John Albert Weir
Passed on: March 27th, 2014
It is with great sadness we, the family of John Weir, announce his passing on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at the Palliative Care Unit of the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre. Predeceased by his father & mother, George and Eliza Weir; his father & mother-in-law, Frederick and Vivian Weir; his brothers: Clarence, Allan, and Ron; his sisters: Clara and Muriel; his sisters-in-law: Ollie and Beatrice; his brothers-in-law: James, Mac, Errol, Howard, Pat, and Llewellyn. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife of 42 years, Rita; his daughter, Valerie; his son, Jason; a very special daughter-in-law, Amanda; 3 grandchildren who were the loves of his life: Abigail, Makenna, and Charlotte; also leaving to mourn his brother, David; his four sisters: Mary, Catherine, Laura, and Olive; his two sisters-in-law: Gladys Weir and Edna Weir; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Special thank you to the Doctors who took care of John since his illness; the Nurses at the Health Sciences Complex 4NA, where he spent a lot of time; to the Nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Unit of the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre, where John spent his last few days; special thank you to the Nurses at the Ambulatory Treatment Unit where John spent many hours; a special thank you to Rev. Lynn Courage, Father John Courage, and Deacon Gerry Hayes for their many visits. We would also like to thank the many people who have helped our family since John's illness - you will always be remembered. "Feel no guilt in laughter, he'd know how much you care. Feel no sorrow in a smile that he is not here to share. You cannot grieve forever, he would not want you to. He'd hope that you could carry on the way you always do. So talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared. The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared. Let memories surround you, a word someone may say. Suddenly recapture a time, an hour - a day that brings back as clearly as though he were still here, and fill you with the feeling that he is always near. For if you keep those moments you will never be apart, and he will live forever locked safely within your heart". Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Saturday, March 29, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm, Sunday, March 30, from 10am-9pm, and on Monday, March 31, from 10am-12noon. Funeral service will take place from St. George's Church, Petty Harbour, at 2:00pm, on Monday, March 31, 2014, with cremation to follow. Interment will take place at a later date. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations may be made in John's memory to St. George's Cemetery Fund, where he spent many long hours and loved every minute. To sign the online memorial guest book, please visit www.barretts.ca.