John Leonard Chafe

January 27, 1937 to February 20, 2022



For those unable to attend the service for John Chafe n Wednesday, February 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. at the Carnell Memorial Chapel may view the service via this link


Passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family at St. Clare’s on Sunday, Feb 20th at the age of 85 years.  Left to mourn wife Lucy (Hickey), two sons Blair (Margot Gallant) and Russell (Joan Kean) and two daughters Laura (Paul Antle) and Gillian (Paul Sulley); grandchildren Hannah, Colin, Lauren, Katie, Benji and James.  Predeceased by his mother Margaret Chafe, brother Angus Chafe and sister-in laws Theresa Foley and Madelyn Quigley.  Leaving with kind memories, dearly treasured Mary Chafe (St. Lawrence) and half-sister Patsy Gladney (Ontario), as well as remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Never to be forgotten Liam Halley a lifelong friend.  Always appreciated and never forgotten his coffee buddies John Power, Mike Martin, Bill Power and his buddies at McDonalds Torbay Road – Enid and Cyril O’Brien, Jim and Jeanie Dodd, Maurice Galgay and Jean Hickey.

The family would like to thank the staff of 6 West for their continued patience, care and support.

Cremation has taken place.

Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel and is by invitation only.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Oh forests, lead me back to God!



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Condolences to Lucy and Family
Memories of years ago when John visited our old Family home in Burnt Head , Cupids with his Mom and Brother Angus , RIP John
Marie Lidster ( Fowler )

Lucy and Family:
I am so sorry to hear that John has passed away. Please pass on my condolences to your children as well. I had a lot of lunches with Russ and the food court gang for a few years when we had the shop in the mall and enjoyed our conversations.
Tish Coady

So sorry to hear the sad news of John’s passing.
Condolences 💐 Lucy to you the children and grandkids..
Many happy memories of times long gone ..
I am sure Marg and mom welcomed him with a deck of card and smiles .
Love ❤️ Cindy

Lucy and family:

I am very sorry to hear of John’s passing. It has been many years, but our families go back a long ways. I hope your memories help through this difficult time.

Mrs. Chafe, Gill, Laura, Blair & Russ,

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Chafe’s passing. I have many find memories of your dad during my high school & university years.

Please know that all my family sends love, hugs & prayers to you all.

Tracy & the Gorman’s xo

Our dads were dear friends. I remember your dad, always a smile, always remembered us
May he Rest In Peace
Sheilagh, Nancy, Tommy and Andrea Byrne

Laura and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. May the fond memories help you all through this difficult time you are going through right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lucy and family
I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing, I watch the service today and your son did a wonderful tribute to John. John was always a real gentleman and I know his family and friends will miss. him..Take care and hold all your memories close.
Peggy Hatfield

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was always so kind and full of interesting conversations. I owe John a big thank you for encouraging my father Doug Laite to learn how to cook. Legend has it that on one of their first salmon trips together, John assured dad that he would not have to worry about bringing food for the weekend. John would take care of it. Apparently onion sandwiches were on the menu, possibly the only item on the menu from the aftermath that I heard. They enjoyed many trips together there after. He will be missed.

Lou and family, so sorry to learn of Johns passing,, our sincerest sympathy to you all.
Abbie and Betty Parsons

Laura and family,
So very sorry for your loss; hoping your beautiful memories will help you through this difficult time. God bless.

Lucy and Family,

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a great neighbor over the years on Quebec Street. He will be missed.

John & Alice Furlong

Russell and family so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Thinking of you at this sad time..
Take Care God Bless
Your Neighbors Kay and Stephanie

We offer our thoughts and prayers to Lucy and her family on John’s passing. I vividly remember John as a bright and athletic student at Holy Cross School on Patrick Street in St. John’s in the nineteen fifties. On the occasions when we met over the years he always expressed his great love and dedication for his family. He was also a very knowledgeable and engaging conversationalist on the issues of the day. John had a very successful career in his various business adventures. May He Rest In Peace.
Frank and Rosemary Galgay

What a long and interesting life he must have had.
Hoping the memories of happy times help you through this difficult time!
Condolences to the family from the Holy Cross Boys.

Mrs Chafe , Russ , Blair , Laura , Gillian , family members and friends of Mr. Chafe we are so saddened to hear of his passing . I had many conversations with your Dad over the years about different topics and he always had great advice to give me . John would then wish me well with a wink and a smile . A very friendly, easy going fellow ! Hold on to those special times with your Dad and we will keep you all in our prayers . Mom , Dad , Gerard and the entire Hagerty family send our condolences .

To the Chafe family,
Very sorry to hear John has passed away, he was a great friend of my dad, Sam Baker. They made many trips to their beloved Blue Charm on the Gander River. The stories….
Maureen Baker and Neil King

Gill and family and all who loved your dad. Thinking of you as you mourn your loss and celebrate a life well lived!
Hugs – Mary and Wade

What a beautiful picture of your Dad, Gill – such a strong and vibrant young man. I will always remember him with a smile as he and your mom opened your home to so many of us as kids. I’m grateful to have known him all these years. May you all find peace in his passing and comfort in each other at this time. Sending all my love and sympathies.

Lucy and Family and all who loved John. We were saddened to learn of John’s passing. I know you all did your very best to make him comfortable in his final days. Continue to comfort one another until you meet again.

God bless.
Enid/Cyril OBrien

Laura and family. WE are sorry to hear about your dad’s passing.

Russ so sorry to hear about your dads passing. Cherish your memories. Hugs my friend

Laura and Family
Heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Dad.. Thinking of you and holding you close in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Russell sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Deepest condolences. May all the memories of the good times help you all get through this time of sorrow

Lou and family. It is with great sadness that I learned of John’s passing. John was always a good person to me . We enjoyed many great times together. I will miss him.
Nelson and Margaret and family.

Lucy and family my condolences on John’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Blair I’m so very sorry. I have many fond memories of chats with your Dad. A wonderful man.

So very sorry for your loss. Sending sincere condolences to the family.

Lou and family, my deepest condolences on the passing of John.

Russ, Joan Mrs. Lucy and all John’s family and friends we offer deepest sympathy on his passing. Remember the good times. We will be keeping you in thoughts and prayers over the days and weeks to come. Rest in peace Mr. Chafe.

To The Chafe Family:
Sorry for your loss.!! Deepest and sincere condolences from my family to yours. Hold on to the memories, and take care of each other. God bless.!!

Gil, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. Please accept our sincere condolences for your family’s loss.
George & Bonnie Butt, Dartmouth, NS

Gillian and family. Sending condolences on behalf of AstraZeneca Canada and Atlantic. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sincere condolences to all of you. Many fond memories of Christmas Day afternoons spent as a child at your home on Fredericton Place.

Laura and Family. Sending you heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Dad. I hope the beautiful memories of him guide you through the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers.