Douglas Vernon Colbert

December 23, 1941 to March 19, 2023


Passed peacefully away in his home in Paradise, aged 81 years.

Predeceased by his wife, Marion Colbert; mother, Bride Colbert; father, James Young; and brothers, Jim and Joseph.

Leaving to mourn with deepest love and sympathy; his daughters, Carol (Glenn), Claudette (David), Marylou (Marshall), and Kimberly (Quincey); sons, Douglas Colbert, and James Colbert; brothers, Cyril and Sandy; grandchildren, Hollie (Duncan), Christopher (Alana), April (Kelley), Natasha, Victoria (Samuel), Karter, Stephen, Melanie (Justin), David (Anette), and Glenn (Michelle); as well as 17 great-grandchildren.

Flowers graciously accepted.

Donations in Douglas’ name may be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA-NL).

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, March 23rd from 2 -4 PM and 7 – 9 PM.

Please note that Carnell’s is 100% nut-free due to a severe allergy.



2-4 p.m. on March 23, 2023

7-9 p.m. on March 23, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. Carolann, Claudette, Marylou,, Doug,, Jimmy and families ❤️
Your mother and Nan will be there to meet him! ❤️

Love & Hugs
Aunt Gwen 💕

My sincere condolences to the family. Many memories of Vernon and Marion when they lived by us on Old Pennywell Rd. He was a great mechanic and solved many a car problem for people around us. Always there to help.

Carol and Glenn, so sorry to hear of your loss. May he rest in peace. Fred and Gerri

Marylou, Marshall, Victoria & Colbert families, So sorry for your loss, we are thinking of you during this sad & difficult time. God Bless.

carolann and marylou and rest of the family so sorry about your loss love u all i allways rember your dad when we see him we clap cause we know there was something in the truck lolol

Kim, Mary-lou, Dougie and family im so sorry for the loss of your Dad. i went to st tereasas , maundy pond road with kim. some things always stay with you like friendship Rip mr Colbert. my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time

My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your dad, 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Dougie ,Carol and Family ..Sorry for your loss .Thinking of you at this and in the days ahead.

Our condolences to MaryLou and Marshall on the loss of your dad. Hold the memories close to your heart. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May he R.I.P

So sorry for your loss. I hope the good memories will help you through this very difficult time. Lord have Mercy on his Soul.

Sending our deepest condonlences to Carol & Glen and the Colbert family of the passing of your father & grandfather. Praying for comfort at this time of sorrow. From the “Moss Family….across the country”

My heart is so heavy…. I loved u so much poppy u were my everything growing up. I will remember our good times together. Last time I was home I knew in my heart it would be the last time I seen you in person and o gave u an extra big hugs before I left . Although I wish I could be there I know you would tell me to stay safe here with Duncan and the puppies thank you for a life time of love and prayers as u prayed for me daily I know. Poppy your hollie mossie bellie loves Ito god and back and I’m greatful to have been able to have u for 38 year of my life u wacthed me grow up u seen me get married build a career a home and i knew u were so proud of me even if iu wished I did al that in nfld 🙂 I take great comfort knowing your at peace with nanny god bless ure soul poppy until we meet again ❤️ love me Duncan vimy and Dasiy

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Keep memories of him close to heart to help you get through the tough days.

So sorry for your loss Carol, Glenn and family. I am out of town so can’t pass along my condolences in person.

Marylou, Marshall and Victoria, I am so sorry for your loss and want you to know you are in my thoughts at this difficult time. Sending love and hugs x