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Melvin Clarence Pinsent March 6, 1944 - August 31, 2021

It is with heavy hearts, the family of Melvin Clarence Pinsent announce his peaceful passing, surrounded by his loving family, at the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.  Predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Ethel Pinsent, parents-in-law James and Jessie Brown, brother Carl, niece Deanna, great-nephew Brian and sister-in-law Olive (Victor) Sharpe.  Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 55 years, Gloria (Brown); his devoted children Kimberley (Alberto) Wareham of Clarenville, Todd (Deanna) Pinsent of Ottawa and Keri (John) Nash of Clarenville; his adored grandchildren Ryan and Brent Wareham; Abigail and Dylan Pinsent and Jaden and Kailey Nash.  Also mourning brothers and sisters Gerald (Maude), Audrey (Max) Harris, Berkley (Daphne), Lloyd (Vina), Mary Yetman (Ezra), Marilyn (Alan) Brown, Marie Pinsent and sister-in-law Lillian Pinsent.  As well as a large number of nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.  As Melvin requested, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral.  Donations in his memory may be made to the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital or St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Clarenville.

“Forever loved, Forever missed, Forever in our hearts”


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    Amanda Ralph says

    My heart is home in Newfoundland with you all. Sending lots of love

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    Bertha jones says

    my thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time.Bertha

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      Cyril Boone says

      Sorry to hear about the passing of Melvin. He was a friend, and co-worker that I admired and respected very much. I am saddened today but will hold onto some fun memories. Just know you are in my thoughts today and the days to come.

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        Archdeacon John and Cynthia Sharpe says

        Gloria and Family,
        So sorry to hear about Melv’s passing. We express our sincere condolences and prayers at this time and for the days ahead that God in His mercy will give you peace and comfort always. Melv will be missed so much by his family, friends and community, his quiet presence and humble self will always be us as we continue our earthly journey. Melv has completed his earthly journey and now we must allow him to have his rest giving thanks to Almighty God for his life and witness. “May his rest be in peace and his dwelling place be in the Paradise of God.”. Amen. +
        We send our love to all.
        John and Cynthia I
        Fredericton NB.

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    Engelina,Kevin, Trevor and Rachel Crouse says

    Kim, Bert, Ryan, Brent and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Ours thoughts and prayers are sent to you now and always. Hugs to you all..

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    Herman and Maxine Boutcher says

    So sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. Sending condolences to all the family. Hugs.

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    Norbert & Michelle Brennan says

    John, Keri and all the Pinsent family, sincerest condolences to you on your loss.

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    Alice (Pinsent) White says

    So very sorry to hear this news. My condolences to all the family. Praying for you all at this sad time.

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    Sandra Fisher says

    Gloria, and family, Roy and I are so sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

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    Heather Clarke says

    I was only a little girl when I first met “Mr. Pinsent” at the Co-op when my mother started work there. He was the kindest man with the biggest smile. The last time I saw him, about 2 months ago, he still had that beautiful bright smile and the kindest heart. Sending my deepest condolences to Gloria and family. You definitely have an angel watching over you now.

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    Gloria Penney says

    Gloria & Family, We were so very saddened to learn of Melvin’s passing. He will be remembered as a very friendly and quiet natured man! His loss is great but his spirit will live on in his children, grandchildren and the many special memories you all hold close! Our sincerest condolences and may God’s love surround you through this difficult time!
    Love: Reg/ Gloria Penney

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    Eric & Judy Murray says

    Gloria and family. So sorry to hear of Melvins passing. Hope your many memories can be a comfort to you at this time.

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    Rona Reid says

    To Gloria and family, Lorne and I are very saddened to hear of. Melv’s passing. Please know our sincere condolences are being extended to you all. I’m sure he will be greatly missed.

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    Valetta Pafford Mody says

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to the family.

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    Ray & Betty Butt says

    Gloria & family
    So sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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    Barbara Barbour says

    Gloria and family,
    We extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of Melvin.we will keep you in our
    thoughts and prayers..
    Barbara and George Barbour

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    Eldon and Velma Spurrell says

    So sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing! Our sincere condolences to you and your family!

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    Paul Aucoin says

    So sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. He was a true and kind gentleman. My condolences to Gloria and the family, may he Rest In Peace.
    Paul Aucoin

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    Louise says

    Gloria and family, Soo sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.. Trust in the Lord to give you strength.

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    Judith Easton says

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to you all.

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    Phyllis Peddle says

    Gloria and Family
    We are very sorry to hear of Melvin`s passing.
    Please accept our sincere Condolences
    Phyllis & Levern

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    Andy and Pat leonard says

    Gloria and family
    So very sorry to hear of Melvins passing, he was a great friend and the best boss we ever had. We learned a lot from him at the co-op about business and about people.
    He will be missed.

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    Nita and Ephraim says

    Gloria and family
    So very sorry to hear of Melvins passing , our condolences and prayers are with all the family.

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    Eric and Nettie Williams says

    Gloria and All Family, Nettie and I are so sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. He was a great friend all through our youth and stood at our wedding. We cherish our memories of him and will never forget him. God bless you all at this difficult time.
    Eric and Nettie,
    Portage la Prairie, MB

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    Phyllis & Abel says

    Gloria and Family, so sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. Sending sincere condolences at this very difficult time. Hugs to you all.

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    Ken Kavanagh says

    I was so sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing,
    On my own behalf and also on behalf of the Board and staff of the NL Federation of Co-operatives (NLFC) and co-operators across the province, I offer sincere condolences to his wife Gloria, his children Kimberley, Todd and Keri, and to all his family and circle of friends.
    I had the distinct privilege to get to know Melvin through our involvement in the co-operative movement. I was a Director on the Board of the Federation and Melvin was Manager of the Clarenville Area Consumer’s Co-operative. Melvin not only attended annual meetings of the Federation but also many Co-op Atlantic meetings. Consequently, he was well known by many co-operators, particularly those involved in the consumer co-op sector, as the steady, quiet, unassuming, competent and likeable Manager of the Clarenville store!
    I can’t recall the exact number of years he worked at the co-op but I do recall that he began as a box boy and worked his way up to be its Manager for many years. Melvin was not just a manager of a grocery store; he was a Manager of a co-operative business. He not only understood the co-operative principles and values but practiced them everyday in his management style. He had the utmost respect and appreciation for the member-owners who entered the building everyday while, at the same time, understanding and fully supporting the role of his Board of Directors.
    I feel quite fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to meet and know Melvin Pinsent. I had the pleasure of being in his presence several times and never once without that firm handshake and that friendly, engaging and welcoming smile.
    Rest in peace, Melvin, and thank you for your service to your co-op and to the greater co-op movement in NL.
    Ken Kavanagh

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    Geraldine Pomroy says

    Gloria and family – so sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. I hope your happy memories will get you through the sad days ahead.

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    Walter &June Butlet says

    Gloria and Family,
    We are both very saddened to hear of the passing of a dear husband, father and grandfather and wish to convey our deepest sympathy to you all. May your precious memories of your life together bring you some sense of peace and joy in the days ahead. May he forever Rest In Peace and Rise to Glory!

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    Marilyn Butt says

    Gloria and family, Paul and I were so sorry to hear that Melv had passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

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    Lorna Brown says

    To Gloria and family. I’m so sorry to hear about Melvin’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and your family. I pray for God’s strength to help you through this difficult time.
    Lorna and Boyd

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    Gail pike says

    To Melvins family I offer my sincere condolences. Met Melvin through my work with the Federation of Cooperatives.He was a true gentleman . His work with his local cooperative and the provincial cooperatives has helped cement the values of the coop movement in our province .
    If I had to discribe him I would say he was the most humble person I know.
    I speak for myself but also the Newfoundland and Labrador Federationof Cooperatives when I say he was a true Cooperator . He will surely be missed. god Bless

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    Annette Baker says

    Gloria and family, We are so sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. He will be remembered as a true gentleman. Our sincere condolences, Annette & Merrill Baker

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    Joann & Ron Dyke says

    We are so saddened to hear of Melv’s passing!Ron always held Melv in high esteem as a co-worker & a friend.He will surely be missed by many.Ron & I are thinking of you & the family at this very difficult time.

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    Charles and Joyce Smith says

    Gloria &family so sorry to hear of Melvins passing our thoughts & are with you all at this sad time God Bless .

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    Lorraine Hiscock says

    Gloria and family, I am so sorry to hear of Melvin’s death. My deepest condolences to you and all family members on the loss of one so dear to all of you..May you always be thankful and treasure your beautiful memories In coming and difficult days. With Love and God’s Blessings always..

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