Gertrude Mildred Pittman

April 21, 1925 to February 2, 2021


Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre in her 96th year on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 – Gertrude Mildred Pittman. Predeceased by her parents Leonard and Frances (nee: King); her beloved aunt and uncle Gertrude Caines (nee: Pittman) and Philip Caines, who raised her in loco parentis from a young age following the death of her mother, and to whom she devoted her loving care and attention during their waning years; also predeceased by brothers Archibald and Hubert. Leaving to mourn are her loving family, son Robert (Bob), daughter-in-law Allison (Nee: Dymond), her beloved grandson Robert (Rob), and family dog Aura, “Nanny’s girl”. Also leaving to mourn nieces, nephews, friends and relatives, including special cousin Joyce Bonnell. Gertie, to her friends – Nan, to her immediate family – lived a rich and full life of determination, hard work, and devotion to family and friends. Her independence was unshakeable. She loved those dear to her fully, completely, and without reserve.

Cremation has taken place, entrusted to the care of Carnell’s Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation. Inurnment will follow at a later date at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Lamaline.

The family would like to thank you the staff at Bonaventure Retirement Home, as well as physician Dr. Stephen Major who provided assistance and care over the last five years. Additionally, the family would like to thank the staff at the Health Sciences Centre for their care and compassion in helping Gertie through her journey.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gertie’s memory may be made to the St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery Fund in Lamaline, NL (Cemetery Fund – St. Mary’s Anglican Church P.O. Box 100 Lamaline, NL A0E 2C0) or to a charity of one’s choice.



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Robert and Family, Our sincere condolences to you all on the passing of your mother. I have fond memories of her while I was growing up in Lamaline. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jean and Eric.

Robert and Family, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Deepest condolences on your loss.

Sorry to hear of Gertie’s passing. Sincere condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you!

I was saddened to read of Gerties death this morning.
I feel privileged to have met Gertie when she was in good health. She always “poked her head” into the room when we were playing bridge at your place……jiust to say hello and a short chat and then off she went. She loved to hear that you had won Allison.. my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Bob and Allison. Our condolences on the death of Bob’s mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan and Jim Adams

Robert, Allison and Rob, so sorry to hear of Gertie’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Thinking of you.
Don and Elsie Rideout

Robert Allison and Robert…sorry too hear of Gerties passing she was such a kind soul, we sure have lots of fond memories of her over the years her and my mom where like sisters and i am sure they are all together once again …Rest peacefully Gertie🙏

Robert, Allison, and Rob, we are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We remember her fondly, and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers

So sorry for your loss sincere condolences to the family,
Daphne and Bob

Robert and family, so deeply saddened to learn of Gertie’s passing. She spent many hours in our family home in Lamaline as I did in hers. I never pick up a pack of cards that I don’t think of her-“donkey” was our game. Gertie was always a joy to spend time with. Deepest condolence to all of you. R.I.P dear lady.

Robert, So, so sorry about your mother’s passing. It was just a little while ago that Donald and I were talking about her and wondering how she was doing. She was a force to be reckoned with and I remember her fondly. Deepest sympathy to all of you.

Paulette and Donald

So sorry to hear about Aunt Gertie. She had a great life. You and your wife and son were her pride and joy. You were certainly a great son to her. Rest In Peace Aunt

Robert & Family
So Sorry to hear of your Mom’s Passing.
Hold tight those Precious Memories .
(A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime
Then forever in our Memory)

Robert sorry to hear of your moms passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time .Keep the memories you shared together close to your heart and she will be with be always be with you .R.I .P Aunt Gertie.



Sincere condolences, Robert, Allison, and Robert, Jr.
Gertie was a part of our family that will never be forgotten. She always was Aunt Gertie to my two children, and we loved her dearly. Such a kind and helpful soul. Rest in perfect peace, my friend.

Gertie was one determined lady and I have many fond memories of her. She was passionate about many things. Her yard was always so beautiful. Rest In Peace Gertie!!

Robert please accept my deepest condolences, keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers

Condolences to Robert Allison and Robert Jr.
She was indeed a hard worker all her life….saw that first hand…r.i.p Gertie ❤️