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Darrell Quinton November 18, 1929 - June 25, 2024

Passed peacefully away, in the presence of his family on June 25, 2024, at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville.  Born in Red Cliffe, Bonavista Bay on November 18, 1929 he was not expected to live through the night but defied the odds on that night and for the next 94 years.  Darrell leaves to mourn Lorraine, his loving wife of almost 64 years, their children Darlene (Jerry Ricketts), David (Josephine), Carol (Herb Edwards), grandchildren Krista (Gabriel Brodeur), Justin (Whitney), Evan Myles (Alison Poynter), Leah Myles (Adam Novak) and Benjamin Edwards; great grandchildren Maya, Madeleine and Katherine Brodeur.  Due to a unique set of circumstances whereby Darrell fell in love with his older brother’s step daughter he is also leaving to mourn nephews/brothers-in-law Claude (Marjorie), Edmund-deceased (Cecelia), Marlon (Bernice) and nieces/sisters-in-law Judy (Eric Tucker) and Gloria (John Barker) and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  He is predeceased by all his siblings and son-in-law Harvey Myles.

Darrell was most at home in the presence of nature, while fishing, gardening and hunting.  In keeping with his strong work ethic he was a part time Fisherman and also worked away for almost six months of each year.  He visited almost every community in the Eastern Artic during his 40 plus years there.  He had a fierce unconditional love for family and nursed his own father through a long illness, for several years.  He was always immediately there for his own children through all of their joys and sorrows.

Many thanks to all the staff at the Clarenville Retirement Centre and the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital for their care, kindness and compassion.

Visitation will take place at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville on Monday, July 1, 2024 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Red Cliffe.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anglican Church, Red Cliffe, Sammys Climb Higher Foundation or Operation Smile Canada.

St. Michael’s and All Angels Red Cliffe                                                                          PO Box 22, Open Hall, NL, A0C 2B0




Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Red Cliffe.


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    Carmel (Barker) Chaulk says

    To Darrell’s family, my sincere condolences to you all as you mourn the loss of a wonderful man. He lived a long and full life and for that you were so blessed. I remember him dancing in the school in Open Hall back when we were only kids. I know these days are difficult, but you will have lots of happy memories to comfort you.

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    Ken & Michelle Pieroway, CBS, NL says

    Carol, Herb, Evan and Leah, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Father, Father-in Law and Grandfather. May your pleasant memories help carry you all in your time of grief. Know that you all remain in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Bless you all. – Ken and Michelle

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    Earl and Cathy Hobbs says

    Our deepest sympathy to Lorraine and all the family. Earl and Cathy

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    Herman Russell says

    Fond memories of the years that we knew Darrell:
    It is the memories when we lived next door to Darrell in Red Cliffe, the memories off the years I worked with side by side with him in Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay) during the Annual Sea Lift. It is indeed a great memory for myself and Rita when on our wedding day in 1969 when his wife Lorraine made our wedding cake and Darrell was the driver of our 1966 Chevrolet during the wedding procession. Yes, these are all great memories. However, some of the fondest memories I have off Darrell I have and will forever cherish are the times we spent together at True Blue LOL # 36 at Keels and off the times and meetings there and again after he moved to Clarenville and became affiliated with the LOL at Shoal Harbour. We spoke quite often too years later whenever we would get together after I became Provincial Grand Master Of the Grand Black Chapter (GBC) of NL and off the changing times , the declining membership and the closing of several LOL lodges. Both of us saw it coming for the Loyal Orange Order. Together we walked the path of camaraderie and to the best of our ability did our utmost for the LOL, family and friends alike.
    Rest in peace my friend and rise in Glory.
    Deepest Sympathy to all the family.
    Herman & Rita Russell

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    Suzanne Greeley says

    Dave and family, So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. It’s never easy loosing a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Clif Quinton says

    Lorraine and Family , Thinking of all of you at this time.

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    Linda Fry says

    Lorraine and Family:
    So sorry to hear of Uncle Darrell’s passing. I hope your precious memories of your long life together will bring you comfort in the coming days. It’s been many years since I saw either of you, but knowing that he was the last of Mom’s living siblings always brought me comfort.

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    Randy and Denise Ricketts says

    Deepest sympathy to Mrs. Quinton; Darlene (Jerry), David (Josephine), Carol (Herb) and respective families. Sorry for your loss. While we mourn Darrell’s passing, we are left with the fondest of memories.

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    JIM & Rosalind KELLY Topsail C.B.S. says

    Lorraine & Family , So Sorry To hear Of Darrell’s Passing, our Sincere Condolences To His Family & Friends .God Bless.

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    Nora Hamilton says

    Lorraine & family, my sincere condolences to you on the passing of your husband ,father & friend to all. May his gentle soul RIP.

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    Maureen Murphy says

    Dave, My sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. My condolences to all of your family as well. Treasure all the great memories of your time spent with him. I hope they bring you comfort in the coming days. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Take care. May your dad rest in peace.

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    Jean and Bern Keough says

    Darlene, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I have fond memories of staying at your house in Red Cliff when we were in nursing school. Please extend my sincere condolences to your Mom, David, Carol and everyone’s families. Praying the good memories will help you through this difficult time.

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