Douglas Ivan Saunders

June 28, 1935 to February 13, 2024


Douglas Ivan Saunders passed peacefully away on February 13, 2024 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, St. John’s.  Son of the late Charles and Hazel Saunders. Predeceased by his wife of 64 years Grace (nee Froude) and brothers David and Roy.

Survived by his loving children Gregory (Anne Marie Jackman), Michele (Ian Stewart) and Christopher (Melani Tandon); grandchildren Lesley (Renard Froude), Lindsey (Chris Hibbs), Bethany (Evan Porter), Stephanie (Cody Swain), Kimberly (Joey Taylor) and Maxim; great-grandchildren William Arthur, Audrey Eva, Ellen Grace, Phoebe Marie and Maxwell Gregory; and his brother Kevin.

Doug had a long career working with General Foods culminating in managing the Newfoundland operation for several years.  He was a proud Feildian (class of 1952), a long-time member of the church choir of St. Michaels and All Angels, and the Masonic.  He loved camping with his family, and in later years he and Grace spent many summers at Shriners RV park on the Eastport peninsula.

Doug loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He will be dearly missed.

Thanks to the staff at Tiffany Village for their wonderful care.


Cremation has taken place.  A funeral service will be taking place at the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 2pm. Inurnment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery on Kenmount Road.



2:00pm, Wednesday July 17th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Inurnment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery on Kenmount Road.


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Deepest condolences on the passiing of Mr. Saunders. I never met him but I clearly remember my late father frequently speaking highly of him. My Dad, Edwin C. Kennedy was a fellow Mason.
May your memories of Mr. Saunders light your way as you take your first tentative steps forward without him.

Jennifer Hughes, CBS

We are sorry to learn of Doug’s passing.
We first met Doug when we moved to Shortall Street in September 2007, when the development of our Adult Living Community was in it’s infancy. Doug with his welcoming spirit and friendly smile soon made us feel at home. He was always there to lend a helping hand or give advice.
Doug and Grace were a very special couple and we feel privileged to have been their neighbours for so many years. May he Rest in Peace.
Sincere condolences to all Doug’s family.
Kevin and Mary Walsh

We just read of your father’s passing. For a number of years we had been neighbors on Shortall Street. They were a great couple. They spoke so well of each other. They always had a smile and a kind word when we would meet.
Just wanted to let you know that we send our condolences and blessings at this difficult time. Take comfort in the fact that they are now together again.
God Bless,

Jim and Dorothy Long

We are very saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. He was a dear friend and a valued and long time member of St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church Choir and a commited member of Lodge Conception.. Our thoughts and prayers are with Doug’s family, during this difficult time. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
With deepest sympathy,
Ches and Mary Warren

It is saddening to hear that a childhood friend had passed away. Doug and I go way back. We both attended St. George’s school from kindergarten to grade 6., after that we both went separate ways.. We both went to St. Micheal’s church on Casey Street and sang in the boys choir.
My deepest sympathy to Doug’s family

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing:
We wish to pass along our deepest condolences to the Saunders family at this time. Our taught and prayers are with you. Found Doug to be a fine gentleman. May he rest in peace.

We were saddened to hear of Doug’s passiing.I have known Doug for many years going back as far as when we attended St.Michael’s on Casey St. Our deepest sympathy to his family…May he Rest In Peace. And sing with the Angels..

My condolences to the Saunders family. May he rest in peace.

To the Saunders Family,

We had the pleasure of Doug and Grace being our neighbours on Shortall Street for many years. Doug and Grace were wonderful neighbours. He was so kind to Grace during her illness and looked after her every need. I also had the pleasure of serving on the Board of the Condominium Corporation with him. He was one to do his share in making our neighbourhood a better place. Our condolences to his family. May his gentle soul rest peacefully.

Ann Marie ,Greg and family so sorry to hear of Mr.. Saunders passing..The loss of a parent/grandfather is hard to bear no matter the age..The wonderful memories you have will certainly help you during the times ahead..He was always so pleasant to talk to whenever we would meet.. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

I am so sorry to hear this. He was a lovely man who became a friend over the years and I will miss him.

Dear Greg and Ann Marie and, extended family,

Please accept condolences from the Lawlor family upon the loss of your father. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Saunders but I do remember with great fondness the days when we were young cousins and visited The Jacksons. By that association it’s clear that you’ve lost someone special.

I offer my sincere condolences on the passing of my Masonic Brother, Doug. He and I sat together in Lodge Conception for many years, and he was a long-time neighbour of my good friend in Paradise; so I saw him often when he lived there. So sorry to learn of his passing.

Please accept my condolence on the death of Doug – we were friends a long time ago in our late teens and early twenties.
Joan (Wadden) Hann

Condolences on behalf of the Right Worshipful Master (RWM), the Office Bearers and Brethren of Lodge Conception 1679sc as well as the wider Masonic Fraternity on the passing our Brother Doug.
David Jarvis PM
Lodge Conception 1679sc

Sorry to read of your dad’s passing. Wonderful memories camping and at St Michaels with him, your mom and you all. He was a very helpful and kind person,. Condolences to you all.
May he rest in peace

Michelle, Greg and Christopher, I’m shocked to hear of your dad’s passing . A funny thing, he’s been on my mind so much recently, wish I’d reached out to him.
Since your mom’s passing , we would chat about twice a year.
We have so many wonderful memories and had so much fun and laughter with them both over the years.
Please accept our sincerest condolences . Will keep you in our thoughts over the next few weeks as you deal with his loss.
Lots of love going your way.

He gave a lot to all those who surrounded him most especially his family. Rest in Peace

My condolences to the Saunders family . It was an honour to meet and be involved in his care since living at Tiffany village. He had a gentle demeanour and talked of your mom with great love.many times on my visits. He missed her so much . It sounded like he had a full and well lived life.May he rest in peace .

My condolences to the Saunders. My heart goes out to Michelle, Christopher and Greg on theosss of their father, and to Kim and Steph on theoss of their grandad.
xoxox Cyr

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing , He was a lovely man and a true gentleman!
Donna Codner (Noseworthy)

To the Saunders family, our sincere condolences on the passing of your father.. He was a great neighbour of ours on Shortall St..RIP Doug.

Michele and family, I was so saddened to hear of your father’s passing. Doug was a very kind thoughtful man and was instrumental in my career path with General Foods. Treasure the memories.

News of Mr.. Saunders passing has just reached me, Chris and Melani. My sincerest condolences to you and your family members. Please be assured that you are very much in my thoughts. God bless. Jim

Dear Greg, Ann Marie, and families,
We were very sorry to read of your dear Dad’s passing. No doubt, you have become such a great father, husband and grandfather because of him and his leadership! You all admired and loved him greatly!
May you keep his great memories with you always.!
God bless you all,
Korona and Bill Brophy

Lindsey, Lesley & families, so sorry to hear of your Grandfathers passing. I know you will all miss him dearly. Treasure your memories. May he rest in peace.

Gregory, Michele and Christopher, I just learned of dear Doug’s passing.. Your Dad and Mother were our great neighbours on Shortall Street for many many years. I had a brief conversation with him a month or so ago while visiting my sister at Tiffany.
My sincere condolences to you all and your families.
May Doug rest in peace.

Gregory, Michele, Christopher.
I just learned of your fathers passing and I am saddened. Jean and I share your loss.

Dave and Jean Sparkes

Greg and family. My sincere condolences on Doug’s passing. He was the best neighbour you could ask for – we spend a lot of time together at 3 Island Pond. I will miss my visits with him. Please contact Sue and I and let us know his service details.