Dorothy Elizabeth Squires

March 12, 1927 to August 15, 2017



Passed peacefully away at home on August 15th, 2017 in her 90th year.  Predeceased by husband Hayward Legge on March 4th, 2013, daughter Barbara Ann Squires; parents Ralph Peter and Susie Beatrice Squires; and brothers David and Frederick.

Leaving to celebrate her long and amazing years, her sister Alma Piercey (Robert); her children Joan, Sandra, Linda, Phil, Mary, Bill, Don, doreen and Bob; 30 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; and one great-great grand child.

Hayward and Dorothy married in 1944 and left Broad Cove but returned to St. Phillip’s in 1956, to a house they had built and made it their life long home. Hayward worked for the province in various administrative departments.  He supplemented his earnings by being a general laborer with numerous local construction and plumbing companies.  He fished the waters of Conception Bay and taxied the streets of old St. John’s and towns beyond.

Dorothy, a stay at home mother, certainly had her hands full. But at 68 years of age, began travelling.  She skidooed in Yellowknife, NWT, ate cherry pie with Howie and Grace Meeker in Parksville, British Columbia, picked strawberries in the Okanagan Valley, sat in Prime Minister Chretien’s chair in Ottawa, dined at the finest Greek restaurants on the famous Danforth in Toronto, and flew in the flight deck of a Canadi>n Airlines, Boeing 737 from Stanfield to Pearson International airport.

She introduced Dishwater Wes to Finesse on “TopSail” Road but wasn’t fussy about Mrs. Koffin or Mr.Yung.

Meanwhile, Hayward remained at home in his beloved vegetable garden, his evenings spent at the kitchen table writing poetry and prose, and possibly wetting his whistle.

A life well lived and loved.

As all who are lucky and blessed with such longevity, their lives were filled with so many special friends and memories. But as a young couple of newly weds in the big City, t’was there they met and remained life long friends with Molly and Paddy Fitzgerald.

In St. Phillip’s their happiness was increased even more with the return of Hayward’s brother Clifton and sweetheart wife Laurie from Bell Island, and buying a home just down the road.

Christian burial will take place on Saturday, August 26th at 2:00 pm at St. Phillip’s Anglican Cemetery.

No words can express the gratitude and love for all those who cared for Dorothy.

      Do an act of kindness today and everyday for someone ~ She would like that.


Christian Burial

2:00pm, Saturday August 26th

St. Phillip's Anglican Cemetery


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Sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. My family and I send our condolences at this difficult time for the family. God bless you all!!!!!

The Squires family

So sad to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I was her Avon lady for a few years, and always looked forward to a chat with her. She was such a lovely woman and I enjoyed my visits with her. My heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Mary My thoughts are with you and the family…Your mom was an amazing lady.. I had the privilege of chatting with her in 2012 and again in 2013. We talked about when we were kids and she nicknamed me second hand rose….so many great stories and times I spend with you and Bill….my love to you all. She will never be forgotten,her legendary lives on in you her child ❤

Sincere sympathy to the family of Dorothy Squires. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bernice Butler

My thoughts and prayers are with you Joan and Sandra and your family at the loss of your beautiful mother. May she rest in peace with your Dad Hayward, my godfather. Love from Lana Ryan (Tucker)

Mrs. Squires and her beautiful family were very much a part of my life while I lived in Newfoundland and even since through Doreen. John and I and Kathy and Todd send our condolences and love to you all.

To all of Aunt Dorothy’s family….Sad to hear of your dear Moms passing. She was always so kind and caring to my Mom. I had some nice conversations with her over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Glenys Ainsworth

The Family of the late Dorothy Squires.
Our Sincere Sympathy and Condolences in the loss of your dear Mother, Dorothy. We hold lots of memories of Hayward and Dorothy and the Squires family over the years in St. Philip’s.. We thank God for Dorothy, for her good long life, for the Love that she gave and the Love that she received while she was with us here on earth. “May her rest be in Peace, and her dwelling place be in the Paradise of God.” Her Children will rise up and call her Blessed.

Love to all
John and Cynthia.

Jim and The Squires’ Family:

Please accept our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.

Verniece & Family

my condolence to all of dorothys family she was a wonderful woman and friend not only to me but to everyone whoknew her rest in peace dorothy till we meet again sharon bradbury

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This is such a beautiful tribute to two wonderful, amazing people, whom I was blessed to spend much time with, share and hear numerous historical and geneology stories of Broad Cove and St. Philip’s, listen to and learn many recitations, and enjoy their amazing good humour. It was my pleasure. Thinking of the whole family since I heard the news that sweet Dorothy had passed on. They were both deeply loved by their large and wonderful family. God Bless you all. xo

The Family Of The Late Dorothy Squires
Sincere Sympathy at this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So many memories to treasure….God Bless!

Doreen and family
Sjncere condolences during this sad and difficult time.You were indeed a special and caring daughter in the love and care you provided for your Mom over the past years.It was an honour to have met her and visited with her when I got the chance during my drop in visits with you in St.Philips. May she now rest in peace.

Doreen and family so sad to hear about your mom, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Thinking of you at this difficult time. It is not easy to lose your mom but your special memories will live in your hearts forever.

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family. May She Rest In Peace!!!

To all the Squires Family, my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom, she was a very beautiful and proud lady. Hugs to all.

My friends Darlene,Keith and Family, so sorry to hear of you Nan/Mom’s passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

To the Squires/Parrell family,
We are so sorry that Nanny has passed away. Although we only knew her for a short time, we could easily see the love that you all had for her. We would like to think that she is dancing with her Hayward while watching over you all.
Love, Neil and Krista Kenney
(Salmon Arm, BC)

My deepest condolences to all of you. I have very fond memories of Dorothy. She was a beautiful women inside and out. She’ll be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Daisy Squires

Darlene, Keith & family : So sorry to hear of your Nan’s passing. My condolences to you & all you family. Give our condolences to your Mom. Hugs. Denise & Henry.