Cyril O'Driscoll

November 4, 1942 to September 2, 2017


Passed peacefully away at St. John’s General Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 after a brief and tenacious battle with cancer. He will be dearly missed by a large   and loving family: his wife May (Murphy), his brothers Bill, St. John’s and Gerry (Rita), Guelph, his sisters Agnes (Ron) Richard, Gander, Molly O’Driscoll-Croke (late Bill), Toronto, Anne (Len) Woodford, St. John’s and Joan (Doug) Kavanagh, Bauline, brothers-in-law Brian Murphy, Ken Murphy, Corner Brook, Larry (Dianne) Murphy, St. John’s, Ern Murphy, Calgary and sisters- in-law Marg O’Driscoll, Mount Pearl, Lillian Murphy, St. John’s, Winnie (late Ed) Mullaly, St. John’s, Brenda (Jim) Penney, Paradise, Linda (Aiden) Oliver, Gull Island, Sharon (Pat) Humphries, Rothesay,  Rita Murphy, Corner Brook, Donna (Greg) Woodworth, Cambridge and Michelle (Rick) Rideout, Corner Brook as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and many other relatives. Cyril will also be missed by the many friends he made through his study and work in the Earth Sciences field, in his career as a geologist with the Provincial Government and through his affiliations with various Geoscience Organizations. He was also a long-time active member in the St. John’s Curling Club. Cyril was predeceased by his parents Annie-Mae and William (Billy) O’Driscoll, brothers Robert (Bob), Paul and Linus and nephew Peter Croke. Our thanks to the Medical Staff of the Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and the ICU unit of the General Hospital for their professional and compassionate care. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. Visiting hours 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.5. Funeral Mass from Pius X Church, Smithville Crescent on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 1:15 p.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Topsail Road.



2-4 p.m. on September 5, 2017

7-9 p.m. on September 5, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:15pm, Wednesday September 6th

St. Pius X Church


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My! deepest sympathy to Cyril’s family. Cyrill and I were colleagues for decades at the Department of Mines. It was always enjoyable to be in his company. He will be sorely missed.

May, it’s very sad news to hear of Cyril’s passing. I hadn’t seen him for many years, but I still considered him a good friend. When I worked with Cyril in the mid-1970’s I found him a wonderful person to work with, and enjoyed socializing with him many other times, such as at sing-a-longs. My thoughts are with you.
Wayne Muggridge, Corner Brook

My condolences to May and Cyril’s wider family. Cyril was a classmate of mine in the smaller third and fourth year geology classes at MUN and a true gentleman and scholar. Our career paths diverged a but we occasionally met at conference and enjoyed his company.
Ray Penny

Thinking of you May at this sad & difficult time. Condolences to you & your family.
Paulette Quigley

I was sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing. My prayers and condolences go out to you.

So sorry May to hear of Cyril’s illness and passing. My sincere condolences to you , the Murphy and
the O’Driscoll families. My prayers are for you at
this very sad time. Sincerely Jean (Murray) Barron

Agnes and Ron:

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time and sending our sincere condolences.

Your friends at the Hut

So sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing.Please accept my sincere condolences during this difficult time.
Roy Meade

May, ,
So very saddened to hear of Cyril’s illness and passing. I know you have lost your partner, your soul mate and your best friend.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marilyn and Derm Jardine

Our deepest condolences on behalf of everyone at the St. John’s Curling Club. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

May: Sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing. I have spent many pleasant hours in his company, at work, with the Dept. of Mines, or curling, in the Sunday night league. You both are in my thoughts at this sad time.

I was very sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing.
It was a pleasure to be his family Dr these last 16 years.
To May and the entire family ,I hope that God will bring some comfort during this time of loss

So sorry to hear about Cyril’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire O’Driscooll family

Peggy Kennedy-Ronckovitz

Sending lots of love during this difficult time. Uncle Cyril will be missed. I have fond memories of being on the Pinch as a young boy and playing Rook with him. The Over Falls was always fun with Aunt May and Uncle Cyril. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Andrew, Ashley, Avery, Ruby & Kiley O’Driscoll

Dear May and family,

Our sincerest thoughts and condolences are with you and yours.

Don and Emma

Our sincere condolences to Gerry, Rita and families for the loss of Cyril. May Cyril’s soul rest in peace. May God be with you at this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless, Murray and Lorraine

So very sad to hear of Cyril’s passing. I worked with Cyril back in the mid-1970’s while on contract with the Provincial Geol. Survey including a summer field season based out of North Hr, Placentia Bay. He was a pleasure to work with and a lot of fun. I had not seen Cyril in a long time and was not aware of his illness. My sincere condolences to May, all of his family and close friends.. Sincerely Eric Hussey