Jacob Wallace Winsor

February 17, 1921 to September 25, 2020


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It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Jacob Winsor at Hillcrest Estates, Mount Pearl on Friday, September 25th, 2020 at the tender age of 99. Jacob is predeceased by his wife Helena in 2009, parents Percy and Gladys (nee Blackwood), brothers George (Mollie), Percy (Nerissa) and Woodrow. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his sons Paul, Bruce (Joan), Terry (Carolyn); grandchildren Amanda (Jason), Meghan (Callum), Jessica (Devon), Christopher and Jennifer (Greg); great-grandchildren Charlotte, Logan, Scarlet, Kellen, Alexis and Ethan, as well as extended family and friends.
Jake, as he was affectionately known, was born in Wesleyville, Bonavista Bay and moved to St. John’s as a young man. After a long career at CN, Jake and Lena spent many years at their second home in Green’s Harbour. They enjoyed rip-roaring games of 120s, potluck dinners and lots of laughter with friends and co-workers.
The family will be receiving visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th. Cremation has taken place.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Carnell’s Memorial Chapel. A private interment for both Jake and Lena will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Due to the Covid gathering restrictions and the safety of others, we respectfully ask our relatives and friends to limit their time during visitation. For those unable to attend his celebration of life, the service will be live-streamed.
In lieu of flowers, donations, in his memory, can be made to Wesley United Church in St. John’s or a charity of one’s choice.
Special thanks to the staff of Hillcrest Estates for their care and compassion over the past four years.

Mom and Dad, together again.
Now…who’s got the ace of hearts?



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Dear Paul and Family:

We were so sorry to hear recently of your Father’s passing, Bill’s Mother will miss your little chats with her when you were visiting your Dad at Hillcrest. Our deepest condolences to you. Thinking of you.

Dear Paul & Family,
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you all. May all the wonderful memories of your Dad, bring you great comfort in the days ahead.
Thinking of you during this sad time.
Doug & Paula

To the Winsor family, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Fred and myself always enjoyed our visits with him after we moved to St. John’s . Your mom was a special cousin to Fred. May they both Rest In Peace.
Phyllis (Fred) Hoskins

The Winsor Family

We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s and grandfather’s passing. Thinking of your family during this difficult time. May his life that was so well lived bring you comfort and peace. Our sincere condolences,.

Susan and Mike Flynn and Family.

Paul, Bruce and Terry, sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. What a wonderful age but I’m sure he is happily reunited with the love of his life Lena. Thought of your dad often as I remember your parents at mom and dads , Hilda and Japheth, for that great game of 120’s. What a great game they all enjoyed. Your memories of him will keep you smiling in the future, rest peacefully Jake with Lena again.

Dear Paul and family,
Sending you all, and especially Amanda, Charlie and Logan, my sympathies at this sad time. I know you are cherishing memories of your wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather. God bless

Sincere condolences to Paul, Bruce, Terry and families on the passing of your dad. Wow, 99 years! What a life well-lived. We have many precious memories of Uncle Jake and Aunt Helena, especially during our younger years and while staying with you guys on Whiteway Street while attending university. As you celebrate the end of Uncle Jake’s life, may you find comfort in your many memories. Brenda, Lloyd and Family

So sorry for your loss. Our condolences to all Jake’s family and friends. Hold on to all your fond memories..

Bruce. Sorry to hear of your loss. Isn’t it always the way that the good guys go way too early.

Paul and family, so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. He is happy to be with his beloved Lena again. We are away and unable to give our condolence in person but please know we are thinking about you. Cheryl and Allan

Bruce, Joan and family. Sincere sympathy on your dad’s passing. May the wonderful memories of your dad help you through this sad time.

Sharing in your sadness. We are sure there are many beautiful memories, hold tight to those.

Condolences to Jakes family from family of the late Joseph and Cecily Blackwood. Msy he rest in peace.

So sorry for your loss Paul, Bruce, Terry and families.
I remember spending so many afternoons at your home many years ago when Stella Stratton and Lena would share a cup of tea and Jake would tease us little girls.
Sincere condolences
Susan and Stephen Pike

Paul, Bruce and the Winsor family. Our condolences to all of you on the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

Terry, Jenn, Chris and Family, we were so very sorry to hear of Mr. Winsor’s passing. Please know that you are in our hearts and in our prayers at this difficult time.

Bruce, Joan and the Windsor family. I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing.. I didn’t get to meet him, but I know he must have been a good man to have a son such as Bruce. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Max, Lucy and Family

Bruce, Joan and the Winsor family:
Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. What a great age he reached !
Cherish loving memories at this difficult time.
Sincere condolences . Earl and Deanne

Sincere condolences on your loss….hold on to .sweet memories….we are sure there is a game of cards in progress!
Greg and Della Thomas

Sorry to hear of Uncle Jake’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all during this time of sorrow. My memories go back to our frequent trips to St. John’s but most of all, your trips to Wesleyville each summer in your travel trailer. The Winsor brothers, wives and friends are now together again for that wonderful game of 120’s!

So sorry for your loss, please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy! Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this sad time.

Dear Terry& family,
Thinking of you at this sad time of loss of your dear Father.

I am sorry to hear the loss of our dear Uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at such a difficult time.

George Winsor (JR ).

I am sorry to hear the loss of our dear Uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at such a difficult time.

George Winsor (JR ).

I’m so saddened for the loss of our Uncle Jake, thoughts and prayers are with the rest of the Family, RIP my Dear Uncle Jake
Marilyn Winsor Lewis

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

I had the pleasure of working at this home and hanging out with Jacob i miss him so much and now ill miss him even more knowing his gone my condolences to the family and all of his friends at hillcrest. Ill remember jacobs stories and all of his songs that he loved. His dancing in heaven now wife his wife.

Paul, Bruce, Terry and all the family. Fred and I send our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear Dad. Jake will be forever remembered in our family for all the card games Jake, Lena, Mom, Dad, Aunt Cecily and Uncle Joe played at each others house. Not sure who hit their knuckle harder, when laying the Ace of Hearts, Jake or Uncle Joe!!! Oh what great memories we have of parties and meals with your Mom and Dad. We will also be forever grateful for all the visits Jake made with Dad, especially while Dad was at the Agnes Pratt Home. Jake would always carry on the conversation even if Dad didn’t give any input. He was a very dear friend to Dad and we truly appreciated that. That Jake lived to be 99 was so wonderful but now he is with your dear Mom. She just got tired of waiting for him! May you all find great comfort in all the wonderful memories you have with your Dad. Those memories will help you through this difficult time. From the Gaulton and Thompson Families, we say Thank you Jake for your friendship and laughter.

Terry and family, sorry to hear of your dads passing, 99 years, sounds like he lived a wonderful life, may he Rest In Peace, God bless and take care

Terry, Carolyn and family
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Winsor’s passing. All your fond memories of times spent together will keep him alive in your hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of grief.
With deepest sympathy,
Janet & Pat

Our sincerest condolences to the family on Jake’s passing. May he Rest In Peace.

Please accept our sincere condolences on Jake’s passing . Our thoughts are with you at this time. Herb , Grace and The Mullett Family .

Please accept my Sincere condolences on Jake’s passing. I knew him as Jake because he was good friends with my parents ( Fraser and Jean Winsor). Actually , I think Dad and Jake were cousins. Over the years, Jake and Lena would drop by For a visit. Dad spoke fondly of them..
Thinking of the family at this time. I’m sure you have many treasured memories.

I got to meet Mr. Winsor through Amanda and Jason. It was always a pleasure to spend time with him at family gatherings especially Christmas brunch. He possessed a large personality and at times was quite witty. He will be missed! Thinking of the family and sending heartfelt condolences to all. Rest in peace Jake.