Obituary of Marie Phoebe Denny (CARD OF THANKS)
The family of the late Marie Phoebe Denny would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone for the kindness and support shown our family at the time of her passing. Your calls, online messages, cards, donations to the Salvation Army Temple and gifts of food were greatly appreciated. We would like to thank the staff at Mountainview Estates, the doctors, nurses and LPNs at Western Memorial Regional Hospital for the kindness and consideration they provided and to Captains Darren & Danette Woods for the beautiful funeral service.
The Denny Family
Corner Brook, NL
December 29, 1930 – July 25, 2021
The family of Marie Phoebe (Eveleigh) Denny are sad to announce her passing at age 90, at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook, on July 25th, 2021.
Marie is survived by her husband of 73 years, Ronald, three sons, Robert (Melina), Bruce (Annette), Wayne (Debbie) and daughter Rhonda (Leonard Mackenzie): six grandchildren, Catherine, Michael, Brian, Beth, Mark and Kevin; five great grandchildren, Kristina, Matthew, Joshua, Rebecca and Owen; one great great grandchild, Eveleigh, as well as a large circle of nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents James and Susannah (Gavin) Eveleigh and son Kevin, as well as eight brothers and sisters Stanley, Myrtle, Francis, Leah, Minnie, Roy, Beulah and Mary Elizabeth.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service (by invitation only) will be held at 2pm on Thursday July 29th, 2021 at the chapel, Fillatre’s Funeral Home St. Mark’s Avenue, Corner Brook. Captains Darren and Danette Woods officiating.
A room has been booked for 45 minutes before and 30 minutes after the service, where family can meet and reminisce about Marie’s life. Again, because of COVID restrictions, food and beverages are prohibited. A grave side service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Corner Brook Salvation Army Temple.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of 3B Medicine and Mountainview Retirement Home, for their care and compassion and a special thanks to Coady LaFosse, community health nurse, for his dedication and excellent care for Marie during the past year.
Marie Phoebe Eveleigh (mom/nan/nanny) was born in Brown’s Cove near Hampden White Bay on December 29th, 1930, the sixth oldest of eight brothers and sisters, daughter of James and Susannah (Gavin) Eveleigh. Her father ran a sawmill and her mother was the local midwife and only health care provider in their community for many years. Marie often recalled how people would be constantly coming to their home for all kinds of medical emergencies. – their door was always open to help those in need of medical attention or food.
At the young age of 15, Marie moved to Corner Brook to help her sister care for her young children. It was here she met 18 year old Ron – who was working for Bowater Woodland’s Operation – and the rest is history. Marie and Ron were married on December 1st, 1947. They had four boys, Bob, Bruce, Wayne and Kevin and finally to Marie’s delight, a girl, Rhonda.
Except for a brief stint working in retail, Marie was a stay at home mom – a homemaker.
Her life revolved around home and family. Everyone joked you could “eat off the floors” at her house. She was a meticulous housekeeper and an extraordinary cook – famous for her turkey dinners and scrumptious desserts. Everyone (adult kids, grandkids) always got a delicious home made birthday cake (complete with her “mystery icing”) from Marie and a card (with a monetary gift inside) – she never forgot a birthday! Marie was generous to a fault – never wanting to spend anything on herself – always giving to others. Everyone knew not to eat before you visited Marie and Ron, as Marie never let you leave her house without ensuring you ate something (whether you were hungry or not !)
In later years even when Marie got ill, she refused to slow down – she continued to try and do things on her own as long as she possibly could – her motto was “ you can’t give up” and she lived by this mantra as long as she could!
Marie will be remembered for her generosity and her fighting spirit! She will be sadly missed and ever remembered by both family and friends!
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Marie
Denny CARD OF THANKS 1930 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Corner-Brook, Province: T-N