Winnie Quinlan

Obituary of Winnie Quinlan


It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Winifred (Winnie) Elizabeth Quinlan (Ford), born July 17, 1939, on Bell Island, Newfoundland. Predeceased by her husband Leonard (Len) Patrick Quinlan, she leaves behind many people to remember her fondly with love. Daughter Winifred (Winnie) Mantha, Granddaughter Angela Hatheway, Sisters Evelyn (Claude) Caron, Rose Rose, Patricia Souza, Sister-in laws Patricia (Sam) Atkins, Mary Corbett, Dorthy (Kevin) Wakeham as well as a long list of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Winnie was devoted to her faith and family, always believing that when one door closed another would open and that God never gave you more than you could handle so long as you kept faith and believed. With a love of correspondence there was never an occasion she did not have a greeting card for and found this to be one of her most enjoyed pastimes. It was often joked that she would have enough cards at any one time to keep a store well stocked, but she only smiled and kept writing them filled with the belief that letting someone know you were thinking of them was a great kindness and worth more to her than just about anything. Winnie will be greatly missed having left a hole in the hearts and lives she leaves behind, however we know that she is now in the arms of her loving God and the embrace of those who have gone before her. Sent with so much love and admiration for a life well lived and many memories to be kept. As with her wishes, Winnie's Committal Service will be held on September 9, at 11 am, where her ashes will be laid to rest alongside her husband at St Edward's Cemetery in Kelligrews.  A Celebration of Life will follow from 12 noon till 2 pm, at the Kiwanis Club of Kelligrews located at 925 Conception Bay Hwy. In leu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in Winnie’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or Alzheimer Society of Canada. To send a message of condolence, please visit


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