Maurice “Mort” Power
Passed peacefully away at the Palliative Care Room of the Carmelite Seniors’ Home in Grand Falls-Windsor on June 16, 2022, following a short illness with his beloved family by his side. He was pre-deceased by his parents Michael and Margaret (Hanlon) Power and his sister, Sister Mary Power of the Presentation Order and parents-in-law George and Ella Butt. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of fifty-seven years Pauline(Butt),sister-in-law Elaine Barr (Allan), Cumberland BC, nieces Christine Hurst (Ron deceased), Cindy Hooper (Neil deceased), Rosalind (Randy Reid) Lisa (Glenn Tremblett (St. John, NB) and nephew Ronald Butt Jr. (Marina) Paradise, NL. Great nephews Michael Hooper (Denise), GFW, Jonathan Hooper, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Matthew Hooper (Amiee), Grande Prairie Alberta, Christopher Reid (Alana), GFW, Adam Tremblett (Alla) Ottawa, ON, Bradley Tremblett, Dartmouth, NS, and Jeffery Tremblett, Montreal, PQ, Great niece Kaitlin Butt, Paradise, NL, Great Great nephews Andrew Hooper, GFW and Jack Hooper, Grande Prairie, Alberta, close friends Doug and Anita Barnes, and his buddies at the MacDonald’s Coffee Group.
Mort was born and raised in Grand Falls-Windsor and had a great love for his home town. He graduated from St. Michael’s High School and went on to attend Vocational School in St. John’s and graduated with his Drafting Diploma. He retired from the Federal Department of Public Works in August 1996. He loved sports and grew up playing hockey for Notre Dame Academy and was Captain of the 1957 Jones Shield Championship team. He was also a member of the 1958 St. John’s Junior Team that won the All-Newfoundland Junior Championship in 1958. He was very proud of the fact that the team was coached by the late Howie Meeker. He also coached Minor Hockey for a number of years. He was a member of the Grand Falls Golf Club for over fifty years and loved nothing better than a sunny day on the Golf Course. He was a died in the wool Dodger Fan and in later years the Blue Jays ranked as his number two team and we spent many wonderful days watching them play at the Rogers Center, but his one true love was the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 2017 he fulfilled a life long dream when we saw them play Montreal at the Scotia Bank Center.
He was a Third Degree member of Notre Dame Council 2053, Knights of Columbus and a life long member of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish and was a man of deep faith.
A charter member of the McDonald’s Coffee Group, he could be found every morning sitting in the same place and taking part in the serious and not-so-serious conversations that went on around the table. He will be greatly missed by his beloved family and his many friends.
Father Joseph Uy will conduct the funeral mass at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on June 20th, at 2:00p.m. Interment will be at the Interfaith Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ed Fewer, Ronald Butt Jr., Michael Hooper, Christopher Reid, Randy Reid and Jonathan Gaye.
Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Mort’s memory can be made to the Lionel Kelland Hospice.