In Memory of




Obituary for Donald Warren Payne

Mr. Donald Payne of Butlerville, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2023 at his private residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Payne was 81 years old.

He leaves to mourn his loving family:
Wife: Marcella Payne
Children: Paula (Floyd), Paul (Lori) & Donald Jr. (April)
Grandchildren: Alexander & Brooklyn
Siblings: Violet, Ruby, Ruth (Carl), Calvin (Isabel), Hope & Albert (Iris)
Siblings-in-law: Mildred, Elizabeth, Julia (Lester), Juanita, Kevin (Cheryl), Louise & Wayne (Margaret)

And a large circle of extended family and friends.

Predeceased by:
Parents: Walter & Jessie Payne
Siblings: George (Florence), Ambrose (Emily), Harriett (Alonzo), Henry (Lucy), Naomi, Florence, Gladys (Bram), Arthur (Violet), Marie (Nelson), Eric, Garland (Doreen), Walter (Kathleen),
Siblings-in-law: Ted, Andrew, Fergus, Mildred (Garfield), Elizabeth (Burl), James, Irene (Edward), Allan (Marie), Wilfred (Mary Ellen), Wallace & Jerome

“God measures people by the small dimensions of humility and not by the bigness of their achievements or the size of their capabilities.” -Billy Graham

Donald was a proud man with a strong work ethic. He was loyal, funny and committed to his family. He loved his wife of over 55 years, his 3 children and their spouses, 2 grandchildren, extended family, friends and loving pets. Donald was not an outgoing man. Spending his days in the comfort of his family home was truly what gave him joy. He will be forever missed.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Howse and the staff at Carbonear General Hospital, Fr. Paul Thoms and Coombs Compassion Home Care Support Workers. Also, his nurse Deanne Chipman and extra medical support from family members Peggy & Jerome.

The family will be receiving relatives and friends at Slade’s Funeral Home, L.T. Stick Drive, Bay Roberts on Thursday and Friday: 2-5 P.M. & 7-9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, as expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Donald Payne Memorial Fund. Email Transfers can be sent to, password: donald. Please include a note stating what or whom the donation is for.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 2 P.M. from St. Marks Anglican Church & Cemetery, Shearstown.

Condolences may be written to the family at: on the Memory Wall section of the obituary. For further information please call Slade’s Funeral Home, Bay Roberts at 786-2323.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade’s Funeral Home, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts, Spaniard’s Bay and surrounding areas.