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Archived Obituary Announcements
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Evening Telegram   November 8, 1979 (Saturday)

Passed peacefully away at the Hoyles Home November 7th, 1979, Thomas Quigley of Torbay. Leaving to mourn: four nieces; seven nephews and a very special cousin, James Fennessey. Remains resting at Caul's Funeral Home. Funeral on Saturday following mass at Holy Trinity Church at 11 a.m. Interment at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Torbay.

QUINLAN, Harold Joseph
Evening Telegram June 21, 1977 (Tuesday)

Passed away suddenly at Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 20th, Harold Joseph Quinlan, aged 38 years, formerly of Bell Island, Nfld. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Ella; one son, Harold; two daughters Claudette and Mary Louise; stepmother Mrs. Margaret Quinlan, Holyrood; two brothers, James at Kelligrews and Leonard in Germany; four sisters Mary (Mrs. Joseph Corbett) Holyrood, Patricia (Mrs. Sam Atkins) Kelligrews, Dorothy (Mrs. Kevin Wakeham) Labrador City and Christine, Bell Island; also one stepsister, Mary (Mrs. Gordon Smith) Barrington, Nova Scotia. Also a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral service Winnipeg, Thursday, June 23rd.

Royal Gazette   April 5, 1887 (Tuesday)

Died. At Oakland, California, on Dec. 21st, of heart disease, Mrs. Jane Quinlan, a native of St. John's. Nfld.

QUINLAN, Jeannie
Royal Gazette   February 15, 1887 (Tuesday)

Died. At Oakland, California, 22nd Dec., Mrs. Jeannie Quinlan, relict of the late Captain William Quinlan, a native of Holyrood, St. Mary's.

Harbour Grace Standard   February 25, 1888 (Saturday)

A fatal accident occurred at Northern Arm of Holyrood on Thursday last. A young man of twenty years, named John Quinlan, was drowned by falling through the ice. The deceased had crossed over on the ice in the same locality where he subsequently met his end, in the morning on his way to school. At noon, on his return home, he attempted to re-cross and when about midway fell through the ice. He was seen by people on each side, who did all in their power to save him, but before any help could reach him he had disappeared. The place where the accident happened was but a short distance from his home. He was the fourth son of Mr. John Quinlan, planter.

QUINLAN, Captain John
The Evening Telegram    October 25, 1918 (Friday)
Captain John QUINLAN
, Holyrood. In the passing of Capt. John Quinlan, on Thursday morning last, Holyrood lost one of its most prominent and respected citizens. The deceased was in his 80th year, and had suffered from heart trouble for a number of years, so that his end was not unexpected. During the repeated attacks of that malady Rev. Father Finn was in constant attendance, fortified him with the last Sacraments, and endowed him with medical and spiritual comforts for his journey thither which was witnessed by his family circle. In the death of our old friend, Mr. Quinlan, we are left to mourn the type of men who are unfortunately growing rarer every day. Men of industry, initiative and handicraft; big men in every sense of the word; big in body, great in mind; sound in principle, valiant in battle; sage in council and honest in action. He was of a herculean build and gigantic size. Most of the family have huge statures. The late James Quinlan, a brother of the deceased, was of a giant-like stature. For almost half a century the Quinlan brothers owned and sailed a craft of their own and prosecuted a successful fishing plantation at Cape Greep, Labrador. James and two of his crew were lost there 25 years ago while attempting to pull to the traps in a strong breeze of wind. This ill-fated expedition cast a gloom over the plantation and interrupted the fishing industry there.
Capt. John was a high liner at the seal fishery, and was one of the late Capt. Wm. Jackman's picked men, and served as master watch with that famous seal killer. In the late seventies and early eighties the subject of our obituary sketch was a recognized leader in the social life of the community then and was one of the founders of the Temperance, Medical Aid and Agricultural Societies. In political life, too, he was a recognized leader of opinion, a strict Conservative and a hard fighter and hitter for his party. He leaves to lament his loss and to emulate his industry and the other aspects of his character, six sons and one daughter: James and Patrick at home; Edmund, Police Constable, Trepassey; Rodger, Police Constable, Curling; Peter, Master Mariner, U.S.A.; and Cornelius, Professor, Dakota, and Mrs. Patrick Meyer, Chapel's Cove, with all of whom we sorrow and to all of whom we offer our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement. His funeral took place Saturday morning from his late residence, North Arm, to the temporary church - the Star hall, where Requiem Mass was said for the eternal repose of his soul, and when the funeral service had been recited over his bier the body was borne to the hearse in waiting by the pallbearers and the funeral cortege continued its route to Holy Cross Cemetery where the remains were interred beside those of his wife, Mary Quinlan, who predeceased him nine years ago. Jesus have mercy on their souls.

QUINLAN, Kathleen Ann
Daily News   April 21, 1950 (Friday)

Passed away at the Sanatorium on April 20th, Kathleen Ann, age 26. Leaving to mourn mother, four brothers and one sister. Funeral at Holyrood on Saturday, April 22nd, at 10 a.m., following Requiem Mass.

Evening Telegram   August 15, 1996 (Thursday)

Passed peacefully away at his late residence, in the presence of his family, on Tuesday, August 13th, 1996, Leo Quinlan in his 79th year, of North Arm, Holyrood. Predeceased by his brothers: Peter and Edward; his sisters: Isabelle Healey, Irene Cantwell; and also by Bliss Quinlan and Robert Emberley. Left to mourn with fond memories are his wife Angela; his family: Judy, Brendan (Olga); his grandchildren: Krystal, Michael, Kaitlind, Bliss, Dillon; his foster children and grandchildren: Marion, Charlie and Megan Winsor, Linda, Bill and Kyle Wallace, all at Ontario, Billy, Kelly and Kristian Sweeney, St. John's, Sharon and Vinny Sweeney, Miami, Florida; his sisters: Elsie Wall, Hr. Main, Annie (Tom) Nolan, Avondale; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Dunphy's Funeral Home, Holyrood. Funeral will take place on Friday, August 16th, 1996 following 2:30 p.m. Mass at Holy Cross Church, Holyrood. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holyrood.
"May his soul rest in the peace of the risen Lord."

Evening Telegram   September 20, 1909 (Monday)

Mrs. Quinlan Dead. Mrs. Mary Quinlan, wife of Capt. John Quinlan, died at Holyrood yesterday morning after a tedious illness. Deceased was a charitable and hospitable woman and will be greatly missed. She was a kind neighbor and a true friend. A husband, six sons and one daughter are left to mourn their loss. Her sons are Constable Edmund and Ronald Quinlan. The Telegram expresses sympathy.

Daily News   September 20, 1909 (Monday)

Obituary. Mrs. M. Quinlan. Yesterday morning Mrs. Mary Quinlan, wife of Capt. John Quinlan passed peacefully away at her home Holyrood, after a protracted illness. Deceased who has passed the allotted span, was one of the old landmarks of Holyrood, and was known throughout the district for her hospitality and charitable acts. Possessed of all the traits that ennoble woman, she was an ideal wife and mother, a kind neighbour and a fine friend. A husband, six sons, two of them Constables Edmund and Ronald Quinlan, and one daughter, are left to mourn.

The Times & General Commercial Gazette    December 11, 1889 (Wednesday)

Died, suddenly, at Harbor Main, on the 4th inst., Peter Quinlan, aged 78 years, a native of that place.

QUINLAN, Shirley (nee Walsh)
Telegram October 11, 1998 (Sunday)

Passed peacefully away at her home in Holyrood after a long illness on Thursday, October 8th, 1998, Shirley Mary Quinlan, in her 55th year; Pre-deceased by her father Walter Walsh, 1989. Left with fond memories are her loving husband, Mike Quinlan, her three devoted sons: Randy (Daphne), Chapel`s Cove, Michael (Leanne), Edmonton, Alberta, Craig (Vickie), Holyrood, her two special grandchildren: Cody & Jessica and their mother, Margie Quinlan, Chapel`s Cove; her loving mother, Etta Walsh, Avondale, her sisters: Tot Corcoran, Avondale, Brenda (Paul) Walsh, Conception Hr., her three brothers: Frank (Jean) Walsh, John, Walter (Rose), all at Avondale; Numerous nieces, nephews, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Special thanks to the nurses and staff of the dialysis unit at the Health Sciences Center and her special friend Connie. Resting at Dunphy`s Funeral Home, Holyrood. Visitation on Saturday and Sunday from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. and 7 P.M. to 10 P.M. Funeral will take place on Monday, October 12th following 11:00 A.M. Mass at Holy Cross Church, Holyrood. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Southside.

QUINLAND, Elizabeth
FRENCH, Mrs. Benjamin
Evening Telegram    March 30, 1896 (Monday)

Brigus Jottings. Death has been very busy here during the past month, carrying off more than a dozen of the population since March came in, mostly young children. The two most recent deaths, and most deserving of notice, present a most remarkable contrast - the one, an old lady whose years had long passed the allotted span, having attained the venerable age of ninety-five; the other, a young and beautiful woman, who had not yet reached the meridian of life, being only thirty-two. The old lady referred to, Mrs. Elizabeth Quinlan, retained the use of her faculties up to the last, and on the morning of her death eat her breakfast as heartily as ever, an hour or so after which she suddenly expired. She had been a widow for nearly fifty years, being one of very many caused by the loss of the Bickley, John Penney, master, coming home from Labrador with a ship full of freighters in the Fall of 1847. Brigus was a long time recovering from the effects of that sad calamity. Whole families were swept away; widows and orphans abounded everywhere, and scarcely a house but mourned the loss of husband, son, brother or sister, and in many instances all combined. The lately deceased Mrs. Quinlan was one of these; her husband, three sons and a brother having gone down in the ill-fated Bickley, leaving her with a small boy and two or three little girls destitute. However, she struggled bravely to maintain the dear ones left to her, keeping them always around her, and her only remaining son since he came to man's estate has nobly repaid his debt of gratitude to her for her hard struggle during the days of his childhood by the care and attention he gave her in her old age. Full of years, she was yesterday borne to the grave, followed by her grandchildren and a great number of relatives and friends. Another funeral took place in the afternoon of the same day, that of Mrs. Benjamin French, the young woman above mentioned, which was of a much more saddening nature. She was only in the bloom of life, and leaves a husband with six small children, the eldest of whom is only thirteen years, to mourn the very sad loss of an affectionate wife and loving mother.

Royal Gazette   December 1, 1874 (Tuesday)

DIED. ... On Sunday last, after a short illness, Timothy Quinlen, in the 70th year of his age. The deceased was a native of Templemore, County Tipperary, Ireland.

The Times & General Commercial Gazette    February 16, 1887 (Wednesday)

Died, at California, on the 22nd December, Jane, relict of the late Capt. Quinlin, of St. John's, Nfld.



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