Ivy Blackmore (nee Hollett)

September 3, 1933 to April 6, 2024


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It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a dear wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister: Ivy Blackmore (age 90).  She passed away Saturday evening surrounded by family.

Ivy is survived by her devoted husband, Harold; her four loving children: Bill (Laurie Quinton), Bob (Debbie O’Rielly), Susan (Roy Osmond), and Jim (Holly Doyle); cherished grandchildren: Amy (Jonathan Kavanagh), Kristen (Greg Butler), Aaron (Alicia Taylor), Holly (Cyril Hann), Allison Osmond (Patrick Dawson), Benjamin Osmond, Quinn, and Alice; her adored great-grandchildren: Jacob, Lily, Myles, Lauren, and soon to arrive Lincoln; Ivy’s loving baby sister, Gwen Hollett; as well as sisters-in-law Stella Mifflin, Joan, and Juanita Blackmore, and brother-in-law Alton Wareham.

Ivy is also survived by a large circle of friends and family.  Everywhere Mom went, she met new people and befriended them (and often found out they were related in some way).  Mom believed that there was no such thing as strangers; only friends she hadn’t met yet.

Ivy was proudly raised in Spencer’s Cove, Placentia Bay, by her parents Victor Hollett and Edith “Nellie” Hollett (née Gilbert), along with her 5 sisters: Verna Thaxton, Daphne Squires, Edith Wareham, Joan Hollett, and Gwen Hollett.

In 1957, Ivy married Harold Blackmore.  For 66 years, the two of them created a life filled with love, laughter, family, and friends.  They loved to travel near and far and spent many happy years at the cabin Harold built in Spread Eagle.

Ivy lived to entertain: her home served as a gathering place where everyone was welcomed with open arms.  Many a card game, birthday party, and Christmas dinner were hosted at the Blackmore residence.  No matter the occasion, Ivy made sure you never went home hungry.  We will dearly miss family suppers at Mom’s, her macaroni and cheese, her turkey dinners, her gingersnaps, and of course, her famous tea buns.

We would like to thank all the staff at Tiffany Village retirement home – particularly the 8th floor staff.  Mom adored and spoke fondly of each of you.  You made Mom feel cared for and filled her heart with joy.  You will never know how much you helped all of us get through this difficult time.  Ivy was also blessed with a lifetime of wonderful family doctors.  God bless you all.

Cremation has taken place.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 11th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Carnell’s Funeral Home on Freshwater Road, St. John’s.  The funeral service will take place on Friday, April 12th, at 11 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel.  The service will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend. Committal will be at a later date. 

Please note that Carnell’s Funeral Home is a nut free facility, due to a staff member with a severe allergy. Thank you for your cooperation.

Flowers are gratefully accepted, or a donation can be made to the SPCA St. John’s in Ivy’s memory.



2-4 p.m. on April 11, 2024

7-9 p.m. on April 11, 2024

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Friday April 12th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Ivy was such a special woman, I feel grateful to have known her. Lots of love to the whole family.

Mr Blackmore, Bill, Bob, Susan, Jim and families
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your lovely wife and mother. My parents Joan and Danny thought of her as a dear friend and had many memories of good times together through the years.. Thinking of you

So sorry to hear of Ivy’s passing. My parents spent many a wonderful time with her and Harold. Ivy always had a smile and a twinkle in her eye. Condolences to Harold and family and friends. Kathy Granger Tucker

So sorry to hear of Ivy’s passing. Condolences to all the family and friends.


Sophie Gill and Family

Mr Blackmore, Susan, Bill, Bob, Jim and family,

My sincere condolences to you all for your great loss. I will remember Mrs. Blackmore for her good cheer, her many kindnesses, and her affectionate nature. She always made me feel very welcome at your home on Oxen Pond Road.

Thinking of you,
Catherine Chafe and family

To darling Harold,
Bill, Bob, Sue, Jim and all your families

Phil and I were so pleased to be able to ‘go to’ Ivy’s funeral along with the rest of the family yesterday. We watched every minute. I was so pleased to point out all the cousins to Phil even though we were unable to name lots of the grandchildren.

I will always remember visiting your house on Oxen Pond Road when I was at MUN and getting together as cousins at Prowse Ave.

Great to see you all
Ivy certainly had a lovely ‘send off’
Keep in touch
Much love
Sharon (nee Blackmore) & Phil Stubley
(Oxfordshire, UK)

Condolences to her family

Bill, Laurie, Holly and family

We are sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother/grandmother. We are thinking of you all.

Mr Blackmore, Bill, Bob, Sue and Jim.
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Blackmore. I have fond memories of your
Mom back in the Oxen Pond days when we would play in your back yard. There always seemed to be a herd of us!! Your Mom was always so sweet. Even after my folks and yours moved to Summerville Condos, your Mom was always so cheerful and up for a quick chat when I saw her. My sincere condolences to all of you. Take comfort in all of the wonderful memories of your Mom/Wife.
God Bless you all!
Wayde Butler

Bob, Debbie, and family
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
Ivy was such a beautiful person. Have known her since she was a teacher to our children at Happy Times Pre-school 40 years ago. Everyone loved her.

We will miss her laughter from your back yard when she was visiting!

We extend our deepest sympathy to you, your Dad, and all your family.

Brian and Mary Johnston and family

Harold and family – Sincere condolence’s on Ivy’s passing. Remember her from Spread Eagle when I visited with John Hounsell.

Harold and family
Sorry to hear of Ivy’s passing. We remember her
fondly and her lovely smile from when we lived on Oxen Pond rd. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Warmest sympathy,
Gerry and Velma Davis

To Bob, Bill, Sue , Jim and Mr. Blackmore. So sorry to hear this news. My sincere condolences. Bob Dyckson

Harold and family
So sorry and saddened to hear of Ivy’s passing.. She certainly was very special to me. We had a lot of laughs over the years while I had the pleasure of doing her hair. If I was lucky enough to come to her house after she finished baking I was given a sample for a taste test. It was amazing how thin she could roll out those ginger cookies. Sincere condolences to you all .My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I am so saddened to read of Ivy’.s passing . My sincere sympathy to you all . 🙏
Remembering you in prayer .
Janet Martin

Harold and family
Sending sincere condolences on the passing of Ivy! May wonderful memories help you through this sad time.
I too have pleasant memories of times we shared in the past. Joan Brown

Gween, Harold and family sorry to here of Ivy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Dear Sue So so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing . May all your precious Memories get you through this most difficult days ahead.

My heartaches for the Blackmore family💕 Ivy was a wonderful women, she had a special place in my heart and Hazels💕 Hazel always would make a stop to Grandma Ivys for a chocolate while visiting at my work. Ivy you will be truly missed and I am so grateful I was able to say goodbye last week💕

Dear Harold and Family:
Our thoughts, prayers and Deepest Sympathy are with you on Ivy’s passing.

To the Blackmore family – my condolences on the loss of your lovely lady from across the road who always greeted me so warmly when I visited home.

Dear Harold and family – on behalf of my wife Jeanne and for myself I extend our sincere condolences at the loss of your dear wife Ivy. When in 1969 Jeanne and I moved to Oxen Pond Road it was Ivy who warmly greeted us and became a great neighbour. Her warmth and kindness was so comforting to us then. It was many changes of our address over the intervening years before we were able to renew that friendship with you both at Tiffany Village. In 2021. Amazingly Ivy recognized us both and could name all four of our children. She was a blessing to all who came to know her.

Bob and Jeanne Hall

Sue, Roy, Allison, Benjamin and all the Blackmore family, our deepest condolences at this sad time of loss. We have fond memories of Mrs. Blackmore, who always made us feel so welcome and part of the family. You have been blessed to have has her all these years. May your many wonderful memories provide comfort and peace during this difficult time.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Heather and Levi

Mr Blackmore (Harold), Bill, Bob, Sue and Jim,

I am so very sorry to see you have lost this wonderful loving and joyous wife and mother.

I have an image of her laugh and smile in the Oxen Pond Rd Kitchen that will never leave me.

You have been blessed to have her for such a full lifetime and I know you can celebrate this on Friday and for the years to follow..

My sympathies and my gratitude for the fond memories I will always have of your mother and your family.

Phil Bastow

Sue & family,
My condolences to you and your families. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Knew Ivy from Spencer’s Cove. My condolences to Gwen,Joan & the entire family. May Ivy rest in peace..

Condolences to the Blackmore family on the loss of your beautiful Mom.
Roma and Peter Reddy