Loretto Hyde-Doyle

January 20, 1943 to October 13, 2022


To view the live stream service from the Carnell Memorial Chapel for the Late Loretto Hyde- Doyle on December 4th, 2022 at 2:00pm, please click on the link below:


Loretto Hyde-Doyle passed away peacefully with her family by her side in St. Josephs’ hospital in Toronto on October 13th, 2022.

Loretto, Loll as she was known by her dear friends, was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1943 and came to Canada in 1967. She was a beloved Librarian and educator in both Wabush, Labrador, and St. John’s, Newfoundland.  She was known for her independent spirit, quick wit, and love of the Irish community in Newfoundland.

Loretto is survived by her sister Mona after losing her beloved sisters Alice and Mary in recent years and her father, Charles and mother, Mary many years before.  Left with many happy and loving memories are her daughters, Ceara and Damhnait, her son Garrett, their father Clar; loving grandchildren Devlin, Finlay, Jared, Clara, Lilly, and Ceitidh; along with many more family members and dear friends in Canada, UK, and Ireland.

The family would like to thank everyone who helped care for Loretto in recent years in both St John’s and Toronto.

A memorial service will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, NL  A1B 3P2 at 2pm December 4th.  A live stream will be available on the website for family and friends unable to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Loretto’s name may be made to The Alzheimer Society of Canada.




2:00pm, Sunday December 4th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Dav and family,
Wishing you much peace and comfort in all the beautiful memories you have of your Mom.
With love xox

Deepest sympathy to the family on your mother’s passing. I worked with her at St. Paul’s School.. She was a wonderful caring teacher and friend.

So very sorry to hear of Loretto’s passing. She was a wonderful person, a kind friend, and an excellent teacher. She was indeed one of the first teachers in NL to take on the concept of “Resource Based Teaching” in her school and she excelled in that approach, winning the love of her students, as well as earning personal professional recognition for her early adoption of the innovative approach . She was a genuine Irish gift to the students and staff of St. Paul’s .Elementary School in St.. John’s. Her legacy will live on in the joy of her students’ love of books, reading,. and research.

Damhnait, Caera and Garrett,

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a lovely person and we certainly missed her when she moved. Our thoughts and prayers and with you all.

Jean and Frances Dicks

Damhnait and family,
Sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother.
I worked with heart St. Pauls School and I can truly
say that she was a joy to be around. May she “Rest
In Peace”.

I remember your mom as the librarian at J.RSmallwood. I was In the library quite a bit. She never shooed me out.
Take care of each other.
Marjory Smeaton

Damhnait, Garrett, Caera and Doyle Family:
So sorry to hear of the passing of Your Mom. We knew Lol when she lived in Wabush. She was a beautiful, gentle person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.
Dianne and Derm Flynn

Lol and I spent many hours discussing books,movies,children and life in general over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Many great memories. She was a dear friend. Rest In Peace ,Lol. Love and condolences to you all.

Garrett and Doyle Family – My condolences on the loss of your Mom . Remember all the good times fondly to get you through these sad days. May she rest in peace.

My condolences Damhnait, to you, Garrett, Ceara and your dad. For the short time I knew your mom, I could tell that she was a special lady. She lived her life with so much kindness, strength, laughter and love. May she rest in peace and live on in your hearts. With lots of love …. Marie Madden Webster XO

I have such fond memories of your mom and the many wonderful conversations we would have. She always greeted me with love and a wonderful smile.
May time bring you peace and may all the memories with your loving mother bring you comfort.

Damhnait , my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Mom. Wishing you peace and comfort.

I loved her sparkle and her spunk, her kindness and hospitality. She always opened her arms and welcomed me into her home for the best conversation. I will never forget your beautiful Mom and will miss her always. My love to you all at this terribly sad time.

We were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It’s always a great loss to lose a parent. Our sincerest condolences to you all. Sue & Paul

Dear Damhnait and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother. I know the deep pain of losing a parent and I hope your memories and the joy you’ve shared over the years will help comfort you in your grief.
Lots of Love,

Dav and family,
As you know, your mom meant so so much to me. I am beyond grateful for the years of friendship. We had so many great laughs. She had such a kind and giving nature. I learned so many lessons through her stories and experiences, and she always encouraged me to persevere and reminded me of what was really important in life. I owe a lot to your mom’s kindness; I wouldn’t be where I am today without having her in my life. So thank you, Dav, for introducing us and giving me the chance to know such a strong & special woman.
Love to you all. xoxo

Sorry to hear about ur mom. Met her when she first came from Ireland. Ur father and I were good friends.