Kyle Peter Alexander Ronayne

August 6, 1993 to April 21, 2023




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It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden and devastating loss of Kyle Peter Alexander Ronayne, on April 21, 2023, aged 29 years.

Kyle was the beloved only son of Deborah Craig (David), and Paul Ronayne, and a deeply-loved brother to his three sisters, Robyn Ronayne (Alfred Sanford), Erin Lewis (Trevor), and Kathryn Simone (Michael), and step-sister Laura Kroeker (Luke). He was the proud Uncle Kyle to eight nieces and nephews: Felicity, Elliot, Judah, Kate, Nora, Caleb, Theodore, and Lydia. He will be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends, and anyone else who had the privilege to know him.

Gone before him are his loving grandparents Edward and Marie Ronayne, his aunt Claire Walsh, his great-uncle Joseph Holden, grandparents Grace Skanes-Green, Gordon Skanes, and step-grandfather Frank Green, great uncle Gerald and Maude Skanes, as well as cousin Gerald Skanes, and step-grandparents Francis and Margaret Craig.

Kyle was a hard-working student of the Business Management program at College of the North Atlantic who aspired to someday own his own business. He had a passion for everything cars; he could often be found tinkering with his prized Acura, and he always welcomed the chance to get his hands dirty. He loved animals and was inseparable from his cats, Tiger and O.G.

Kyle will live on in our hearts. He greatly loved his family, and his family greatly loved him. He will be fondly remembered for his countless acts of kindness, his sharp wit and humor, and his unwavering selflessness. His presence will be greatly missed at birthdays, Christmasses, summer barbecues, family dinners, and all the ordinary moments in between. He was a larger-than-life, humble, gentle, and kind soul with a heart of gold, who set an example of how to treat others to which we can only hope to live.

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held Thursday, April 27th, 2023, at 2 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Parish, 120 Mundy Pond Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stella’s Circle ( and The Gathering Place (

A parent holds their child’s hand for a short time,

but holds their heart forever.



2-4 p.m. on April 26, 2023

7-9 p.m. on April 26, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Thursday April 27th

St. Teresa's Parish
120 Mundy Pond Rd, St. John's


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Deborah, family and loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the many memories you have shared. Take Care
Mary Somerton

To the family, my deepest dondolences to you all. Thoughts and prayers are being sent.

Debbie and family
So very sorry to hear of your sons passing. Our deepest condolences to you all. I can only imagine your pain but know that your many friends are thinking about you.

Deborah and family,
So sorry that I was not able to attend Kyle’s wake and funeral as we are out of the country. I remember him so well from living down the street when he was a little boy!
You are in my thoughts and prayers as you all navigate this unimaginable loss!
Liz Callahan

Debra,David and sisters. We were shocked and so saddened at the news of your loss of Kyle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Margie & Brian Hanley

Dear Deborah and family, David and I are saddened to hear of the loss of your darling son. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Marian and David Devine, Ottawa

Sincere condolences to you all on such a devastating loss. I was fortunate to teach Kyle at PWC and then reconnect with him at the gym. Kyle was a fine young man. I wish you strength and comfort

Deborah, David and family:
We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear son, Kyle. May the memory of his beautiful spirit bring you peace in these difficult days.
Brad, Kim and Family
(St. Teresa’s choir)

David, Deborah and family,
Sending the most sincerest condolences on your devastating loss of Kyle
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kathryn, I’m very sorry for your loss. Kyle is gone much too soon. My condolences to your whole family at this difficult time.

I am so very saddened to hear of your loss.
Please know that I am thinking of you and holding you close in my heart during this difficult time.

Deborah, Paul, Robyn, Erin, Kathryn sincere condolences o.n Kyle’s passing. I remember him well from YBC as very pleasant, caring and thoughtful. Take comfort from your happy memories of him.

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories growing up with Kyle, and spent lots of formative nights at both Paul & Deborah’s houses being stupid kids, just having fun. Although he’s gone way too soon, may Kyle live on in your hearts and memories, he was a wonderful guy. Thinking of you all.

Deborah and family,
Sending our most sincerest condolences on your devastating loss of your son and brother Kyle.
Our thoughts are with you.

To the family,
You don’t know me but my oldest son, John, used to hang out with Kyle at PWC. They used to drive around in his Acura during lunch time. My son really liked Kyle, he said he was a good friend and a really nice guy. I lost my youngest son, Noah, a month ago. I know exactly what you are going through, I am still devastated and miss him so much.. The pain is unimaginable. Just cherish the wonderful memories you had with Kyle.
Sending love and hugs to the whole family.

Debbie Paul and family . Deeply saddened to learn of your sons passing. I lost my son several years ago and know the pain of grief. Thinking of you and praying for you as you navigate the journey of grief . May he peace in peace!

Dear Deborah, Paul and Family:
Our Thoughts, Prayers and Sincere Sympathy are with you. May all the pleasant memories you have shared with dear Kyle be some comfort at this very difficult time.

Although our paths have crossed only sporadically since our nurse training days and reunions…our lives go on.
And, we share the common bond of family and friends, of love and heartbreak.
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your son. May you find comfort in the love and support of your family and all others dear to you

Your nursing classmate
Margie Hand

I am so sorry to hear of Kyle’s passing. I remember during our high school adventures Kyle’s presence., He was not more than 3 or 4 at the time with his white blond hair and bundles of energy.
Sending condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I hope that you hold Kyles memory close for many years to come.

Deborah and family,

I am devastated for you all on the loss of Kyle. I cannot image what you are enduring. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keep your memories close to your heart always. 🙏🙏

Janice Owens

Dearest Sweet Deborah, Paul and Family, Heartbroken, does not seem to truly capture all the emotions and sadness that embraced Liam and I when we heard. of Kyle’s passing. Please know you are in our hearts- sending strength and huge hugs during what I can only imagine to be the most difficult point ever in your lives and help you through it. Kyle and Liam and all the boys from Kindergarten up through the grades shared so many memories and laughter and love always, they were all such great friends, it just makes me smile thinking of those days. We are all better people for having met and had Kyle as part of our lives. I wish we could be there but know we are in spirit.dear friends. Love, Lori, Liam, Zac and Spenser ( Delaney)

Dear Deborah and family.; our deepest condolences on the passing of Kyle. May God travel with you during this most sorrowful time.

Oh my beautiful friend Deborah, I cannot even begin to fathom the depths of your heartbreak and despair on the loss of your precious boy. This is a pain that as mothers, we pray never to experience, but our plan is not God’s plan, so we trust that in all things, his will is done. We live in the hope of that grand reunion.
My condolences to you, Paul, your girls and the whole family as you navigate this trying time together.
I sorely wish I could be there to hug you.

To Deborah and the Ronayne Family,
We were so saddened to hear of Kyle’s passing. We had many good times with him when he was at the house and cabin with Lucas. He had such a pleasant personality and was always smiling. He was a great respectful young man and it was a pleasure to be in his company. May God give you strength to get through this difficult time. Thinking of you all. RIP Kyle
Kim and Charlie Noseworthy

Dearest Deborah and families, I cannot find the words to convey the sadness that I feel for you at this moment; nor can I come close to imagining your devastation. I know that this will be little consolation, (and I hope not inappropriate), but this is a Winnie the Pooh quote written by A.A. Milne::
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”
God bless, dear friend.

I am absolutely heart broken to hear the sad, sad news about Kyle. I was lucky enough to cross paths with Kyle and feel his love. He was so selfless, silly, hilarious, gentle, caring, and kind. I have many fond memories of our time together that I will always keep close to my heart.

I know there are so many grieving hearts in St. John’s, and the world is a darker place without him in it. His smile, laugh, and countless acts of kindness will live on in the hearts of all those who were lucky enough to have known him. He was an angel on earth and now he’s an angel in heaven. How Kyle treated others is an example to live by. I know that Kyle loved his family more than anything, hold on to that love as he continues to guide and watch over you from above.

All my love and prayers to you all, as you navigate your way through this truly impossible time.

To Robyn and your entire family. I’m so very sorry to hear of Kyle’s passing. I remember him and Katherine being just little kids when we worked at Tim’s together. He was a sweet boy. My condolences during this difficult time, you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care xo

Debra David and all family. I am so sorry for your loss! There are no words that can help with your grief. My prayers are with you! Bob

I met Kyle doing the refrigeration program at CNA in 2019. He was such a nice guy and great person to be around.

I meant to reach out to him over the past few weeks to see how he was doing and was shocked to see the news.

I wish his family and loved one’s all the best during this time because Kyle was a special guy and loved by all.

We are so saddened to hear about Kyle’s passing.. Our Deepest Condolences to all the Family at this very difficult time . We remember Kyle very well as he was a childhood friend of our Son Derrick. I remember dropping Derrick off at Kylie’s many times he was a lovely young man always a smile on his face. We will always remember Kyle . May He Rest In Peace … The Drake Family (Derrick, Sandra , Derrick & Emily )

Paul, Deborah, Robyn, Erin, Kathryn and families,

I am so sorry to hear about Kyle’s passing. My thoughts are with you all during this most difficult time. Take care.

Robyn, Erin and the Ronayne family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your brothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Take care

When Jesus was walking with Kyle on the beach there were two sets of foot step, now there is one because Jesus is carrying Kyle to his heavenly home. R.I.P

Robyn, Deborah and family,
My heart broke this morning when I heard of Kyle’s passing. I have no words to express my condolences. I remember him as a young boy and a young man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Please reach out if you need anything.

Deborah, Paul, Robyn, Erin and Kathryn and families. I was devastated to hear about Kyle’s passing and I am terribly sorry you are going through this loss. May the memories of your love and friendship give you strength and comfort during this sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kyle, my friend. We were born in the same hospital room. I will cherish all of our childhood birthday parties and adventures. We were reunited for school in jr high and we discussed our long past even the last time I saw you a few years ago.
Debbie, Paul, Kathryn and families I have no words for this tragic loss. Mom and I are holding you and the rest of your family close in our hearts

So sorry to hear of Kyle’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time.

Deborah & David, Paul, Robyn,Erin,Kathryn,
I’m so very saddened to hear of Kyles death.
I feel heartbroken for you all. Many happy memories
Of Middle Cove picnics and birthday celebrations.
With many , many prayers
Mary Gibbons Anderson

We are so saddened to hear of Kyle’s passing and our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.. I have so many fond memories of Kyle as a younger boy growing up. He seemed to always be around with Mitchell and others at our house on Hamilton Avenue. Sleepovers, outings and just hanging around and having fun. From Beavers to Cubs we had a lot of fun together and I will think of him often and miss him dearly.

Paul, Deborah, and families… so sorry to hear of Kyle’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

Ally & John, Max and KP, and I are so very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Kyle.

Debbie and Paul. Your are the two people that first brought Marian and I together forty five years ago. You hold a special place in our hearts. Now during this time of sadness for you both please know that we are there with you and will be thinking of you. You have brought joy and happiness to us and many others. We are sending you all our love and wish you to be strong. during this time,

Kyle was truly one in a million. Even as young kids, Kyle was so kind, caring and a wonderful friend. I will cherish all the memories that we shared and will miss him dearly. Sending my deepest condolences to his friends, family and fur babies.
Kyle, you’ll always be remembered buddy. Thank you for your friendship 🤍

On behalf of all the Fontaine family we send our condolences on the passing of Kyle.. From early childhood school days, our kids and Kyle and his siblings began their friendships. We had many happy times together surrounded by friends and family.. Sending all of you a hug. Yves, Sandra, Christine, Daniel and Sarah.

So sorry to hear this , always made me laugh , such a great guy 🙁 rest easy my friend

My Deepest Condolences to the Ronayne Family at the lost of Kyle . Wishing you peace, comfort, courage and God’s healing hand at this time of sorrow. Our hearts goes out to each and everyone of you at this difficult time . We are thinking of you and your family and sending caring thoughts your way to support you through this tremenous lost . Kyle will always be remembered for his great smile and quiet demeanor . God Bless , Fly high with the Angels Klye . Herbie Lewis and Family

So sorry to hear of Kyle’s passing , his larger than life personality will definitely be missed in our classroom. I only had the pleasure of knowing him since we started the Business Management course but we got along like we knew each other our whole lives , he will be missed for sure

Deborah, David, Paul, Robyn, Erin, Kathryn and Laura. We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of Kyle. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Please accept our sincere condolences.

So sorry for your loss. Sending condolences from Cape Breton. Thinking of you all. 💕💕

We are so sorry for the loss of your much beloved son Kyle. Please accept our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy.. Deborah, David and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Let your memories of Kyle and the love of family and friends surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead.
Joseph & Elizabeth Woodrow

Class won’t be the same without your goofy ass I’ll miss you so much man. You really were the highlight of my day every single day I walked in there. I’m so sorry. Loves ya man Dream Team forever 💕 Rest easy

Deborah I am heartbroken to hear this. Kyle was always a gentle and wonderful friend. He and Ethan spent so many happy times together. I wish I was there to come to the visitation. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest easy Kyle. You held a gentle presence that not many could aspire to.

To the Roynayn family so sotry to hear of the sudden passing of Kyle. May he RIP

To my dear friends Deborah, David and the Ronayne family; I am deeply saddened to hear of Kyle’s passing. I have fond memories of him whether it be barbecuing, helping out with the after dinner cleanup or taking the time to stay for a chat during many of my visits at your home. kyle was a kind and gentle young man who will be greatly missed. I know you have precious memories that I hope will offer some comfort along the way. I am so sorry for your loss. ❤️🙏🙏
Hugs, Ella Hiscock and family

Dear Deborah, My heart sincerely aches for your great loss. God bless you and your precious family 🙏💕