John Charles Roberts

December 19, 1949 to December 26, 2022


It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather on December 26th; John C. Roberts, CA, former VP of Finance of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.

Predeceased by his parents, Ronald and Mollie Roberts; and brother David.

Leaving to mourn with loving memories, his wife and best friend Joan (Harris); loving and caring daughter Jennifer; son in law Ronnie French; treasured grand daughters Claire and Grace French; also leaving behind his son, Jai Roberts (Amanda); much loved grandsons Seth and Jacob Roberts; sister in law Amelia Rorke (Rick); brother in law Oscar Harris (Marion); sister in law Paulette Roberts; also leaving to mourn a large circle of nieces, nephews, wonderful neighbors, special friends, former co-workers, golfing buddies and his beloved dog, Ace.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Patrick O’Shea and nurse April Adams for their remarkable care while John was home.  Thank you to the medical team and nursing staff of 4 North A, ICU, and CCU of the Health Sciences Centre for their incredible support and loving care for the three months while John was in hospital.  Thank you to his home care workers Bernice and Tina for their kindness and excellent care.  And a special thanks to very close friends Mary and Brian Johnston.

Cremation has taken place with funeral arrangement entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home.  A celebration of life will take place at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, December 30th at 3:30PM

Donations can be made in his memory to Ronald McDonald House Charities (Newfoundland and Labrador) or to the SPCA.

When someone you love becomes a memory…that memory becomes a treasure



3:30pm, Friday December 30th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Joan, Jai and Jennifer
So shocked to read this online. I had no idea that John was sick. He was a friend from Memorial and then we worked together for years at NLH. RIP John

Chris and I were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We both worked with John at Newfoundland Hydro. I worked on the Executive Floor with John for many many years. He was certainly a kind and professional person and we had lots of chats and laughs over the years. Keep your memories close during this sad time.

My sincere condolences to John’s family. I was John’s Administrative Assistant when he held the position of Corporate Controller with NL Hydro. He was a well respected man and a pleasure to work for.

Mrs Roberts and family, so sorry for your lost. I knew John from the golf course and played many rounds of golf with John. A true gentlemen .My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Roger Haynes

To Joan and Family
Randy and I were co-workers with John at Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. We worked together for many years. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family members at this very difficult time. RIP John.

John was the consummate gentleman ;always had a kind smile, always unassuming , and never said an unkind word .
Theses qualities we can all learn from and certainly admire and shall remain one of the legacies he leaves.
My most sincere condolences
Steve Belanger

Very sorry to hear of John’s passing. We extend our sincere condolences to Joan and family at this difficult time.

My sincere condolences for you sad loss Joan and family. I may sure the many wonderful memories you have will keep him in your heart forever.


I am so sorry to hear this deep loss has come to you and your family Joan..
. John was clearly loved deeply and has left his mark on our world.

Joan I am so sorry to hear this deep loss has come to you and your family. John was clearly loved deeply and has left his mark on our world.

Joan I am so sorry to hear this deep ,loss has come to you and your family.

Dear Joan and Family

We have lots of fond memories of you and John over the years . We had many visits together both in Ontario and St. John’s . Those memories will be cherished . John was a dear friend for many years, always had a smile and was so proud of his family and grand children.

Joan, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. One day at a time my dear friend.

Fly with the angels in heaven John.. You are now free of pain and will forever be cherished.

Keith and Della

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I was a co worker for many years and saw him many times on the golf course since retirement. A fine man. RIP John

To Joan and family.
So sorry to hear of John’s passing, we both worked at Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro in the Finance Department. Since retirement a group of us use to meet on a monthly basis at the A & W for breakfast. he will be greatly missed by our group. May the memories of the good times you had together help you get through this difficult time.

Joan and family,
So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I worked with John at NL Hydro for many years and would occasionally see him on the golf course after we both retired. He was a great guy to work with and was well respected by all. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Dave Fogwill.

Joan and family,
I am sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a great person to work with and spoke of his family often. I hope the great memories you have will carry you through this tough time.
My condolences to all the family.

To John’s family, my condolences I met John at the golf course and saw most every day the course was open. John was a very pleasant man and we had number of chats through the years. I considered John a friend. It was always a pleasure seeing him, stopping and talking to him.

Shannon Keough

To Joan and Family
When i moved to St. John’s in 1973 , John was one of the first people i met at Read, Watson, Hyslop and Cooper.. if I recall he had just recently become a CA.. John worked with me as my manager and we worked hard especially in those first few years of the newly established Clarkson, Gordon firm.. I must say John along with a few others was a major contributor to the success of Clarkson , Gordon Office in Newfoundland…
The last time I had seen John was on a visit back to St. John’s in the late nineties.. it was very nice to see he had gone on to a very successful career.
His hard working nature, his personal qualities, trustworthy nature and being an all around nice guy and his smarts were major contributors to his success..
it’s sad to hear of his passing May he Rest In Peace! He will be missed

To all Johns Family
I am so sorry to learn of Johns passing , my thoughts and Prayers are with you all , may he Rest In Peace .
Fred Penney

Joan and Family

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To Joan and Family

I am so saddened to hear of John’s passing. I have many happy memories of our time spent together on the golf course over the past decade. I consider John not only a golf buddy but a good friend.

My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Ed O’Neill

So sorry to hear of John’s passing, lots of good memories down south. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family may he rest in peace.

Joan and family, so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Thinking of you at this most difficult time .

Gerry and I were saddened to hear about John’s passing..We met him and Joan when vacationing in Florida.Our sincere condolences for Joan and family.
Gerry & Marilynne Dwyer

Dear Joan and family: we extend our sincere sympathy on John’s passing. He was a fine man. I remember my days at Hydro working with him. He was a dedicated and hard working coworker. In later years we would meet on the golf course and briefly catch up on the news. On behalf of Vera I wish you and your family peace.
Warmest regards

To Joan & Family,
Sorry to hear of John’s Passing.
Our thoughts & Prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
May he Rest In Peace and Perpetual Light.
Ewart & Dianne..

Joan and Family,

We are so saddened to hear of John’s passing. Just know our thoughts are with you all. We have fond memories of our time spent on Aspen Place as neighbours. Take Care.

Greg and Hilda Smith

I have not seen John for many years since we were practiciing CA members.

He was a kind friendly man always rready for a good joke.

R.I.P John

Len and I are saddened to hear of John’s passing. We have many happy memories of our times spent with John and a Joan in Florida.

Our deepest sympathy to Joan and family.

Len and I are saddened to hear of John’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Joan and family. Len and I have great memories of our times with Joan and John in Florida.

Len and Janet Lister

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Sincere condolences to you Joan and your family. I have many memories of our good times in sorority. Hopefully time will made things easier for you. God bless and my thoughts are with you during this time..

Joan and family sorry to hear of John’s passing . John and Luke were friends from way, way back hopefully now they will be reunited in a peaceful, pain free place . He is your guardian angel and will be in your heart forever . ❤️Sending you a big hug ! Muriel

Dear Joan,
I’m so sad to hear of the passing of your husband. Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Sincere Regards

Dearest Joan, Jennifer, Jai and families

So very sorry to hear of John’s passing.. It has been a long journey and he is finally at peace and free of pain.

May the beautiful memories you have gathered throughout the years of which there are many, help to keep him close in your hearts always.

With deepest sympathy,
Heather and Rob

Jennifer, Ronnie, Claire, Grace & all family members……
Sending along our condolences on the passing of your Dad. Cherish the Memories!
May he Rest In Peace +