Gwendolyn Louise (nee Cook - Randell) Aird

March 4, 1926 to August 10, 2018


AIRD, Gwendolyn Louise (nee Cook – Randell) passed away suddenly but peacefully following a brief illness on Friday, August 10, 2018 in the presence of her loving and adored family. Born in Twillingate, Gwen is predeceased by her father John Colbourne Cook in 1928 and mother Sarah Jane (Webb) Cook in 1981; first husband Joseph B. Randell in 1979, daughter Heather Courage in 2005, sister Frances Mary Rowsell (Rex) in 1998 and her brother Neville Henry Cook (Ina) in 2014.  Leaving to mourn a much loved, caring and beautiful wife, mother, Nan, aunt and cousin, is her husband Kenneth J.M. Aird, devoted daughter Angela King (Dick), the pride and joy of her life granddaughters Meghan King (Scott Piekema) and Anna King (Michael Fancy); son Philip (Regina Coady); son-in-law Charlie Courage, as well as many other relatives and dear friends in the UK, Europe, United States and Canada.  Gwen was truly blessed to have had such wonderful people in her life making it much richer. Cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Monday, September 17 from 12 noon to 9 pm.  Funeral service will take place at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, September 18 at 2:00 pm with interment to follow in the family plot at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Gwen’s memory may be made to KidSport (SportNL) or a charity of one’s choice.

“Mom / Nan – you will be forever in our hearts, lovingly remembered and sadly missed.”



2 - 9 pm on September 17, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
View on Map


2:00pm, Tuesday September 18th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
View on Map

Interment to follow at Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road


Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

We were so sorry to read of Gwen’s passing. She & my mom (Irene Luther) were good friends and enjoyed many happy visits together after my mom moved to St. John’s and Gwen would be visiting .
It’s always sad to lose a parent no matter how long we are blessed to have had them with us, it’s the beautiful memories they leave that makes it easier to bear.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Tom & Elizabeth (Luther) Bursey

Dear Angela and Dick,

Heidi and I were saddened to hear of Mrs. Aird’s passing. She lived a wonderful life in very interesting times, and she left a legacy of family and friendships in both Scotland and Newfoundland.

Sincere condolences,

Peter O’Flaherty and Heidi Wells

Angie & Family,
Sharing your pain and sadness on the loss of your Mom & knowing what a wonderful grandmother she was to Anna & Meghan. May all the wonderful memories of her help during these challenging times. Thinking of you all … our deepest condolences.

Angela, Dick, and family,

We were so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a great lady and had a very interesting life. Please accept our condolences.


Doug, Betty and family

Angela and Family.
I was so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Fond memories of Angela and Gwen at my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary celebration in Mt. Pearl in 1998. With our deepest sympathy from Florence Randell and the Randell family. Take good care of yourselves and each other during the sad times ahead. Susan (Randell) Roberts

Angela and family,

My heartfelt condolences to you all during this difficult time. Very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom.

Take good care of yourself