Mary Gloria Thorne

February 20, 1942 to August 22, 2018


Passed peacefully away surrounded by family on August 22, 2018 at the age of 76.  Predeceased by her parents Alfred and Eva (Gertie) Field of Torbay and husband Robert Malcolm Thorne of Torbay.  Left with loving memories daughters Teena Hartman (Stephen) of New Brunswick and Tanya Russell (Kirk) of Torbay; precious grandchildren William Hartman (11 years), and Kiahna Russell (8 years); cherished sister Jeanette Brown (Gary) of Torbay, nephews Christopher and Trevor Brown; sisters-in-law Marg Thorne of St. John’s, Iola Koch of Pennsylvania, and brother-in-law Marvin Thorne (Marion) of New York, along with many loved nieces and nephews.  Mary also leaves behind many dear friends in the town of Torbay and within the St. Nicholas Parish after decades of service to both.  Her family gratefully acknowledges the exceptional care provided by the Palliative Care Unit at the Miller Centre. Visitation will be at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday August 24 and Saturday August 25 from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral will be held at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 13 St. Nicholas Lane, Torbay, on Sunday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m.  Interment to follow in the Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the St. Nicholas Anglican Church Building Fund.



1-4 p.m. on August 24, 2018

7-9 p.m. on August 24, 2018

1-4 p.m. on August 25, 2018

7-9 p.m. on August 25, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Sunday August 26th

St. Nicholas Anglican Church, Torbay

Interment to follow in the churchyard cemetery.


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Truly sorry for your loss, our hearts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

To the Thorne family:

So sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. Our condolences are with you. God has called a special Angel home. R.I.P. Mary

Jeanette and Gary ,

So sorry for your loss.. thoughts and prayers are with you and this difficult time..

Teena- Tanya and family
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She will be forever remembered. Rest in peace Mary and God bless.

Dear Teena, Steve, Will and family,
We’re thinking of you all and sending you our love. Your Mom was an amazing woman who will be remembered by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed.

Dear Teena, Stephen and William and all of the Thorne family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Memories of Grandma Mary’s visits to Nunavut bring many smiles as her energy, warmth and love meant lots of fun, good food and laughter. May all of the years of good memories sustain you. We send warm wishes and big hugs.
Janet and John Slaughter and Family

Tanya & Family

We are so sorry to hear about your huge loss, may you always remember what an impact she had on all your lives and smile when you remember.

Tanya & Family
We are saddened to hear of your loss. I hope the memories of your mom will help you through the heart wrenching pain.Sending lots of strength you way.

Teena and Tanya, Brian and I send you our heartfelt condolences. We thought the world of your mom and so very sad to hear of her passing. We have a lot of wonderful memories of this very sweet lady. She loved her family very much. Rest In Peace Mary.

Teena, Tanya and Families
My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom. I have very fond memories of Mary from my time working in Torbay and visiting her house. She was a beautiful woman inside and out with a very caring heart. Sending lots of love and strength during this difficult time. xo

Tanya and Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers xo
Tracy & Shawn Allen

Tanya, Kirk, and Kiahna. Tanya, we were so sorry to hear that your mother had died. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Noreen and Harold

Tanya Iam so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful woman. Lots of good Memories of her hanging out at your house. She was the best. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

My thoughts are with you guys during this difficult time. Mary was lucky to have such a loving family.

Thinking of you guys at this very sad time. Bernice xo

Tanya I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She is at peace now looking down and smiling on you guys with your Dad. Love you Cuz.

Jeanette and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing . She was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed our conversations over the years. I leave on a trip tomorrow and will not be here for her wake or funeral. I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless