Grace Josephine Cook (nee Washburn)

November 19, 1923 to January 6, 2019


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Grace in her home on Sunday, January 6th, 2019 at the age of 95 years. Grace was the only living survivor of the Washburn family. She is predeceased by her husband, Allan Cook; parents, Alexander and Catherine Washburn (Dolan); her in-laws, Jack and Edith Cook (Hull); her siblings, Jim, Isabelle, Macrena, Dennis, Johnny, Lillian, Marie, Rita and Bob; son-in-law, David Walsh, sister-in-law Laura (Archie) Evans. Leaving to mourn her children: Gwen Walsh, Bob Cook (Hilary), Cathy Turpin (Glenn); her cherished grandchildren: Chris Walsh, Lauri Reid (Josh), Katherine Cook (Troy), Dawn Cook; sisters-in-law: Monica, Betty, Gladys all of New Brunswick; niece, Ellen Evan (Freeman) of Crambrook, BC; A special thanks to her homecare worker Denise Kennedy who has gone above and beyond for everything she has done for Grace. A special thanks to her neighbours, Louise, Gary and Francis, Joan Sparrow. A special friend Jackie Rouleau. A special thanks to the family medicine unit at the Health Sciences Centre, especially Dr. Heather Flynn who have gone above and beyond for our family. Grace dearly loved to spend many afternoons playing Bridge with her ladies. Grace will be dearly missed by a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday January 10th. Cremation to follow. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, January, 11th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. from Mary Queen of Peace Church, Torbay Rd. Interment to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence, please visit



10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. on January 10, 2019

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So sorry for your loss ,your whole family was a big part of my growing up. Your Mom was a sweet funny lady .I bet she is up there with the rest of the family having lots of laughs . Your all in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

Cathy and Glenn

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. I never knew she had passed until just tonight when I was checking the obituaries as another dear friends nan passed away. Apologies for not knowing and please accept my sincerely condolences. I have fond memories of many Christmas eves at your house. On behalf of myself, Hilary and Rob our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Aunt Gwen, Chris, and Laurie, the death of someone we love and hold dear is never easy at any age. The thought of them no longer being with us, not being on the end of the phone, or sitting around the table at the next family gathering can be crippling. Grief never goes away, yet it does get better – as you all know so well already. It is true that you mother and grandmother (we always called her Mrs. Cook) will no longer be physically with you, her memory will always be there to guide, comfort, and challenge. She is part of you and now, as it must be, the mantle has been passed to you. Family is what you make it and we very much want you to know that your extended family of Victoria, Bob, Bobby, and Rebecca are holding you in prayer as you walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Cry a lot. Laugh a lot. Tell as many stories as you can…and keep telling them. Tears are one way we know that someone was important to us. Stories remind us of why. Raise a glass, shed a tear, tell a yarn and draw comfort from one another knowing that life does go on made richer with the memories you have. Love and support from BC.

Bob, Gwen and Cathy. Your mom was one of the nicest people I have ever known. Even though I hadn’t seen her in quite some time, she’ll be missed. Take care of each other.

Our deepest condolences to you family on the passing of you dear mother.. She was an amazing lady who made many laugh.. She will be missed by all who knew her.. We will remember her always!!
Susan and Morris Hutchings

Cathy and Glen, Sorry to hear about your mom, Grace was a very special lady who had the ability to make you smile when you were in her company. May the memories of your mom help you through this difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Cathy,Gwen and Family. so very sorry to hear about your mom. She was a special lady and always had a smile. Hold your memories close. She will be missed R.I.P. Grace.

Cathy and Glen, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time .

Cathy and Glen,
So sorry to hear of your mom. Keith and I have such great memories of her. We loved to see her at Bally Haly. You are so blessed to have had her as she was to have had you as well. Our thoughts are with you.

Gwen, Cathy and Bob,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Thinking of the family, have fond memories of visiting Grace in her home some years ago while on vacation. She will be missed.

Rest around the throne with the angels, Dear Grace! You hold a special part in my heart! I feel blessed to have known you. A true friend and a lady. Your name says it all to the lady you are! “Grace”

Bob, Cathy, Gwen, I was so sorry to hear of Grace’s passing. She was always such a spirited woman, who could hold her own against Larry’s teasing. She had a life full of love and the great memories will help you through this hard time. Our hearts are with you all.

The Fawcett family

Cathy, I had such wonderful chats with your dear Mom at Milford Haven Close in Logy Bay. She was so full of vitality. You are so blest to have had your Mom for so long. Treasure the memories. Thinking of you and Glen dearly.

Theresa and Jim Stokes

Bob (Hilary), I was so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Our sincere condolences to you Cathy and all the Cook family.
I really enjoyed all my visits with your mom. We had so many laughs as I enjoyed her great sense of humor and stories of her lifetime experiences.
Her visits with yourself and Denise to our patio deck last summer always made our day.
The friendship and connection I had with your mom has given me many happy memories which I will cherish forever.
Cathy, our prayers and thoughts are with you and all extended family as you mourn the loss and celebrate the life of your mom.
Rest in peace Gracie. Love you forever.

Cathy, Bob ,Gwen,and all family Our sincere condolences to you all . Grace was a wonderful woman who was always pleasant and gracious whenever our paths crossed. We know she will be missed. God bless.

Dear Cathy, Gwen, Bob and family, we are so sad to hear that your Mom has left us. Grace was an amazing woman so full of life and love and blessed with a fabulous sense of humour. We were neighbours but we didn’t meet until our cat Buddy took to visiting her daily.. She would call us with updates on his whereabouts and assure us that she was not feeding him. But it was clear that he wasn’t looking for food – he just loved being with her! Grace treated my husband and I with great kindness and compassion over the years and left us with memories we will always cherish. We are thinking of you all and wishing you strength and comfort as your mourn the loss of your very special mother.

My Condolences to you Cathy & Glenn , Bob & Hilary Gwen and all extended family….It is with great sadness 😥 that I have to say goodbye to a very great lady who had alot of Spunk & Kept me On My Toes lol 😂 But it’s also with a whole lot of Joy that I have left your mom’s home with a smile on my face and a pep in my step as I made my way home each and every evening for the past 14 months, & because I have gotten to know such a strong & Smart lady this opened the door & gave me the Privilege & Opportunity of getting to know you all. My life is forever changed from getting to know your mom and your kindness shown to me…I have always felt welcomed in her home & yours ….. if only you could know how much that means to me. In a sense I consider you my Guardian Angels and I have truly come to care for and love you …( Cathy You Have Become Like Sister to Me & I Luv 💌You As One )Thank you for making me feel a part of your family and for giving me the opportunity to work with such an amazing lady my life is forever changed and touched by having her & you in it…Luv Denise 💓🙏xoxo

” May the wind be at your back and give you flight my Sweet Sweet Lady & may God 🙏Cradle you in his arms for Eternity! ” LUV 💓YOU GRACIE POO !!! 💋xoxo

Many thanks to Susan and Jennifer Short for posting Grace’s obituary on Facebook. We remember Grace with fondness. Steve remembers Al as a professional forester and colleague and professor of high regard, and we both remember Grace’s daughters who babysat for our daughter, Marjorie, on First Avenue in the ‘70’s.
Condolences from us to the Cook family.
A life well lived.
Steve and Ruth Holmes, Fredericton, NB

Eric and I send our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. Both of us know the pain that you are feeling right now . Just remember you are in our thoughts and prayers and wish we could be there to celebrate the wonderful life she lived. These memories will help you through this tough time.

Cathy so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, my brother Jimmy spoke of her often

It is with a very sad heart that I say good bye to Grace and send my deepest condolences to Bob, Gwen, Cathy and the rest of the family.

The neighbourhood will not be the same without Grace. I will miss her stories, and her free-spirited attitude.

Deepest sympathy on the passing of your
dear Mom. May she rest in peace.

My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Nan Cook. Even though I didn’t get to spend much time with her, the week of Lauri and Josh’s wedding I had the pleasure of getting to see her kind, gentle and humorous personality, I was taken aback by how sharp she was with her jokes and how she still managed to hit the dance floor at the wedding reception at 95 years old. These are memories I will always cherish and never forget. So glad I was able to meet her and how accepted she made me feel. I know she lived a long and beautiful life and she will be forever missed.

Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time……there will be lots of special memories of Grace for sure. She was a real comedian and lived to laugh and make others laugh!