John Perlin Obituary, Death – John Crosbie Perlin, a prominent philanthropist known for his vast donations to the cultural community in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as his strong association with the Royal Family, passed away recently. He had 88 years. According to information provided by his cousin Tim Powers, Perlin passed away from cancer while recuperating at home on Sunday. Powers referred to him as a “man of significant accomplishments” in his statement.
“Mr. Smallwood was the one who appointed him to his position as the Director of Cultural Affairs for the province, and he held that position for a very long period. He was well-known for all of the work he had done with the Royal Family, including acting as the Canadian secretary to the Queen at one time in his career. The most recent award bestowed upon him comes courtesy of the regatta committee in the form of an honorary life presidency. One of the honors and distinctions that Perlin has won over his life is the life presidency.
According to Powers, “He’s received every award you possibly can,” which is quite a statement. “From the Order of Canada to the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador to a Commander of the Victorian Order from the Queen herself.” “From the Order of Canada to the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.” A big source of pride for Perlin was the strong friendship he maintained with members of the Royal Family. In addition to his role as Canadian Secretary, Perlin had a friendship with both Prince Edward and Prince Phillip, as well as a connection to Princess Anne through the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. He also served in the Canadian Secret Service.
Powers believes that it is appropriate that Perlin passed away shortly after Queen Elizabeth. “Now that the Queen has passed away, John found it acceptable to go off duty. He was always kind of on duty for the Royal Family and had a great fondness for the Queen in particular,” the author writes. “John found it acceptable to go off duty because he was always kind of on duty for the Royal Family.” Powers expressed his happiness that Perlin had the opportunity to see the burial procession for Her Majesty.
“So much of his life was vested in standing up for, and with, that institution and using it as a force for good in Newfoundland and Labrador and across the country,” he said. “So much of his life was vested in standing up for, and with, that institution.”