Aidan Joseph C.M., L.L.D Maloney

August 12, 1920 to March 16, 2018


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.



2-4 p.m. on March 19, 2018

7-9 p.m. on March 19, 2018

2-4 p.m. on March 20, 2018

7-9 p.m. on March 20, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Wednesday March 21st

Basilica of St. Johns the Baptist


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im sorry to hear the passing od your fatber and grandfarher. we was so sweet to me and my alma

im sorry to hear the passing od your fatber and grandfarher. we was so sweet to me and my alma

Dear Maureen,
Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father- Aidan was a wonderful man, a good friend and a great contributor to the betterment of Newfoundland. He’ll be very much missed by all.
Sheila Fitzpatrick and Ron Crocker

Maureen and Family
Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. What a great age and what a wonderful man!

My sincere condolences to the family. Mr Maloney was a pure gentleman who always took time to chat to all. He had a great influence on my life. It was a pleasure to work with him at CSC from 71-77.

Maureen and Family
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. Sorry I didn’t get to speak with you at the funeral home – you were quite busy with so many visitors. I did meet you gorgeous grandsons and had a wonderful visit with Brian, Anne, Mary Jane and Patricia. Your Dad was a very special friend of our family and will forever be remembered dearly.
Jenny & Jim

To the family, we are so sorry for your loss. I knew Aidan many years back when working with Earle Brothers Fishery in Carbonear and he was a gentleman to work with, a fine man indeed. We send our condolences to you all.

To the Maloney Family
Our sincere condolences on Mr. Maloneys passing.
We both knew him and would occasionally meet. The last time I saw him was at a musical entertainment at his condo residence. Anne Devine played the song Pat Murphys Meadow with us – her grandfather wrote the song. A hand went up at the back and Aiden proudly announced that it was his grandfather who owned the meadow! Also Eva (Wyse) was bridesmaid at the wedding of Rita Jacobs of CBrook, my wifes mother.

Aiden was a wonderful man and you were so lucky to have him with you for such a long time.

Maureen and family,

Sincere condolences to you on the passing of Uncle Aidan. He was always such a warm and gentle person and I have memories of him at family gatherings as far back as I can remember. It could tell that his presence was particularly special for Mom, who would always provide updates on the family gatherings.

I hope that you’re able to find peace with the friends and family in all the memories shared. He was truly a special man and it was a pleasure to have known him.

With love from Ottawa,

Paul Reed & Ann Clarke

We send our sincerest condolences to the Maloney family as we remember with prayer a long and fruitful life. Requiescat in Pace.

Peter and Hilary Neary, London, Ontario

Maureen and Family. We are so sorry to hear of your dads passing…..and know the respect he had in the community over the years will give you a sense of peace and gratefulness for having so many years with him.

Cathy Ivany & Gerry Ayre

Maureen and family
I was unknowingly privileged to first meet your father when I was very early into my University years at Memorial when he was a cabinet minister in the government at that time.
In a case of ultimate serendipity ours paths crossed many times thereafter when I entered the federal public service with DFO in St. John’s and he became involved with federal matters such as the Canadian Saltfish Corporation. Our paths crossed many times thereafter in ways that my wife and I came to really appreciate his enduring good graciousness and inestimable common sense in all things great and small. We are sure the general recognition of his unparalleled goodness and wisdom will give you comfort in this sad time as it was our pleasure to have enjoyed his acquaintance and friendship over a long period of time in both our lives..
It is our great disappointment to be away at this time and to be unable to offer these thoughts and condolences in person.
Eric and Mary Dunne

Maureen and family,
Our sincere sympathies on your dad‘s passing. Harry and I knew him from Mary Queen of peace and the choir. May he rest in peace

Maureen And family . Sending my sympathy to you and your family on your dad passing, you are in my taught .

Maureen and Family
Mr. Maloney was a true gentleman. He was gracious and kind. Every time I met him he talked about my grandfather Henry Petten from Port de Grave. There was a mutual respect from one to the other. Mr. Maloney told stories of the good quality salt fish put up by the Petten’s along with a great work ethic. I think he felt like I came from good stock! I always appreciated his encouragement in my volunteer work at MI and at MUN. A great man indeed! Cherish his memory- I know I will.

Maureen and family. Our sincere sympathy on dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man. We are sure you have many happy memories to comfort you at this time. Sincerely

Maureen, John and family. So sorry, to hear of your father’s passing Maureen. You are in our thoughts.

Paula and Fred Casey

Maureen, My Sincere Sympathy on the passing of your father. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely,
Alice Collins ( Buckley )

So sorry to hear of Aidens passing..He was a great man, he would always want to know about any news from home whenever I spoke with him,he will be missed by all . God bless
John and Bernice Devereaux

Maureen; Sincere sympathy to you and all your family on the passing of your Dad. Cherish the good memories; he was such a pleasant, friendly man.
Patsy and Gordon Yetman

My sincere sympathy to Aiden’s family at this time of loss and saddness. Aiden was a great friend of my family, the Smarts, of Montreal and of my late husband Jim McGrath. M ay he rest in peace. Margaret McGrath

Brian and family,
Our sincere condolences to all of you at this difficult time. Dad, no doubt, must have held Aiden in high esteem and had admiration for all of his accomplishments especially with the church and Newfoundland.
On behalf of Don O’Driscoll,
Karen O’Driscoll

Michael and I cherish the memory of Aiden’s wisdom,integrity and clear-sighted understanding of humanity.His exemplary public life serves as an enduring legacy of all that is best in public and political life in Newfoundland.We shall miss his compassion and good-natured sense of humour.

We send our sincere condolences to Maureen and the family.

Annette and Michael Staveley

A real gentleman, who cared so much about so many people and his history and culture. I knew him as a member of the Newfoundland Historical Society. Truly a life very well lived, and I offer my condolences to his family, and the province.

Please accept my sincere condolences.

Maureen and family,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was such a wonderful man and I have many fond memories of the times we all shared in South East Thinking of you and sending my thoughts and prayers .. take care .. Dianne

Brian and family our condolences on your loss. May your special memories be a source of comfort. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
Tom & Warren Weeks

To Maureen and her family. I was so, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I am in Portugal right now but otherwise would be visiting you today. Your Dad was such a lovely man, always greeting you with a smile and a true interest in learning what you were up to and what was going on in your life. He was kind, intelligent, committed and overall, the loveliest of gentlemen. The comments from your son-in-law in today’s paper were so heartfelt and gave a marvellous glimpse of an extraordinary man. I know you will miss him terribly.

Maureen, John and family.
So sorry to hear of Mr. Maloney’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Deepest sympathy to the Maloney family.Had the pleasure of meeting this fine gentleman a few years back.

Our sincere condolences to Aidan’s family who should stand proud of a gentle and great contributor to the heart and soul of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Maloney. He was always a gentleman to me and always treated everyone with respect. I worked with him when he was Chairman of the NL Arts Council. Rest In Peace!

Hi, Maureen;
Saddened to hear about your dad.
Much love, Terry

For Families of Aidan.
On behalf of our Marine Atlantic Pensioners Society her in the Avalon area. We express our sincere condolences for you all. Please be assured of our prayers for you all. I had the pleasure of meeting him during the presentation of The Manning Award for The Railway Coastal Museum Project and other times Re the Railway Museum activities. He was pleasant man to be in conversation with. God’s Blessings for you all.
Rod Keeping
President Marine Atlantics Pensioners Society
St. John’s

Maureen and family

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was a wonderful man and will surely be missed by all. Hugs to you all. Margo and Ray Hanlon

Maureen and family:
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. I have fond memories of him as we were growing up, you on Laughlin Cres., and myself on Cherry Hill Road.

To Maureen and family. We are so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. We have known him for over 50 years. He was a great man and did certainly do his province and family proud. We have spent many hours discussing the fishing industry in Newfoundland. He was a regular visitor to our cafe in Brigus where we would always play catch up. I have never known him to be without his wonderful smile and a hug. We know you will miss him dearly but he will live on in your hearts and memories. May God grant you peace and comfort as you celebrate a life well lived as a a servant to the people. May he Rest In Peace.

I was so sorry to learn of Aidan’s passing. Aiden was a true gentle man whose presence, light and bright smile was a gift to all those who met him. He will be missed by everyone, however, his legacies will live on.

I have known Aidan for some 40+ years as a fellow Northwest Rotarian. He was, as others have said, the gentlest of gentlemen who brought his gentleness, humility and positivity to everyone with whom he interacted. He, and his spirit, will be missed at Rotary and by everyone with whom he interacted. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy as someone who will try to become over our lifetime. My thoughts are with the family, but be comforted that he will be remembered by many so very fondly and happily.

To the Maloney family, I send my deepest condolences. Mr Maloney was in the church choir at MQP with my parents since I was a child. ( Mike and Mollie Myers) He was a gentleman and will be missed. God bless you all at this sad time. RIP Mr. Maloney.

Please accept my deepest sympathy. Had many conversations with Aidan during my time as MHA for Bonavista South. He was a real ambassador for his beloved Kings Cove And held a wealth of information on the Newfoundland fishery. RIP

T0 Maureen, Brian and the Maloney family,,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Take comfort from all the wonderful memories.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visits and the many conversations with him. He was a true gentleman. R.I.P.

Jim and Dorothy Long

Brother Knight Brian Maloney and family,

On behalf of KofC Halifax Council 1097, we offer our sympathy and prayers to you and family on the passing of your brother, Aidan Joseph Maloney, in St John’s Nfld.

Your brother was a dedicated Life Member serving with Knights of Columbus within his community in Newfoundland.

We also extend our sympathy and prayers to your brother family from KofC Halifax Council 1097.


Paul MacNeil
Grand Knight
Halifax Council 1097
Knights of Columbus
Nova Scotia

Maureen, our deepest sympathy.Your dad was the best, we enjoyed many conversations at the dinner table about his wonderful life experiences,only when prompted. He was a role model for everyone, a great Christian, always the gentleman and such a humble human being,who made a great difference while on this earth.
Cherish the memories.
Kevin and Lillian Joy

Kindly pass along my sympathy to Aiden’s family as I assure them of my prayers for the repose of his soul and for peace and consolation of All who mourn his loss. Aiden was a fine Christian gentleman, a friend and a wonderful Newfoundlander. His memory is a benediction.

Fr. Kevin Molloy

Maureen My deepest sympathy.Aiden was a true Gentleman,gracious and respectful of all.Kate and I got to know him well through the Irish Newfoundland Association another organization to which he contributed greatly

Please except my sincere condolences on the lost of a very dear,kind,and gentleman. Prayers and much love to all the family.

We are so sorry to hear that Aidan has passed away. I had the very great pleasure and privilege to work with him at the CSC and got to know him very well during those years. He was a wonderful man and a beautiful person and I will cherish his memory all my life.
Our sincere condolences to the family. We wish we could be there but we are presently away from home.

Sending our deepest sympathy to to theMaloney family.

Maureen and family; my deepest condolences. Mr Maloney was a great friend of my parents, Mary and Doug Tucker. Your dad was so very kind to me when I was a Business co-op student at the Canadian Saltfish Corporation. Later, I often ran into him at St. Pius at morning mass when I returned home to St. John’s to see my mom and he was always so happy to see me and interested in what I was up to.
He was always the consummate gentleman. I know this is a very sad time but also that you have beautiful memories that you will always cherish. Best regaards, Lisa Tucker Boulton

Our sincere condolences to the Maloney family on Aiden’s passing. He was a life long friend of our family and my dad Felix. He was a very honourable man.

My condolences on Aiden’s passing. I knew him through our association as Rotariens. He was a man who cared about his province,it’s people and it’s economy. He was a living example of the Rotarian motto “Service Above Self”. He will be missed, but his legacy to the province will go on forever. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, during their time of sorrow.

My deepest condolences to your family. Over the years I had the honour to serve on several committees with Aiden, he was truly a gentleman who loved his province.

Maureen and Family :
It was with sadness that I read of your fathers passing. I know you shall miss him, those whom we love so dearly never live long enough. He was a wonderful man, and gave sooo much of himself in various ways. My husband Ian worked with him in a few Charities, and was devoted to him.
Warmest condolences to you and your family.
Margot Reid

What a sad loss. Aidan was a true gentleman and a proud servant of his country and community. May he rest in peace.

Maureen and Family,
So sorry to read this sad news this morning of your Father’s passing. A true gentleman, I always enjoyed our encounters when our paths crossed, primarily at heritage functions. I know he and my Grandfather were great friends over the years.
The lasting impacts Aiden made on the Province and the projects that he took on are a legacy as are you and his Grandchildren and Great-Grandchilden.
I am sorry not to be able to visit in person at this time, but know that my thoughts are with you all as you face this sad time
Sincere condolences,

Dear Maureen and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time. Take comfort in the wonderful memories. He will be missed by many.
Robin & Pat

Dear Maureen, Brian, Margaret and the entire Maloney family:
We carry you in our thoughts and in our hearts at this time of celebrating the exceptional life of dearest Aidan.
Aidan was a supremely special cousin and deeply beloved by our family from his early days in King’s Cove to the present.
Because of our health, we shall not be personally able to attend the funeral; but we will join with you in spirit to give great gratitude for dear Aidan who was an inspiration to us all.
Sincerely, Jack & Judy (McGrath) O’Donnell

Maureen and Family:

We were very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was such a wonderful man, kind and gentle…he will truly be missed by many. Please accept our sincerest condolences and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Bonnie and Charlie Morgan

Dear Maureen and Members of Mr. Maloney’s Family, It was with deep sadness that we learned about the death of Mr. Maloney. Our province and our Church have lost a great presence, a strong leader and a gentle man. His compassionate presence and his wise leadership in our province in its early years in Canada was key to its maturing and finding its new sense of identity and dignity. The Sisters of Mercy and our beloved St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital have also lost a special friend who guided us gracefully and faithfully through many difficult and troubling times. May the legacy of compassion and wisdom, courage and strength which he has left be a source of comfort for you in these days. May he rest now in the peace and love of our God for all eternity. Blessings, Sister Elizabeth Davis for All the Sisters of Mercy

Maureen and family

So very saddened to hear of Uncle Aidan’s passing. He was a dear sweet man and we loved him so much . Prayers for all of you Love Peggy

To the family I send sincere condolences He was a man I greatly admired and would look forward to him dropping by for s chat when he visited Port Union. May he RIP

Maureen and family
My condolences on the loss of your dad.
Thank you for sharing him with us.
He was a true gentleman . It was a privilege and pleasure to look after your dad. Will miss his smile and wit.
Mr Maloney , good night and god bless
Dianne RN

Maureen and families, sincere sympathy. Your Dad was a gentle- gentleman , one of NL. finest sons.

I am so sorry to learn of your Dad’s death. He served on the Board of St. Clare’s with my Mom for many years. I knew him through her and through Mary Queen of Peace. Your Dad was a fine man and a real gentleman. Despite his accomplishments, he was Gracious and unassuming.

I hope your Dad’s exceptional kindness provides comfort to you in your loss. With sympathy

Please accept our condolences on your Dad’s passing I, Marian, have pleassnt memories of Mr. Maloney, a true gentleman!
Fred and Marian (Quinlan) Hopkins

Maureen and family

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s death. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayer. Your Dad was a great man and always greeted me so attentively and kindly.