Daphne Victoria Duff (Squires)

September 16, 1935 to March 12, 2023


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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend on Sunday March 12th, 2023, at the Health Sciences Centre, Daphne Victoria Duff, age 87 years.

Predeceased by parents Caleb and Lillian Squires; her husband of 53 years, Wallace; brother Caleb Squires; twin sister Daisy Sharpe.

Leaving to mourn her adoring children, James Murphy (Debbie), Leonard Murphy (Bernice), Howard (Millie) Duff, Charmaine Kennedy (Roger), Karen Seaward, and Marilyn Duff Penney; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and especially her special great-granddaughter Katelyn; brother Mack Squires; sisters, Vera Clarke (George), and Glenys Ainsworth (Tom); other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Great appreciation to Dr. Stefanelli and the nurses and staff of 4South-B at the Health Sciences Centre for the care and support shown to our “Mom”. Also, to the staff of Meadow Creek Retirement Home for the loving care which she received as a resident there.

Cremation has taken place.

A celebration of life will take place on Monday, March 20th, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at St. Thomas of Villa Nova Cemetery, Topsail.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Daphne’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Society.

To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com.




2:00pm, Monday March 20th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow at St. Thomas of Villa Nova Cemetery, Topsail


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So saddened to hear about your loved one Daphne’s passing..
Daphne was a wonderful woman with a lot of kindness and caring for the people around her. She was a neighbour of my mother-in-law, Frances Hipditch, at Meadow Creek (who passed away last March 14, 2022.)..
Daphne kept a kind of eye on Gert. One day when I was there We were talking about bad feet and Gert said she had bad feet and Daphne also indicated she had really bad feet. So they compared feet , not a pretty sight, but was a bit of a laugh. We all had a nice belly chuckle. It was really nice and friendly. Frances and I really liked her. She had good heart, and was very kind.
I Wish I had visited Daphne in the home after Frances past away. Time went so fast . I was so pleased to have met her, and spend some fun time with Frances, and Daphne ’chatting in the chairs outside her room, and in Frances room.. They both hopefully are content, playing cards, and chatting in heaven..
Xo to her wonderful family.

Charmaine, Karen, Marlie, Howie, Lenny and Jim
So very sad and sorry your Mom has passed. Your Mom was my Aunt and a very special friend. We shared a lot of stories and laughs together. She always talked about my Mom Daisy, her twin sister she dearly loved. Every time I visit she always had a tea bun or some candy wrapped up for me. She would say make sure you call when you’re home. I loved your Mom, may she RIP

Marilyn, Daniel and family,
We are saddened to hear of Daphne’s passing. Our sympathy and condolences to you and family members.

Our deepest sympathy to Daphne’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are other you all at this difficult time.
Treasure all your wonderful memories, I know you have so many .
Christine Daley and family.

Marilyn, Charmaine & Karen
We are so sorry to hearing of your mom’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are will you all.

Marilyn, Charmaine, Karen & Family
We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing
Thinking of you all during this very sad time
Our deepest sympathy
Larry & Yvonne Perrin

Karen and Marlie , so sorry to read of your mothers passing. Please accept my condolences . Your memories will keep her in your heart forever.

I am so sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. My condolences to all the Family.

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a pleasure to meet.

So sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing. know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care and God Bless
Doug Farrell & Family

Charmaine, Karen, Marlie, Howie, Jim and Lenny and families
I am so sorry about the loss of your Mom. I have many lovely memories of her since meeting her when I was a teenager. You will have many memories of her to help you all deal with your loss of your beautiful Mom. My sincere condolences to you all.

Daphne’s Family: I am so sorry to read of Daphne’s death. I know she loved all of you very much. I always enjoyed seeing her.

Mar, Char, and Karen,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom. She was certainly well loved and taken care of by all three of You special daughters. RIP
🙏 beautiful lady.

Karen, Charmaine and Marly & families.
So very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Treasure your memories and hold them close to heart Your mom was a wonderful person.

Sorry to hear, I knew Daphne well when I worked for Paradise, we had some great discussions. She will be missed, God Speed.

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. So strong is a mothers love not even death will keep you apart. You will find that she is always walking with you in spirit. With the blessings that come into your life you will look up and say “Thank you Mom”. In bad times you will feel her close to you, comforting you.
God bless you Karen. Also to your siblings and family.
RIP Daphne.
From a great friend who is blessed to have known you.

Marilyn, Karen, Charmaine, Hames and Leonard,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Losing a mom is so very sad and heartbreaking. Hold tight to family memories.

We are sorry to hear of Daphnes passing. She was a beautiful, classy and down to earth lady. We loved her very much. She will be in our hearts forever. May she rest in peace.

We are sorry to hear of Daphne

Marilyn and Family-Sorry to hear your Mom passed away. I am thinking about you and will keep you in my prayers. ,

Marilyn, Daniel and extended Family;
Thinking about you now as you grieve the loss of a much loved mother and grandmother. I will always remember Daphne as a strong lady who overcame many trials in her lifetime and yet she managed to keep her zest for life. Her smile was infectious. She was smart with a quick wit and always up for a bit of fun. The last time I saw her she was admiring my Blundstone boots and wanted a pair – she was so very young at heart. She will truly be missed.

My deepest sympathies for all the family in the loss of your dear Mom. May all your memories of your beautiful Mom stay close to your heart. Hugs to you all. RIP sweet Daphne 🙏

Sincere condolences to all of Daphne’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Regina and Doug Jennings

My sincere sympathy to Daphne’s family. I was blessed to have the pleasure of spending my work day with this beautiful soul. She was truly a great friend to me. Always full of complements and the kindness that she had for me was amazing. I will miss her dearly and remember her with deep love in my heart. Until we meet again.

So sorry for the loss of your mother .Our prayers and thoughts are with family .It was great to talk to her at Meadow creek

Peter and I send our deepest sympathies to all of Daphne’s family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Our sincere condolences and hugs to all the family on the passing of Aunt Daphne. She lived a wonderful long life, always loved company and lots of laughs. She will be missed. RIP.

So sorry to hear off your mom’s passing my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time

Jim and I send our deepest sympathies to you all. So hard losing a Mother and grandmother our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

To Murphy and Duff family .. Sorry to hear of your Moms passing . We will remember her as a beautiful Lady RIP

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom. Daphne held a special place in my heart that will always be there. She was such a beautiful, loving and kind hearted lady. During my time while I cared for her we made some really nice memories that I will cherish forever. She was like a mom to me.
To Marley, Karen and Charmaine thank you for the months you shared your mom with me, sending love and big hugs. Stay strong and hold on to all the beautiful memories. XO

My condolences to Charmaine,Marley,Karen and family.Thimking of you and sending hugs.I loved your mom and will miss her.

My deepest condolences on the passing of Daphne ,

Charmaine, we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mom! Thinking of you and sending all of our love!💕

Wayne & Lisa Rodgers

Charmaine, Marilyn, Howie and the Duff family,
Our condolences on the passing of your mother. Such good times to be remembered, such good thoughts to be held dear. We are thinking of you at this time.

Sending condolences to all the family.
Cousin., Cynthia Parsons

Hey Charmaine. So sorry to hear of the lasting i of your dear mother. She’s was a beautiful lady with a lovely family. Shirl and Vince Howard

My sincere condolences to the Duff and Murphy family on the passing of your mother, grandmother. May she rest in peace.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult, Sandra always looked forward to her daily conversations with your mom at Meadow Creek. She will really miss her. Your mom was an enjoyable conversationalist.
Sandra Baggs and Family


Sending our love, prayers and thoughts to you all. Aunt Daphne will be missed ♥️. She was a beautiful lady and we have the fondest memories of our times together. Condolences to you all. – Love Paul, Lilly, Mack, William and Brooklyn

To all of Daphne’s family, especially her sister Vera, my lifelong friend. Deepest,deepest sympathy to you all. Growing up on Dogberry Hill Road, with Vera as my best friend, I always knew her big, beautiful sisters, the “twin”, Daphne and Daisybell. I couldn’t tell them apart when I was young. . They were sweet people, and over the many years we have seen each other from time to time., and i’ve met many of their children. My heart goes out to you all, Glenys, Mac, you are all in my prayers.. Hold unto all your wonderful memories. The “twin” is now together again, probably confusing the angels. By God’s good grace you will all be together again one day. Trust in our Lord, and believe in His promise of eternal life. God bless you all. Love Shirley and Charlie

So sorry to hear about Daphne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time of sadness.
Glen & Cindy Smith

Glenys. So sorry to hear of Daphne’s passing.. Love, Judy & Doug Tucker

To Howie Millie and all of Daphnes family and friends I am so sorry for your loss My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rip Daphne Maureen Clarke

Charmaine, Karen, Marlie, Jim, Lenny and Howie,

I’m so sorry you have said farewell to your beautiful Momma.. I hope your wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time. Warmest thoughts and prayers are with you and your families,.


Dear cousins, Charmaine, Karen,Marilyn , Jim and
Len. and all the family.
We are very sorry for your loss, your mother was a very strong , fun Loving and kind woman. I remember her very well with our dear
Wallace ,enjoying themselves ,laughing together.
As I’m sure they will be again , now in heaven.
May you be comforted by your wonderful
memories together. And may they rest in perfect
Peace until we meet again. Blessings and love to you and all your families.

My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful Mom .Daphne I haven’t seen you in years but I enjoyed your phone calls, may your soul rest in peace.

Millie I am so sorry to hear of your Mother in law’s passing, thinking of you, your Husband & Family at this difficult time.

Dear Charmaine, Marlie, Karen, and families
In this time of sorrow, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom. Daphne was one of a kind, and I feel blessed to have known her. Memories of her cheerfulness and laughter are shared by all of us. May all your happy memories encourage you during this time of grief and may you find peace and comfort in knowing your mom touched so many lives.
With love and deep sympathy
Nancy and Harry Balcome

Our Deepest Sympathy to all of Daphne’s family, May She Rest In Peace!!!

Dear Mack, Vera & Gleny,s,
We are thinking of you and sending our sincere condolences on the passing of Daphne.
Ruth (Squires) & Bruce Pike

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My condolences to you all and your families.

Sorry to hear of your moms passing, loved her like family, now another beautful Angel in heaven, god bless tracey Lynn Kennedy former pca at meadow creek retirment home, God bless

I was introduced to Daphne when I became friends with Jim, Karen and her other children over 50 years. ago and knew right away I would like her. She was so very easy to like. Such a kind , hearted, soul with a beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed. Condolences to the family from my husband Leslie and I.
R.I.P. pretty lady

Sending my heartfelt condolences to each of you on the passing of your Mom.

May you find comfort in your memories.
May she Rest In Peace.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”.Hold close to your hearts, every sweet memory of your dear Mom, who will be missed immensely..
Charmaine, Karen, Marley and the boys: Our deepest and sincerest condolences. Love from Lorne, Kathy and family

I’m very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She is one of the people my mom took to while at Meadow Creek. Mom felt that she had a friend and spoke about her when we visited. Our mom will be gone one year tomorrow (March 14). I feel that she is never truly gone because she lives forever in our memories. I’m sure you will feel the same about your mom. Take care. God bless. You’ll be in my prayers.

Sending condolences and hugs to you all , Daphne was a lovely lady.

To Daphne’s family,
I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s/sister’s passing. In recent years, Daphne would leave sweet messages and comments on my Facebook. and I enjoyed seeing her photos as I haven’t seen her in quite some time. Thinking of you all at this sad time, keep all your memories in your heart.
Donnalee (Laurie) Braaten

What a beautiful photo of Daphne. So much energy in the photo.
Daphne will be terribly missed by the family. She was brave and dedicated to them.
You are now at peace Daphne.

The Duff family! Sending condolences to you all on the passing of your dear sweet mother.

With love and hugs to my cousins, Frank and I are thinking of you at this sad time for all of you. Daphne and my Mom shared a special bond as twins and they are both reconnected now in a place where there’s peace, love and no suffering. We will be thinking of you as you celebrate the precious life and memories of your Mom. Much love, Judy & Frank

Karen and family!
My heartfelt condolences on your Mom’s passing.
She was a strong willed lady and a force to be reckoned with.
I had the privilege of calling her Mom and in many ways to was like mine.
I hadn’t seen her in recent years but sometimes chatted with her and sent her some baked goodies.
She was a beautiful lady and you can see her resemblance in her daughters as well.
I know she was with me briefly after she passed because I felt her presence and no doubt it was her way of saying goodbye.
Soar high with the Angels beautiful lady and God Speed.
Love Noreen xo

To: Daphne’s beautiful girls, sons and families:
I was so sad to hearing of your mother’s passing. Daphne and your dad were longtime friends of my older sisters, Carmel and Regina and they were friends of all of my siblings. Daphne became my friend on facebook and I always enjoyed her friendship and we kept in touch on that site. She had a beautiful spirit and smile. She was a beautiful woman. Please accept my condolences to all the family at this difficult time.

To the Duff family we send our deepest condolences, Your mom was a special lady with a love for life and family she will be sadly missed God bless and take care of each other in these trying times

Jim,Debbie, Karen and all of Daphne,s family. We are sorry to hear of your beautiful mom’s passing.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. RIP lovely lady. Aura and Jerry

Howie, Millicent and family,
So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

My Sincere Condolences to all the Family. I am so sorry for your loss

Jim, Debbie and Family:
Our sincere condolences for your family’s loss. May treasured memories comfort you at this sad time and in the days ahead. God Bless.

To the Duff and Murphy family’s we offer our Condolences on the passing of your Mom
Trent & Barb

Dear, Jimmy, Lenny, Charmaine, Karen, Howie, Marley and your families

It is so difficult to loose your Mother and life never prepares you for this. The sad experience is only known when we wear those shoes. You never get over it you just learn how to live without that special person you lost. You will shed many tears now and in the future you will remember all the wonderful memories you had with your Mom. As my mom would say often “God Bless”. Know that even though we are all gone our separate ways in life, we have a lifetime of memories with your mom and mine. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.

Love, Alma & Lloyd

Thinking of you all at this sad time. Your mother was a beautiful lady. She is now at Peace.
Sincere condolences from myself & Dominic.

Condolences to the family of Daphne may she Rip !!!

Remembering the good times as if it were yesterday While you and nan ( Daisy ) were playing cards and I was at your feet…. (looking for lunch ) It’s one of the sweetest moments I will cherish my life through.
To my darling cousins hold Aunt Daphue close to your hearts and she a part of us. There she will always be. Our sympathy and condolences and prayers are with you all.

Gordie & Rhonda Hussey

Glenys and Mack, my condolences on your sister’s passing.

To Howie, Millie & all family of Mrs. Duff we extend our sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. Thinking of you all in your time of sorrow. May she Rest In Peace