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.