With broken hearts, we announce that Lillian Norah Grace Skanes Green (née Whiteway) died peacefully in the home of her daughter in St. John’s on Friday, February 7, 2020.
Grace brought joy, unconditional love and meaning to the lives of her children Deborah (David Craig), Alison (James Anstey), Victoria (Trevor Arbuckle), Robert (Brenda) and Heather (Gordon Penny) as well as many nieces and nephews. Grace was grandmother to eleven: Robyn (Alfred Sanford), Erin (Trevor Lewis), Laura (Luke Kroeker), Kathryn (Michael Simone), Kyle, Jonathan (Lisa), Robert, Ian (Katrina), Jenny (Michael Cotter), Stefanie (Mark Noseworthy), and Ronnie (Britany) and a great-grandmother to ten: Logan, Georgia, Jaxon, Brody, Jake, Felicity, Elliot, Judah, Kate and Nora. She is survived by her dearly loved brother Randolph (Jean, deceased), brothers-in-law Gerald (Maude, deceased), and Graham (Verna). She is preceded in death by her first husband Walter Gordon Skanes and her second husband Frank Green.
Grace Whiteway was born on January 9, 1932 in Bishop’s Falls to Lillian and Josiah Whiteway. Grace worked in the lady’s department in the family business and volunteered as an organist at St. Andrews Anglican Church for 40 years before moving to St. John’s in 2013. Highly active in her youth, she enjoyed skiing, skating, biking, swimming, and walking and passed on traditions in sewing and baking. She embodied and taught warmth, generosity, and putting others’ needs ahead of her own.
Cremation has taken place. The funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Teresa’s Church in St. John’s with a reception to follow immediately afterwards at her daughter Deborah’s home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Grace’s life. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Seniors Resource Centre, 243 Topsail Rd., St. John’s, NL A1E 0G5. Condolences may be sent to Carnell’s website www.Carnells.com.
The family would like to thank Ms. Denise Cahill, Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Roger Butler, Dr. Khalid Jat, Ms. Jennifer Williams, Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Kellie Collins RN BN, Ms. Erin Nugent RN BN, Ms. Amy Stacey, physiotherapy assistant, the community nursing staff, the palliative care team, and many others for their excellent care and dedication to Grace along her journey.
“Wherever you are, wherever you go,
Always remember and always know
That drifting cloud? That’s me thinking of you.
That butterfly on your shoulder? That’s me hugging you.
That bright sun? That’s me beaming at you.
That soft breeze? That’s me kissing you.
That feeling you always have in your heart? That’s me loving you.”
(from “That’s Me Loving You” by Ms. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, published by Random House, New York. We are grateful to Random House for kindly granting us permission to use this excerpt).
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