Edward Stanley French

October 13, 1939 to August 8, 2020


It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Edward Stanley French at the age of 80 years, on August 8th, 2020. Edward was born in Moreton’s Harbour, NL. Predeceased by parents Stanley and Frances (Taylor) French; and sisters Elizabeth (Hon. Charles Granger) and Louise (Bud Osmond). Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 56 years Sylvia (Parsons); daughters Annette, Marlene (Franklyn), and Lisa; son Philip (Karen); grandchildren whom he adored Matthew, Stephen, Brandon and Corey; sisters Grace (Senator Derek Lewis – deceased) and Josephine (Hamilton May). Edward’s sisters Elizabeth, Grace, Louise, and Josephine all equally thought the world of their brother. Also leaving to mourn are lifelong friends Myrna and Baxter Keats, Jack Kearsey and Barry Murphy. Due to COVID-19 the funeral service will be held at a later date.

Carnell’s Funeral Home sincerely apologizes for the omission of Edward’s sister Louise in the previously published obituary.



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Poppy you will always live on in my heart. The memories I have of you will be cherished forever. I remember visiting when I was little and was fascinated by the boats in Newfoundland. You would tell me about them and even showed me some model ones that I adored.
I love you so much Poppy.

Corey Franklin Stanley Freeburn

I am so sorry to hear of his passing, Mr. French was always very kind. My thoughts and condolences are with all his family. He will be missed


You are and will always be one of the greatest influences of my life.

Your dedication to your family and wife of 56 years is something I will always strive for.

I remember in grade 6th I had to do a report on a role model and I picked you. I remember our long talks about how you met nanny.

I remember the times you came and saw us while we livid in Alberta. I remember the times you came and saw us in Ontario.

But my favourite memories of you will always be me helping you build your massive wood shed in recent years. You and I on the roof nailing down the shingles and temporary tarps. After that you took me to a bar downtown then a drive out around the coast to the beach all while telling me your famous stories.

Your storytelling is something that I will cherish forever.

You were the most old school kind hearted Newfoundlander from around the bay.

Your pride of your house and wood stove has been instilled in me and every time I light my wood stove I’ll think of you.

You were kind, hilarious, smart, witty and my grandfather.

I’ll do my best to be there for nanny.

I love you poppy and thank you for everything.

Poppy, I will remember you always.

Love your grandson,


Sorry to hear of edwards passing

To Sylvia and family..So sorry to hear of Edward’s passing. Got some wonderful memories with Edward.. hugs to you all .. Garrett and Cindy

Wishing you sincere condolences for your loss. Mr. French was always kind and made me feel welcome whenever I visited. I’ll miss his smiles and his stories.

Dad, you have a special place in my heart and I will miss you. The time we shared together meant the world to me, and those happy memories will always be there.

It is with a heavy heart we had to lose such a fine gentleman, father and grand-father. Fond memories will last, and I smile every time I think of Edward.. Although he has moved on, he does keep watch. I will remain patient, until the day we meet again, I know it will happen. Love to all.

You will always be in our hearts and your spirit will evermore be with us.
We know you are looking down on us from heaven, your soul is at peace.
We will miss you.
Love you always,
Your daughter Marlene, grandsons Brandon and Corey.

Dad, we miss you.

Deeply sorry over the loss of our grandfather. He was such a kindhearted man who always had a smile on his face. He’ll be dearly missed.

Sylvia Andy family . Sorry to hear of Edward’s passing. Condolences from Selina and Ralph Courage

Sorry to hear of ED’s passing,Condolences to you Sylvia and family.

By Jim and Susan Day

Sorry to hear of Edward’s passing. Condolences to you Sylvia and family.

Sad to hear of Ed’s passing.I enjoyed working with him at Atlantic Concrete.

Sylvia and family, our sincere condolences on the passing of Edward. He was a lovely and friendly person and will be missed.