Winnifred Joan Gilbert
October 28, 1953 - Nov 15, 2023
Lark Harbour, NL
It is with deep sadness that the family of the late Winnifred Joan Gilbert, announces her peaceful passing at Western Health Palliative Care Unit, on November 15th, 2023, at 70 years of age.
Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her beloved husband: Roy Gilbert; daughters: Corinne (Ray) Smith and Krista Saxton; three step-children: Sonya Gilbert, Jessica (Desmond) Mollon, and Dane (Heather) Gilbert; nine grandchildren: Kyle Smith, Brayden Chester; Braden (Chantal) Sheppard; Ashlyn Gilbert, Aleah Gilbert, Claire Gilbert, Isabella Mollon, Avery Mollon, and Beau Mollon; nine sisters, Rhona Elliot, Lorraine (Lee) Penlack, Patricia Hodder, Marilyn (John) Pittman, Martina (Wayne) Doucette, Loretta (Kennith) Lake, Corina Tanner, Karen (Tom) Coles, Janette (Lewis) Woods; five brothers, Jerry Young, Everett (Beverly) Young, Alphonsus (Mary) Young, Clarence (Debbie) Young, Tony (Kay) Young; brothers-in-law: Gerald (Leona) Gilbert, Ivan (Carol) Gilbert, Lee Gilbert; Sisters-in-law: Madeline (Carl) Bartlett and Linda Gilbert; in addition to a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Winnie is predeceased by her parents Martin and Florence Young, sister Melinda Burton, brother Donald Young, Father and mother-in-law Cyril and Phyllis Gilbert and brothers-in-law: David Tanner, Dave Burton, Maxwell Hodder and Norman Gilbert; sister-in-law Lois Gilbert.
Winnie was a remarkable lady who spread kindness, love, support, and positivity to all those around her. She was the most wonderful wife, mother, step-mother and grandmother. Winnie loved and cherished her family above all else. Adored by family and friends alike, she especially enjoyed making precious memories with her grandbabies who will forever love and miss their “Nanny Winnie”. She lived for the outdoors, tending to her garden, going for walks and to the cabin with her husband Roy and any grandchildren who wanted to come along. Winnie loved to laugh, have fun, cook, bake, knit, and was always there to lend a helping hand. For anyone who knew her, you had likely received a handmade pair of her knitted slippers or some of her thoughtfully baked goods.
The family expresses their sincere gratitude to Dr. Lafferty, the staff at Western Health Palliative Care Unit, and her homecare worker Laurie for their exceptional care and compassion during Winnie’s battle with cancer these past several months.
As per Winnie’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be a service and celebration of life at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy, in keeping with Winnie’s giving nature, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the local Food Bank.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Winnifred
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Fillatre's Funeral Homes