Sonia Harvey (Neary)

January 16, 1941 to March 9, 2023


Beautiful and beloved mother, grandmother, teacher, potter and friend. Pre-deceased by husband, Joseph, daughters: Jennifer and Joanne, and siblings: Alice, Diane, Mary, Patrick, Shirley and Thomas. Leaving son, Kenneth (Kelly), sisters: Betty, Daphne (Jules) and Eleanor, adored grandchildren: Emma (Tim), Jordan (Sophie) and Katherine, and many special Burke and Dobbins nieces and nephews. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday, March 18th, 2pm-4pm, and 6pm-8pm. Funeral on Sunday, March 19th, 2pm from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. A sincere thank you to all the exceptional nurses, doctors and staff on the cardiac ward at Health Sciences Centre. Flowers accepted or donations to The Gathering Place. 



2-4 p.m. on March 18, 2023

6-8 p.m. on March 18, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Sunday March 19th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Kenneth , Sorry to read about your Mom’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

To the Harvey Family,
So sorry to learn of Sonia’s passing. I taught with Sonia at Vanier years ago. Deepest sympathies and condolence at this most difficult time.

Very saddened to learn of. Sonia’s passing.. Sonia was long time friend and colleague during my time at Vanier School. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Deepest condolences to the family.
Chesley and Mary Warren

Kenneth, sorry to read of your mom’s passing. My thoughts snd prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Regina Best
Retired coordinator, Arts and Letters

One of my biggest cheerleaders, and I’ll miss her for as long as I’m living. Deepest condolences to you, Ken, and your entire family. Couldn’t make it this weekend, but my thoughts were with you all.

Ken my condolences to you on the passing of your beautiful mother.

Sincere condolences Kenneth. It’s a tough one. Thinking about you and your family. I won’t be able to make the visitations but thinking about you today. Take good care.

Sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mother.Please accept our condolences.Sending love to your family.
David Dunne

My deepest sympathy, Ken . The loss of a mother is profound. May she rest in peace

Condolences to all that knew Sonia She was such a great lady missing you my dear friend RIP Gods speed..

Condolences to all that knew Sonia She was such a great lady missing you my dear friend RIP Gods speed..

Ken, I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful Mom. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

My sincere condolences to you, Ken, and to your family.

Sincere condolences Ken and family. We remember Sonia fondly as neighbours on Princess Anne Place., and treasure her pottry work. Sonia was very kind to our daughter Kirsten.
Judi and Verne Somers

Mrs Harvey was my grade 4 teacher 50 plus years ago. I was diagnosed with diabetes that year and in The Janeway for a week. She visited me, brought me a book I still have and was so supportive when I returned to class. She was a special person.. so sorry for your loss .

Condolences to the Harvey family, she was my son’s teacher at Vanier in the 70’s.She was a kind, caring, patient and wonderful teacher. May her gentle soul rest in God’s loving care.

Ken, I was very sad to hear about your mum. She seemed in good spirits when we bumped into you and her at Christmas.
I remember Sonia back more than 40 years ago at your place – though can’t remember the address! She was really sweet to us.
I loved how she told that story on Facebook every Christmas Eve about my grandfather Lou Lawton and the chocolate box at the drugstore on Bell Island. A lovely woman.
Hope you are doing ok. Very best wishes

I am shocked to hear of my Beautiful first cousin passing.. I will always remember Sonia & Dianne visiting my mom when ever Dianne was home. My two daughters always said they were so beautiful and gracious. I have a wonderful pottery collection from Sonia thanks to my late mother Francis. Ken your the only one left in your family, like me. Carry on , you will meet again. Paul, Anne ,Meghan and Sarah Brown,

Kenneth,I was so sad to hear of Sonia’s passing. I remember her as an unpretentious , gentle lady, who dearly loved her family.
Please pass my sincere condolences on to Emma, Jordan and Katherine .

Ken and family, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Would bump into her occasionally over the years. Always had some wonderful chats as we both knew each other growing up on Bell Island.. She was such a lovely lady and I’m sure will be sadly missed.. Rest in piece Sonia.

Very sorry for your family’s loss Ken. Its been many years since growing up on Torbay Road and all the crazy stuff we did as kids and friends. Our prayers are with you and your family, its a tough time but remember all the blessings and love she gave you throughout your life. She was a wonderful mother and friend to many. God Bless.

Paul O’Toole
Kiingston, Ontario

To Sonia’s family
Sending my sympathy to you in your time of loss. I met Sonia many years ago at Vanier School. Any time since then when we met we always had a great conversation.. She was a kind, caring and beautiful person. As a family you will feel and remember her love forever. A mother’s love is a blessing.
Phyllis Beckett

I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady.

Ken and Family,
I am so sorry to read of Sonia’s passing. She was a good friend and colleague for years at Vanier. We shared many good times and bad and helped each other through it all. We didn’t keep in touch as much after retirement except online, but any time we met she always had a smile and a story about you, her beloved grandkids or her cats. May your wonderful memories give you comfort at this difficult time. Sonia was a very kind, creative lady and I treasure many pieces of her beautiful work. My deepest condolences to you all. Rest in peace Sonia.

A lovely lady. I knew Sonia through the educations system. Condolences to the family.

So sorry to hear of your loss! Sonya and I taught together at Vanier many years ago and both our daughters had her for their teacher! A lovely caring woman!
Betty and Carl Cooper

We will miss you Sonia – our dearest friend from childhood on Quigley’s Line, Bell Island
Our prayers and deep sympathy, Ken and members of the family.
Enjoy your HEAVEN, Sonia.

Maureen O’Keefe

So sorry to learn this . Sonya and I were members of the staff at Vanier School in the ,70’s , a very long time ago. We kept in touch for many years but since our retirement I have seen or heard very little of her. I always enjoyed her company and she was a valued member of the staff at Vanier. . Rest in Peace
Barbara Hopkins

Sincere sympathy to Ken, your family and friends on the passing of your lovely Mother.

Linda and Lloyd Kane, Burnt Head, Cupids

Ken and family we were so sorry to hear about Sonia passing. Our condolences to you and all the family. Out thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Maureen, Patrick and Crystal Neary P.E.I.

Ken,Jordan,Katie and Emma,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother and grandmother. Such a talented and beautiful woman. I know she will be deeply missed.

Sending sincerest sympathy to you Kenneth and your family on the passing of your darling mom. I was so fortunate to connect with her a few years ago through Facebook..and so happy she remembered my mom (Betty) her 1st cousin. I used to love her Facebook posts and how proud she was of you and your beautiful family. Sending you all much love and strength as you journey now without her. Maybe she Rest in Perfect Peace….God bless you all my dear cousin.

Ken our condolences to you and your family.Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

My thoughts and prayers are with Sonia’s family at this most difficult time

Dear Ken and extended family: We send you our sincerest condolence as we remember dear Sonia’s beautiful life. She personified peace. joy, and goodwill.
Requiescat in Pace.

Peter and Hilary Neary and family.
London, Ontario.

Sonya was a neighbour of mine on Princess Anne Place for 40 years. She was the kindest, warmest person anyone could have wanted for a neighbour. She always met me with a smile and would love to stop for a little chat., always making sure she inquired about my family. She was a talented potter and I feel very fortunate to have some of her pieces. I will treasure them always. Sonya was especially loving to my grandchildren. Each Halloween, she would seek out special treats for them and they always wanted to go to her house first on their trick and treat route. Unfortunately, Covid and other issues prevented me from seeing a lot of her over the past 3 years. However, I will always remember her as a humble, caring person who left a positive mark on all the people she connected with over the years. Rest in peace Sonya!

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our a lifetime friend of. Sonia. and of her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May her dear soul Rest in Peace. Sam and Patricia Atkins.

I was shocked to see this posting of Sonia’s passing. My condolences to Family and Friends

A very kind and thoughtful person.

Condolences to all. RIP.

Was shocked when I seen this posting.
My Deepest Sympathy Ken to you and your children and other family members.
R.I.P my dear facebook friend. Sure will miss our many chats.

I am sorry to hear, may all those who knew my Aunt Sonia be blessed with warm and loving memories.


So sorry to hear this. Thinking of all of you at this time.

Sonia’s Family and Friends.
Sincerest condolences from The Jackman’s.
R.I.P Sonia.