Ivy Jane Perchard

July 27, 1941 to April 2, 2021


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Order of service for Ivy Jane Perchard’s funeral service:


Scriptural Sentences



Jeff Perchard – son

Judi Elford – daughter

Casey Elford-Kay – granddaughter

Marie Walton – sister

Opening Hymn:           “In the Garden”

Opening Prayers

Reading:                      Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Response: Thanks be to God

Psalm 23

Hymn:                          “Just as I am”

Gospel:                        John 14: 1-6

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

The Holy Gospel according to St. John

Response: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Homily                                                              Rev. Gail Coley MacDonald

Apostles’ Creed

Celebrant I believe in God,

All:       The Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


Prayers of the People:          

Response:        Hear us, Lord

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:                          “Amazing Grace”

The Commendation

The Blessing/Dismissal


Service of committal to take place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.



Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s on April 2nd, 2021. Ivy Jane (Lawrence) Perchard, aged 79.  Eldest daughter of Stephen John Lawrence and Theresa Sheppard of Wreck Cove, NL.  Ivy is predeceased by her husband Lionel Perchard; her parents; and her sister Eileen (Lawrence) Clarke.

Ivy is survived by her three children; daughter Judith (Elford); sons Jeffery Perchard and Gregory Perchard; sisters Marie (Lawrence) Walton and Shirley (Lawrence) Pierce; as well as her granddaughter Casey Beth Elford.

Ivy worked at the QE II library of Memorial University of Newfoundland serving faculty, students and alumni for many years. She was widely respected by her colleagues and clientele for her high service standards.

Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, April 15, from 2 to 4 and 7-9 p.m. at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road while observing COVID-19 protocols. A memorial service will be held at The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Friday, April 16, at 11 a.m. If you wish to attend the service, please contact the family to RSVP.

The family would like to thank the excellent staff at the Health Sciences Centre for the care of Ivy and support of her family.

 “A happy life consists not in the absence but in the mastery of hardships”



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Jeff Greg and Judy,

Beverly and I were so sorry to here about mom’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you all.

Jeff , Greg and Judi:
Lyn, William and I are very sorry to hear of your loss..
We fondly remember our visit to St. John’s. Your mum opened her house to us, and spoiled with us food (oh my, so much food) and equal measures of hospitality, along with doting on us. She definitely represented to us the true heart of Newfoundlander generosity! She always took the time to send us a Christmas card, and whenever she visited Ottawa, it was always a delight when we could all get together.
Our sincerest condolences to you, Greg and Judi.

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing . Another beautiful soul from Gleneyre street , gone from this earth. I saw her last at my own, mom’s funeral , just a year ago. It was so good to see her! My sincere condolences to you all . Rest in Peace Mrs Perchard

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing , I have a lot of childhood memories of her. My deepest condolences to all the family.

I worked with Ivy for many years at the QEII Library. We shared many a laugh and upon retirement we got together as the circulation retirees for lunch and catch up on the news since our last lunch. She talked about her family and you could see by her face how proud she was of all of you. RIP Ivy.

Judi, Jeff, Greg, and families,
It was with much sadness I heard of your Mom’s passing. Just last fall when I was home for a couple of months I had so many conversations with her. She would call every other day to check on Mom’s progress.
Oh the fond memories I have of our camping days when we were kids. We often got rained on but we sat underneath the tarps and had fun anyway!
Our family spent a lot of time together in those days.
I also remember Ivy with her pretty painted nails. AND sometimes when we saw her coming we would cringe because she loved to pinch our cheeks and it hurt!
She was a gentle and kind lady and a great Mom.
Loving thoughts coming your way during this time.
Your cherished memories and her spirit will keep her close.

Shared many break/lunch time conversations and chuckles with Ivy when we worked together. Sincerest condolences to the family at this sad time. Bev Skanes

Judi, Greg, Jeff and families,
Sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. I have lots of great memories visiting your family as a child. Our thoughts are with you in your time of grieving.
Take care!
Rick and Sheila

So sorry to here about your mother,another one of the first settlers of Wedgewood Park has now passed on always cherish the memories you have of her,it will help you get through this difficult time.
Paul Collier
Happy Valley -Goose Bay

Greg: So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deepest condolences to you, Jeff, and your brother and sister. Your mother was always very kind and welcoming to me.

Have many fond memories of Ivy from our many years together at the QEII Library. Condolences to the family. RIP. Ivy.

My deepest sympathy to Ivy’s family; so very saddened to hear of her passing. I worked with Ivy for seven years at the QEII Library, from my time as a student assistant to a full-time staff member in Circulation. We shared a lot of laughs, breaks, and lunches over the years. RIP, Ivy; God Bless.

I’m sure everytime I would go to Eileen’s she was on the phone with your mom. Ivy was always  the rock that Eileen leaned against. Such Beautiful  people can only go to the Beautiful place where they were created.

God Bless

Condolences on your Mom’s passing.. I remember her fondly from when we lived Gleneyre St. She was always a very kind caring person. I’m sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Ivy at the QEII Library. She was such fun and a kind person.
Dianne Mills

Sorry to hear about your Ma Jeff. Sincerest condolences to you and Greg and Judy.

Judi and family,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Mom.
Let the wonderful memories of her guide you through the difficult days ahead.
John & Peggy Tilley

My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mom. Although I did not know her personally, the obvious effort she put into in raising a fine person like you speaks loudly of her values.

John Roil

Greg, Jeff & Judy,
Very sorry to hear of your Mon’s passing. We will miss seeing her on Gleneyre St. Please accept our deepest sympathy .

Sincere condolences to Ivys family whom she spoke of often with pride. We shared many lunches together and tons of laughs. May Ivy Rest In Peace and rise in

Ivy was a lovely person , warm, kind, and funny.
We shared many good times at the QEll and she was so nice to work alongside. Warm, wonderful memories of Ivy.
Sincere condolences.
God bless.

I knew Ivy from St. Thomas’ Church. We were is a study group together their. Ivy was a lovely person and I will miss seeing her in church. My sincerest condolences.

Worked with Ivy for many years. Shared many laughs together. She loved her family. Spoke highly of them. Rest in peace Ivy.
Jean Galarneau

I worked with Ivy at the QEII Library for many years. She was always busy but quick to have a laugh with the rest of the staff. My condolences to the entire family.

I worked with Ivy at the QEII Library. I will always remember her smile and most of all, her kindness. She will be missed and fondly remember by many.

Carol Sullivan

Judi and family
Judi I am just reading about your moms passing and I wanted to send our condolences. As a matter of fact I have her apricot cake recipe and whenever I use it, I think of you.
Sincere condolences and sympathy
Kim Petley and family
Gleneyre street neighbours

Greg, Jeff, and Judi,
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother.
Ivy was a wonderful person and we were very fortunate to have gotten to know her.
Cherish all the beautiful memories you have with her throughout the years, that is what will get you through the tough times ahead.
God Bless You All! Neal and Esther Churchill

Greg, Jeff, & Judy

I was both shocked and saddened to learn earlier today of your Mom’s death. She was a wonderful neighbour on Gleneyre Street but more importantly she was one of my Mom’s good and true friend.s. The two of them enrolled in and took the same “Pre-Beginner Class” swimming lessons together more times than I can count. And each time they passed they both decided that they didn’t want to venture up to the deep end of the pool in the “Beginners Class” so they would re-register for the “Pre- Beginners” lessons again!!! How many laughs did the two of them have over the years talking about those lessons. In the past several years I would run into your Mom at the gym where she would be diligently working out on the rowing machine and we would always have a chat. She always spoke of her family with love for each one of you. On behalf of my Dad, Jim Lambe please accept our sincere condolences. I like to think that she and Mom are together again talking and laughing about those lessons one more time.