Richard Douglas Squires

February 11, 2017


Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre on Saturday February 11, 2017 after a courageous battle with COPD, Richard Douglas Squires, Aged 73 years, of Paradise and Formerly of St. Philips.  Predeceased by his parents E. Frances and Eli W. Squires; brothers Wendell and Melvin; and sister Leifa Thorne.  Leaving to mourn with many beautiful memories his much loved and cherished wife and soulmate Rosalie (nee White); his children: daughter Patsy, whom he loved dearly and son in law James Whitten; daughter Jean Squires (George) and son Rick Squires (Colleen). His pride and joy , his grandchildren Deirdre and Ryan Whitten, Amy and Lacy Squires, and Amanda and Brooke Squires; his precious great grandchildren Dominic and Jaxon. His step daughters Lesley Gardner, Hamilton, Ont., and Lori Schaeffer (Michael) Blair, South Carolina, with his step grandchildren Owen and Tegan Schaeffer.  Also leaving to mourn his beloved sister and best friend Patsy Lawlor and brother in law Gerald. Sisters Rosalind Davis (Ronald), Florida, Rosemary Drover (Wilfred-deceased), Sandra Sharpe (Thomas), Lydia Lannom-Tennessee, Desma Dowden (Max-deceased); brothers Eli (Madeline-deceased) Olive, Max (Shirley), Tony (Judy); sisters in law Edna Hynes (Aiden); Peggy Smith (Ted-deceased); Eleanor Crane (Bill-deceased), Texas, Carol Squires (deceased) Ted, Glenis Coady (Pat), Evelyn Broomfield (Ed-deceased), Kaladar, Ont., and brother in law Kenneth White (Cheryl), Texas; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Richard was a well-known businessman and was proud to have been the first mayor of St. Thomas and the last mayor of St. Thomas before it joined Paradise.  At Richard’s request, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home and Reception Center, 1045 Topsail Road, on Wednesday February 15th, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday February 16th at 2:00 p.m.  from St. Philip’s Anglican Church with inurnment to follow in St. Philip’s Anglican Cemetery Columbarium. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the Lung Association.



7-9 p.m. on February 15, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
1045 Topsail Road
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2:00pm, Thursday February 16th

The Anglican Parish of St. Philip
20 Coady's Road, Portugal Cove – St. Philip's, NL.


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Our Deepest Condolences to All the Squires family,
Dick always had a story or a memory to brighten up your day.. He will be truly missed and our hearts and thoughts are with you always. God Bless from the Boggan family in Topsail.

Rosalie our deepest condolences on the lost of your husband Dick may his soul Rest in Peace .

Rosalie, Leslie, Lori and Richard’s family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all at this time.
Richard was a fine gentleman and I am sure he will be greatly missed.
God Bless you all.

Rose Ann

To all of Dicks family
Sad to hear of Dicks passing May you all enjoy the happy memories you have had with Dick
Happy times and lots of family and friends will see you through the days ahead

Jean, Rick and Patsy,
I remember uncle Dick as a character and playful with all the kids when we used to visit Pop and Nan in St. Phillips. Great memories. Please know that our family is thinking of you in this difficult time.

Dear Family: …Thinking of you and extending our deepest sympathies, as you mourn the loss of your loved one, Dick. May God bless and comfort each and everyone of you, now, and during the difficult days to come. Always, Graham and Joyce(Squires)Pitcher.
“How great the loss, to lose someone so dear…How great the love that holds Him always near.”

Patsy, Gerald and extended families. So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless you all.

Patsy and Jimmy, sorry to hear about the passing of your dad/father-inlaw, my he rest in peace, and have moved on to a better place, where he will always be forever in your heart. Our thoughts and prays are with you.

To Richard’s Family;
I well remember Richard’s visits to the Shoreline News office years back when he was Mayor of St. Thomas. He had an intimate knowledge of his town and expressed it . I also remember when he installed a flag poll in front of the office and gave us instructions on the proper protocol on positioning of the flags. And, we had a few great laughs as Richard possessed a unique sense of humour, as did we. We lost contact after his political days, but his name often came up for years to come. Please accept my sincere condolences on you loss!

The Squire’s Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I knew Dick almost 50 years or more and we just lived a stone through away from each other. He was a good man and will certainly be missed by all who knew him. Our deepest condolences to you all at this difficult time.

In loving memory of a life long friend and neighbour, may you rest in peace, Dick. God Bless your family.

Rick and Jean
Sorry to hear about your father.

Jean, Rick and Patsy,
Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Deepest condolences to you and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Family of the late Richard Squires,
Our prayers and condolences at this time of great loss in your family. Lots of memories of the Squires family growing up in St. Philip’s, and at St. Philip’s School as well. “May Dick’s rest be in peace, and his dwelling place be in the Paradise of God.”
Peace and love to all.

Rose, Lesley, Lori and Family.
We are very sorry to hear of Richard’s Passing. As we get older, we realize just how precious life really becomes. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Love, Ted,Gerri and Family.

So Sorry For your lost Thoughts and Prayers are with you and all Dicks family May He RIP

Sorry to hear of Dicks passing , well he was always uncle Dick to me, have many memories of him from when I was a little girl . He was a fun person , always smiling. So sorry for your loss , you are all in my thoughts and prayers

Brenda { Murphy] Walsh

Deepest sympathies to you all at this time ,xo
From Robert and Karen Stapleton and Family

Ricky, Patsy and Jeannie
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Uncle Brian (Aunt Leifa)

So sorry for your loss , thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

hey guys . just heard of Dicks passing. didn’t know he was sick . just have to say that he always brought a smile to my face and because of him and Nora three of the best in my friends .

Ricky, Patsy and Jeannie
I just learned tonight of your Dad’s passing. May fond memories of your dad bring you comfort during this difficult time in your life. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences.

Words may not be enough to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of your beloved Richard. Please accept my condolences and know I am here for you always

Our Deepest Sympathy to all of Richard’s family. May He Rest In Peace!!!

I’m so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He was one of the sweetest people I ever met. You are so blessed to have found the love of your life, or as you always said…I met my match!! Cherish the beautiful memories always.