Calvert LeGrow

April 20, 1933 to November 16, 2021


To view the online service from the Wesley United Church for the late Calvert LeGrow on Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 3:00pm please click on the link below:

Passed peacefully away in the comfort of his home on November 16th 2021 at 88 years of age. Remembered with fond and loving memories by his beloved wife of 65 years Louise LeGrow; his three children, Jeff LeGrow (Kim Hender), Dr. Karen LeGrow (Richard Yan), and Janet LeGrow (favourite person); his four grandchildren Justin LeGrow, Dr. Megan LeGrow (fiance Luke Shea), Ryan Yan, and Rebecca Yan; cherished family friends Winnie Hann and Cindy LeGrow.

We like to thank family and friends, in particular, Jennifer Pinsent Barnes and Marvin Barnes, and Gail Ryan for all their love and support during this difficult time. Special thanks to Winnie Hann for your care, loving devotion, and commitment to Cal and his wife Louise over the past three years. Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Dr. Roger Butler and registered nurse April Adams for their attention, compassion, and going above and beyond to help us along this journey.

Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, November 18th, from 1 – 4 pm and 6 – 9 pm.  The Funeral Service will take place at Wesley United Church, on Friday, November 19th, at 3:00 pm.  For those wishing to view the service, it will be livestreamed.  The link to the service will be posted on the Carnell’s website.  Please respect social distancing and follow all COVID 19 public health protocols.  The family encourages anyone who would like to share stories of Calvert, to do so in the condolence section of the obituary.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Bauline Community Centre, Wesley United Church, or St. John’s Lions Club.



1:00-4:00pm on November 18, 2021

6:00-9:00pm on November 18, 2021

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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3:00pm, Friday November 19th

Wesley United Church


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Louise, and family, so sorry to hear of Cal’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and family.

Jeff, my Mom told me of your Dad’s passing. It was nice to have the flowers left at the church from the funeral.
I know what’s like to lose a Father so you/we will have memories, experiences to jog certain feelings and times that he has a close presence.
Dad always had a high respect/opinion of Cal: a good supporter of the church, VOWR (Dad wrote a book on it) and a kind of distant relative. .

Janet and Karen,

Thinking of you and your whole family as you mourn the loss of your wonderful Dad! I remember him and your Mom fondly from when we were young (the good old Zellers days). I’m sure you have a million beautiful memories from his long, amazing life., which I hope will help ease some of the pain of losing him. Beth

Cal and Louise graduated from Curtis Academy high school the same year as I did.
Curtis won the high school football and basketball championships that year and Cal was captain of the football team. I also bowled with Call in the city club league and played junior baseball with him. In the baseball playoffs one year, Cal hit a home run when we won our only game. Good memories. Sorry to hear of his passing.

Extending our deepest sympathies to Louise and Family.
We will miss him loads and raise a cup to remember him.

Glenn and I extend our deepest sympathies to the family on the passing of Mr. Legrow. We know he will be deeply missed.

Sorry to hear about Cal’s passing. I’ve known Cal since our mid teenage years. Some of the boys used to tease him by singing “they grow small potatoes down in Bauline”. Whatever that was about, I don’t know.

Condolences from the Hutchens family
Mom and. Dad often spoke of Cal and their St. Pete’s vacations.

Our condolences to the family!

Jeff & family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Louise and Jeff, so sorry to hear about Cal’s passing. I worked with Cal for a couple of years at Job’s Insurance and crossed paths over the years. He was a true gentleman and a great guy. Cal will be sadly missed.

So sorry for your loss Jeff and family. Such a beautiful service and tribute to your dad. RIP Mr. LeGrow.

Very sad to hear of your father’s passing. I always felt comfortable in the Legrow home and enjoyed conversations with Mr. Legrow.

So sad to read of Cal’s passing . Condolences to all the family. Rest In Peace Cal .

So sorry to hear of cals passing, sincere condolences to you and the family

Fond memories of Mr. LeGrow as a coach for minor hockey so many, many years ago. I’m sure you will draw strength from your own memories of a life well lived.

Jeff, Janet and family… so sorry for your loss! Cal was such a sweet man and I always loved seeing him come into the office or to the various events that took place during Christmas etc. He was like a father figure to all of us…a man you would never want to disappoint because he was so supportive and fair to everyone. Such a bright light and joy to be around. He will be missed!

The celebration of Cal’s life and legacy today, was an absolute honour to behold. What a wonderful tribute to an astonishing man, who will undoubtedly live forever, in oh so many hearts and lives. His smile will always serve as a positive light in the world.
Your family is beyond special – the love, connections, positivity…..We are holding you all in our hearts and prayers.
Tanya Hutchings (Billy Dawe’s Daughter) xo

Thinking of you at this sad time , cal was such a sweet man , you will surely miss him , it’s sad when our love ones have to leave us , But they will still live on in our memories t take care

Thinking of you at this sad time , cal was such a sweet man , you will surely miss him , it’s sad when our love ones have to leave us , But they will still live on in our memories t take care

Jeff , Karen Janet, Mrs. Legrow I’d like to offer my deepest condolences. I have only fond memories of Cal, from early days of playing Avalon Minor hockey with the families to being a bartender at one of the Cal Legrow Christmas parties. It was always a lot of laughing and fun to be around your father. May you find some comfort in the days ahead.

Thinking of you at this difficult time ,I had the pleasure of knowing Cal as well as caring for him for a short time ,Cal was a sweet and kind man and loved his life and family very much as well Cal loved a good joke even the cheesy ones ,I would try to remember as many as I could just so I could tell him the next day which he always enjoyed and had a laugh at. Even in such a short time I enjoyed my time with him and visits with his Louise and his children.

Legrow Family
Sincere condolences to all the family !!

The Jamiesons

LeGrow family….sorry to see your news. I remember Mr. LeGrow from the 1990s onward. He was certainly a great man. Condolences from the Craig family.

Karen, my condolences to you and your family.

Siinceres condolences to Louiies and familyshirley

To the Legrow Family
Sorry to hear of Cals passing. Please accept our deepest condolences, your are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Peter and Shirley Barbour

We were saddened to hear of Cals passing.
A true gentleman.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Legrow Family at this time.

Wayne and Marcella Butt

Jeff & Family,
Sorry to hear of Mr. LeGrow’s passing. Sending you my deepest condolences at this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

Sincere condolences to Louise and family.

Louise and family please accept our deepest sympathy.So sorry to here of cal’s passing.We were your first tenants in your new house..You both were the best landlords a young couple could ever have.Think of you often.God Bless you all Bob & Emily Bailey

Jeff and Family.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. LeGrow. My condolences to you and your family. I remember him well from hanging around on Exmouth Street. Wonderful and funny man. Cherish the memories and he will always be with you.

So sorry to hear Louise ,Jeff and Janet t about Cal’ s passing. He has left fond memories to all who knew him and his love of his family was well known my condolences to you all.

Jeff and Family
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Jeff,Janet and family, please accept our sincere condolences.We have many fond memories of your Dad who was one of the finest, sweetest men you could ever meet.Keep all those wonderful memories of your dad close to your heart to help you through this difficult time ..Take good Care…Wayne and Heather and the sharpe family🥰

Jeff and Family,

My condolence you Jeff and the family. May your memories help you through the difficult days ahead..

Our deepest condolences to Jeff and entire Legrow family. Thinking of you all during this most difficult time.

Our deepest condolences to Jeff and family in these hard times, may Mr. LeGrow rest in peace and God bless the entire family.

Louise and family.

My condolences to you Louise and family on a gentleman that I had the pleasure to get the know over the years. I had the upmost respect for Cal. The number of meals we shared in your home and at the home of a special friend Theresa Parnell will definitely bring a smile every time I think of you. The road trips to Plate Cove and Bonavista where we shared lots of laughter will be memories I will hold dear. Thanks for the memories my friend rest in peace.

Mrs. LeGrow and family,

Condolences to you all on the death of Mr. LeGrow. He was a very kind and generous man.
Take care and God Bless

Mary Rose

A great person! Both him and Louise must have made an impression on me for I have thought and mentioned them several times. Cal’s humour ( most which took place during meals)and all the laughter was just what we as students needed after a day of lectures. This was the year of their first born! Great memories of my stay at Grendel Avenue indeed. Our condolences to the family at this time.

Gord Giles

Jeff and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. He and my father where friends way way back. May your happy memories help you through this tough time.

My condolences to the family

Louise and LeGrow Family. Deepest condolences
to you at this time. Cal and I had many golfing
days and coffee times..
Sincerely Albert Noftall

I was so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He certainly packed a lot of life into his 88 years. May your memories of happy days bring you solace at this difficult time.

Our condolences to Mrs.Legrow and all the Legrow family on the passing of your husband and father ..Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Harry and Shirley Chipman

Mrs Legrow, Jeff, Karen, Janet and families, please accept my most heart felt condolences on your loss, sending you my deepest sympathies.

My deepest condolences to Jeff, Karen, Janet and family on the loss of your father.

Jeff, Justin and Family–Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, cherish the wonderful memories to help you get through the days ahead..

Jeff, and all the Legrow family, my deepest condolences on the passing of your father. May the many cherished memories you have comfort you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

My deepest sympathies and condolences to Janet and family.
Thinking of you,
Cathy Favre

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thought and Prayers are with you at this difficult time. Keep your Memories close!!

Janet, my heartfelt condolences to you and yours during this difficult time. May all of your happy memories help you navigate this difficult time.

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your loved one . I had the honor of serving with Cal on the Avalon Minor Hockey Association executive some 40 years ago; I remember him as a strong leader, hard worker, and an honest, sincere man with a warm smile and welcoming handshake. May he Rest In Peace.

On behalf of the Lockyer famly i would like to offer sincere condolences to your family at this time.
Eddie lockyer

Sending our sincere condolences to you and your family. Very sorry to hear of your loss.

Louise, Jeff, Karen, Janet and family,,

Sorry to hear about the passing of “Uncle Cal”. He was an amazing man. I have many fond memories of him, how was he was there for our family when I was a kid. May you find comfort in your fond memories during this difficult time.

Jeff and Family,
Sending along my condolences to you and your family.
My thoughts are with you during this time.

Louise and family myself and Frank are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Frank and Michelle Parrell


Sending deepest sympathies on behalf of my Mom, Helen Harding, I know that if she were able, she would want you to know that she is thinking of you and sending along her condolences.

Jeff and family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to all of your family. Take care and stay safe.

My condolences to the family and friends of Mr LeGrow, sending you all prayers during your time of mourning.

Mrs. LeGrow, Jeff, Karen and Janet and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. LeGrow’s passing.
My thought and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Deepest sympathy to Louise and the family on cousin Cal’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Fred and Shirley Saunders ( Decker )

I will sincerely miss you my friend. For so many years one of the highlights of going home was my get togethers with you Louise and all our friends. You always remembered me and I will never forget you. I wish I was there Louise to help in any way at this difficult time, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you always. Edward Flynn

Sincere condolences to the families and friends. Always a difficult time to lose someone. We have to concentrate on good times we had with the loved one to help us in that journey.

Our deepest condolences to Louse and Family. Cal brings back many memories of Our time with the St .John’s Lions Club especially at Lions Conventions. For many years We would cook up mussels at the Hotels, this was Our way to bring Lions to-gather before the meetings started. Very popular with Lions but not so with hotel staff (smell) but We had a blast and there are many other
great times We had to-gather, You will be missed.
Louise, you loss a great man but the memories will
lessen the burden, God Bless, RIP Lion Cal..

My condolences to the LeGrow family.I have fond memories of chatting with Cal during golf outings at Terra Nova years ago ,and always admiring his boundless energy.

Jeff and family – We hope that your many happy memories help you during this time

Dave and Levina Saunders

Jeff, Justin & family – Very sorry to hear of Cal’s passing. Thinking of you during this time.

Jeff, Janet and family,, we’re very sorry to hear of Cal’s passing. He was a good man with a beautiful soul that lived a full life.
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family and we hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of him.

To “Aunt” Louise, Jeff, Karen, Janet and families:

It’s difficult to accurately put into words, the level of sorrow that we feel for you today. To us, “Uncle Cal” was a larger-than-life type of person who, over the years, brought much fun and friendship our way. Memories of our families vacationing together back in-the-day at Trinity Cabins or just regular visits between us, bring a smile and he will always be fondly remembered as a warm, personable gentleman who was regarded by us as being very much like one of our own family. But, our greatest admiration, is for his legacy as a successful business person, whose corporate name has grown to become a very prominent one in our province and will continue to be so in the foreseeable future. May you rest in peace, “Uncle Cal.”

Our entire family extends our deepest of sympathies and love to you.

The Kirby families: Sadie, Keith and Roxanne, Doug and Kathleen, Bob and Lisa, and Ben, Shawn, Jacob and Claire.

Sincere Condolences to Mrs LeGrow and family at this sad time. I remember you as great neighbors on Exmouth St.

Louise and Family thinking of you at this sad time.
May memories of a life well lived bring you comfort and peace. Have fond memories of Curtis days .and neighborhood chats.

Janet, family and friends of Cal…I’m so sorry for your loss. I have always heard the most wonderful things about him. I’m thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Janet, family, and friends… Sending my deepest and sincerest condolences for your loss. He was always surrounded by your amazing family, and may the happiest of memories carry you through this difficult time.

May he Rest In Peace and may his memories be a blessing.

Jeff, so sorry to hear this news, my condolences to you and your family

Mrs LeGrow, Karen, Janet, Jeff and family Sending along my sincerest condolences. It was easy to see the love he had for you all. I have great memories of spending time with you in Florida. He loved a good laugh

My sincere condolences to all family and friends.

Jeff and Family
Our deepest condolences on passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! RIP Cal.

Mrs LeGrow, Karen, Janet, Jeff and family
My deepest condolences on the loss of Cal. I will always remember his love for his family and his love of life. Such a kind, funny and generous man. Cherish the beautiful memories as you navigate the difficult days ahead

Jeff – my deepest condolences to you and your family. I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

Sorry Sorry for your loss.. On behalf of me and all employees of

So sorry to hear of Cals passing.A true gentleman…To Louise and family our prayers are with you Ron and Shirley Dower.

Very sad news and my sincere condolences to Jeff and the family. My thoughts are with you.

Louise and family

Deepest sympathy from the members of the
ST JOHNS LIONS CLUB.. Cal was a life member of our club, ,, and helped in many ways. Over the years

st.Johns. Lions Club

Louise, Jeff, Karen, Janet  and family, please accept my family’s heartfelt condolences in regards to the passing of Cal. I have lots of great memories of coffee with Cal, Dad, and friends,  joking and listening to the stories of their youth. We also appreciated the day we spent with them in St Pete’s Beach, when mom and dad were unable to make that trip and Cal and Louise entertained us for the afternoon. Cal was easy to talk to, loved everyone he met and we will miss him.

Janet and family. Our deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of your dad. I remember him as a fun loving man. We spent many a fun night at your parents house; in our youth. Their door was always open. Thinking of you.
Lisa, Todd, Spencer and Sydney Groves

Jeff and LeGrow family, deepest condolences on the passing of your father. May he rest in peace.

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to all of the Family. Kirk and Bev Fleming

To Louise and Family, Sorry to hear of Cal’s passing,our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time June & Gerald.

To the LeGrow Family: Always have fond memories of Cal when I first joined the St. John’s Lions Club, how welcoming he was and he always had a kind word. Condolences to the LeGrow family.
Bill Taylor, St. John’s Lions Club.

Sending deepest condolences to the LeGrow family and friends. Throughout my years in the Heath family I have been entertained by many a story about Cal, Louise, Cyril and Matilda; and when told by Cyril there were not short stories! 😉 Cal has built a legacy not only in the business that bears his name but with the abundance of love, considerable devotion and total respect he has earned from his loving family, circle of friends and numerous colleagues from around the world. May all the wonderful memories of Cal bring peace during this very difficult time.

Louise and family

Deepest are all in my thoughts and prayers….I have very fond memories of Cal in the Lions Club.

Lion Marilyn

I wish to offer Jeff & the entire family my deepest condolences both personally & on behalf of Burns & Wilcox. His legacy will live on.

To Jeff and family, please except our deepest sympathies at this time. Stuart and Nonie MacLeod

So very sorry to hear of Mr. Legrow’s passing. He was a gentle soul with a welcoming smile. May your memories of him help your family through this very sad time.

So sad to hear of Cals’ passing, he was always so kind to me as I’m sure he was to everyone. This world was a better place with him in it. My deepest sympathy to the family ..

So sad to hear of Cal’s passing and hope the happy memories of all those years together help you through this difficult time .
Bill Bern and family

So sorry to hear of Mr LeGrow’s passing. We always found him to be so kind.. Thinking of all of you at this sad time..

Louise, Jeff, Janet and Karen and families, I am sorry to hear of Cal’s passing. I remember the first time I met him and how sweet and kind he was to me. Cal and Louise treated all of us at Cal LeGrow like family. It was a pleasure working for the LeGrow family business and the utmost pleasure of knowing Cal even when he would tease me. Sending hugs to you all from the other side of the country.

From growing up in the Baird subdivision to having Cal coach me in Pee-wee with Vatcher’s Garage to the Golf trips to Myrtle Beach many fond memories. RIP Cal

Deepest condolences to the family. I didn’t meet him myself but he sounds like a wonderful person to have known. Take comfort in your memories.

Deepest condolences to the family on mr LeGrow’s passing. Whenever I had the pleasure of meeting mr LeGrow it always turned out to be a meaningful conversation.He was such an amazing person.
Bill Tizzard

Jeff and Family – Deepest condolences on the passing of this wonderful man. May he rest in peace

Deepest Condolences to the LeGrow Family for your loss. I have many fond memories growing up a few doors down from Cal and eventually making a career (31 years and going) with the very successful business he stared. He was a kind and generous man, a staunch Habs fan (one of the reasons we got along so well) and most importantly an amazing Husband, Father (sometimes to me) & Grandfather.. I’ve had him wake me up from his rec room floor on Exmouth Street because I was unable to walk home just 3 houses away. (read between the lines why). The one thing I learned over the years while at the LeGrow home for various functions NEVER let Cal mix your drink!! (refer to previous comment re rec room floor). Cal was truly a gentleman and will be missed by the countless many people he touch in hi 88 years. May he rest in peace

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of Cal.
PDG Lewis Fifield,

Our condolences to Louise & family on Cal’s passing.

Jeff & family we are so sorry for your loss.
He was a very special person may he rest in peace.

KEN & Debbie Robert’s 💕

Deepest condolences to the Legrow Family on the passing of Mr. Legrow. May you all find peace in knowing he is at rest and cherish the wonderful memories he left with you all.

God Bless

Sending condolences to all the family upon Mr. LeGrow’s passing. Lots of happy memories from Exmouth Street days. Thinking of you all at this time.

Heidi (Parsons) and Dick Janes

I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man! My deepest sympathies to all of his family! I have many fond memories of all of you ! ❤️❤️🙏🙏🌹🌹