Ross Churchill

October 3, 1939 to September 25, 2020


To view the online service for Ross Churchill on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., please click on the link below:

Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre on Friday, September 25th, 2020. Ross Churchill, aged 80 years.

Predeceased by his parents George and Edith Churchill; brothers Reg, Cyril, Shel, and Wes; and by his sisters Mabel and Gertie.

Leaving to mourn his wife of 56 years Sonia Churchill (nee Earle); son Jeff (Elizabeth) Churchill; brother Jim (Ruth) Churchill and sister Rita Melendy. Also leaving to mourn special friends Guy and Margaret Penney, along with a large circle of nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbours.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Following COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will take place from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday September 29th.  Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, September 30th at 2 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel.  Inurnment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Bauline Line.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Parkinson Canada or a charity of one’s choice.



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Jeff , Heartfelt condolences to all the family from my family.
My mother has fond memories of your father and was sad to hear that he had passed.

Sonia and family, sorry to hear of Ross’s passing, my condolences to you and all the family.

Wishing to convey on to you Sonia and Jeff… my sincere condolences on Ross passing… always will have good memories of Ross.. Wishing you peace and comfort at this time..

When I first entered the insurance industry in early 80’s I had the pleasure of meeting Ross at industry functions & other events.. A professional by nature who always had time for a young man like me with advice & encouragement
My condolences to all the family
Kevin J Dunphy

Sonia And The Churchill Family…..So Sorry To Heard Of Ross Passing……He Was Always A Sweet Man…….May God Bless You All At This Time…

Sonia and Jeff and Family,
I would like to express my sincere condolences on Ross’s passing. I remember him fondly, he was our Insurance Agent many years ago and every Christmas he would send a Christmas Card, this kept me connected to the Cove. May the support of family and friends help you during this very difficult time.. God Bless you.

Sonia-Jeff & Elizabeth

Our condolences on the passing of Ross Churchill.Keep
those great memories close to your hearts.Thinking of you all during this difficult time.Rest in peace above with the Angels.

Condolences to the family, a very kind person,I worked with Ross many years ago at the first Dairy Queen in St. John’s.RIP

our deepest condolences, we just saw the obituary and was shocked to hear he passed away. he will be missed, god bless

I’m so sorry to hear of uncle Ross’ passing. He reminded me so much of my pop, Cyril, and was just as much of a gentleman. My condolences to Aunt Sonia, Jeff and the entire family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. RIP Uncle Ross.

Sonia, Jeff, Elizabeth and the Churchill families. So very sorry to hear of Ross’ passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless????

Sonia, and family
Sorry to hear of Ross’ passing.
Deepest condolences to you all.
Roger & Betty Earle

Sonia and family, we are so sorry to hear Ross has passed. He was indeed a true gentleman.. Holding you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Arch & Judy Greeley

Dear Sonia, Jeff & Elizabeth “Bizz” — We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many wonderful memories of time spent with Ross over the years, including meals and stories shared. He was always gentle, kind and thoughtful. He loved each of you dearly, demonstrated how to live well and he will live on through you and through your deeds in the coming years. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days, even from afar.

So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. I have lots of memories of Ross when he had the store on Harding’s Hill next to my house.
Charlie has fond memories of snowmobiling with Ross and Jeff. He was a fine gentleman.
Charlie & Christine Harris

Sonia and family: Sorry to hear about Ross’s passing. My sincere condolences to all the family

Jeff I am saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. I have many fond memories of him. My sincerest condolences to you ,your Mom and your family. You are all in my thoughts.

So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. He was so kind to my wife and I years and years ago, back when I worked at Sunlife. Great man. Condolences to Sonja and his family.

Sonia and Jeff and family so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. I have many fond memories of Ross as he was a kind gentle soul. A true gentleman..Ian king and family.

Sonia, My deepest condolences to you and Jeff..
The lost of a gentleman and friend for over 60 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time
Was hoping to see you this year, my friends,. but .
the lockdown prevented me from visiting the paradise of Newfoundland and Labrador..
Peace Sonia and family…

Ross was always the consumate gentleman. My condolences on his passing.

Sonia, Jeff, Elizabeth, Guy, & Margaret Penney as well as the Churchill family, Eric and I were so saddened to hear of Ross’ passing. We are sorry that we won’t be able to be there to show our support in person as we are out of town on business. Please know that we will be there in spirit. RIP Ross.

Sonia andJeff so heartbreaking to learn of dear Ross,s passing. I have many fond memories of Ross. He was such a wonderful gentleman.He was Chairman of a BllodProgram with myself and many ofhis favorite friends. He did an excellent as a volunteer with the Blood Program. He showed me such respect and assisted with many programs. I had great respect for Ross and so didmany of the staff andvolunteers Thinking of you at thise time with love and prayers

Jeff and Churchill Family. I’m sorry for your loss. My Thoughts and Prayers are with You. Take Care.

Sonia & Family …. Our Sincere condolences on Ross’s passing. Lloyd & Jane Clarke

Jeff and Elizabeth and family, so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Dear Jim and Ruth,
Just to let you know that we are thinking of you, and sending our sympathy to you and all Churchill family members.
Roberta and Lloyd

Jeff and family, so sorry for your loss. Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you at this time.

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.”

Dear Sonia, Ross and Elizabeth…
We were very saddened to hear about the passing of Ross. The few times we shared with Ross were always pleasant and up lifting. Sandy remembers the times they golfed together, always the true gentleman in every way. We will always remember him for his kind ways and humour. We’re sending love and light your way and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May you get healing and comfort in the precious memories you have. God be with you in the difficult times a head.

Sending love and hugs ,
Sandy and Gloria
Bridgewater, NS

So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing,my thoughts and prayers are with the family

Sonia,Jeff & Elizabeth,Jim & Ruth, So Sorry to hear of Ross s passing. Having know Ross for my 42 years of barbering he was always a friendly smiling man, never had a bad word for anyone.I was totally shocked when Jeff texted me Fri morn to tell me of his passing.Hold on to your good memories.
Barry Cutler

On behalf of the Elizabeth Park Elementary staff, I would like to extend deep condolences to Elizabeth, Jeff and their families. Rest assured that we have all had you in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to offer you support as you learn to cope with your loss.

To the Churchill Family;
So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. Thinking of you at this most difficult time and keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Roy and Jane Moores

Sonia and family, sorry to here of Ross’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Jim, Ruth & the Churchill Family:

Our Sincerest Condolences on the passing of your brother/husband/father Ross.. I worked with him at CN many years ago . Sincerely, Anne & Keith Peddle

Sending condolences to the Churchill and Penny families upon the passing of a beloved husband, father, father- in- law, and friend. We are sure that there are many memories to treasure, including those made at Hodgewater Pond.
Bob and Judy Puddester

Sonia and family thinking of you at this sad time
Ross was a genuinely true gentleman, his smiling face and warm greeting always radiated kindness and joy

Mrs. Churchill and Jeff. Sorry to hear of Mr. Churchill’s passing. He was a true gentleman who always had time for a chat whenever you met him. We hold you in thoughts and prayers. Tom and Heather Greeley

Our sincere condolences to you Soniia and to Jeff and all the Churchill family. Uncle Ross was a wonderful man who made this world a better place. We will miss him dearly. I wish I could be there for the service, but distance makes it impossible. Sending you our love.

Aunt Sonia, Jeff, Elizabeth, and the Churchill family, my sincere condolences and sympathy on the passing of Uncle Ross. Uncle Ross was a true gentleman in every respect, sincere in his all his words and ways, I know you will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult and sad time. God speed, Uncle Ross. You will now officiate ceremonies with the angels in heaven, as you so eloquently did very often here on earth.

I was saddened to learn of Ross’ passing. My late husband John and I spent many occasions with Ross, Sonia, Jim and Ruth. Precious memories will last always. My condolences to all family members.

Marjorie Rodgers

RIP my uncle Ross. ????
I have lots of good memories
We were close growing up more like brothers

I am so sorry to hear about Ross,My Condolences to You & Jeff & all the Family You will be in my Thoughts & Prayers.

We express our condolences to the family
Harriet Churchill Alcock – Bayfield, Ontario

I’m sorry to hear of my great uncle Ross’ passing. Thinking of the family at this time and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sonia and family,
Our loving thoughts and prayers are with you as you say goodbye and move forward. May your memories be the beautiful gifts that bless you with healing and fill you with peace.

To my extended family – so sorry to hear of Great Uncle Ross’ passing. Although we aren’t in touch regularly, I think of you all often, despite the distance between us.

Pop (Cyril) always talked about his little brother through the years, and shared many wonderful stories of him.

Sending love, light and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

Keri Churchill (Great Niece), Tom (my other half), and Maya (Uncle Ross’ great great niece)

so very sorry to hear of Ross’s passing.. God Bless Sonia ; Jeff and family

Aunt Sonia , Jeff & Elisabeth , so sad to hear of Uncle Ross’s passing ! My deepest condolences to you ! I know the later years of Uncle Ross’s life must have been quite challenging! Was always proud to being named after you ! RIP Uncle Ross
Roston Dean

Sincere condolences from our family to yours at this time.
May all the memories provide some comfort.
Adele Palmer ( Wes & Win’s granddaughter)

Mrs. C, Jeff and Elizabeth – we are so sorry for your loss.
Mr. C was a wonderful person. He always treated people kindly and with respect. A true gentleman. Ross was the Master of Ceremonies at our wedding. He was always there to provide sound advice or his thoughtful opinion when asked. Sherry, Joshua and I were so lucky to have known him. We have wonderful memories of him both at his home in Portugal Cove and also at the cabin. The world has lost a wonderful human being. We are so grateful to have known him.

Aunt Sonia and family .. we were deeply saddened to hear of uncle Ross’ passing remembering him today with very fond memories our condolences to you and Jeff

RUSS AND Barbara (chafe) Hart

Sonia, we were so saddened to hear of Ross’s passing. Our love and sympathies are sent to you and your family.. Lona(Hibbs) Badcock, and Gord Badcock

Dear Aunt Sonia… I am so very sad to hear of Uncle Ross’s passing. Sending you love across the miles. Shauna Budden xxxooo

Aunt Sonia, Jeff & family,
I was saddened to hear of Uncle Ross’s passing.
I will always remember my Dad telling the story of how when he returned from overseas at the end of WW11 , Uncle Ross didn’t know him and called him “ “ the man”.
It didn’t take long though for that brotherly bond to form.
My deepest condolences to you & Jeff on the loss of your husband & Dad, and to Uncle Jim & Aunt Rita – on the loss of your brother.

Aunt Sonia. My heart is with you I’m so sad for you and Jeff and Elizabeth even though I haven’t see uncle Ross for a while I loved him very much I will pray that the Lord will be with i youn the days ahead love you and God Bless you all Wendy and Richard

I was so saddened to hear of Ross’s passing. He will surely be missed . My sincere condolences to Sonya , Jeff and their families. May he RIP

Sorry to hear of Ross’s passing he will be missed by many I will hold a special place for him in my heart was forever a friend to myself and our family my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow

To Aunt Sonia, cousin jeff and the Churchill family. I am so very sad to hear of Uncle Ross’ passing. Uncle Ross was my dad’s youngest sibling and looked so very much like him, that it provided a measure of comfort to my sister Tina and me when our dad went to his great reward. My sincere condolence is extended to Aunt Sonai and Jeff.. May your cherished memories of a fine man serve as to lighten the sense of loss that your are feeling at this time. Respectfully, Warren Churchill.Whitby,Ontario.

Aunt Sonia, Jeff and Elizabeth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. His memory will live on in the hearts of many. Rest in Peace Uncle Ross.

Sorry to hear of Uncle Ross passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sonia and family,
We’re so sorry to hear of Ross’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time.

Mrs. Churchill, Jeff and Elizabeth;
We are sending our sincere condolences to you, your extended family and Mr. & Mrs. Penney on the passing of Mr. Churchill. We know that you have many special memories to help you during this difficult time.
Take Care

Aunt Sonia and Jeff and the Churchill family, I was saddened to hear that Uncle Ross had passed. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I have many fond memories of Uncle Ross. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Hugs
Karen & John Churchill
Standard, Alberta

Aunt Sonia, Jeff and family,
So sorry for your loss. Uncle Ross was a very special part of the Churchill legacy, and Dad (Wallace) always spoke very fondly of him and would tell everyone how his uncle was only six months older than him.
Love and hugs to you all.

Cheryl (Churchill) Parsons and family, and
Josephine Churchill and family

Aunt Sonia, Jeff and the Churchill Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Uncle Ross was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed.
Brian & Sandra

Sonia, Jeff and family,
Sending our love in this time of sadness. We have so many wonderful memories of Ross that we are forever holding near and dear to our hearts. We love you. Hugs to all.