Kelvin (Kev) Somerton

November 6, 1942 to October 19, 2022


The funeral service for Kelvin Somerton will be livestreamed for those unable to attend. Please click HERE for the link just before 2PM, Monday October 22.

Passed peacefully away with his loving family by his side in the palliative care unit of the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre.

Predeceased by his mother and father Maria (Rees) and Edgar Somerton; loving sisters Dorothy, Margaret, Ella Smith (Bernard- deceased), Rita Gilliard (Bert- deceased); brother Cecil (Geraldine- deceased); and In-laws Albert and Winifred Joy.

Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of precious memories; wife Elizabeth; son Kelvin (Kim); daughter Tina Gosse (Ron); three precious grandchildren that he adored, Tyler Gosse (Gabriella), Victoria Gosse, and Vanessa Somerton; and his little buddies, his great-grandsons Chase, and Colton.

Kev will be missed by his brother Hubert (Lorna); sister Elizabeth (Albert); sisters-in-law Shirley Labonte (Conrad- deceased), and Mary Sears, and brother-in-law Albert Joy; special nieces Wanda and Patsy Somerton, and Julie Deriaz Best Friends Len Collins and Neil Mitchell; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Always willing to listen and have a chat, Kev will be remembered for his kindness and humor.

Kev served with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. As a veteran, he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and had celebrated his 50-year membership in May. During his time with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 Portugal Cove, he held positions of President, and Sergeant of Arms.

Born and raised in Portugal Cove, Kev was a proud member of his community. He received the Portugal Cove/St. Phillip’s senior volunteer of the year award.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Palliative Care unit for their compassion and care of Kelvin, and to our family during his stay. Thank you to the executive and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 for your messages, texts, visits, gifts, and phone calls.

A special thank you to Wanda and Patsy Somerton for their kindness over the past two years. Words cannot describe our gratitude. The care and compassion that you have given to Dad over the past two years has been immeasurable.

Thank you to the staff and residents of Westbury Estates Retirement Living facility for your kindness.

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday, October 22 from 2-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove St. Phillips, on Monday, 24 October at 2 PM. Interment to follow at St. Lawrence Anglican Cemetery, Bauline Line Ext.

Flowers greatly accepted or a donation In Kev’s name can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 Portugal Cove.




2 - 9 PM on October 22, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Monday October 24th

St. Lawrence Anglican Church, 1824a Portugal Cove Rd, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


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Tina, our deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss.

To the Somerton family..l am so said to hear of Kev’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing Kev over the past 15 years. I played darts at the legion and Kev was on my team several time’s. He loved his night out with the men and always had a interesting story to tell . He will be missed.

So sad to hear about Kev’s passing. Many years of working with Kev at the Children’s Rehab Center led to many fun times with him.
He was always in a good mood and certainly brightened up the day with his stories and antics !
I especially loved it when he would play with his invisible dog-“Sport” !
Rest well Kevvy ‘me b’y (as we called him at work). You will be missed.

We extend deepest condolences to Betty and family on the loss of a wonderful gentleman. Long time friends with many fond memories. Rest In Peace.

I recently visited Portugal Cove and stood next to your home reliving fond memories of my childhood. Gazing around recalling the wonderful families especially Betty and Kev. Please accept our condolences. Anna Harding and Family.

Aunt Bet, Kev, Tina & Family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers 🙏
Will always have fond memories growing up with
Uncle Kev, may he rest in peace.

Aunt Betty and all the family I will be thinking of u today .To a very special man fly high Uncle Kev u will be dearly missed ❤️

Kelvin and Family sorry to hear of your Father’s passing our prayers are with you 🙏

Betty, Tina and family, So sorry to hear of Kev’s passing, please accept our sincere condolences.

To Betty and family.
Our sincere condolences on Kev. passing.
His memories will last forever, R.I.P.
Wayne & Betty Miller

Sincere condolences to all the family.

My condolences to the family and friends, may you R.I.P. Kev.
I have lots of fond memories of you growing up. You were always a very nice kind and funny guy. When ever we ( my friends )were fighting with each other you were there to break it up and tell everyone to go home…lol
My Dad told me lots of stories of you and him growing up.
Kevin and Tina, may your Dad R.I.P.

Aunt Betty and Family,

Our sincere condolences.
We will always hold dear our fond memories of Uncle Kev.

Niki, Donna and Dave Somerton

Betty and Family
Our deepest condolences on Kev’s passing. He’ll be with you forever in your hearts with all your wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. RIP Kev

My sincere condolences to all the family May he Rest In Peace

Betty and Family,
So sorry to hear the news of Kev’s passing.
He was a wonderful man and will be missed by everyone who were Blessed with his friendship.
My Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

My deepest condolences to the family.

To Betty ,Family ,other relatives and friends ,Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .Remember Kevin and you Betty from Bishops field .May good memories and gods grace bring you through the days and months ahead.God bless.

Kelvin and Family, So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May his soul rest in peace and may he fly to Heaven in the arms of the Angels.

To Tina and family, so sorry to hear about the passing of you father. Carry him in your heart always and cherish all the great memories you have. RIP Kelvin

Betty And Family……So Sorry To Heard Of Kev Passing…He Was Always A Sweet Man…….RIP Kev.

My deepest condolences to all family. He was such a nice man .

our deepest condolences to the family of kelvin, he’ll be missed, god bless

Condolences to Tina, Kelvin, Beth and families on the passing of your loved one, Kev. He will be missed by many but will live on in the hearts of many who knew and loved him. Kev is now your Guardian Angel looking down on all of you.

God has called another precious Angel home and he will suffer no more. R.I.P. Kev

So long ole buddy, We will meet again
further down the trail+


Our sincere condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Ray and Gisele

Sorry to hear of Kev’’s passing. Our condolences to the family. May he Rest in Peace🙏🙏

My sincere condolences to the family. You all have wonderful memories to cherish.

Condolences to the family