John Crosbie Death, Obituary : Former Lt Governor of Newfoundland Dies at 88

Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Family and friends are mourning the death of John Carnell Crosbie, a provincial and federal politician who served as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, who recently passed away at the age of 88.

He first held public office in 1965 as a city councillor in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Crosbie quickly moved into provincial politics as a cabinet minister under Premier Joey Smallwood, then walked onto the federal political stage.

Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on what caused the death of John Crosbie. This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.


The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

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@DamnAnimals wrote 
@Toddperrin wrote 
RIP John Crosbie. A giant of Canadian & NL political life. Appreciated his candour, wit and dedication. A political mind prepared to make difficult decisions, stand by them and pay the price that leadership demands. More like him please….. condolences to his family and friends
@BranchRainbow wrote 
Warmly remembering John Crosbie who genuinely responded to the revolutionary rural voices here in Branch. I’m sure you were welcomed by your fiercest supporters, my mother, Hannah Corcoran and Mrs. Lena Nash, only after you answered their questions on funding allocations!
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John Crosbie Death, Obituary : Former Lt Governor of Newfoundland Dies at 88

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