Estelle Lamswood (nee Barnes)

September 15, 1929 to September 8, 2022


The funeral service will be live streamed from the St. John The Evangelist Church Facebook site here


Passed peacefully away surrounded by her loving family at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home after a brief illness on September 8, 2022, Estelle Lamswood (Barnes), of Topsail one week before her 93rd birthday.

Born in Topsail to Nellie and Frank Barnes, she was the last surviving of a family of seven children.  Frank served in the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit in Scotland and Nellie volunteered with the Red Cross during the Second World War.  Predeceased by her husband Ananias “Brud” in 1972; parents Nellie & Frank Barnes; sisters Audrey (Ted) Withers, Joyce (Jack) Scott, Olga (Dick) Barnes, and Cammie Collins; brothers Harrison and Weston Barnes; mother-in-law Mary Jane Lamswood; sister-in-law Doris Boone; brothers-in-law William Lamswood (Hilda Mercer), and Clayton Boone; nieces Pamela “Pammy” Barnes, Eleanor Scott, and Elaine Boone; and nephew Roger Barnes.

Leaving to mourn her loss and celebrate her life are daughters Anita (Fred) Sullivan, Brenda (Todd) Fiander; son Harrison (Beverlee); her beloved grandchildren Kirk (Katie) Sullivan, Karolyn Sullivan, Jae Smith, Candice Hutchings, Nicholi Noel, Brandon Noel, Nakita Hutchings, Robert Monette, Joel (Amy) Monette, Jeremie Monette; and great-grandchildren Mary and Oscar Sullivan, Aaron Hutchings, Evelyn Smith, and Aravis and Fern Monette; sister-in-law Patricia Barnes; brother-in-law Raymond Collins; and “Aunt Essie’s” many special nieces and nephews of whom she thought so much

Estelle was a long-time member of the Topsail Anglican Church Women’s Association where she volunteered for many years. She was also a Canadian Blood Services Volunteer. She had an amazing work ethic, wanted things done properly, and didn’t mind telling you if it was wrong. She loved her immediate and extended family, enjoyed when they visited, and always had time for a chat to hear how they were doing. She loved to prepare food, especially cold plates, homemade bread, fruit cakes, and cookies. She loved to laugh and carry on, and loved living in Topsail where she resided until April this year. In recent years, she put together many jigsaw puzzles. She enjoyed being outdoors in her garden and making sure it was kept up. She dearly loved animals, always wanted to feed the birds, and enjoyed visits by Karolyn’s dog Breeze at her house and St. Patrick’s Home.

A special thank you to neighbours and friends Sharon and Doug Whelan, Jo-Anne and Lorne Stone, Dr. Dan Malone, Bonny MacNeil, Dr. Sandy Innes, Dr. Stephanie Genge, Gertie Duggan, the staff of 2 North and 3 East West St. Patrick’s Home, 7 West and 4 West St. Clare’s Hospital for their kindness and caring to Mom.

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, September 10th, and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, September 11th. Funeral service will take place at St. John the Evangelist Church, Topsail on Monday, September 12th, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Philips Anglican Cemetery.

Mom always saw the good in others and did her best to help those in need. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in her memory to St. John the Evangelist Church Topsail or do a kind deed for someone, anyone, and think of our dear mother.





7-9 p.m. on September 10, 2022

2-4 p.m. on September 11, 2022

7-9 p.m. on September 11, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Monday September 12th

St. the Evangelist Anglican Church, Topsail

Reception to follow in Parish Hall

Interment in St. Philip's Anglican Cemetery, following reception.


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So sorry to hear of Estelle’s passing. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone.. god bless

Dear Anita, Harrison, Brenda and families,
We were deeply saddened to just hear about your Mom’s passing. I have many fond memories from childhood of your Mom, especially the picnics she always found the time to take us on!
Sending our deepest condolences at this difficult time to you all.
Edna and Peter

To The Lamswood & The Barnes family, We are so sorry to hear of our Mom Estelle’s passing , our deepest condolences to you and your family. Estelle May Your Gentle Soul Rest In Heavenly Peace,

I am sorry to hear of the passing of this beautiful soul! She was always so kind, loving and pleasant. I am thankful to have known her!

Sending my condolences and prayers to all her family. Well done, thy good and faithful servant!

Anita, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.. My sincere condolences to you and all your family.. May she rest in peace.

Anita,Harrison and Brenda
I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I remember going up there with Brenda in my school years and she always asked me if my Mom knew that I was up there and if I said no then she would make me phone my Mom to make sure that she knew where I was so she wouldn’t be worried about me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
RIP Mrs Lamswood

Anita and Family
Our deepest condolences at this time with the passing of your mom.

On behave of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #34,Southern Shore, to Anita , her husband Fred, and family. Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and preyers are with at this sad time.

Anita, Harrison, Brenda. So sorry. We always looked to your Mom as the last of our parents generation on Spruce Hill Rd. How often we would stop to pick her up enroute to Church/ home. Always a smile. Always a laugh. Always had more energy than anyone. Always remembered us. Will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Albert and Sandra Barnes

Anita and family, condolences on the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers..

Anita & family, we send our heartfelt condolences to you & your family at this sad time, thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Anita, Harrison, Brenda and families. We are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We have wonderful memories of her during family celebrations. It was such a pleasure to visit her this Spring at her home in Topsail. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time.

Anita, Harrison, Brenda and all of Aunt Estelle’s family, we send our love and share in the loss you are feeling with your Mom’s passing.. Aunt Estelle was a very special lady and she made us feel so welcome and loved. We have so many special memories with her and your family where she spread joy and love. They include the times we stayed with you when visiting Topsail, to the garden parties held at her place where she was the leader of the marching band, and when she hosted an impromptu get together with as many of the family who could come that day when Ed, Eleanor, Margaret, Heather and I were in town. We hope you can take some comfort in the memories you have and the stories others share. We are thinking of you all and wish we were closer to offer you more comfort and to hear the stories being shared about this wonderful lady.

Deeply sorry to hear of your moms passing she was very dear to me and will miss her kindness. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Anita, Fred and family So sorry to hear of your Mons passing. No matter how many years we have them with us it is never enough. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Lois and Jim

Anita & family and Lamswood family so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing .Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.🙏 RIP Mrs Lamswood .

Anita, Harrison and Brenda, my deepest sympathies on the passing of Aunt Estelle. So many happy memories of times spent together as family. God Bless.

Anita, Fred, Kirk & family & Karolyn and the entire Lamswood family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during the difficult days ahead. Cherish your memories and remember all the good times spent together. RIP Mrs. Lamswood 🙏🏻❤️