Elizabeth Rideout

July 5, 2020


It is with great sadness the family of Elizabeth Rideout announce her passing. Predeceased by her mother Genevieve MacDonald (2011). Leaving to mourn her mother Edith Rideout and family, brother Daryl Rideout and sister Mary LeCompte, goddaughters Danielle LeCompte and Caitlin Piercy, as well as the members of her extended Goudie, Strong and Greenslade family. With loving memories, she also leaves a wide circle of very dear friends, near and far who were very precious to her.

Elizabeth was a strong, independent woman who had many interests. She was a life-long learner earning degrees from McGill and Queen’s universities and spent her career working in the fields of human resources, labour relations and post-secondary education before retiring in 2019. She combined her work with her love of travel and lived in Yarmouth, Ottawa, St. John’s and the Middle East, making life-long friends wherever she went.

Elizabeth also loved books and was an avid reader. She loved to write, cook gourmet meals, run the Tely10, row in the Regatta, take long hikes enjoying nature, stimulating conversation, her book club and her cats. Above all, she loved the fellowship of her friends.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of Elizabeth’s life with friends and family at Carnell’s in compliance with necessary COVID-19 restrictions.  The service will be announced at a later date.

In her memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Blood Services and the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council.


May you rest in peace dear lady and rise in glory.


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Sunday afternoons at the Duke

Scott and Elizabeth would show up
Keith and Nancy would show up
Sue and myself would be there

Do you have the soundtrack?

Get out the darts

Play the tunes

Laugh your heart out

Say hi to strangers

Hug at the end

Repeat next Sunday

Throughout the week
Scott and herself were always with us
The lies were glorious
And the truth was infinite

My dear friend
You are missed

Our condolences to Elizabeth’s family, loved ones and close friends. Elizabeth and I met when we were travelling overseas to commence work at the College of the North Atlantic in Qatar. There was a group of us who orientated together and formed a special bond and friendship with my wife and I, making our time in Qatar special, enjoyable and memorable. To her friends and family – we are so sad to hear of her passing and hope that your memories will be a place where you can find comfort, strength and peace.

My condolences to the family of Elizabeth Rideout.

Miss Elizabeth Rideout was one of my favorable instructors at College of the North Atlantic – Qatar, She taught me four courses; Training and Development, Employee Relations, Health and Safety and Current Topics in Human Resources Management. She was always kind, enthusiastic and always ready to deliver.

May our prayers ease Miss Elizabeth’s family through these difficult times.

#cnaq #cna #Canada #Doha #Qatar

Ms. Elizabeth, my teacher, you will be missed. May God rest your soul in peace. Our condolences to the family and friends.

Elizabeth, our brave and brilliant sister, we are heartbroken at your loss. We will ever remember our enchanted evenings, here in Ottawa at Fall barbeques in the garden or Christmas dinners with friends, or in St. John’s sharing Christian’s exquisite gourmet cooking or a curry with the music of family into the night. You are gone too soon, but your laughter, wisdom, and solace are carried in our hearts everlasting.

As colleagues of Elizabeth, while she worked in Qatar, we knew her as someone who would bring a lot to her Business students by drawing upon her broad base of industry experience. She was a concerned, well-prepared, organized and an enthusiastic teacher. Elizabeth always had a ready smile, took the time to drop by to have a casual chat and enjoyed a good laugh. With her inquisitive mind, Elizabeth made the most of her travels and was so looking forward to her retirement which would have allowed her more time to pursue her passions. A sad loss and she will be greatly missed. Our condolences to her family and friends.

I know/ knew ‘E’ very very well… we spent many hours ‘hanging out’ and many more ‘chatting’. i pray she is at peace and God in His mercy takes her in His arms – THAT – she deserves.

My condolences to Elizabeth’s family and to Scott.
It was always good to meet Elizabeth ~ be it at work, the Telly 10, or in the grocery store.
She had a reliable smile.

May she Rest In Peace.

My condolences to Elizabeth’s family and friends. I knew Elizabeth from CNAQ in Qatar and was shocked to hear the sad news of her passing.

I met Elizabeth in Qatar. She was a lot of fun and had a great sense of humor. We enjoyed sharing time, food and play games with our mutual friends. She loved travelling and books. She was very witty and enjoy life to the fullest. She will be missed. My sincere condolences to her family.

I worked with Elizabeth at City of St. John’s and remember some great conversations with her. Gone too soon. My condolences to the family.

Elizabeth was my partner in life for twenty years: ten as my partner and mate, ten as my dear wife. We travelled from the top of Gros Morne to the Parthenon, and from the highs of a Master’s degree to the lows of losing best friends and finally, of losing our marriage.

I remember most that Elizabeth was always better than I could ever hope to be. She was incredibly intelligent. She was kind. She was a balm to this unfair affair we call life. And she made me laugh, often and long.

I hope that you are at peace. I know that you are the stuff of stars.

Oh, it’s enough to be on your way,
it’s enough just to cover ground, it’s enough to be moving on.
Home, build it behind your eyes, carry it in your heart, safe among your own.
So long, old gal.

So sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. Lots of fine memories from Rideouts Rd. Gone to soon.

Christine Delaney French

So saddened to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. A friend who was like a big sister to all of us. I will always remember the late nights sliding on Uncle Johns hill and the summer swimming trips at Uncle Stewart”s cabin at Third Pond. Also the skidoo trips in and out of the cabin. Rest in Peace❤❤ Bill Weir and family

I was saddened to hear of Elizabeth’s passing – I knew her from working at City Hall . Please accept my deepest condolences to her family

Today I just lost my very best and longest lasting friend,Elisabeth was the most loving caring down to earth understanding and generous person i’ve ever met,This world would be a much better place to live if there was more people like her, i will miss her dearly everyday for the rest of my natural days and beyond,may you rest in peace
Luvs ya me ole trout

Terribly sad to hear of Elizabeth’s shortened life. It was always a few laughs and enjoyable time when I’d be around Elizabeth at different socials over the years. With her quick wit and smiling eyes, she would always bring fun and enthusiasm to the time. I am sure she is still bringing laughter to her friends and family on the other side. She will be deeply missed by many.

Nos sincères condoléances à toute sa famille. Nous avons eu l’occasion de la rencontrer à quelques reprises . Nous garderons en mémoire un bon souvenir d’une dame très gentille et généreuse avec tout le monde. Nous l’aimons beaucoup et elle restera en notre mémoire longtemps. Mariette et Ginette Houle et Jean Demers..

I am deeply saddened by Elizabeth’s passing. I will cherish memories of fun times together at book club meetings and weekends with the ‘swarm’ girls. I will miss our chats over a coffee or lunch..
Rest in peace dear girl.

My condolences to Elizabeth’s family. She interviewed me when I got the position with the St. John’s Regional Fire Department. She made me feel so welcome when she offered me the position. Any dealings I had with her, I found her to be a very down to earth person and she had a funny side to her. So sorry.

Certainly not a phone call I expected to receive today. Like many big families, we all went our separate ways. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have fond memories of our childhood days when we all gathered around Nan Rideout’s to play chase, spotlight, red rover and other games. When we picked more berries while we waited for the first lot to come out of Nans oven, enclosed in the best pastry ever. I remember when I dragged you and Bev home for Sunday dinner after Church and the fun we would have sliding down Uncle Johns hill in the winter. But you and I got a chance to talk about all of this once upon a time. I know you still had lots to do but God needed you more. Rest easy now. While your life wasn’t perfect, you had some perfect times and I know you will be missed by many.

Dear friend you will be missed.

Such sad news. Condolences, thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends.

My dearest friend has gone to her rest. Be at peace now.

Gone too soon my friend . You will be missed and forever remembered . Condolences to your family .

So sorry. Elizabeth worked with me for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

We will treasure forever the memories, the laughter, the great times and adventures. We miss you dear friend. You are free.. You are home. “Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic.”
Karen and Glenn

Condolences to Elizabeth’s family and friends on her passing. This is sudden and unwelcome news. I didn’t know her well but she was always a smiling face at City Hall where we worked together. I know she loved rowing in the Regatta and mentioned her book club now and then. Gone too son. Rest in peace.

While we didn’t know Elizabeth….. we’re dear friends of her brother Daryl and his wife Lorraine and know the amazing person she was through them. Full of adventure and a passion for life and helping others, she will be deeply missed by those who loved her . Sending mich love and many prayers to all of Elizabeth’s family and good friends as you mourn her passing and celebrate her lasting legacy.