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Margaret Careen posted a condolence
Sunday, August 25, 2019To Shawn's Family, My sincere condolences to the family. Many times I picked Shawn up on his way home and he always talked about something Holy or about about the church. He certainly had great devotion. Rest in Peace
Kevin F Coady posted a condolence
Friday, August 23, 2019Rest in peace Shawn.Heaven just got a new singer of old Newfoundland songs and stories.
Monica Shea posted a condolence
Thursday, August 22, 2019So sad to hear of Shawn's passing. Thinking of you all. RIP Shawn.
Irene Collins Carr posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019To all the O'Keefe Family So very sorry for your loss...I have thought about you all over the last few days and especially Shawn...We were good friends growing up and hung out together quite a bit on the Smelt River...I was quite shocked actually that it all happened so fast...My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you...Treasure your memories for sure... Irene
Joan Hickey - Dunville posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019Dear Art & Family: I am so sorry for your great loss. Shawn was a very kind and gentle soul. May Shawn walk with the Angels and see the Face of God. RIP - Bless you all Art, I am sorry I missed you at the Funeral Home but u know I was there.
Frankie Nash posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019My sincerest condolences to my uncle Art and my cousins Michelle, Yvonne, Juanita, Scott and all of the family. Shawn's loss is extraordinary being so close to the passing of your dear mother/wife just 6 months ago. You have each other to share the pain that comes only when we lose someone we dearly loved. Shawn faced his own death with tremendous grace and courage. He accepted that it was his time to leave this life and he made the most of the few days he was given. I take great comfort from one of our conversations when I asked him if he was scared for what lay ahead of him having been given dire news regarding his illness. He replied without hesitation "not in the least". I hope you knew how much you were loved, Shawn. Smelt River is missing that light in the window.
Alice Kennedy posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019Michelle and Family. I am sorry to hear of Sean’s passing. He was a kind and gentle man. Our condolences to you and your family. Alice and Myron
Beverley (Allen) Wiscombe posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 21, 2019Scott and family , I was so very saddened to hear of Shawn’s passing . I remember him well from the days when he would be out in the boat with my grandfather , Ben Allen . May your precious memories help you through the difficult days ahead . My thoughts and prayers are with you all .
Tammy Allen posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019My dear Uncle Art and cousins, Michelle, Yvonne, Juanita, Scott and families, my heart breaks for you all as you prepare to bring Shawn to his final resting place. Keep all the memories you have of Shawn close to your heart, and he will always be with you. When I spoke to him at the hospital, he was calm, accepting and at peace with his diagnosis. His love of family was very important to him. He talked about his concern for his Dad and Juanita. He knew what he wanted and what he didn't. He was loving and kind, and would give you the shirt off his back. Shawn you will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing you. Rest peacefully little Tweety, as you were affectionately known by ole friend, Aunt Elsie. Till we meet again! Love you all very much! Tammy xoxo
Sylvia Shea posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Art, Yvonne, Michelle, Juanita, Scott & Families. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy to you all on Shawn’s passing. It is comforting for you all to know he is reunited with his Mother and Poppy Art. Placentia has lost another young man who was there to offer a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Rest peacefully Shawn!
Morris & Martha Lynch posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Condolences to the family.
Harry & Rosemarie Murphy posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019The O'Keefe Family, Our deepest condolences are sent to you. RIP Shawn.
Harry and Kay Smith posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Art, Michelle and family So very sorry to hear of Shawn's passing.May he rest in peace.
Alice Connors posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019To The O’Keefe Family. So sorry to hear about Shawn’s passing. Shawn was such nice guy, friendly and so funny. He will be missed. RIP
Lynne Murray posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019My thoughts are with the family as you say good-bye to Shawn. He was a bright light that will be cherished by all the people he touched with his wisdom and kindness. Celebrate his life and remember Shawn is at peace with his Lord. God Bless
Bev Bruce posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Dear Juanita and Family, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very sad and difficult time. Hugs my Friend!
Bob and Linda Hapgood posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019So very sorry for your loss
Terry & Betty O'Keefe posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Art and Family, Terry and I would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear loved one, Shawn. We admired him for his strength of character and his faith. Shawn lived a noble life showing respect and kindness to all those who had the pleasure of his company. Prayers and fond memories are all we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you at this difficult time. R.I.P Shawn "Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same"
Rosemary Kelly posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Mr. O'Keefe and Family. My brother Bill and I sent our condolances on Shawn's passing. May he rest in peace.
Ed Griffiths posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019So sorry for your loss I met Shawn while working in Bull Arm he rode back and forth with me he was a very nice man he was so glad to get a ride cause he use to call a taxi to bring h back and forth to the site he was very mannerly and soft spoken he will be missed RIP Shawn
Ron & Nora Kelly posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Art and family. Our sincere condolences Losing a child is the most tragic experience. We share in your grief.
Sarah Daley posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. RIP Shawn. Sarah and Andy
Dwana Bussey posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Mr O’Keefe and family: my condolences thoughts and prayers are sent to you at this sad time. Shawn was a special person, loved by all I’m sure. He will certainly be missed. RIP my friend. Love you. Dwana Bussey
Bob and Margie o’keefe posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Sorry for your loss our condolences to all Shawn’s family
Angelo posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Condolences to you Art and to all of you, Shawn's family members. You are quite right when you say he was a true friend and he was deeply loyal to those to whom he extended friendship. His gift of faith was real, for which he stood his ground no matter what other circumstances - personal or environmental - he may have faced, and even if that that gift was little understood by many, his prayers so greatly assisted in changing the lives of so many more. In our recent conversations and prayers, he touched on many topics including The Faith and Grace and how to live that out in one's daily life, prayerfully. Two things that came out high on his list of priorities were "the grace to suffer well" ... [for others and himself] so he could offer it up for conversions, and the grace of final perseverance. Given the peace he had on the end of it, I trust he got that from Our Lord and Our Lady in abundance, and is now with his mom and pop and so many of his other loved ones about whom he so lovingly spoke who have gone on before. He really had the eyes of faith to see beyond this world. Would that we could all have such a peaceful and prayerful passing. May God speed Shawn, and may God bless us all. Again, condolences to you the O'Keefe family and friends of Shawn Arthur O'Keefe. From a buddy, - Angelo
Angela Power posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019To Yvonne, Fintan and the O'Keefe family; My deepest condlonces to the family on passing of Shawn. The first time I meet Shawn was when my ex-boyfriend Jimmy Lannon and I was together; Jimmy told me there is someone he want to me to meet. So we went to Shawn house and he was very welcoming and then after that I starting seeing him all the time in Sacred Heart Church in Placentia. He always say hello and if they need someone to do the collectors in Church he would always fill in. Also when my father passed away in 1997 he came to Mahers funeral home and say the rosey for him. It was so nice to have got to know him May he rest in Peace.
Donna Murphy posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Thinking of you all at this sad time, our family is sending all our love. The Murphy and Greene Families
Charlie Dominaux posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019So sorry to hear of your loss. I met Shawn at Bull Arm and helped him get settled in, we became good friends and I found him to be one of the nicest people I have ever met. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Hubert and Rose McGrath posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Art and family: It is with sadness that we hear of Shawn's passing. Rose and I offer our sincere condolences to you and his friends. It was always a pleasure to meet Shawn, hear his stories and listen to his ballads. His grandfather, Arthur, who was a great friend of our family, was never far from his stories of past times. I remember visiting my hunting cabin on the Little Burnt Hill mid summer of the early 80's. There was a write-up there thanking me for the use of the cabin. Shawn's grandfather, his Dad, Shawn and some of his friends had undertaken to walk from the South East to Branch and used the cabin as a stop-over along the way. Mr. O'Keefe was well into his senior years at that time and that was quite a trek to take on in the heat of summer. In 1994, I bought a Gordon setter pup from Shawn . The mother was the "beloved Anna". I named him Ryan and he was a constant companion for some 15 years. Shawn would always ask about Ryan and would beam with happiness when I would tell him what a great hunting dog he was. Shawn was a great guy and will be remembered fondly by all who knew him . May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Carl & Debbie Scott posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Condolences to you Artie and all of your family in hearing of the passing of Shawn. Thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grieving as we lose someone so early in their life.
Judy (Collins) Hynes posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019I would like to offer my condolences to Shawn's family at this sad time on behalf of myself and my mom, Theresa Collins.
Boyd O’Keefe posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019I will miss you my friend, some great times we shared, fly high and be free.
Doris Collins posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Sincere condolences to Art and all the family on your sad loss. God be with you all at this time and always.
Wanda Pearce posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 20, 2019To Scotty and family My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
John and Sandra Barry posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019Sending deepest condolences to Shawn's family. We all have some great memories of Shawn over the years. He was a wonderful person and will truly be missed. Rest easy Shawn, God Bless.
Dianne Hillier (Bussey) posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019My deepest sympathies at this very difficult time. It is my hope that the many wonderful memories you share will sustain the family and help ease the pain.
Victor Violin posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019To Shawn's beloved family and friends my heartfelt condolences. Though we haven't met, many and entertaining were Shawn's stories of you and the land and waters of Placentia that he loved so dearly. I'm deeply sadden by Shawn's sudden passing, and the end of many cross-province phone calls. A most wonderful man of faith, Shawn will never be far from any of us, carrying us forward in his prayers. God bless you old friend. Miss you already. May you smile on us from God's kingdom. Love, Victor
Gary and Roxanne Greene posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Hold tight to the precious memories of Shawn. God bless you all.
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Monday, August 19, 2019
Rita M. Rose posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019So sorry to hear about Shawn’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time & keeping you in my prayers. Yabr9
Theresa Hartson Collins posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019Sincere condolences to the family.
Michelle Ryan posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019Art and families we are so sorry to hear of shawns passing.God Bless.
Gerard and Rita McCarthy posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019Shawn will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We are so grateful that we were able to see him during our time in Newfoundland last week. I will never forget the joy in his face when he saw Sister María of the Merciful Jesus from the Queenship of Mary Community in Ottawa (she was on vacation with us) Please know that you are all in our prayers and there will be Masses prayed for the repose of his soul by us. His love of Jesus and Mary will forever be remembered by us.
Joseph Ennis posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019So sad to hear of this news. So young. Great neighbor and friend! Condolences to this beautiful family.
Peter Kelly posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019Jaunita, Scotty and all the O’Keefe family please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your son and brother. Yet another fine young Placentia man gone way to early. Shawn may you rest forever in the peace and love of God. Sending prayers to help you all at this very difficult time. God bless.
helen sullivan posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
Daisy Stuckless-Byrne posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019So sorry to hear of Shawn's passing.. Thoughts and Prayers to all the family!
JOHN & ANNE SMITH lit a candle
Monday, August 19, 2019
Bride Norman posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019To the O’Keefe Family , please accept my condolences on Shawn’s passing. I hope being together during this difficult time gives you some peace. RIP Shawn
Brendan and Linda McHugh posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019Art and family.Our sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one.
Sherry Greene posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019Uncle Art, my cousins Michelle, Yvonne, Juanita, Scott and families...so sorry for your loss and big hugs to you all...its never easy to say good-bye to someone you love and hold so dear to your heart...when I think of Shawn, I remember his laughter, music and his love of life and family...Shawn, keep your guitar handy and let the lyrics flow and until we meet again dearest cousin...Rest in Peace
Mary Pyne posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019Deepest sympathies. May you be comforted by Shawn’s great faith bringing him to everlasting happiness and being reunited with his precious mother. May your fondest memories help you through this difficult time.
Darrell Duke posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019Shawn was a good friend, an inspiration in many ways. I loved his stories and his singing voice. We enjoyed many mug-ups in his beautifully-kept home over the years. His immensely-strong faith has him where he always knew he'd be. I am glad he is free of sickness and has found peace.
Ellen lit a candle
Monday, August 19, 2019
George & Faye Brennan posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019To Shawn's Family; Shawn has found peace, I know this past while has certainly been a struggle. Shawn faced his illness with the bravest of attitudes. Although we did not always stay in touch over the years I did consider him a good friend. In our younger days we certainly had a lot of fun, this past week had brought back memories that still makes me laugh. May you all find peace is the days ahead knowing Shawn faced his death with nothing to fear. RIP my Buddy!
Wilf Sullivan posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019Art and family, sincere condolences at your time of loss. RIP, Shawn.
Sherry Gambin - Walsh posted a condolence
Monday, August 19, 2019My deepest condolences to Shawn’s family. He will fondly be remembered for his love of music and his genuine kindness. May he Rest In Peace.
Terry Dora and family (Pomroy) posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019We are so sorry for you loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Alice O’Keefe lit a candle
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Peter Power posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019Art Michelle Yvonne Juanita Scott and families my deepest condolences on the passing of a true human being Shawn was one of a kind and will be surely missed not only by his immediate family but by most of Placentia There are many fond memories we all have of Shawn throughout the years his compassion storytelling singalongs but most of all his kindness and respect May you all find comfort in knowing that Shawn's gentle soul is peace God bless you all Rest easy Chester P O'Malley MD until we meet again my friend
Roxanne Mulrooney posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019So sorrry to all the family for your loss. He was indeed a great man full of many stories. Rest easy.
Gail Murphy & family posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019Shawn In your short life you were loved. You will be missed by many. Our condolences go out to your family. They are a pillar of strength. No doubt your mom has welcomed you with loving arms. Rest In Peace Shawn.
Frank Boland posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019I spoke to Shawn pretty well every day. Sometimes for an hour, other times two hours but it often went to three and four. So I got to know you, his family. His wish was that life would be good to you but during his illness he yearned to be united with his mom again. My life has changed through knowing Shawn. God speed good and faithful friend.
Madonna foley posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019My sincere condolences to all the family.
Alice Taylor posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019So sorry to hear about Shawn. We had so many great memories growing up together in SE. He always stayed with his pop! Shawn I know you are soaring with the angels today! You will be so missed.
Jane and Rodney Hynes and family posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019There are many who pave the way for us. May we be wise enough to follow their light. Rest easy my friend. J
Tom & Theresa Ennis posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019To Shawn’s family we extend our deepest condolences on his passing. We are very sorry to hear this. We are thinking of you at the very sad time. Tom & Theresa
Vera (Hann) & Kevin McCarthy posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019Yvonne and all the O’Keefe family - my deepest condolences on the loss of Shawn. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Shawn
Cecilia Emberley & Family lit a candle
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Jim & Bernice Bartlett lit a candle
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Leanne Young (O’Keefe) posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019Artie and family I am so sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. May he rest in peace.
B0b and Linda Hapgood posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019so very sorry for your loss
Arlene Gibbons posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019My condolences to you all on the passing of your son, brother, uncle and friend. R. I. P. Shawn
Margie Hatfield posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019My sincerest condolences on Shawn’s passing. He was such a great storyteller, a devout Catholic and a soul that had so much compassion for the elderly, he held apassion for history and was so forthright in righting any wrongs he may have made and forgiving others so freely. Many a time, I would say “Shawn, I tried to spare you the walk to Southeast but sacred heart of God will ya get out of the car and let me go home”. He would chuckle and thank me for the ride. May he Rest In Peace!
Kelly Barron posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019I’m sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. May he Rest In Peace.
Orinda Careen posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of u all. Such a great guy. RIP Shawn.
David and Agnes purchase posted a condolence
Sunday, August 18, 2019My deepest sympathy to Shawn,dad,sisters and brother.and families at this sad time in there lives.my prayers and thoughts are with the families.shawn was one of the best ,Shawn said the rosary in funeral home,when my dad passed away and he was so good to out family at the time trying to console us .when I heard Shaw passed away ,I actually cried..am sure god will give you all strength to keep going..RIPShawn
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