It is with much sadness that we wish to announce the peaceful passing of Aidan Joseph Maloney C.M., L.L.D, age 97, at the Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion in St. John’s. He leaves behind his beloved daughter Maureen Murphy (John), his three grandchildren Kristine Whittle (Peter), Mark Summers, and Kathryn Summers and their father David Summers; three cherished great-grandchildren Aidan, Liam and Conor; his brother Brian, sister-in-law Margaret, loving nieces and nephews and their families and a large circle of friends. Predeceased by his wife Eva (Wyse), his parents Mike and Alice Rose Maloney (Murphy), sister Mary, his brother Pat and his sister-in-law Bette. Born in Kings Cove Bonavista Bay he began his career as the General Manager of John Penny and Sons Limited in Ramea before becoming Provincial Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Minister of Fisheries, MHA for Ferryland District, President of the Canadian Salt Fish Corporation, Chairman of the Fisheries Prices Support Board and Honorary Counsel to Japan. A member of the Order of Canada, he was a very respected volunteer. He was a recipient of The Centennial Medal, The Queens Silver Jubilee Medal, A Doctor of Law (honorary) from Memorial University, Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year and the Order of the Rising Sun. He was a long-term Chairman of the Board for St. Clare’s Hospital and a board member for the Newfoundland Quarterly Foundation, Historic Sites Association and Railway Coastal Museum. He was District Governor of the Lions Club, A Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International, A Knight of Malta and a life member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be very missed by his choir at Mary Queen of Peace of which he was a member for many years. In addition, he personally funded scholarships focusing on musical excellence, young professionals and fisheries research. Over his lifetime, he positively impacted Newfoundland and Labrador’s cultural, historical and religious community at an exemplary level. Mr. Maloney accomplished a life of community service with grace, humility and love of his country. The family would like to send a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion – your love and kindness will never be forgotten. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Military Road, on Wednesday, March 21st at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choosing.
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