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.