Yvonne Marie Squires

October 18, 1941 to April 23, 2022



Those unable to tend the service for Yvonne Squires on Thursday, April 28th at 1:00 p.m. may view it via this link: https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1650819307180209


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Yvonne Marie Squires, aged 80 years, (October 18, 1941) her hand held by her loving partner Lloyd, on April 23, 2022.

Predeceased by her parents Edward Murphy and Cecilia (nee Fitzpatrick) Murphy, her brothers Patrick Murphy, Arthur Murphy, and her only son Darren Squires.

She is survived and lovingly missed by her partner of forty years, Lloyd Hillier of Paradise NL, her daughters Sydney Squires, & Rhonda Rice (Bernard) step-daughter Tina Manjaly (Jerry), her sister Brenda Miller, her three grandchildren Robert Rice, Krystina Jones and Jessica Bourque, as well as a large number of relatives and friends.

The family would like to especially thank Brenda Clarke, as much of a daughter to Yvonne, as Sydney & Rhonda, for providing emotional and physical support as her health declined over the past 18 months.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Wednesday April 27, 2022 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s. A funeral service will be the following Thursday April 28th at 1:00 p.m. at the Carnell Memorial Chapel. The funeral service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend, with the link available on Yvonne’s obituary page at www.carnells.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yvonne’s charity of choice, The Canadian Diabetes Association.

Yvonne is leaving her family deeply saddened with a void that can never be filled, but we are grateful her pain is no more.



2-4 p.m. on April 27, 2022

7-9 p.m. on April 27, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Thursday April 28th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Sydney, Rhonda and families, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My deepest condolences to you all. RIP Mrs. Squires.

To Rhonda and family …I only just learned of your moms passing…so sad for you all…RIP

Sydney so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Deepest condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you, Barbara

My sincere condolences. Yvonne was truly one of the best, may she rest in peace.

Sidney, Rhonda, Lloyd and families.
So saddened to hear about Yvonne’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time.

Lloyd, Sydney, Rhonda and Squires family
Sending sincere condolences on Yvonne’s passing.

Sydney, My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.

Yvonne was a very special part of our childhood along with her friends Lillian, Marion and Shirley, we respected them and knew they wouldn’t tolerate any of our escapades. And as we grew older to be in their company, we were with the coolest strict Mothers ever!! God’s Speed and Happy Landings to Darren and Freddy and Charlie Pride!

So sorry to see Yvonne has passed, we had so many good times together along with Sidney and Rhonda at darts and Sunday night dances at the Blue Rail. She brings a smile to my face when I think about,. Condolences to Lloyd, Sid, Rhonda and all the family. Thinking of you all on this day Hugs

My Deepest Condolences to Lloyd, Brenda and their families at this most difficult time. Have god memories of her.

Deepest condolences so sorry for your loss

I would like to send my condolences to Lloyd and family. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Dear Brenda and family, we are so sorry to learn of the passing of a beautiful friend from my childhood days. There are many great memories from our families as we grew up in the east end. Thoughts with you as you deal with with this terrible ordeal. Now that Yvonne has competed her incredible life journey, may she truly Rest In Peace. Ted Gardner

Sydney, Rhonda and families. I want you to know my heart goes out to you both at the sad time. I’m so sorry to hear of your moms passing and send you my sincere condolences.
Love to you both…
Janet Brister (Skanes)

sydney rhonda and lloyd- so sorry to hear about your moms passing i have many great memories of your mom she was like a second mother to me she always had a smile and a laugh for me . you could not ask for a nicer neighbour. she will be missed but the memories will stay for a life time. hugs and kisses to all.

Sydney, Rhonda & Family,
Sincere Condolences at this difficult time, you are in my thoughts and prayers. All God’s Blessings.

Sydney, Rhonda and family – So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. May your beautiful memories help you through your toughest days ahead. Sincerest condolences to you both. xo

Sidney and Rhonda so sorry to hear about your mom .You are in my thoughts

Syd and Rhonda,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs to you both.

Lois $ Steven

Rhonda & Sydney, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.Hold on to the great memories you have of her to get you through the difficult days ahead. Sending my deepest condolences to family & friends. RIP sweet lady.

Rhonda Sydney and Lloyd so sorry to hear of Yvonne’s passing she was a lovely lady .our condolences to you and your families.
Barb & Derek Skinner

Sydney & Rhonda
We were so sad to hear of your loss, please accept our most sincere condolences. I didn’t know your mother well but I do remember one night, that your mother, Lloyd, Brenda and both of you guys dropped in to our place for a visit, turned out to be a great night..

Take care, and remember the happy times!
Bob & Liz

Sydney, Rhonda & Family,
My deepest condolences on the passing of Yvonne. My Mom (Ida Dowden) and Yvonne were best buds, back in the day! Thinking of you all! Rest in peace Yvonne….

Lloyd and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Yvonne was a lovely friendly lady and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Wally and Maria , Botwood

Sydney and Rhonda, so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a sweet lady!! Take care of yourselves.

Deepest condolences to Lloyd, Sydney, Rhonda, Tina, and all the family. So very sorry for your loss. Yvonne was a beautiful friend who we thought of dearly. Treasure all your beautiful memories and she will live on in your hearts forever. . Rest In Peace dear sweet lady.
David and Kevina Willmott

My deepest condolences to Sydney, Rhonda & all of Yvonne’s family.. She was a lovely person & may all the wonderful memories of her help you all through this most difficult time.

To my sweet Dvonne and 2nd Mom, you will be dearly missed and you will always be close to my heart. Lloyd, Sydney, Rhonda and Tina, our deepest condolences to you all. Remember I’ll always be here for ye guys. Love Brenda, Harvey and Marion