The family of Arthur Colbourne would like you to join them in a celebration of his life at Isles Funeral Home in Twillingate on Sat., Sept. 16th at 2:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m.
Art passed away on Feb. 23, 2020 in St. John’s. He was born in Twillingate but moved with his family to Stephenville as a young child. Art’s wish was for his ashes to be interred in his Colbourne grandparents plot in Twillingate. He was predeceased by his infant son, David.
Art leaves to mourn his loving wife Myra who was at his side to the end, his devoted children, John (Kara), Stephen (Jeanne), Linda Wheatley (Rob), Edwina Colbourne, Paula Colbourne, Denis Colbourne (Nico) and Donna Curran. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Tyler, Tony, Jaimee and Jarred; Adam and Kenzie; Terri-Lynn, Allan and Stephanie; Stephen and Heather; Christa-Leigh and Amanda; Bryan; and born after his passing, baby Addison Rose Colbourne. His great-grandchildren Isabella, Rian, Haileigh, Noah, Lucas, Addisyn, Myles, Brooke, and born after his passing baby Luke Edward Roberts. Also missing him dearly are his sister, Rev. Edwina Burdekin (Colorado); brothers, Charlie (Sharon) New Mexico; most recently deceased Rev. Gerald (Eileen) Alberta; and Denis (Anna) Ontario, and a wide circle of extended family including cousins, nieces, nephews, close friends and wonderful caring neighbours on O’Driscoll Place in St. John’s.
Art spent almost his entire working life in various aspects of municipal administration throughout the Province. He retired from the Provincial Government in Dec. 1996 as Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Municipal Affairs. In his retirement years, Art published a book, worked on many carpentry projects in his workshop, painted marvellous pictures, and traveled with Myra in their motor home. In latter years they enjoyed their camper in English Harbour, Trinity Bay where they felt “at home”.
Cremation took place from Carnell’s Funeral Home in Feb. 2020. A visitation was held at that time.
“You were so loved, and you are so missed by us all”.
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