Ivy Margaret Handregan (nee Coffin)

December 16, 1945 to July 7, 2024


The Coffin family with deep roots in Joe Batt’s Arm, Fogo Island, we, the offspring of Abel and Stella, announce the passing of our sister and aunt, Ivy Margaret Handregan (nee Coffin), on July 07, 2024 while in palliative care at the Health Sciences Centre. Her husband Terry Handregan predeceased her in 2022. Her life is remembered fondly by her five siblings, Randy (Joan), George (Marlene), Neil (Lorna), Gwen and Percy (Monica), her 13 nieces and nephews, and two stepchildren, Sean and Gina.


Ivy’s professional life was dedicated to long service with the Bank of Nova Scotia, to which she demonstrated intense loyalty, integrity and trustworthiness. Her career started  with the Bank before her seventeenth birthday and took her to several assignments and placements with the Bank including a stint in Ontario.


As a member of St. Mark’s Anglican Church in St. John’s she was a regular attendee, member of ACW and Altar Guild and was often called on to practice her accounting skills at money management.


During her illness she was attended by The Collaborative Care Team at Pippy Place, the ER team at HSC and the medical team at 4NB, for which her entire family express deep gratitude for compassion and care provided at each location.


Visitation is scheduled from 3 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 09 at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road.

Funeral service will be from St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Logy Bay Road at 11 am on Wednesday, July 10 with committal at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road on Thursday, July 11 at 10 am.


Donations may be made in Ivy’s memory to a charity or cause of one’s choice. Flowers are graciously declined.




3-8 p.m. on July 9, 2024

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Wednesday July 10th

St. Mark's Anglican Church
203 Logy Bay Rd, St. John's

Interment to take place on Thursday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Rd.


10:00am, Thursday July 11th

Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road


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So sorry to hear of Ivy’s passing. May her memory be a blessing to all the family.
Rod Janes and family

Our sympathy to the family of Ivy! We thought the world of Ivy and Terry! They were the nicest people you could meet! So down to earth and kind! We enjoyed our time as Gold Wing Riders and hanging out with them at various rides and rally’s! Rest in peace Ivy!

It’s with deep sadness we pass along our condolences as we just heard of Ivy’s passing. Our family, located on Ennis Avenue, were close friends of Ivy and Terry since they moved into the neighborhood many years ago. Ivy was a kind and gentle woman, who we quickly befriended and shared a lot of special times with over the years. She will be greatly missed..

Brooklyn, Madison, and Jayden love you and miss you will all their hearts….

To Ivy’s family please accept our condolences. Knew Ivy from St. Mark’s. Hard to find a gentler or kinder lady. Rest in Peace Ivy

Our sincerest condolences to the Coffin and Handregan families.

I was saddened to hear of Ivy’s death. She was such a kind and gentle lady and certainly one of great faith. Ivy was always there to quietly lend a hand for no other reason than she could and because it was the right thing to do. Heartfelt condolences to the Coffin and Handregan families. You are all n my thoughts and prayers. May Ivy rest in peace and rise with the angels.


Sincere condolences to Ivy’s family on her passing.
May she rest in peace.
Marilyn Manthorne
Fellow Scotiabanker

Our Sincerest Condolences to all.
May God’s Love and Peace surround you.

Aaron and Joan

Members of the Coffin family
So sorry to hear about Ivy’s passing. She was such a quiet and gentle soul who always had a smile and a kind word whenever we chatted. Plus, she always kept me up to date on what and how her brothers were doing. She will be missed.
Kevin and Kay Smith

Sincerest condolences to the Coffin family.

Harry Balsom

I am truly sorry to read this morning of Ivy’s death; I had no idea that she has been ill. Ivy had been a member of our gym group, Active Women, some years ago, and would join us when we would go out for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Ivy was quiet, but just lovely. Condolences to her family and friends.

We were so sorry to hear about Ivy’s death. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Noreen and Harold Press

Dear Family,

It is with great sadness that we learned of Aunt Ivy’s passing. She was a beloved member of our family, and her warmth, kindness, and love will be deeply missed by all of us.

During this difficult time, let us find comfort in the many wonderful memories we shared with her and the lasting impact she had on our lives.

With heartfelt sympathy and love,

Steve, Kathy, Josh and Kayleigh

Sincere condolences to Ivy’s family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ivy is reunited with Terry. God bless
Roz (Sam and Emma’s Aunt)

To George and Families:
We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Ivy’s passing. She was a very lovely lady who always greeted us in church with a very friendly smile. It was certainly a privilege for me to serve with Ivy as members of the Altar Guild and the ACW. Her presence will definitely be missed at St. Mark’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Sharon & Eric

To the Coffin Family. So sorry to hear of Ivy’s passing. Our condolences, love and prayers to all. May she rest in peace and rise in glory..

To Randy and Joan and the Coffin Family, please be assured our sincere. condolences on the loss of your Sister Ivy.

Will be thinking of you in the coming days. May God’s love and peace cover you, as you reminder the wondering you spent together.

By Lo & Shirley Hindy

It was a pleasure getting to know Ivy the past 4 years. She was always very kind to us and our 4 children. We couldn’t have asked for a better neighbour, our sincerest condolences to her family.
Jennifer, Brad and family at 128 Ennis.

To Sean and Gina Handregan and the Coffin family, please accept our sincere condolences. We are truly sorry to hear of Ivy’s passing and encourage you all to think about the pleasant memories you hold in your heart. God bless you all and give you His strength during these difficult days.

we the coffin neighbours send our deepest condolences to the family .

we the coffin neighbours send our deepest condolences to the family .

George and Marlene, You and your family are all in my thoughts during this time. May she rest in peace. Love, Sandra..

Ivy’s Family, we knew Ivy initially through our friendship with Terry in the Fire Department, but she quickly became a friend as well. What a lovely lady she was – kind, caring, family oriented and she did love a laugh.! We will miss our lunches and coffee meetings with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Dave and Mona Lee

Ford and I send sincerest condolences to Ivy’s family and friends. We have fond memories of Ivy,,a quiet gentle lady who everyone loved.and enjoyed being around.You are all in out thought and prayers.

We send sincere condolences to all of Ivy’s family. I knew Ivy from the Bank of Nova Scotia. She was a very kind and friendly person. I enjoyed my many chats with her. Please cherish all your precious memories. Please know that you are all in our prayers and thoughts.

I am so sorry to hear of Ivy’s passing. We worked together at Scotiabank for many years . Lots of laughs for sure. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. 🙏

Ivy’s Family
Ivy has been a devoted “Muffin Lady” from St. Marks for our school Breakfast Program for many, many years., making muffins to help out school children go to class with a full tummy. On behalf of East Point Elementery School Breakfast Program, we send our heartfelt condolences to her family. May God shine his blessings upon her.

Sincere and heartfelt sympathies to the family from your Watkins connection – Beatrice and children. We uphold you in prayer on Ivy’s passing. Holdfast to treasured memories.

So sorry to hear of Ivy’s passing. We met Ivy and Terry at our Gold Wing functions.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Ivey’s family.May she rest in peace.

Ivy’s family
I was shocked to read on Carnell’s website, the passing of Ivy. A quiet, gentle lady who was a devoted member of our St. Mark’s Parish family. Ivy was always there to give of her time to our church in many ministries, a well respected and loved individual, my deepest condolences to her family. God Bless 🙏🏽

To the Coffin families,
I am surprise to see on Carnell’s website the passing of Ivy.
Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers at this time in her passing.
Once in awhile, I would see her and we would have a chat about different things especially her home town of Joe’s Batt Arm and the people we knew there.
May she now rest in peace and rise in glory.

We are so sorry to hear about Ivy’s passing.. she was such a nice lady. We had lots of good times traveling with Ivy & Terry on our Gold Wings. Our deepest condolences to her family.
Debbie & Randy Thorne.

Ivy was a lovely, welcoming person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

So very sorry to hear of Ivy’s passing . Our condolences to the family..
Corb & Eileen Newman

So very saddened to hear of Ivy’s passing. She was one of the nicest I ever met. Rest in peace my friend.