Kelvin Charles Gear
Beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend, Kelvin Charles Gear passed away peacefully September 27, 2021 at the age of 83 at the L.A Miller Centre PCU surrounded by his daughter Faye, granddaughter Carrie, grandson Reuben and special sister in law Debbie.
Predeceased by his wife Sharon Gear, parents Nathaniel and Augusta Gear, brothers and sisters Norman, Alma and Rhoda. Survived by his children Hank, Violet, Faye and Dave (Susan). Twelve grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren, brothers and sisters Tom, Ron, Roy, Rod, Wilfred, Bert, Winnie, Lillian and many brother and sister in laws.
Kelvin spent many years employed with Department of Newfoundland and Labrador Transportation in Labrador until relocating to Portugal Cove where he was employed with Burns International Service Corporation of St. John’s for 25 years.
Kelvin had a love for nature. You could often find him next to a lake fishing, in a boat, or at the cabin with family and friends . In his older years, he enjoyed staying active and loved to hit the trails. He was a jack of all trades and loved to lend a helping hand.
As per Kelvin’s request there will be no visitation. Funeral service will take place at 11am Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Carnell’s Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road followed by burial at St. Lawrence Anglican Cemetery, Bauline Line, Portugal Cove.
Special thank you to nursing staff at James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander, management and staff at North Pond Manor in Torbay, 4 North A nurses and physicians at the Health Sciences Centre and the palliative care team at the L.A Miller Centre, St. John’s.
To his daughter Faye and sister in law Debbie who spent endless hours by his side, thank you. To his special friend Daisy and her daughters Roxanne, Lorraine and Daphne who welcomed him as family during his time in Lewisporte, thank you for always looking out for him.
Donations may me made to the Janeway Children’s Hospital in his memory.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment: St. Lawrence Anglican Cemetery, Portugal Cove