Lillian Stoyles (nee Marshall)

January 8, 1938 to June 5, 2024


It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our wonderful wife, mother, sister and grandmother, Lillian (nee Marshall) Stoyles on June 5th, 2024, at the age of 86. Born to James and Frances Marshall of Woody Island, Lillian spent the majority of her life in St. John’s, with her husband of 67 years, Ray Stoyles.

Predeceased by her parents, son Rick and siblings Bill, Tom and Alice. Her memory lives on through her husband Ray, his sister Ruth, sisters Ethel and Olive, son Jim (Katrina), grandchildren Allison, Alexander, and James and their mother Glenda, daughter in law Carol and grandson Joshua, and her cherished great grandchildren James, Max, Michael, Madison and Ava. She leaves behind a large extended family, and many friends who will remember her for her big heart – always kind and giving to others.

She dedicated her life to her family, not only as a mother to Jim and Rick, but also to her grandchildren – school lunches, home cooked dinners, helping with homework and studying, and always an open door policy to come hang out with Nan & Pop. She loved to spend time in the country and spent much of her life in Goobies at the cabin. You could often find her berry picking, cooking up a feed in the kitchen, or playing a game of cards. She absolutely loved to cook and brought much joy to people through her delicious home cooked meals.

She faced many challenges and hardships later in her life and always handled them with resilience and grace, she never complained and always made the best of the cards she was dealt. She was a woman of true kindness and made those around her feel loved, thought of, and cared for. Her warm loving presence will be greatly missed.

We would like to extend a special thank you and heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Chancellor Park who took exceptional care of Lillian in recent years and the doctors and nurses at the Health Sciences Centre during the past 5 weeks who have worked tirelessly to care for her.

There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity or foundation of one’s choice.


We love you right to our heart, Nan.



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Forgive my late condolences. I am so saddened to hear of Lillian’s passing; she was a wonderful woman with a heart of gold. She was such a giving person, every time I saw her she was taking care of others and making sure they were comfortable and content. We really bonded over our love of music; she introduced me to so many new songs and I did my best to learn them and sing them for her. Forever in my mind and heart Lillian will be, especially when I hear the songs she loved. Wishing comfort and condolences to Ray, Jim, James and all of Lillian’s cherished family.

Mr. Stoyles, Jim (Katrina) and Family:
I was so saddened to hear of Mrs. Stoyles’ passing. She was such a wonderful, kind-hearted lady, and an amazing grandmother to my niece and two nephews. I will always be grateful for all the love and care she gave them throughout the years. Extending heartfelt and deepest condolences to you and the entire family. Hold tight to your beautiful memories, and may the love of family and friends give you comfort now and always. Keeping you in my thoughts, and sending love to you all. Rest in peace Mrs. Stoyles (Nanny)

Jim & Family: So very sorry for the loss of your Mom…Sounds like One Lovely Lady…Take care with your wonderful memories..

Ray, Jim and families, so sorry to hear of Lillian’s passing. Myself and Eileen were neighbour’s for many years on Horwoiod St. And shared many chats. Lillian knowing how much I loved trout would always have a taste for me. A wonderful neighbour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..
Gordon and Eileen Burt

To Ray Stoyles and Family
From: Stella Dyke and Susan Gosse (former Chancellor Park Roommate). And all of Susan’s family.

I heard of Lillian’s passing last night. I am very sad to hear of her passing. She was just a beautiful lady. She was very attentive to our sister Susan, took great care of her.
She was always so sweet, kind, caring and lovable. A very generous, gentle, genuine soul. The last time I spoke with her at the hospital she was expecting to return to Chancellor Park in a couple of days.. Now she has has returned to her Eternal Home and reunited with her precious son Richard.
Ray, my condolences to you and your family, she certainly was a card shark, I watched you playing cards with her several times, majority of the time, she was the the winner. We had a lot of interesting conversations, about the good old days, she talked about how much she would love to have a feed of fish hearts but figured she would not have another feed of fish before she died. I I made sure she got it. I got Fish hearts, Britches, cod, cods tongues, scallops, cooked them up and brought them into her and my sister Susan, it was such a joy to see the smiles on their faces when they were lapping into the feed. We, (Stella, Grace, and Joan) Susan’s sisters and all the family including Susan’s daughters Nancy and Angela whom Lillian knew quite well are extremely saddened to hear of her passing. Lillian had a lot of challenges and now she is at ☮️ Peace, and has certainly earned her wings, proudly being a Guardian Angel to the family she loved so well, she talked to me several times about her family and showed me pictures of the grandchildren. She was an Earthy Angel indeed, and now a Heavenly Angel.. our sincere condolences. To Ray and all your family! You have a lot of wonderful memories to always keep her alive forever in your heart, mind and soul. Death takes the body; God takes the soul;; Our mind holds the memories; Our Heart Keeps love; Ray your faith lets you know that you will meet again , Our prayers and Thoughts are with you. Rest in Peace Sweet Lillian , we will never forget you! Stella, Grace, Susan, Joan, Nancy, Angela and all our family members. You gave lots and wanted nothing in return.. Now you have earned a well deserved rest, safe in the arms of Jesus.

Jim, my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother.

Shannon Keough


I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please convey my deepest sympathies to your dad and all the family on your great loss.

Ray,Jim and Families, so sorry for your loss.She was one great lady.Her kindness and exceptional character will never be forgotten. May your great memories help you through this most difficult time and may God bless you.Take care. Dwight

The most kind, genuine, loving person to everyone. To be who she was is so very rare, touching so many lives through the years,. As each grandchild was born she became a mother again, loving every minute.. The hours of commitment, tenderness and joy she gave to them was immense. We will all be forever grateful to share and reminisce the stories of your life. It is with deep sadness Nanny to say goodbye. Love you right to my heart. Glenda

Mr. Stoyles,Jim and family sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Stoyles was a lovely lady with a very kind heart.May your memories and I know you have many bring you comfort and many smiles. Hugs to all Linda.

Mr Stoyles, Jim, Katrina, Carol, Glenda and all the grand and great children ~
I was heartbroken to hear about the passing of your mother, mother in law, friend and grandmother.
I can’t imagine the depth of your loss right now. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Your mother and grandmother was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of so many, I remember our chats at school picking the children up. Her kindness, and love will always be remembered.
Sandra Chiasson

Ray, Jim and family
Having grown up right across the street from Lillian, as you well know, I was so sad to hear this news. A long-time, wonderful and dependable neighbour, Lillian was really loved by all, young and old, on the street. She DID make the best food and was always willing to share whatever she could. She was kind and giving. She had a huge heart. Many mornings after my early spins on Quidi Vidi Lake, I would come back to see Lillian sitting out on her front step, enjoying the morning sun and fresh air, always with a cup of tea in her hands. We had SO many long chats and they made my morning all the better. She was really wonderful. I will never forget her and I feel so fortunate to have had her be a part of my life on Horwood Street for such a long time. I could write so much more about her, but I will leave it at, Lillian will forever be loved and missed. I hope that she is hugging Rick tight and staying close to my dad. xo

Sending our deepest condolences.She will be deeply missed..ED and Mary Brown