Wornetta "Neta" Lydia Marie Luscombe

April 30, 2017


Passed away peacefully in the company of her loving family on Sunday, April 30, 2017 after a very brief stay at the Palliative Care Unit, L.A. Miller Centre, Wornetta “Neta” Lydia Marie Luscombe (nee Dinney) aged 93 years. Neta was predeceased by her husband, Hubert, son, Melvin (Theresa), and siblings, Minnie Snow (Gordon); John (Minnie); Cleo (Rowena); Jessie Legge (Isaac); Eliza Foote (Stanley); Warrick (Kay); Lucy Granter (Fred); and Ruth Chapel (George). Leaving to mourn with precious memories are her children: Lucy; Janice Smith (Willis); Ivan (Roseanne); Sandra (Richard Gosse); grandchildren: Dwayne and Lori; Dean, Suzanne and Jonathan; Trevor, Troy and Trista; and Lauren, Andrew and Daniel; her sister, Ruby Baker (Sam), 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Born in Pilley’s Island and raised in Deer Lake, Neta moved to Stephenville to work with Bannikin’s and there met and married Bert in 1945. Together until his passing in 2001, they raised their family in Stephenville and opened their home to so many others: housing various friends and relations, and visiting teachers. After a flood relocated her neighborhood in 2005, Neta joined Sandra and Richard in St. John’s, where for more than a decade they enjoyed her quick wit, remarkable memories, passion for good coffee and better chocolate, and loving attention each and every day. Her company and care will be sorely missed.

Special thanks to dedicated home care giver Lisa Parsons, and to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Ross Family Medical Clinic, St. Clare’s Hospital and at the L.A. Miller Centre. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Rd. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral Service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 11:00 am with interment to follow at Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Stephenville on Friday May 5 at 2:00 p.m. Neta spent a lifetime caring for and feeding everyone she met. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bridges to Hope Food Aid Centre and Community Kitchen or to your local food bank.



2-4 p.m. on May 2, 2017

7-9 p.m. on May 2, 2017

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11:00am, Wednesday May 3rd

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Lucy & family,
I was so sorry to hear that your mother passed away. I remember her wonderful sense of humor and always enjoyed conversations with her. I hope your memories of your mom sustain you through the days ahead. Marina

Lucy &family,
So sorry to hear that your mother passed away. My sincere sympathy to you and you family. May your fond memories bring you comfort in the days ahead,
Verna Parsons

To Lucy
Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
I know you will all miss her and will cherish her memory.

Sincerely, Sylvia

To all Aunt Neta’s family,
My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. We have to think off all the good memories and cherish them, Aunt Neta was one off a kind a great . Mother, Grandmother, ,Aunt , etc,
I was blessed to be able to speak to her while she was in the hospital, RIP Aunt Nets
Shirley and family

To Sandra, Richard, Lauren, Andrew and Daniel,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Thinking of you at this time of loss of your Mother, with sympathy and pray for God’s peace and comfort.

With you in heart, thought and prayer.

To Sandra, Richard, Lauren, Andrew and Daniel.
Heartfelt sympathy to you all on the passing of Mrs. Luscombe. I know that your time living all together with the family was a richness for her and for you all. You have wonderful memories, and, over time, they will surely replace the sadness you now feel. And of course, you will help each other through this loss. Thinking about you and sending strong, warm vibes across the ether to you. Affectionatetly, Susan

To all family members,
So saddened to hear of Aunt Neta’s passing.
May your precious memories and the love of family and friends bring you much comfort and peace throughout these days.
Our thoughts are with you all.
With Love & Caring,
Judy & Bob

Janice and Family sorry to hear of your Mom’s
passing. Sincerely Rose Marie & Allan Manuel

so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing
may god be with you.
bob chris&shaun bennett

Janice,Willis and family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was one special lady . Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time . Take care .
Gary & Pat Young

It was with great sadness that we learned of Mrs. Luscombes passing. We are praying for all the family as you go through the loss of a very dear family member. She was such a sweet lady who had a wonderful sense of humour. We had many wonderful visits with her and Mr. Luscombe.

Sandra, Richard, and Family,
I am are so sorry to hear this sad news. Your Mom was a very special lady and I am delighted to have shared some time with her. Condolences to you all. I am sure you have so many precious memories.

Sandra and family, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Sharon, Sharee and Gerald

Dear Lucy, Janice, Ivan, Sandra and your families:
I have been thinking of Neta ever since I knew she was in the hospital. Have precious memories tucked away in my heart of myself and Lucy and her and Bert, and always will. We never ever had a family feud, always had lots to eat at their home, lots of fun, sitting around the meal table, many berry picking ventures., rides in the camper, etc., etc. What treasured times! Yesterday and today I am looking at greeting cards that she sent us over the years. Her famous words along with her signature were always, “have a good one”. The kindness and generosity shown my family by her and Uncle Bert will always be remembered. I now have so many cherished memories here on this earth. I also have a peace in my heart knowing that I will see her again in Heaven. Love to all. Uncle Fred

We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to you and your loving family

Dear Lucy, Janice, Ivan, Sandra and family,
I am saddened to hear of Aunt Neta,s passing. Her wry smile will always be remembered as well as her dry wit. I always enjoyed my visits with the family in Stephenville as well as in Corner Brook. May you find peace and comfort in your memories and in your assurance of the love she had for all of you.
With love,
Your cousin,
Brian & Teresa

My deepest condolences Sandra on the loss of your Mom.

All Aunt Netas Family- What sweet memories we have of your mom and grandmother! Larry often speaks of visiting with the family as a young boy and dropping in for a lunch & chat when working in Stephenville Area in later years, and both of us dropping in to visit many times over the years before she moved to St. John’s.. It was always a pleasure and brings smiles to think of her. Larry and Nancy Luscombe

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. It was a honor to have met such a sweet lady. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Cherish the beautiful memories!

To all of Mrs. Luscombe’s family and dear friends. She became a part of our family when Sandra married Richard and we loved her as soon as we met her. She always had an amazing sense of humor and a beautiful presence that she made you feel so good when you were with her. What wonderful memories you and we all have with Mrs. Luscombe (your Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, friend), you can truly say when you walked away, you felt like you were totally present with this fair lady.
With much love and affection, our sincere sympathy. Cathy, John and Family

Extending deepest sympathy to the Luscombe family. Your Mom was a kind, sweet lady . We will always remember how showed this to our son Jeremy when he was little. Whenever he visited his grandparents at their cabin at Little Port Harmon, he had to visit your Mom for a cookie treat. Her cookies were always special.
We know she has joined the angels. God Bless.

Lucy , Janice, Ivan , Sandra & familes
We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Neta’s passing! She was a wonderful aunt and there are many , many great memories of aunt Neta over the years , far too many to list! Know that we are thinking of each of you at this difficult time and sending our deepest sympathy. God Bless!
Dexter & Shirley

To Janice and all the Luscombe family, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a very special lady, so young at heart, who was always interested in those around her and made you feel welcome. Cherish all your special memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

To the Luscombe family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. She was a special lady with a heart of gold. I have many happy memories of time at the cabin next to your parents’. Treasure all the happy memories and let them give you comfort.

To my cousins and families,we are very sorry to hear of Aunt Neta’s passing.Many happy memories on visiting your family home in Stephenville.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Cherish your memories.

To my cousins, I am very sorry to hear of Aunt Neta’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories growing up of visiting her in Stephenville at her house and cabin. She was a lovely woman, I am very thankful she was my aunt. I am out of the province this week and unable to see you at the visitation. Please know that I am thinking of you, you were so lucky to have a mom like her.

RI P. Aunt Neta, you were one of the best, you always said my Dad was your baby brother and you would laugh about it, we remember coming to Stephenville to visit you and Uncle Bert, To the Family, it is so sad to lose a loved one, God Bless you all.

To my cousins and their families,
Aunt Neta was loved by everyone. The gleam in her eyes was contagious. Her laughter lifted the room. The many meals we shared were never about the food ….. they were about the people around her table. Delicious as they were, the stories shared filled our souls. I will love and miss her forever. May the strength of her love for everyone reach you all and help you through the days to follow.

Janice, Willis & family,
Our hearts are saddened for and with you. Your mom was so special and always made us feel like we were her family and our children were her grandchildren. I always enjoyed our many visits and times spent with her in her kitchen. She was a beautiful, strong lady who loved her family very much and treated everyone she met as if they were family too. We have missed seeing her while we were away in Alberta the last 11 years but will cherish all the good memories we have of her.
Love and prayers, Debbie and Brendan McIsaac

To Janice, Willis, Dean, my sweet Suzanne, and Jon – as well as the rest of the grieving family and friends,

We are sending you our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. May the Lord comfort you as you remember all the special times you had with her. Sending lots of love and big hugs from Edmonton,

Josh & Helen, Rebecca, Sabrina and Amy Mueller

Janice ,Willis & Family ,
We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Memories will keep her in your hearts forever. May she rest in peace.

Hugs Judy & Gordon Andrews

Lucy, Janice, Ivan, Sandra and families: Ross and I are deeply saddened to hear of Aunt Neta’s passing. What an awesome lady. She told me many, many years ago that she never did and never would have any gray hairs, and I told her I was going to be just like her when I grew up!!! My, was she witty. I was just thinking about all the berry picking trips, the lunches in the camper, and all the fun with my Luscombe cousins!! Precious memories, how they linger. Love you all.

To Our Wonderful Cousins,
We were so blessed to have Your Mom (Aunt Neta) as out Aunt. Aunt Neta and Uncle Bert made many visits to North West Brook in their camper. These Memories will be forever in our Book of Memories. When Mom was at Agnas Pratt she really enjoyed the visits from her. When Moms phone was busy for a long time we knew she was chatting to Aunt Neta Mom would always say No we were not chatting very long LOL 😂
We are blessed to have such a rich heritage
Verna and Valerie

Sandra, Richard and family,

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I know how much you all enjoyed having her with you. Your children were lucky to get to know their grandmother so well. I hope your wonderful memories of her will help your family through this difficult time. Sincerely,

Christine and Roland

To you Janice and all your families ….. So sorry to hear of Mrs, Luscombe’s passing. She was such a special loving lady and you have lots of wonderful memories to cherish in your hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers for all the family at this time.

We are so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We are sending our sincere sympathy and condolences. I have many happy memories of visiting aunt Neta with mom and dad while growing up. Joyce (Harnum)and Cliff Ansley

Our deepest sympathy to all the family as you deal with the losss of your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Luke and I spent many great years with Bert and Neta at our cabins next door to each other on the beach at Little Port Harmon. May all your memories comfort you as you move forward. Rest in peace Neta.

Very sorry to hear of Mrs Luscombe’s passing. We have fond memories of time spent Mr & Mrs Luscombe at the cabins at little Port Harmon. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family as you deal with this great loss.

To: Lucy, Janice, Ivan , Sandra and your families.
From: Your aunt Ruby Baker.

So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing.

I was so fortunate to have had the privilege of her visits and many phone calls while I was in St. John’s residing at Agnes Pratt.

We have both lived long rich lives with wonderful families for which we give God thanks.

I know you will miss her dearly. Cherish her long life and precious memories, knowing that someday you will see her again in perfect health .

Love and prayers
Aunt Ruby