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It is with heavy hearts that the family of the late Levi Donald Jorgensen, ofMarystown, announces his peaceful passing on January 12, 2024,surrounded by his loving family at theBurin Peninsula Health Care Centre, at the age of 80, following a courageous battle with cancer. 

Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife of 57 years, Shela of Marystown, daughter Christine (Isaac) of Burin; sons Albert (Lori) of Burin, Ivan of Burin, and Donnie (Stacey) of Ontario; grandchildren Robert (Kelly), Caitlin (Kevin), Josh (Sandi), Steven (Emily), Amanda (Daniel), Ella, Connor, and Declan; great-grandchildren whom he absolutely adored, Riley, Jay, Xander, Brittany, Alexandra, MacKenzie, Ivy, Ava-Maria, and Freya; sister Blanche Planke (George); brothers Russel Jorgensen, and Alvin (Bonnie) Jorgensen; brother-in-laws Chester Kilfoy, Bill Mullins, Gerald Mayo (Glenda), Bill Mayo (Vera), Tom Mayo (Margaret), Eugene Mayo, Eldon Mayo, Eric Mayo (Marie); and sister-in-laws Irene Brewer, Mabel Simmons (Nick), and Yvonne Foote (Alvin) . As well as a very large circle of family, and friends. 

He is predeceased  in death by hisparents Albert and Rebecca Jorgensen, and his sisters Mabel Mullins, Margaret Kilfoy, and Hazel Jorgensen. 

Leviwas born on October 7, 1943, and was raised in Jersey Room, Bull’s Cove, Newfoundland. In 1966, at the age of 19 years old, he went to work with Fishery Products International (FPI) in Burin. Luck struck in 1964 when he met the love of his life, Shela Mayo, whom he married on February 18, 1966Following the marriage that year the couple welcomed their first born, their beautiful and only daugther, Christine. Shortly following her birth they moved to Labrador City where Levi took a job at the Iron Ore Company (IOC). While in Labrador the small family began to grow as they welcomed the addition of three strapping sons, first Albert, then Ivan, and lastly, Donnie. In the summer of 1978 the young and busy family decided to return home to Burin, where Levi took a job as a Welder back at his old stomping grounds, FPI. After 10 years of welding, Levi decided to take an early retirement and began driving a school bus, which he then did for 14 years. With their 4 children grown up and having families of their own, he retired again in 2011 so that he and Shela could move to Ontario to help take care of their 3 youngest grandchildren; this was until 2019, when the couple moved back to their beautiful home of Newfoundland. 

Throughout Levi's joyous life, he gave his heart and soul to not only his family, but also his community. He established the local Sea Cadet Corps, RCSCC 280 Zaandam, and worked with the program for 25 years. Back in 1985, he began working with the Royal Canadian Legion, and served a total of 14 years as president at Branch 29 in Burin, and Branch 532 in New Hamburg, Ontario. Throughout the years he also served on the Poppy Trust and was a part of the Legion's executive committee.  

Levi was a man who was loved and respected by all of those who had the honor of meeting him. He was someone who would do anything he could, for anyone who asked. His big heart and even bigger smile will be dearly missed. 

"It isn't what we leave behind, it's what we leave in people's hearts that counts." 

The family would like to thank the staff of the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre for the excellent care they provided during his illness.  

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held atSerenity Funeral Home in Burin on Thursday, January 18, 2024 2-4 pm Family Only 4-9 Public & Friday January 19, 2024 from 2-9PM Public.


The funeral service will be held at Faith and Hope Salvation Army in Creston South on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2PM with Major Ross Grandyofficiating with inurnment following Salvation Army cemetery Salmonier.


Donations can be made to the family; etransfer to or; site 15, box 10, Burin, NL a0E1E0 no flowers by request. 


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home We Listen, We Learn, We Walk With You. 

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