Minnie Haynes

Obituary of Minnie Haynes

Passed peacefully away, Minnie Georgina Haynes, on Monday, March 13, 2017 at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. She was predeceased by: husband Jim Haynes; parents Caleb and Sarah Elizabeth Porter (Nee Ball); half brother Archibald Porter; half sister Susan (Samuel) Butler; brothers: Asaph, Harold (Maizie), Harrison (Louisa); sisters: Phylis (Colin) Forward, Gladys (Stuart) Jackson, Lucy (Jim) Gardener, Julia (Allan) Winsor, Edith (Bob) Penney, Audrey (Jim Geer/Wallace Forgey), Edna (George Hancock/Norman Rose), and Jessie (Joseph) O’Connell. Left to mourn with many loving memories: brother Max (Shelia) Porter; children: Chris (Judy), Janice (Bryan), Jim (Glenda); grandchildren: Alex Haynes, Kayla (John Enos), Campbell Jamieson (Cindy), Hope (Jeff Baggs), Sarah (Shannon Hobbs), Katherine (Bill Skanes), Carla Haynes (Bill Vokey), James Haynes (Tiffany Mealing); great grandchildren: Samantha, Violet, and Maverick Haynes, Ethan Jamieson, Ruth Baggs, Julia and Rachel Skanes and Lilly Hobbs; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, whom she cherished.

Minnie was born in Porterville on May 15, 1929. She started her career as a hairdresser at Toronto and St. John’s before returning to Lewisporte, where she was self employed and traveled around the Notre Dame Bay area providing service in people’s homes. It was at Lewisporte she met her future husband and raised a family. She enjoyed the outdoors and in particular salmon and trout fishing wherever there was a pond or running water and in later years at her beloved old cabin at Indian Arm Pond, where she was well known. She retired from work following her illness in 1977, but survived another near 40 years enjoying her family and hobbies and Indian Arm Pond. She also snared many rabbits and grouse and the odd moose. She took up various hobbies over the years, knitting, sewing, hooking rugs and later painting. Following her husband Jim’s death, she moved into Pleasantview Manor in 2004, where she resided until recently. She enjoyed immensely the grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as many visits from her friends and relatives over the years. Many thanks to the staff at Pleasantview Manor whom she enjoyed and as well to the staff at James Paton Memorial Hospital over the last three weeks, you were exceptional.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM from Families Funeral Home, 9 Forward Drive. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2PM from St. Paul’s Anglican Church . Interment will follow at the Anglican cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Minnie’s memory may be made to the United Ostomy Association of Canada (Youth Camp)- UOAC, Chapter 604, PO Box 21155, St. John’s NL, A1A 5B2