Douglas (Doug) "Barney" Robert Stanley

April 25, 1942 to February 10, 2022


Passed away peacefully at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on February 10, 2022 at the age of 79. Predeceased by his parents William and Carrie (Rowe) Stanley. Left with a lifetime of loving memories his wife of 58 years Gladys (Shaugharue), daughters Glenda, Kim, and Dawn (Russ Hutchings); grandson Nicholas Kennedy (Catherine), granddaughter Alison Kennedy (Nathan); and a large circle of family and friends, special friend and hockey buddy Carlson Stanley, and special friend Ric Mercer.

The owner of Stanley Flowers of Kilbride for over 40 years, Doug was a well-known and well-respected member of the community. In his younger days, Dad played hockey on the Kilbride team and rowed in the Royal St. John’s Regatta. An avid sports fan, Dad would watch many sports particularly hockey and curling, and he was a season ticket holder for local hockey since its inception in St. John’s.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of St. Clare’s 7 West, Dr. Iqbal, Dr. Nobel and Dr. Syed for their exceptional care of Doug and their compassionate attention to the family during his stay.

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday, February 13 from 10am-9pm. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Goulds on Thursday, February 17 at 11am, with interment to follow in St. Matthew’s Anglican Cemetery, Goulds. Following COVID regulations, NLVaxPass is required to attend the funeral service. Attendance is limited and registration is available during visiting hours. The funeral service will be livestreamed from St. Paul’s Anglican Church Facebook page for those unable to attend

Flowers graciously accepted, or donations in Doug’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Goulds. To send a message of condolence, please visit



10:00AM - 9:00PM on February 13, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday February 17th

St. Paul's Anglican Church, Goulds


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Gladys,Kim ,Glenda and Dawn. Just heard the sad news of Doug’s passing. He was so much fun always had a great smile and a joke to tell. Loved his family and his grandkids Nicholas and Alison meant the world to him.. cherish the good memories.
Barb and kev Hanlon

I am saddened to hear about the passing of a long ago childhood friend. I went to school with Doug in the Goulds. I remember him well. My condolences to his family & friends. RIP in peace Doug.

Gladys, my deepest condolences to you on the loss of your husband and soulmate. I know how strong your marriage was from the time I was a small child, the love between the two of you was so clear for all to see. The years have flown by so quickly since my childhood days, but I have never forgotten the kindness Doug and you showed to me always including me in so many family activities. Doug was truly a special man, a loving father to his three daughters, a hard worker and very tolerant of all the children in your old neighbourhood. He was comical and you always knew it was him driving up to your home because he would play tunes on the car horn. Whenever I walk in Monkstown Road and see the house where you lived, I think of all the special times I shared with all of you. The service today was beautiful, and everyone did an amazing job. He would be so proud of his daughters and grandchildren. You have lost a very special and important person in your lives. As you remember him, look back on a life well-lived and think of all the precious times you shared together. Treasure the laughter, embrace the memories, and carry the love that will live within you. May those beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you at this sad time and in the days ahead. May Doug now rest in God’s beautiful garden.

Kim and family, I was sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God bless you all,
Grace Chafe

Gladys and Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy on Doug’s passing. What a lovely man, always ready for a chat with a great big smile on his face! I will never forget the help that Gladys and Doug gave for my fundraising a few years ago. Kind people never fully leave us…they just allow their legacy to continue in the families they raise and in the people they touch during their time on this earth. God bless.

I was so very sad to hear of Doug’s passing. I will always remember this fine gentleman with that contagious smile. He often brought our staff at Sobeys baskets of his greenhouse vegetables, the tastiest tomatoes I’ve ever had. Please know, Gladys, Susan, and entire Stanley family, that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gladys and family, sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all. Take good care of each other as you remember and celebrate Doug’s life.

Stewart and Daohne King offer our condolences to the family. We remember him from when we processed turkeys for him. Always with an smile and an joke.

I am so sorry to hear of Mr Stanley’s passing. For many years when I worked at the old Stadium, he would come in the door where I worked. For many Christmases he brought me a Poinsettia ! He was a very kind, caring man. And such a hockey fan! .My deepest condolences to his family.

Mrs. Stanley and family

I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. It has been a pleasure working with him over the years. His friendly smile and colorful stories of St. John’s past will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Mrs. Stanley and Family
Doug sat one row behind our seats at the hockey games. Myself, my husband and my father had a great time listening to him and his cousin chat during the games – It did not take long before we were all into the conversations. Doug had a lovely, friendly, and funny spirit. We will remember him fondly and will miss him.

Gladys and Family,

We are so sorry to learn of Doug’s passing. Doug has supplied our business with beautiful flowers for many, many years. We will certainly miss his presence this coming season. It was always pleasant having a chat with Gladys and Doug when visiting the greenhouses over the years. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Julie & Clayton Smith

Gladys &Family my sincere condolences to you on the passing of Doug. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.RIP Doug.

Gladys and Family, so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Please accept our sincere condolences..

Aunt Gladys and family we were so saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Doug. Hold onto all of the wonderful memories you have and cherish them forever. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Its a sad day, but be happy knowing that Doug brought a smile to so many people he crossed paths with.. Always good for a story, a commentary on the latest “goings on”, and advise on what to plant and where. He was an excellent grower, and an old fashioned business man where a nod of the head or a shake of the hand meant what it was suppose too. These traits so rare today was how Doug rolled. I will miss our numerous spring visits, to load the truck with all manner of plants, Have Kim keep a rolling tally and have a chat with Doug. It was as much as sign of spring for us as xmas is to winter . Doug has moved on and I’am sure if there is a garden it will be beautiful.

So sorry for your loss , My sincer Condolences to Doug,s family and friends

We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of such a great man. Doug was a pleasure to deal with and very well respected client. We send our deepest condolences to all his family and friends. Take care.

My deepest condolences to the Stanley Family. I worked with Doug at Crosbie’s many years ago and have many fond memories of him. Rest In Peace Doug.

To you and your family, Marg & I send you our deepest and sincere condolences with prayers and love on the passing of your father. May he Rest in Peace

Rest In Peace Doug. Our Condolences to the Family .

Bill and Janet Power

Gladys and family

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. My thoughts are with you.


Gladys, Kim, Glenda, Dawn & grandchildren – pls accept my heartfelt condolences on Doug’s passing. What a fine gentleman he was & I was so very fortunate to have gained his friendship last year through my brother-in-law Ken Richards. Doug was such a kind soul……he made quite the impression on me. His beautiful smile would light up the night sky & his kindness, honesty & sincerity was second to none. We are all so much richer for having known you Doug my friend. God bless all your family & may all the wonderful memories you made with them sustain them in the sad days ahead. May your gentle soul sleep in forever peace. by Heather Tilley Boggan

Kim and family,
So so sorry to hear this sad news, please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time , hold all of your treasured memories close ..

Cathy and Gerald

Gladys, Glenda, Kim , Dawn and family. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Doug (Mr. Stanley). Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Glenda’, Kim and DAwn, So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad, our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Gladys, and family:
Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Please accept my condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that others are thinking of you during the days ahead.

Gladys, and family:
Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Please accept my condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that others are thinking of you during the days ahead.

I was so sad to hear of Doug’s passing. He was a kind, fun-loving man. Always eager to share stories and tips about his two great passions – gardening and hockey. Doug took immense pride in his attendance record and support of sports clubs at Memorial Stadium and Mile One Centre. He was equally as proud to be the contractor responsible for the beautiful flowers and trees around Mile One and the St. John’s Convention Centre – seeing everything in full bloom brought him no end of joy. He will certainly be missed. My deepest sympathy to Gladys, Kim and Doug’s entire family.

Deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Uncle Doug. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Gladys, Kim, Glenda, Dawn, and family. My deepest sympathy to you all on the death of Doug. I have many happy memories of Doug when he worked at Crosbie’s.
. Doug was a hard worker. especially looking after gardens.
I remember going out to Stanley’s with Ruth Goodland to purchase flowers for our gardens. My thoughts and Prayers are with you. Andrea Crosbie

Gladys, Kim, Glenda, Dawn, Grandchildren: Nicholas And Allison, We Extend Our Deepest Sympathy And Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Your “Beloved Husband, Father And Grandfather..” Doug Was A Fine Gentleman And Will Be Missed And Remembered By All Who Were So Privileged To Have Known Him. “So Sorry For Your Loss..”

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. We ordered flowers from him for years at MRD. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sadness.

Glenda and family so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, our condolences to you and your family.🙏

Gladys and family

I’m so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was quite the character and was well thought of by all. It was always nice to drop by every now and then to pick up some flowers from you guys and have a chat. My thoughts are with you all at this time.

Judy Ryall

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. We had many chats over the years, usually among the many flowers in his greenhouses. He will be missed.

Gladys, sending sincere condolences to you and your family. Doug will be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Condolences to all the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

It was with a profound sense of sadness that I found out about Doug’s passing. He was a loyal and passionate fan of all of our professional hockey teams since 1991. I was so glad that I had the opportunity to have a chat with him prior to Christmas. To me he was more than just a fan, as we had developed a strong personal relationship centered around his expertise of gardening. Our thoughts and prayers and with all of you during this difficult time.

Memories take me back in time .
Thinking of you , Doug , your dad will be missed by so many , many friends , family and all who were blessed to have met him .
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Keep your memories in your heart and he will be with you always .
God bless .
Janet Martin 🌺

To the Stanley family
May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.
Our sincere condolences.

by Harry and Hope Boyle

It was so very sad to hear of Doug’s passing. Doug and I were introduced by our mutual good friend Ric Mercer many years ago at Ric’s Gambo Pond cabin and I have cherished his company ever since. He was a pleasure to be around and I so enjoyed it when he’d join us moose hunting, and for the food, (awesome vegetables grown by him of course!) drink and fun times that followed. Doug particularly relished the always competitive crib games that were a big part of the trip. The good natured banter and insults that were hurled were hilarious. Mind you, he won more games than he lost so Ric and I got more than we gave. His love of nature and his amazing talent to reap from the earth the most wonderful vegetables, plants and flowers was something I was in awe of. When I sat down to enjoy a dinner where the bird was raised and the vegetables cultivated by this humble, hard working and generous farmer, I realized how extraordinary a man he really was. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences to his family at this very difficult time.

To the Stanley family. My sincere condolences on Doug’s passing. He was always a fun guy to be around every summer when visiting for flowers. He always joked around because I always said to him if the flowers don’t last, I’m looking for a refund. He said come back with them and I charge you double for the next purchase. Great person. He will be missed. RIP Doug

Sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. Thinking of the Stanley family during this time. With our condolences, Art and Audrey Boyles

Sincerest condolences to the entire Stanley family.
Doug was a pillar in the Horticultural Industry. of Newfoundland and Labrador.,
For many years Stanleys Flowers graced and brightened countless homes, garden as well as public spaces.
Millions of seeds , planted with care and nurtured with love provided more than a little warmth of sunshine and color to countless homes during the fading days of winter.
Doug will be missed but not forgotten by all his friends in the Horticultural Industry. and sports fraternity.

To the Stanley Family
So sorry to hear the passing of Doug. He was a gentleman to all who knew him. Love his family and love to have conversations with with all who met him.
He will be missed.
God bless his soul.

On behalf of the St. John’s Men’s Bowling League our sincere condolences to Doug’s family and friends.

So sorry to hear of Doug.’s Passing. My thoughts & prayers are with his family.. Phyllis Healey, Binbrook, On,

Gladsys. So sorry to hear of Dougs passing. It’s been a while since we saw him But he was always good for a joke or laugh. He will be missed by. A lot of friends.

You are in our thoughts and prayers

Joan and Harry Benson

Mrs. Stanley, Glenda, Kim, Dawn and families:

We are currently away and are so sorry to hear this news. He was a gentleman with a bright smile and a twinkle in his eye. He laughed a lot and it was always a pleasure to see him coming. Most of all, he was a man of his word and had earned the respect of everyone he knew. We only hope that the wonderful memories you all must have will help you through this most difficult time. We both send our love to you all.

Gladys and family….there are no words to express the
sadness Bud and myself feel to learn about the passing
of Doug.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

by Una and Boyd (Bud) Boone

We were so sad to learn of Doug’s passing. His flowers brightened up our gardens and his Christmas turkeys fed our family for decades. Our sincerest condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed.
Dave and Jan Butler

Gladys and family our deepest condolences to you all at this difficult time in the passing of Doug . Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Gladys ,And Diane Leslie ,and Diane O’Donnell

My condolences! So sorry to hear of Doug’s death.

Well another one bites the dust.
RIP Doug I. Will miss you!

I am sincerely saddened by Doug’s passing, I had a conversation with him a few days before Thanksgiving, at which time I bought the best fresh Turkey every. Doug was always on call if I needed help with large snow accumulation.
He will most definitely be missed.
Condolences to the Family.

Our condolences. Doug was such a sweet and fun guy. Loved chatting with him. So sorry. Robert and Annette Ruby

Heartfelt condolences Kim to you and all your family in the passing of your dad. So sorry and so very saddened for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m sure he will be missed by all who knew him. Caring thoughts and hugs going out to you.

Harold and Mary

My sincere condolences to the family. It’s been many years since I’ve seen Doug but remember him well.

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Deepest condolences to all the family.

Sincere condolences to the family! The Stanley’ family was well affiliated with Bowring park and my father, Harry Hamlyn! Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time(((Hugs)))

Sincere condolences to the entire family on the passing of Doug Stanley. Our thoughts and prayers are indeed extended to you during this very difficult time. Bernice (Nee Tancock) and Bill Wells..

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time

Dear Gladys, Kim , Glenda, Dawn and family, we are so very sad to hear of Doug’s passing. We have so many fond memories of Doug, he was kind, funny and a true friend. Over the years Doug was our go to for all things related to growing. He was so knowledgeable and always made time to help you out. We surely will miss his wit and his friendship. Sending our deepest sympathies to all of you. RIP Doug. Gerry and Jane

Kim. We were so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.. Our condolences to you and all the family.

So sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time.Hold on to all your good memories. Loved going there to get my flowers……will be missed

Gladys, Glenda Kim and Dawn. I am very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing I picked him and Carlson up to go to many games over the years. Having a few laughs along the way. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys..
Sean O’Brien

Kim. Very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. God bless.

Kim Nicholas and Alison, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad / Granddads Passing. I thought of Mr.. Stanley as a very Nice Friendly and comical man. He was so professional with the Flowers, they grew beautifully. I want to let you know , you are all in my thoughts and I’m sending huge Hugs to all family and friends of Mr. Stanley. Much Blessings sent your way. <3

Glenda, Kim I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.