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Isabella Ashley (Downey)

Isabella Ashley (Downey)

Passed on: December 7th, 2012

Passed peacefully away on Friday, December 7th in the presence of her loving family, Isabella (Downey) Ashley, first Miss Newfoundland, 1936, age 91 years. Isabella was the mother of thirteen children who she loved dearly. She is predeceased by husband Joseph D. Ashley, son Dennis Ashley, daughters, Joanne Densmore and Trudy Roberts, sisters Gertrude Stamp and Kay O’Leary, brother Bill Downey, sisters-in-law Mary David and Patsy McDonald. Left with fond and loving memories daughters: Rosemary Healy (Mike), Isabella Hennebury Campbell (Bill), Bonnie Kelly (Ron), Mary Ann Buckingham (Dave) and Barbara Ashley; sons: Joe (Sue), Pat, Ken (Judy), Greg and Billy. Also leaving to mourn her sisters: Margaret Mahoney, Mary Morris, Anita Perran and Rosie Perran; sister-in-law, Betty Stanley; 24 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren and special friend, Joanie Sparrow, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family would also like to thank Mom’s caregiver Rita, Dr. Andrew Hutton and the staff of 4 West St. Clare’s Hospital. Isabella will be resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2:00 - 9:00 pm on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9. Mass of Christian Burial will take place from St. Patrick’s Parish, Patrick Street on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com.
Rest in peace Mom/Grana


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