those wonderful memories you all have of him alive in your hearts and Talk of him often and you will find that will help a lot!!
I am down in Florida for the winter or I would definitely be out to visit!!
Deepest Sympathy and Big Hugs

To Michael and Kelly, So sorry to hear of the passing of Michaels Dad! We are thinking of you at this sad time. Sending love and prayers your way!

Valerie and Weldon

Dear Jayna, Mike and Dawn, thinking of you during this time of loss.

To Betty Jayna Michael Dawn and Paul: Deepest sympathy on Wince’s passing. He was a lovely man whose company was always delightful. I hope that warm memories will help sustain you all at this difficult time Joni Green

To Betty and Jayna and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Wince’s passing. I send my condolences to all your family. I know this is such a hard time for all of you. You are in my thoughts.
June Mills

To Betty Jayna,Micheal,Dawn and Paul
We are so sad to hear of Wince’s passing. Always a special part of the Myers Family. His wonderful sense of humour was ever present. We have wonderful memories of him. We are sorry that we cannot be there but our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Betty and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Wince’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sending hugs💔

Betty, Jayna and family, so very sorry to hear of Wince’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rob and Liz Grady

How sorry I am to hear of Wince’s passing. To Betty, Jayna, Michael, Dawn, and Paul, I wish you peace and healing and lasting memories. I remember so well his laugh and wit, his sharp mind and soft heart. I am so grateful to him and the entire Pear family for all the many kindnesses they have offered to me. My love to you all. XO

Hi Guys:

So sorry to hear about Wince’s passing. As a close friend on my parents, Wince was a significant part of my childhood, and I can tell you Wince usually made me laugh when every I saw him. His sense of humor will be missed.

Greg Brake