Gwynedd (Gwyn) Barrowman (nee Price, 1941-2018). Beloved mother of Barbara and her husband Peter Browne, Nicholas and his late wife Gillian Megann and his wife Yvonne Kaethler, David and his wife Caitlin Haberberger; grandmother of Clare, Adam, Daniel, Ian, Hannah, Maya, Hanan, and Daisy; sister of Gareth (Buffy) and his wife Sheila, and Trevor and his wife Lesley. Predeceased by her beloved husband Dr. James (Jim) Barrowman, daughter Judith, and brother David.
Gwyn was a woman of quiet faith who, instead of dwelling on her own hardships, focused on helping others. She was known by all for her friendliness, humility, generosity, dry but warm sense of humour, and enthusiastic approach to life. A firm believer in concrete action, Gwyn worked as a volunteer in Bangladesh and Ethiopia. She loved the outdoors and especially the natural environment of Newfoundland, and was an avid gardener. Gwyn had a keen mind and believed strongly in science. She practised as a physiotherapist, and later earned two Master’s degrees in science.
Gwyn’s life was multifaceted; she actively participated in the St. Thomas’ Church Choir, the Commonwealth Society, the MUN Pensioners’ Association, Friends of the Garden, the Tuckamore Festival, the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, the Saturday-morning coffee group, the Friday-night movie group, the Tuesday-night supper group, and other groups and activities. “Goodie” was a devoted grandmother who spent large amounts of time with her grandchildren in St. John’s, Ottawa, and Oakland. She was often seen walking her four-legged friend, Buddy, around Quidi Vidi Lake and Signal Hill.
Gwyn was an inspiration to her family and others. She was dearly loved and will be missed by a large circle of family and friends.
Her family extends heartfelt thanks to the healthcare professionals at the Health Sciences Centre for their kindness and diligence.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday October 12th from 7 – 9 pm and Saturday October 13th from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 8 Military Road, on Monday October 15th at 10 am.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Gwyn’s memory may be made to The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, the Grandmothers Campaign (an initiative of the Stephen Lewis Foundation), or the MUN Botanical Garden.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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