Obituary of Winifred 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, after cremation, Winnie's funeral mass will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church on August 8, 2023 at 2:00pm, then to be taken back to be buried alongside her husband in St Edward's Cemetery at a date yet to be determined.
The family would like to express their thanks to the nurses, doctors and PSW's from North Bay Regional Health Center and North Shores Medical Clinic for the care and kindness given during her stay. Your kindness and help will not be forgotten. As well, we have such gratitude to Father Francis Ezenezi for the comfort and visits given to Winnie in her last days.
In leu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in Winnies name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or Alzheimer Society of Canada. Thank you.