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Harold (Hal) John Holwell

Passed on: February 20th, 2014

Passed peacefully away on February 20, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, Harold J. (Hal) Holwell. Predeceased by his parents William and Gertrude (Ryan); his wife Ada (Squires); son Derrick; brothers: Gordon, Ron, Mac, Bill and John; sisters: Mary (Haynes) and Gertie (Noel). Leaving to mourn his sad loss, son Gary (Gail); daughters: Heather (Kevin Murphy) and Lynn; grandchildren: Pam Carrigan, Paula Roberts, Bradley, Stephen and Allison Murphy; three great grandchildren: Jessica, Ashley and Brooke; brothers: Alf (Mary) and Len (Betty); sisters- in-law: Dot, Elaine (Ken) Parker and Heather Lester; also a large family of nephews and nieces; as well as friends and business associates he met over his many years of travelling. He was a past member of the Masons with St. George’s Lodge and he was active in St. Thomas Church, cherishing his chats with Rev. Peter Young. Hal was a lifelong managing director of the former Newfoundland Armature Works having worked with the company in St. John’s and in Corner Brook where he ran the west coast operations from 1959 to 1973. While in Corner Brook he was very active in curling and golf as a member of the Blomidon Country Club. During the past three years he met and dearly loved all of his caregivers at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home especially the 4th floor staff, it was his first encounter with “Angels”. They were truly a gift from God as they made him comfortable and made St. Pat’s his home away from home. In keeping with Hal’s wishes cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb 23 from12 p.m.-9 p.m. Funeral from St. Thomas Anglican Church, Military Rd. at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 24th, 2014. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road. A friendship gathering will take place at Canon Wood Hall adjacent to the church following the interment. Flowers gratefully accepted or a donation may be made to the SPCA or Special Olympics Mount Pearl. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com.


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