Leah Marion Crane (nee Parsons), Upper Island Cove, passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 at the age of 83 surrounded by her loving family.
Leah was born June 6th, 1939, the only daughter of the late Selby and Marjorie Parsons of Salmon Cove, Conception Bay. Leah lived a full life dedicated to raising her family and caring for others. She started her nursing career at the Waterford Hospital, St. John’s, where she met, the late John Crane, her loving husband of 64 years. She was a long-time nursing employee of the former Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear, a member of LOBA and Crystal Chapter of Upper Island Cove.
Predeceased by husband John Crane, parents Selby and Marjorie Parsons, brothers, Bill Parsons, Jim and Myrtle Parsons, sisters-in-law, Drucella Parsons, Lorna Parsons and Fannie Lynch, special son-in-law Val Slaney, and niece Paula Parsons. Leaving to mourn; children Cheryl Davis (Paul), David (Kathy), Edith Slaney, Rosalind Vickers (Ron), Joan Crane, Mark (Renee); grandchildren; Andrew Davis, Krysta Simms, David Crane, Leanne Greeley, Lori Hudson, Robert Slaney, Matthew Harty, Jonathan Harty, Michael Harty, Nathan Vickers, Julie Vickers, Jordan Bishop; 13 great grandchildren; brothers Les Parsons (Pauline), Willis Parsons (Janet) and Russell Parsons (Maureen), brothers-in-law James (Roberta) Crane, Henry Lynch, and sister-in-law Shirley Mullins (Ernest) & Ruby Parsons, and a large circle of extended family and friends including staff and friends at Lane’s Retirement Living, Carbonear where she received loving care. She loved a card game and Bingo with her friends. She had a great sense of humour and quick wit.
The family will be receiving relatives and friends at Slade’s Funeral Home, Cranes Road, Upper Island Cove Thursday: 3-5 P.M. & 7-9 P.M., Friday: 10:30 A.M.-12 Noon, 2-5 P.M. & 7-9 P.M. and Saturday: 10:30 A.M.-12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, as expressions of sympathy, donations are gratefully accepted for St. Peter’s Anglican Church Restoration Fund.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 2 P.M. from St. Peter’s Anglican Church & Cemetery, Upper Island Cove.
Condolences may be written to the family at: sladesfuneralhome.ca , on the Memory Wall section of the obituary. For further information please call Slade’s Funeral Home, Upper Island Cove at 589-2250.
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.