Joan Elizabeth Arns

September 23, 2019


Joan Elizabeth Arns of St. John’s passed peacefully away at Glenbrook Lodge on Monday September 23, 2019 at the aged of 79 years.  She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Karl; parents Ron and Julia Dwyer and her brother Thomas (Tom).  Leaving to mourn her  5 children: Karl (Kathy), Renee (Wayne), Paul (Patricia), Susan (John) and Dawn (Craig); grandchildren: Sarah, Stephanie, Matthew, Meghan, Jonathan, Joshua, David, Christopher, Jessie, Hayley and Abby; great grandchildren: Mackenzie, Brooklyn and Ava; a large number of sisters: Marina, Mary, Norah, Lillian, Catherine, Paula and Bridget (Bride); brothers: Edward (Ned), Ronald, Jim and Paul; also, a number of other relatives and friends.  A special thank you to all the staff of Glenbrook Lodge on 2nd Floor A who worked tirelessly during her time there particularly in her last few days.  We would like to thank each of you individually for the care and compassion towards her, it has never gone unnoticed and is much appreciated.  Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday September 25 and Thursday September 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday September 27 from Mary Queen of Peace at 11:30 a.m. with cremation to follow with a private interment.  Flowers gratefully accepted or donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.



2-4 p.m. on September 25, 2019

7-9 p.m. on September 25, 2019

2-4 p.m. on September 26, 2019

7-9 p.m. on September 26, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:30am, Friday September 27th

Mary Queen of Peace


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I miss you so much each and everyday, people keep telling me that it will get better in time but without you it will never be the same, I know you wouldn’t want me to be upset everyday so I’ve been trying super hard to stay strong for you Nanny, I know your looking down on me each day helping me get by ❤ ill forever treasure every Sunday growing up coming to yours and poppys house for Turkey dinner, and every Christmas eve spent with all the family on wadland crest watching you run around tending to everyone of us making sure we all were looked after, and even living with you the last 2 years before you went into Glenbrook lodge, our late night chats and smokes ???? to early mornings waking up to you roaring at me to get up for work (haha), me you & aunt Paula having lunch together everyday as long as i can remember back!❤ I hope Poppy greeted you with arms wide open as I’m sure he missed you as much as I miss you, I know your in a better place now nanny & free from pain. Ava sent you off with your beautiful angel wings she drew for you, I will remind her daily how much love you had for each of us nanny, (even though me and ava are your favorites ❤????????) and how amazing you always were.

Rest peacefully Nanny, and give poppy a kiss and hug from his little girl meggie & his great grandchild Ava Nichole ❤❤????????

“You & poppy used to call me your guy’s angel, and now I call you both my angels” ????????

Dear family members of Joan Arns

It is with great sadness that I reach out to you today to express my deep sorrow of the passing of your mom Joan .
It has been many years now that I have seen Joan but she has lived in my heart and always will. Joan provided a loving family and lots of love to me when I needed it most. I have only good memories of my time spent with you all at Wadland Cresent.
Please except my heartfelt condolences and sympathy.
Joan I thank you for your kindness and your loving spirit. I know they rolled out the red carpet for you when you entered heaven!
Forever grateful,
Sherry Sharpe (Dougherty)

Paula and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing.Thinking of you and sending our deepest sympathy.
Love ,
Beryl and Mike

To All the family…I’m so sorry to read about Mrs.Arn’s.She was a beautiful lady.Just wanted to send my condolences during this very difficult time.Annette

Paul and Family: So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Bill and I wish to pass along our condolences to you all. May she rest in peace.

Mrs Arns, Thank-you! for being such a great role model to me, for raising such a loving , wonderful son. For providing such warmth and love to your grandchildren. We will miss you so very much! XO ????????

To the Arns and Dwyer families: So very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of her family at this most difficult time. Rest In Peace Joan.

Renee, Karl and families,
So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing..
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda and Leo

So sorry for the loss of your mother. Take comfort in each other. Our deepest sympathies to you all.

Sincere Condolences to all the family . RIP Joan.

To the Arns and Dwyer families..Sorry to hear of Joan’s passing..My condolences to the families.May she rest in peace.

Renee and Family. We are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. The loss of a parent is never easy, but take comfort in good memories. Take care of each other. Jocelyn, Gerard and Elizabeth

The Arns Family; We were very sorry to hear of Joan:s passing. We were family friends from Carbonear. Our thoughts and Prayers are wiyh you all at this most difficult time. May she rest in peace.

Bride and Dwyer siblings, So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Keeping you all in our thought and prayers!

Ivan and Marian Penney

Sincere Condolences to your family during this difficult time .
Cherish your many memories.

Sorry to hear Paul about your mom.your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Hilda and Doug Summers.

Your Mother was a beautiful woman and great neighbour. She was a second mother to everyone on Wadland Cres. loved her french fries in the brown paper bag. You will be missed. You are in the arms of your husband Karl now. RIP my friend.

Sorry for your loss, Karl, and family! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

So many wonderful memories I will always carry in my heart.. going to bingo, trips to terra nova, and weight watchers, where if we lost even a half pound we would go to KFC and sit in the parking lot and have a snack pack so no one knew we were eating it (haha).You were more like a mother to me not a mother in law and I will always miss you. Give Pops a big hug from me. Love you always.. RIP ❤️❤️

So sorry for your loss of a beautiful lady . We had so many laughs together back in the day lots of good memories we shared .Rest in peace Joan . Hugs to all the family . Marina & Edmund

Dawn and family,
Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Karl,, Renee, Paul, Susan and Dawn. So sad to hear of Aunt Joan’s passing. I will always remember her warmth, generosity and her open house and arms. She took care of us when visited or even longer as when I lived with her for while during university. I know she is and will be dearly missed.
Love Paul, Carolyn and Jessica

Karl, Renee, Paul, Susan and Dawn. Sending my deepest sympathy and thinking of you all and your families. Your Mom was a wonderful lady and has left me with some happy memories. Take good care of each other.

Karl, our deepest condolences to you and your family. Craig & Judi Clancey.

Karl. Renee and Family
Thinking of you and sending my deepest sympathies.

Karl, Renee and families
My sincere condolences to you all during this difficult time.
Even though haven’t seen your mom in many many years , I have such fond memories of her from years gone by !
She will always be with you move forward. ..

Renee, Karl and families,
our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gleniss & Paul

Meghan and family, my deepest condolences too you and your family at this difficult time.

We are so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathies to Joan’s Family and Friends. RIP Joan.


Sincere condolences to all of her family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Resti in peace Joan
Geraldine Dooley

Deepest sympathy to all Joan’s family. May her wonderful memories be with you forever. May she rest in peace. Hugs to all her family.

Deepest sympathy to all of Joan’s family. May her wonderful memories be with you forever. May she rest in peace. Hugs to all her family.

Sincere condolences to all of her family, may you all be comforted by your loving memories. May she rest now in peace.

Deepest sympathy to all of Joan’s family. She was a beautiful lady and a wonderful neighbour. and my family members have so many happy memories Of Joan and Karl and their lovely family. May she rest in peace .Hugs to all.