Gerald Robert Squires

December 20, 1936 to March 11, 2023


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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our wonderful father and grandfather, Gerald Robert Squires at the age of 86 years, surrounded by his loving family.

Predeceased by his son Gerry in 1991, his wife Nina in 2016, his parents Peter and Rhoda Squires; brother Gordon Squires and sister Edith Mercer (Duncan); mother and father in law Fred and Mary Tucker; sisters in law Olga Dooley and Mary Whitten, brothers in law Reg (Beatie), Don Tucker, and Ron Martin; nephews, Barry Squires, Lloyd and Peter Mercer, Len Tucker, Gary Tucker; niece Marilyn Squires.

Leaving to mourn daughters, Elaine Marshall and Joanne Jones (Jake); granddaughters, Kaley Fitzgerald (Andrew) and Melanie Jones; sisters in law Eleanor Martin, Millie Tucker and Mary Squires; brothers in law, Fred Tucker (Lynda), Leonard Dooley and Jim Whitten; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gerald cared deeply about his family and friends. He was a hard working and successful business man for many years in St. John’s.

Gerald and his beautiful cherished wife Nina spent many happy winters in Florida. They both enjoyed boating in the summer on the waters of Conception Bay. They were married for 61 years until Nina’s passing.

A very special thank you to Georgina Moulton Harris, a wonderful friend who has been a caring and dedicated support to Dad for the last 6 years. You were a friend to all of us, we don’t know what we would have done without you.

Thank you so much to all the amazing staff at Chancellor Park on 2 West. Thank you so much to Tom Forsey, who treated Dad like his own family member. Tom always went out of his way to make sure Dad was well cared for and had all his needs attended to. His kindness and friendship meant a lot to Dad and the family. Also many thanks to Melanie and Lisa for spending time with Dad, singing his favorite songs and making him feel special and loved.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Rd. from 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 17th.

Funeral service to take place on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow in St. Philip’s Anglican Cemetery,  20 Coady’s Rd., Portugal Cove/St. Philip’s.

Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to the SPCA for Gerry’s love of animals.



7-9 p.m. on March 17, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Saturday March 18th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment in St. Philip's Anglican Cemetery, 20 Coady's Rd., St. Philip's


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So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Jerry’s company. He was a good man.. Rest in Peace.

Deepest condolences to my cousins Elaine, Joanne, Kaley and Melanie .
My Uncle Gerald held a special place in my heart! He was the last of his immediate family.….I’m the next oldest!
I’m sure there’s a wonderful reunion happening in heaven….he will be reunited with Aunt Nina and Gerry and all the family gone before….May he and all the family rest in peace!
Hugs to all who mourn this dear man!

My condolences to Gerald’s family. I am very grateful to have gotten to know him during the past year or so. He always brought a smile to my face and he was quick to sing along with any familiar tune or to offer a witty remark; his personality was one of a kind. Rest easy, Gerry. “Oui, oui!”

Sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I do remember Gerald and Nina. From Gerald’s First Cousin – Glenys Ainsworth.

Joanne,Elaine and families , sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad….He was very special, more than a cousin. He felt the same about us with that smile, warmth, and concern for our family.
We loved GERALD and NINA…..
Our prayers are with you: GEORGINA, EMMA, OLGA,& WILL SQUIRES& families

So sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing he was a joy to talk to about family and friends we knew rest in peace Gerald.

To The Squires Family
We were so saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing. We had the privilege of caring for him these last few years, here at 2nd west Chancellor Park. Cherish the wonderful memories you have of him and we’re sure there are many….as you’ve shared many with us during your visits.
Gerry will be missed here on our unit. But we have many memories of him…he loved to laugh and carry on with us .
As you lay him to rest on Saturday, find comfort knowing that we’ll be thinking of you all during this difficult time.
From the staff (Gerry’s buddies) at 2nd west Chancellor Park.

Deepest sympathy on your Dad’s passing. Always enjoyed being in his company. Love, Judy & Doug Tucker

Elaine, Joanne, Jake, Kaley and Melanie….I was saddened to hear of Uncle Gerald’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories growing up of both Aunt Nina and Uncle Gerald…..always good times. Sincere sympathy to you all. No doubt he was given a big welcome by all the family who went before and there was a celebration in the sky….lots of good music for sure! Love Lesley-Anne XOXOX

Elaine, Joanne and family, please accept my condolences on the passing of your dad. I enjoyed having many chats with him over the years.

Joanne, Elaine and families………. Sincere sympathy on the passing of your dad. It was always a pleasure to chat with him and catch up whenever we would meet. He was a true gentleman.

Diane Tucker(Whitty) Sorry for your loss Joanne and Elaine my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Elaine, Joanne and Family,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your Father.
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Gen & Gord

Joanne, Elaine and families.:
My sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time..

Joanne, Elaine & Family,
Sincere Condolences at this very difficult time, you are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Gerald 🙏

Joanne, Elaine and families, My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Leslie Osmond

My sincerest condolences to all the family. May you Rest in Peace Gerald! 🙏

We are so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Hold on tight to the many wonderful memories you have. He leaves behind an important history and a wonderful family .

Joanne and Elaine, Jim and I send our heartfelt condolences to you both and to your families. While we are out of the country and won’t be able to be with you in person please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Much love Patsy and Jim

CONDOLENCES TO ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF Gerald-There’s been many many years since i’ve last met Gerald-He was an astute business person-mostly well liked in this aspect of his life–Our thoughts and prayers-God bless-Jim/wife Nelia Campbell ST. John’s NFLD.

Elaine, Joanne,Kaley,Melanie and Family,
We are so sorry to hear the news of your fathers passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this very difficult time as you take him on his Final Journey to his Resting Place.
All your special Family Memories of him will bring you comfort in the days ahead.
He is will now be pain free resting in his Eternal home and have sure Gained his Wings.
May he RIP and keep watching over you all..
Sending much Love and Caring Hugs from Texas.
Linda and David Young