David (Dave) Wayne Oakley

June 21, 1948 to December 29, 2021


Passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family on December 29, 2021 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s, at the age of 73.

Left with beautiful memories are his loving wife of 45 years Pauline Oakley, sons David and Derek Oakley, daughters Linda Reynen and Amanda Oakley (Chad Delaney), and his two precious grand-daughters who always brought a smile to his face, Amber Oakley and Kylie Delaney.

Also leaving to mourn brothers-in-law Jack and Les Fitzpatrick (Nora), sisters-in-law Joan Oakley, Cellia and Ann Fitzpatrick, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends. He will be sadly missed by his hunting and fishing buddies Dave Oliver (Del) and Bert Long (Hazel).

Predeceased by his beloved parents George and Delphine Oakley, brothers Lloyd and Gary Oakley, father and mother-in-law Arthur and Annie Fitzpatrick, brothers-in-law Gabe (Lil), Gord, Frank, Pad and Vince Fitzpatrick and sister-in-law Eileen Fitzpatrick.

Dave was an honorable man, husband, father and grandfather who always put his family first. He lived a fulfilling life and displayed unfathomable strength and integrity. His sharp wit and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Entrusted into the care of Carnell’s Funeral Home, as per Dave’s wishes cremation has taken place, there will be no visitation or service and a private celebration of life will be held at a later date.



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Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, sending condolences to Pauline and Family! May happy memories of Dave sustain you in the coming days and into the future!
Wayne and Maxine

So very sorry to hear of the passing of David Wayne Oakley. Please accept out sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad occasion. RIP, Dave from Harold & Family.

So sorry to hear about your dad My prayers and love to all the family Rip Dave

Sincere condolences to the family. I have fond memories of Dave (and the Oakley family) from growing up in Rabbittown as well as working with him in the early mid 70’s. I was very sorry to hear of his passing.

Thinking of you and your family ,Sending all our love thoughts and prayers ,He will be forever missed .

Thinking of Pauline and family. Dave will surely be missed. I wish I had gotten to know him a little better. He is flying with the angels now. RIP

Thinking of your family during this difficult time. Our loved ones are never gone, they live through us in our hearts, thoughts and souls. May you have comfort surrounded by family and love.

Sending all our love, thoughts and prayers your way. He will be missed.

So sorry for your families loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you Pauline, Linda, David, Derek and Amanda.
Shawn V

Aunt Pauline, Linda, David, Derek, Amanda, Amber and Kylie my deepest condolences to you all. Uncle Dave will surely be missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know him. Our thoughts and prayers 🙏 sent your way