Mary Bridget Thorne

September 23, 1924 to April 16, 2017


Passed peacefully away in the presence of her family at St. Luke’s  Mercy Home’s on Sunday April 16, 2017 at the age of 92. Predeceased by her husband Reg and her brother Michael Clare. She is survived by her son Reg Thorne (Lynn) grandson Zachary, daughter Helen Nelder (Gerry) grandson Stephen as well as extended family and great friends. A special thank you to Mary’s nephew Gerald (who was a guiding hand) also to Judy, Wayne and Andrew who were always there to help Mary. A very special thank you to primary caregiver Stella (who made Mary smile every day) and became like family.  The family would also like to thank the Doctors and staff at St. Luke’s Home for their compassion and care during Mary’s short time there and all the Doctors and Nurses that treated Mary at the Health Science Centre.  As was Mary’s request cremation has taken place and visitations with the family will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home,329 Freshwater road on Tuesday April 18 from 6-9 pm and Wednesday April 19 from 2-4 pm and 6-9 pm. Funeral services will be held at Holy Rosary Church in Portugal Cove on Thursday April 20 at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Mary’s memory can be made to The Lions Club of Portugal Cove- St. Phillips of which Mary was a proud member.



6-9 p.m. on April 18, 2017

2-4 p.m. on April 19, 2017

6-9 p.m. on April 19, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:30am, Thursday April 20th

Holy Rosary Parish, Portugal Cove


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Reg Helen and families accept my condolences on the passing of your mother .God Bless

Deepest sympathies from Neil McLeod . I have fond memories of Mary and lots of fun and laughs .
Rest in peace

I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It’s been a rough road and I hope you can get some comfort knowing she is at peace. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Helen, so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Helen my heart is with you, during this difficult time. Your mom was extremely lucky to have such a dedicated daughter, by her side; during her long and wonderful life. Hugs my friend.

So saddened to hear of your mothers passing. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Thorne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
Fraize Law Offices

My sincere sympathy to the family of Mary Thorne, a remarkable woman! She will also be missed as a great historian of Portugal Cove.

Helen and Reg, I was saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. I knew your mother from working at Newfoundland Power and after she retired she kept in touch especially when she was selling tickets or cold plates for her charity. She was a wealth of knowledge especially when she realized I was related to the Churchill’s in Portugal Cove. I’m now retired and moved away from the province. I called her after we were settled and it was nice to chat and reminisce. Please accept my deepest condolences.

To Mary’s family,
I am very sorry for your loss, I did not know her well but I can tell by the love and dedication that her family had for her that she was a special lady. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Krista Domino

Helen… So sorry for the loss of your mom..Thinking of you and your family at this time…

Our sympathies to both your families Helen and Reggi. Your mom had a presence that was larger than life. I can laugh just thinking of the conversations I’ve had with her. She was truly a strong and wonderful lady. She loved you and your families. She will be missed! Thinking of you and wishing I could be there in person to say goodbye. Sending love and hugs, Marilyn (Normore) and Rick Vervaeke and family.

Reg, Lynn and Zachary – we were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thinking of you and all the Thorne family at this sad time. With sympathy – Kaye and Don MacAulay, Stephenville, NL

Reggie, Helen and families. My prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your mom. May you find peace in knowng she is no longer suffering and is at peace. Love Anne

Reggie, Helen and families
Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother, grandmother. Even though it is difficult to lose a mother it is a blessing to know that her suffering has ended. We are presently on vacation and will be unable to attend the funeral but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. RIP Aunt Mary.

Reg and Lynn, my condolences on the passing of your Mom and Mother-in-Law. Over the years, many times I saw her walking along the road or attending functions.

Karen Tucker (Walmart)