Carolyn Mary Bourne

August 22, 2017


Passed peacefully away at the PCU surrounded by her loving family on August 22, 2017, Carolyn Bourne aged 64 years. Predeceased by her father James. Leaving behind with loving memories her husband Gerald Hawco; children Corey (Karen) and Clay (Sherry); grandchildren Dane, Reid and Parker; mother Ruby; brothers Ken (Valerie) and Keith (Rebecca); and a number of other relatives and friends. As per Carolyn’s request, cremation has taken place. An interment will take place on Friday August 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from Kenmount Road Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to Ovarian Cancer.



2:00pm, Friday August 25th

Kenmount Road Anglican Cemetery


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To all of Carolyn’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. She will be remembered by a lot of people as a very kind caring person. I hope the wonderful memories you have of her eases your pain even if just a little.

So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She was a beautiful and kind person. May the wonderful memories of your time together bring peace during times of sorrow. Thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

Carolyn was a lovely caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Rest in Peace Carolyn.

Mrs. Bourne and Carolyn’s loved ones: I was deeply saddened to hear of Carolyn’s untimely passing. Reading through these messages of condolence, I can only say “yes”. The descriptions totally nailed the wonderfulness of Carolyn’s outgoing, generous, and vibrant personality. We shared the same birth date, although a year apart, and would often go to lunch to celebrate, especially when we both worked at MUN. You left a bright mark on many lives, and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of deep sorrow.

Dear Gerry and Family: we can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling. Please know we send our heart-felt condolences. Carolyn was a beautiful and most remarkable woman in every sense. She demonstrated kindness and empathy, had a wonderful sense of humor, great fashion sense, and could have been a spokesperson for any lipstick company! Carolyn was always upbeat and was a great inspiration to all who knew her. She will be missed but never forgotten. All our love, Bev (nee Bourne) and Austin Ball

Gerry, Clay, Cory, Aunt Ruby, Ken, Keith and families, so sad to hear of Carolyn’s passing. May she rest in peace. I am so fortunate to have reconnected with her. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. Carolyn truly cared for others and was a very positive person; always a kind word and there to help others.

I am in Portugal, and was so sorry to hear the sad news., Carolyn gave such encouragement to me and others while fighting her own battle. Tha!s the kind person she was. I will miss her.

My condolences to Gerry and family.
It is so sad to lose a wonderful secretary who became as wonderful a friend. Carolyn always had so much energy, even through her illness, and that was inspiring.
Thank you, Carolyn, for all your work for nearly 30 years, and for explaining to me the importance you placed on lipstick. Although you always said you looked well because of it, I think the twinkle in your eyes was also important.
Bon voyage.

My Condolences to Gerry and family. Such a lovely lady and great friend to my mom.

Ruby, Ken, and the Bourne family. So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Our thoughts are with you, st this difficult time.

Gary and Linda Humby

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carolyn’s family at this time of sorrow. I enjoyed talking with her when she visited in Crocker’s Cove, Carbonear. She will be missed. Rest in peace

Gerry,, Clay, Corey, Aunt Ruby:Ken & Keith, Thinking of you at this difficult time in your lives. So sad to think of Carolyn’s passing. It was only 5 weeks ago that we spent Sunday afternoon cooking a scoff of greens on our deck. She had such a beautiful, strong and caring attitude. She will be sadly missed by us. It was her positive attitude that kept her going.

To Carolyn’s family, I offer my deepest thoughts of sympathy. I met Carolyn approximately 5-6 years ago when she joined my Weight Watchers group. Within a short time after she was diagnosed with Ovaruan Cancer and since that time I have seen the bravest fight by an individual to overcome ! She had good times and bad times but never gave up her zest for life and to stay connected with her Weight Watchers sisterhood ladies who she often said gave her a reason to fight because of keeping her in the social circle! Carolyn, you were our angel and inspiration and we learned so much about mortality from you. Go fly with the angels and please never forget the positive impact you left behind. Rest In Peace my friend!

So sorry to hear of Carolyn,s passing..My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time


Gerry and family,
So was so sadden to hear of Carolyn’s passing today. I worked at MUN with Carolyn as well we shared lots of lovely chats together. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed by so many. Heaven has certainly gained another angel. Rest in peace dear friend until we meet again. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Gerry, Aunt Ruby and family,
Although Carolyn was my cousin I hadn’t seen her for 41 – years but got to know her again through email, phone calls and texting. several years ago She was such a lovely, lovely lady. She shared in joys and sorrows and was determined to beat or beat back, at least, the horrible illenss that finally took her from everyone. I respected and loved her. She will be missed. My prayers are sent to Gerry, her kids and the whole Bourne family for this huge loss.

I am saddened to learn of Caroline’s untimely passing and extend sincere condolences to her family. I had the pleasure of working with her at Memorial and found her to be a generous, kind, hard-working individual who was a true professional in every sense of the word. Many have been touch by her sense of humour, her ready smile and positive outlook on life. May the memories of this truly good person sustain you in the days ahead.
Frank & Celeste Hawkins

Gerry and Family
So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing.
Got to meet both of you during our work life at MUN.
My heart is saddened by your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Memories of Carolyn are all wonderful. Always ready to give support or lend a hand, she had a kind and loving heart. Me sincerest condolences to Gerry and all her family.. Rest in peace, my dear cousin.

So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing! It is a true testament to a life well lived… but yet cut too short…when those memories one has …are of positive influences she has made on those she met on a daily basis. Her work ethic, her smile, her generosity of spirit will never be forgotten among those of us who worked with her at Memorial. May your fond memories strengthen you and know that she was an inspiration to many of us who worked with her over the years.

My deepest sympathies to Carolyn’s family. Carolyn worked for many doctors tirelessly doing their billings. She was a kind and cheerful soul. She will be missed. Jeremy Pridham MD

Gerald & the Bourne Family:

So saddened to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. We had the pleasure of meeting Carolyn. She was a lovely lady who was always smiling and cared deeply for everyone. She will never be forgotten by us and everyone she touched. Hold the memories of her in your hearts and cherish them forever. RIP. Carolyn

Paul & Madonna Hawco & Family
Fort McMurray, Alberta

So saddened to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She was a delightful lady, who was very courageous right to the end. My sincerest condolences to Gerry, her family and friends.

To Carolyn’s family, my heartfelt condolences. Carolyn was such a beautiful soul, always with a smile and looking radiant. She was and always will be an inspiration to me and many others whose lives she touched. I hope the memories you have of this beautiful woman will bring you peace.

Clay,my deepest sympathy to you,and your family in the passing of your mom,may the wonderful memories you have of her ,help you through the many difficult days ahead….rest peacefully mrs.bourne

So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing, she is flying with the angels now. She was my first supervisor at MUN, and dear friend. There are no words to ease your pain at this time, I hope that your beautiful memories will help you all through this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

So saddened to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She was a tower of strength, a real inspiration. We worked together at MUN for many years and were good friends. I always looked forward to seeing her so we could catch up on each other’s lives. She will be missed by anyone who’s path she crossed. My sincere condolences to Gerry, Clay, Corey and their families.

So sorry to hear that Carolyn has passed away. Many years ago when we were neighbours we knew her as a child, what a lot of water under the bridge since then. Our prayers are with you and the family

We became friends and neighbours with Carolyn on Spruce Ave., as we watched our sons grow. She was a lovely friend and very courageous during these last few years. Our sympathy goes out today to Corey, Clay, Gerry and all her family and friends. She has gone too soon.
Love from all the Ford Family

So sad to learn of Carolyn’s passing; Carolyn was a friend and colleague and a lovely human being.

Condolences to the family during your time of loss. Carolyn was a one of my many regulars for Friday Happy Hour at The Guv’nor, when I worked there. Always smiling and never a bad word to say about anyone. RIP Carolyn

So very, very sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. May memories of happier times bring you peace and comfort.

I have lost a dear friend. Such an incredible woman always there to lend a hand and give support.

She has given me so many beautiful memories that I will carry with me forever. Nite Nite my friend. Love ya.

Gerry and family,
I would like to express my sincere condolences for your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

Very sad day to learn of Carolyn’s passing. I can remember through the 1990’s Carolyn’s friendly way and support of myself and others who were adjusting to Newfoundland. Sincerest condolences.

Bourne family,

So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. I’m one of her WW friends, but I knew her 45 years ago when we worked at K-Mart on Topsail Rd. We reconnected 3 years ago at WW.

She was a beautiful woman then, and when we were together most recently.

My thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family at this very difficult time.

Melvina Moores and family

I had the privilege of working with Carolyn during the last 20 years of her career. She was immensely supportive and generous, always eager to help, proud of your accomplishments and encouraging of your work. Her consistent smile and sincere interest in you brightened everyday. She personified kindness and dignity and she carried a spirit which will be forever missed. Everyone who knew her feels this loss.

Cory, Clay and Family:

Our sincere condolences. We are thinking about you. Everyone on MUN campus is remembering your Mom today.

Clay and Family,
May fond memories of your mother bring you comfort during this hard time. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

Gerry and family,
My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May the comfort and love of all those around you provide some peace and strength during this difficult time and the days ahead.

Clay and family,

I’m so very sorry to hear about your mother. I have many fond memories of her and remember how very proud she was of her boys. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Wendy Walsh

There are not enough words to express how sad we are to learn that Carolyn has past. She was truly one of the kindest and caring person we have ever know not to say a wonderful neighbour. Keep your hearts full of all the memories you have of her and she will live on forever in your hearts. Hugs to you all and God Bless.
Shirley & David Rendell & family.

Gerry and family
Please accept our deepest condolences on Carolyn’s passing.

Am very saddened to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences and may you find comfort in the good memories of your life together during this difficult time.

Ruby and family, so saddened to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you celebrate Carolyn’s life. She was certainly an inspiration to so many. We know your wonderful memories will help you in the days ahead.

Garry and Debbie Chaytor.

Clay and family: Sorry for your loss, thinking of you tonight and all the wonderful memories with Carolyn when you were all so young. Janice MacDonald

Gerry, Cory, Clay, Aunt Ruby & Family
Sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Spoke with her just a short while ago, and she was so upbeat and looked radiant. She was certainly a strong person. Take comfort in knowing that she is now at peace and free from pain. Treasure all your fond memories, they will sustain you as you face the difficult days ahead..Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brave, loving, genuine, friend, mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister, this was Carolyn. To her family and friends I send my heart felt condolences. RIP dear friend.

Gerry, Ruby & Family,
We were very saddened to learn of Carolyn’s passing. She was a wonderful person who always lit up the room, she will be fondly remembered & missed.

We met Carolyn in Florida in May 2016 through mutual friends from Carbonear. After several social interactions on the beach and at dinners it was obvious Carolyn was a caring and genuine individual. Her smile lit up the room and she was always so upbeat even in the face of the challenges that lay ahead. Our sincere condolences to all members of her family.

Gerry I’m so very sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. I was just thinking about her yesterday,
Carolyn was a beautiful women inside and out. It was an honour to know her these last few years.
My thoughts are with you.

You were a generous, incredibly strong and courages woman. You were a kind and loving mother in law and as well as a friend. I will forever cherish our relationship and the many times we just sat back and relaxed together with a glass of wine. Parker will always be reminded of what an amazing Nana you were and how much you loved him. May you rest in peace xoxo

Clay, as you know, I first met your wonderful mom as a student working at MUN. No matter how much time had gone by between our conversations and run ins, she remained just as genuine, kind and interested in how my life was going as she did the first day that I met her. I knew her long before I knew Mark or yourself and I always really loved her as a person. Your mom was a true fighter and her beautiful smile will continue to shine down on us all. I will say a little prayer for her tonight. My sincerest condolences to you and all who loved her. xo

You were a great mother in law and a great friend. You’ll forever be missed and in our memories. I will cherish the many times we sat back and just relaxed together with a bottle of wine. Parker will always know what a great Nana you were and will always be reminded of you. You were a very strong and courageous woman with an amazing heart and I was blessed to know you. May you rest in peace xoxo

To Gerry and Carolyn’s Family,
Deepest sympathies to each of you on the passing of a very beautiful, loving and courageous woman. She had a spirit and strength like no other. She will be missed tremendously. Love you my friend XOXO

Thinking of you all, Carolyn Blackmore

Clay and family, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing……thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time……

Walter and Brenda Pelley

Gerald and the Bourne family::
Sincere sympathy to you all on Carolyn’s passing . My thoughts are with you today on this sad occasion.

Calvin Gibbons
(formally of 53 First Street)

My deepest sympathies to all of Carolyn’s family and friends. She was the most wonderful and beautiful woman, both in heart and spirit. I will miss her so very much. Never forgotten.
With much love, Carolyn dear.
Cousin Susan