Clara Coultas (nee Cutler)

July 15, 2017


Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, after a lengthy illness, Clara Coultas aged 87 years. Clara was born on Fair Island, Bonavista Bay. Upon the passing of her mother, Frances Pickett, Clara went to live with Minnie and Llewellyn Brown, who raised her as their own; but moved to St. John’s as a young woman to pursue a career in nursing. Ending her career as Director of Nursing at the Children’s Rehab in St. John’s. Clara enjoyed many camping trips through her lifetime with good friends Maxine and Charles Bursey. She very much enjoyed the holidays she spent in Florida until her failing health kept her from returning. Clara’s love for her son Leslie, and her grandson Joshua was clearly evident to all who knew her. She enjoyed the times spend at their home with daughter in law Karen also. She is predeceased by her husband Bursell; grandson Zachary Strong; and siblings Walter Jr., Ash, David and Josephine. Leaving behind with loving memories her son Leslie (Karen); grandson Joshua; siblings Frances Cutler, George Cutler (Daphne), Janet Moulton (Cecil), Rhyna Cutler (Ian), Joe Cutler (Marilyn) and Janet Cutler; and longtime friend Maxine Bursey; also a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A special thank you to the staff of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, especially the nursing staff of 3 East/West; with special thanks to Nurse Gina Elliott, for their kind and compassionate ways shown towards mom. Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday July 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place from Gower Street United on Wednesday July 19 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Clara’s memory may be made to Cancer Society.



2-4 p.m. on July 18, 2017

7-9 p.m. on July 18, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Wednesday July 19th

Gower Street United Church


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RIP Mrs Coultas
Deepest condolences to Les and family.

Brady,Chris and Kelly Penton

On behalf of the General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni I wish to express to Mrs. Coultis’s family our deepest sympathy. She will be remembered by her alumni colleagues in the roll call at the Annual Alumni dinner this fall and her name will be recorded in our Memorial Book of deceased Graduates. She will be remembered as a proud graduate of our school. Sincerely, Jeanette Walsh on behalf of Janice Marsh, President, General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni

Leslie and family, sincere sympathy ,thinking of you at this sad time. You and your family were dearly loved,
cherish the memories

leslie and family, my sympathy on the death of your mom. I Worked . as a Nurse at the Rehab and had a lot of pleasant memories of her caring ways..
I now live in N.S. so will not be able to attend the Service but used to visit her at St. Pat’s when I would come to St. John’s.. Sincerely Winnie Lane
You will miss her.

Les, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thinking of you , karen , and Josh in this most difficult time.

Hi Les, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I won’t be at the funeral home but I , just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you May your mom find peace as an angel.

“She will be forever in our hearts and deeply missed. Until we meet again.”