John Maxwell Walter Candow

December 27, 1939 to December 21, 2016


Passed away peacefully on December 21, 2016 at the Health Science Centre, in the presence of his loving family, at the age of 76.  Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Evelyn Candow, and in-laws, Frank and Hazel Ryall.  Leaving with loving memories his devoted wife and best friend of 47 years, Elizabeth; three adoring children Stewart (Andrea), Stephen (Jennifer), Susan (Rod) Deir; six beautiful grandchildren, Thomas, Michael and James (Deir), Benjamin, Sarah, and Luke (Candow); sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and Edward Stokes; sister-in-law and brother-in –law Helen and Don Heale; nephew, Andrew and nieces, Allyson, Vickie and Catherine; great-nephews Matthew and Ethan, and special cousin Fred (Annie) Candow and other relatives and friends. Also leaving with fond memories are his special friends Douglas Payne and family, Madonna Cummings, Debbie Durnford and family, Carol and Ian Cook and Jeff Whitten. Special thank you to the staff and doctors of 4SA of the Health Science Centre and of the Dialysis Units at the Waterford, St. Clare’s and Health Science Centre and to his guardian angels: Linda, Sister Eileen and Sharon. Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, NL on Wednesday December 28, 2016  and Thursday December 29, 2016 at 2-4pm and 7-9pm   Funeral to take place on Friday December 30, 2016 at 11am from St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, Lady Smith Drive, St. John’s. Interment will follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road.  As an expression of sympathy, flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Choral Scholarship Fund, CLB Regimental Band or a charity of one’s choice



2-4 p.m. on December 28, 2016

7-9 p.m. on December 28, 2016

2-4 p.m. on December 29, 2016

7-9 p.m. on December 29, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Friday December 30th

St. Michael's and All Angels Church


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Jennifer, Stephen and Family,

So sorry to learn of your recent loss. Please accept our sincere sympathies and know we are thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Judy Mugford and family

Elizabeth, we are so very sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. The two of you are two of the sweetest souls. You both have been a part of so many important moments in our lives. You were there when we were married and you were two of our biggest cheerleaders when we were blessed with our Ella. Seeing you and Johnny always made the day brighter. Our hearts are heavy for you today. Thinking of Stu, Steve, and Susan as well. Please know that we, along with so many, share in your sorrow. He was one of the good ones. Godspeed Johnny. XO


Dear Candow family,

Sending our deepest sympathy and much love from Ottawa.

Maureen, Shannon and Sophia Abbott

Candow Family,
So sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. I’ll always remember his smiling face back there on the bass drum. Our trip to Aquaforte to Doug Payne’s family home to go trouting is a fond memory that I treasure.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill & Buffy Cooper

Elizabeth,:Stewart, Stephen, Susan and Family:
I was truly sorry to hear of John ‘s passing. I knew ,, from speaking with you Elizabeth, at Winners , that John was not well but that he was managing his dialysis from home and also his cancer diagnosis. As a member of the CLB for many years years , John embodied the words of the Brigade’s song and towards the end of his life truly did “Fight the Good Fight”. May you find comfort in the knowlege that all of John’s struggles are over and he had found the Joy ,Strength and Might of being in his Christ’s Presence.
With our sincere sympathy
Christopher and Shirley Facey

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. My condolences to the whole family.

The first memory I have of John was when both of us were working with DFO. He was the radio officer ashore, and I was an officer cadet at sea. Every morning I called in our ship’s position and other information to XMP322. Our call sign was CG2959. I then got to know John while in the CLB Regimental Band. He sat directly behind me.

John was one of the nicest and kind men that you could meet. I have fond memories of John that will not be forgotten.

Susan, Rod and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Please know that although I’m miles away and can’t be there to tell you myself I am thinking of you all. Sending lots of love. Heather Peters (Clements)

Dear Stephen and Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of your Dad. May all the pleasant memories you have shared over the years be a great comfort to you.

Elizabeth, Stephen, Bernice and families:

I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult time. God bless ………

Helen Carberry

To the Candow and Ash families.

Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Jeff and Anna Ayris….

Susan and all the family of John Candow, So sorry to. read of your Dad’s passing. Treasure all of your wonderful memories. Know that he will always be a part of you. Sincerely, Heather Squires

Elizabeth, I have been thinking of you and your family so much since I read of John’s passing. I know we haven’t been in touch often in recent years but I was so pleased to hear from you after Don died years ago.
You are in my thoughts and prayers and I promise to call or visit you in the coming year.
Betty (Eveleigh) Woolfrey

Stephen and family,
Thinking of you at this sad time and sending our sincere condolences.
Denise & Gary

Stephen and family,
So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Players’ Council, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. It has been many years since I have spoken to him but have fond memories from St. Michael’s and the CLB.

David R. Kelly

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. We are thinking of his family at this time and remembering him in the military and playing the kettledrum in the CLB band. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Wayne & Marg Miller

My deapest sympathy to all the family. I remember your dad well from the times spent at your house over the years at university together. With fond memories and condolences to all the family.

Stephen, both Ellen and I were sorry to hear of you dad’s passing. Whenever we met him and Elizabeth we always had fond memories of choir times both at The Cathedral and St. Michael’s. Although not with you in body he will always be with you in spirit. All you have to do is……remember!

We were saddened to learn of John’s recent passing. Deepest sympathy is extended to all of his family. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. God Bless you at this difficult time and always.

“A friend is a gift whose worth cannot be measured, except by the heart.” Thanks for being a true friend, missed forever, forgotten never.

Susan, Rod and all of the Candow family, we are thinking of y ou at this difficult time. Losing your father is a terrible thing, hold tight to the memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth, Stewart, Stephen and Susan, I am so very shocked and saddened to read of John’s passing. Please accept my deepest symlathy . My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. I wish I could be there to visit to pass on my condolences in person.

Elizabeth & Familly. Sorry to hear of John’s passing,we had great times with the band over several years. Thinking of you at this time. God bless you.

Elizabeth & Family: So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I knew him well from my days of working at DFO. He was truly a gentleman and loved a laugh. When we would chat, it would mostly be about our volunteer work at church. I spoke to him some months ago at the HSC when my husband was waiting to see the same doctor as John. I’m sure you and your family have lots of good memories and with God’s help, you will be strong . Blessings to you and your family.

Mrs. Candow I just read of John’s passing, I am so sorry to hear of his passing. When you would come in to the store we always had a grand laugh. He always had a smile on his face for everyone. God bless him. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless you all.

Liz and family,
Sorry for your loss. John and I shared many memories over the years. May you be comforted by the love and support of everyone around you.

So sorry to read of John’s passing. John and I grew up together on Monroe Street,we went to church every week at St Michaels ,on Casey Street We joined the CLB ,and went to camp every summer.To John’s family I offer my sincere condolence. To Berniece ,who I knew as “BUN”, you are in my thoughts .May God bless you all.

So sorry for your loss.

Elizabeth and family, we are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He will surely be missed. God bless you and yours

Elizabeth, Stewart, Stephen and Susan,

John was ready for a laugh any time of the day. He always had a smile, a joke and a twinkle in his eye. Regardless of where I ran into him he was ready to give me my demerits. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was so very proud of each of his children. He will be missed. Thinking of you all.

Thinking of you all at this time , know you are all in my thoughts and prayers . God Bless . Janet Martin

Elizabeth and family:
Sincere sympathy and prayers to you in this sorrowful time. +Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon him. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Bill & Edith Noel.

Stephen, thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family at this very sad time. I am so very sorry. May your Dad be at peace.

Always time for a chat and a laugh. I will remember John in his CLB uniforn “on the march”! My sympathy to Elizabeth and family.

Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time,May John rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen

Susan, Stewart, Stephen and Mrs. Candow, I am so deeply sorry and saddened for the loss of your father and husband. I have such fond memories of Mr. Candow. He always had a big smile and a warm hug for me. He was such a sweet soul with a big heart. May you take comfort in the knowledge that he will be forever in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this very difficult time. Take care XO

Hi Stephen! I can’t express how sorry I am to hear the passing of your dad. Through this difficult time I hope you find comfort in the many friends and family you have and that God holds you all in His hands to comfort you. I lost my dad in April and it’s not easy. Just remember all the beautiful things you did together and as a family. He’s not far from your heart, ever. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care my friend!

Dear Stephen: Please accept my sincere wishes of sympathy to you and all of your family on the enormous loss of your beloved father. Sending you all prayers and peace. Jane Leibel

May God grant you the strength during this difficult time.

Elizabeth and Stewart, Stephen & Susan:

We were so saddened to learn this afternoon that John had passed away. We want each of you to know that our thoughts are with you and your respective families.

June & Donald Cook
London, ON