Sharon Marie Moyst (nee Pynn)

October 7, 1953 to April 8, 2024


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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Sharon Marie Moyst on Monday April 8th 2024 in her residence, a beacon of love and selflessness. Born on October 7th 1953 in St. John’s, she dedicated her life to spreading kindness and joy, deeply touching the lives of all who knew her.



A beloved mother, grandmother, and maternal figure, Sharon’s warmth and generosity knew no bounds. Beyond her own kin, she extended her compassionate care to family members in their final days, embodying a profound sense of duty and love. Deceased by her loving husband Don Moyst; Father John Pynn; mother Vera Pynn; brother Donald Pynn; brother Kevin Pynn, sister Regina Pynn. Offering them comfort and solace was a testament to her unparalleled devotion and empathy.



Her life was a beautiful tapestry of care, her home always a haven of warmth for her family and friends from around the world. She nurtured her sons and grandson with unwavering love, her actions a testament to a life lived for others. Sharon found joy in her love for books and different cultures around the world. She loved knitting, crocheting and her cherished collection of Santa figurines reflecting her appreciation for life’s simple pleasures and the happiness found in giving.



She is survived by her loving family: son’s D.J. Moyst and Adam Moyst and grandson Liam Moyst. Dear friends Mary Farewell, Elizabeth Squires and Eleanor Pynn. Her spirit of love and generosity, demonstrated through both her everyday acts of kindness and her selfless care for loved ones in their times of need, will forever inspire those fortunate enough to have known her.



Through every friendly smile, heartfelt embrace, and act of care, Sharon made the world a brighter place. Her legacy of love, generosity, and compassion will eternally resonate in the hearts of those she touched.



Visitation will take place on Friday, April 12th from 2 -4 PM and 7 -9 PM at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road.


The funeral will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday April 13th at 1PM with internment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.



2-4 p.m. on April 12, 2024

7-9 p.m. on April 12, 2024

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Saturday April 13th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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I’m so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Sending lots of love to DJ, Adam, and the rest of the family. I will always remember her kindness ♥

D.J and Adam, so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing.. our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time . Sincere condolences to you and all the family. I worked with your Mom at CIBC, she was a pleasure to work with ,and a friend to everyone she met..

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sharon was a wonderful women who was always smiling, always willing to help and shared her home with so many – she was truly a blessing . Grateful I knew her and her generosity and kindness will always be remembered,

Condolences to Sharon’s sons and family.Always a smile on her face.Remembering that Sharon would give Mom a ride back from bingo many times..Sorry for your loss…Karen Bonia

DJ and Adam so sorry for the passing of your mom she was and amazing person inside and out it was great to know her as a neighbour ,friend and god mother to Gabrielle.. Loved to see her coming to Walmart to visit with me..She touched the hearts of so many people over the years .She is with her love ones in heaven now.

love Evelyn and Gabrielle Furlong.

I am so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing.We were friends and neighbours since we were toddlers.She was such a special person,always a smile and a laugh despite everything life threw at her. I have such fond memories of her. My thoughts and prayers are with her boys and all her family and friends.God bless.

DJ and Adam, My thoughts are with you at this time.

Sharon came into my life in the mid 1990’s when I was a home care worker for Kevin and Regina while completing my university education. Of all the time I spent in your home I was always made to feel welcome there..
Although the work time ended, the connection did not. When I would speak to Sharon she had a way of making me feel like catching up with an old friend.
The love she had for Kevin and Regina, and especially for you boys, your dad, and more recently her grandson was incredible. Take care.

Please accept our heartfelt condolences to all the Pynn and Moyst Families on your great loss. Her legacy of love of life and warm generosity is something you all should be very proud of. May she rest in peace 🕊️
With heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers,
Andrea & Gary Penney and Family

So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. I worked with Sharon at CIBC and I have very fond memories of her. She was always pleasant and helpful. My sincere condolences to the family.

To Sharon’s Family,

So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. May she rest in peace.

So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing DJ and Adam my sincere condolences to you both and her little Grandson. May your many memories you shared together bring you comfort and smiles at this difficult time. Hugs Linda Hibbs

Dear Adam, D.J. and Liam,
We are saddened by Sharon’s passing. We saw her caring for her loved ones over many years, and we saw how joyful she was to be with her sons Adam and D.J. and grandson, Liam.
Our condolences to Sharon’s family.
Kevin Hogan and Alice Collins

It was very sad to hear that Sharon had passed away. I worked with Sharon for several years at CIBC. When I moved to another location she always went out of her way to drop in for a visit and a chat. . Sharon was a hard working lady at work and at home. She loved her boys and no doubt her grandson who I did not meet, however I am sure she was the best Nan . Sharon was everything described in this beautiful send off by her family. DJ, Adam, my heart is filled with sadness for both of you. Cherish the beautiful memories of your Mom, as I am sure there are many.

Sharon was an angel on earth. She spent her whole life caring for others and giving of herself. We are all blessed for having known her and for the life lessons and guidance she shared.

I never got the opportunity to meet Don but how she lit up when she spoke of him – her love for him was evident. I know she is in his arms right now with that same twinkle in her eye. I can’t imagine the pain of losing your mother but I hope that thought brings you comfort.

My condolences to you both! May she rest easy.

So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was a joy to work with, always smiling. Sincere condolences, Jennifer Goodyear.

DJ and Adam

Your mom was always a shining light of warmth and compassion . I will miss her . Although our connections were few these past number of years I will always remember her and your entire family with fond childhood memories . I as a young cousin always enjoyed my time visiting your parents , grandparents and aunts and uncles . My deepest condolences.

So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Deepest condolences to family and friends.

Sending my deepest condolences to you Adam and DJ. thinking of you both at this time. Wondeful memories at your home growing up, i hope you both stay strong and always remember you were your moms world. Keep her love and memories forever.

To Sharon’s sons, grandson and wider family – we send our deepest condolences and are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Émile stayed with Sharon for 2 years while attending Memorial University and has fond memories of staying there. Sharon was always happy to chat and offer stories, wisdom and share pots of her delicious homemade jam. I was lucky to meet her through Émile and we always made a point to see her if we were in St. John’s.
Even though it’s been almost 10 years since we met Sharon, the kindness and generosity that she showed to us, as individuals and as a couple will not be forgotten. May she rest in peace.

Adam and DJ
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a beautiful lady with a heart of gold. Gerard and I always looked forward to the boxing day spread…. she will be missed by many as she touched so many people with her kindness and compassion.. You boys were her world.

My condolences to the family and thank you for supporting humanity

My sincere condolences to Sharon’s sons and grandson. She was friends with my parents Bill and Louise Sullivan. Your Mom was the sweetest soul. I will miss running into her. I send you all my blessings.

To DJ, Adam,,Liam ,extended family friends and loved ones. My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies. Your mom/grandmother was a very caring and beautiful person in general. always had a smile and warm presence about her. Gob bless her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones.

Don and Liam,

Sending our deepest sympathies to you for the loss of your mom/grandmother. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Your Sysco Colleagues

My sympathies to the family.

To D.J., Adam and Liam,
We are so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Our son, Andrew boarded with Sharon for the 2 years he attended college. We can honestly say that he could not have had a better “mother” while he ways there. She always showed so much kindness and love toward him and treated him as one of her own. He always went to visit her anytime he was in St. John’s. Heaven has certainly gained another angel. We will miss you. RIP sweet Sharon.

To the family and loved ones of Sharon, I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing. I knew Sharon many years ago and whenever our paths crossed she always had a smile and kind words to say. She was a wonderful lady and a dedicated friend. May she rest in peace and may her sons and grandson hold their memories close in your hearts as she will always be near by.

Sharon was our neighbour for 34 years. She was a kind and sweet woman whom will we greatly miss. RIP Sharon! We send our condolences to Adam, DJ and the Moyst family