Passed on: January 11th, 2013
Passed peacefully at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on January 11, 2013, Herbert “Muck” Spurrell (April 3, 1927 – January 11, 2013), age 85 years, of Shea Heights, in the presence of his son Herbert and daughter-in-law Linda. Predeceased by his parents Eli (1878-1942) (Butter Cove) and Suzanna (nee Milley) (1884-1976) (St. John’s); brothers: Samuel Spurrell and Gordon Parsons (Sue); sisters: Bertha Wickham (Francis), Eliza Cluett (Forsey), Clara Crittenden (Harold), Caroline Budden (Enslam); brothers-in-law: Joseph Minnett and Patrick Minnett; sisters-in-law: Mary Woolridge (Bill) and Elizabeth Lane. Leaving to mourn his devoted wife of 57 years Catherine (nee Minnett); sons: Michael (Cecilia), Herbert (Linda) and Patrick (Marie); daughter Elizabeth Burton and Wayne Burton; grandchildren: Ashley, Michael, James, Jason, Kelly Lynn, Paddy (Sherry), Stephanie, Verna; great-grandchildren: Devin and Christopher; sister Florence Saunders (Jack, deceased); sisters-in-law: Bride Spurrell, Dorothy Minnett and Mary Minnett; also a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A very special thank you to the staff of 2 East/West St. Patrick’s Mercy Home for the care you provided to our father. We are forever grateful. Resting at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Sunday and Monday from 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. and then on Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Funeral service to be held from St. Peter on the Rock, Anglican Church, Shea Heights on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to The Diabetes Society. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.