Lorenzo Clayton Babb

Obituary of Lorenzo Clayton Babb

It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of Lorenzo Babb announce the passing of their beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather in the loving arms of his family at the Carbonear General Hospital on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years: V. Estelle (Pike); great-granddaughter: baby Babb of Andrew; parents: William John and Bertha (Yetman); sisters: Pearl Evans, Maysie Moores, Doris Andrews, Ida Weeks, and infant sister; brothers: Graham, Randall, Cyril, William, and infant brother. Leaving to mourn, children: Sharon Babb, Harbour Grace, Gail (Tom) Lynch, Mount Pearl, John (Genevieve), Carbonear, and Joanne (Glenn) Dwyer, Lower Sackville, NS; grandchildren: Meghan (John) Mills, Victoria Penney, Luke Penney (Robyn), Deirdre Lynch (Adam), Ian (Nicole) Lynch, Andrew Babb (Jessica), Jessica (Bill) Dooley, Emily Dwyer and Anna Dwyer; loving great-grandfather of: Ian, Alex, Cole, Marlo, Alexander, Claire, and Olivia. Also leaving to mourn nieces, nephews, family members, and dear friends.

Lonze was a wonderful provider, he was engaged a lifetime with his family in the construction industry and when not working he loved all sports, particularly hockey, partridge hunting and fishing. Above everything else he was a devoted loving father who supported his family in all their endeavors. He will always be endeared in our hearts as a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, great-uncle, and friend with a great sense of humour.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Dawn Howse for her exceptional care, the Nurses, LPN’s, and staff for their devoted care while in the Carbonear General Hospital. Our family would also like to thank Dr. Chris Peddle for his many years of dedicated medical care. Rev. Linda Budden and Rev. Irene Sutton for their kind pastoral care. Special thanks to Yvonne French, his other care givers and to Comfort Home Care for Lorenzo’s home care over the past six years. A special thank you to Noel’s Funeral Homes for their exceptional care and compassion to our family at this time, leaving no detail overlooked or unnoticed.  

The family will receive relatives and friends at Noel's Funeral Home, Harvey Street, Harbour Grace on Tuesday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral service of thanksgiving will take place on Wednesday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Paul's Anglican Church, Harbour Grace.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date in St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Harbour Grace. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations in Lonze’s memory may be made to the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, PO Box 28, Hr. Grace, NL, A0A 2M0 or to the TCP Health Foundation, 86 Highroad South, Carbonear, NL, A1Y 1A4.