Margaret Ann Rideout Gordon

March 7, 2019


Passed peacefully away March 7, 2019 at the Health Science Centre surrounded by her loving family, Margaret Gordon, age 89 years.
Predeceased by parents Fred and Elizabeth Stroud, husband Garfield and son Garfield H. (Garry), son-in-law Alastair Murray and siblings Carson, Arthur, Ida, Maude, Elsie and Norman.
Leaving to mourn her children Ettie Gordon-Murray, Jeanette (Michael Mahoney), Winston (Elaine), Marie (Gary MacDonald), Audrey, Donna (Ken Lawlor), Wade (Robbi), Margot (Michael Godsell), cherished friend Viola St. Croix, brother Harold Stroud, sisters in law Marion and Freda, lifelong friends as well as special neighbours John and Anne Kelly, grandchildren Alison, Michael, Lisa, Amy, Jaye, Joel, John, Danica, Jodi, Lindsay, Stephanie, Sabrina, Rachelle, Calandra, Gannon, Dorinda, Richard, Robert, James, great grandchildren Max, Sal, Maximilian, Meredith, Avalon, Winston, Jackson, Olivia, Zarah, and Mila.
Special thank you to the doctors and staff of 5 South A for their care and compassion and Chaplain Rev. Karen Thorne for her prayers and pastoral care.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater road Tuesday, March 12th, 2-4pm and 7 to 9pm
Funeral service will take place at George Street United Church at 11am on March 13th.
Donations can be made in Margaret’s memory to George Street United Church or to the Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation.
Margaret was a faithful supporter of her church and the Royal Canadian Legion. Her generosity and kindness will be missed by many.



2-4 p.m. on March 12, 2019

7-9 p.m. on March 12, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Wednesday March 13th

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For my dear friend Margret I cannot say enough. We shared lovely times we played and laughed together. I will always miss you, I will always carry your memories in my heart. May the lord give the daily courage and strength to cope with this loss.
Always in our memories.
Renu Hira So ya Shalini Sangeeta and Savina.

Donna , Ken & family
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother & grandmother. She was a special woman to her children & grand children. Thinking of you all at this time.
Maxine , Greg & family

To the Gordon family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom will be so missed by the Dunfield Streer crowd. How many times would so walk pass your house and chat with your mom out working on her garden. She was always such a pleasure to speak to. From growing up on the street, then to living there with my first to children then to seeing her at events at St Bon’s. Sometimes you don’t realize it. But she has been a constant in my life. Always there with a smile and a kind word.

May your memories of you mom stay always in your mind and your heart.
Love to you all,
Elizabeth Whelan Hollett, The Whelan’s and The Hollett’s.

To the Gordon family sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Aunt Marg was truly a wonderful person with a presence and joy of life like know other. As we are currently out of the province we will not be able to attend the funeral. In our thoughts as you go through this difficult time. David and Mary Lynn McCormack.

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, she was a lovely lady, cherish her memories. Sorry I am out of the province and won’t be able to attend the service.

Though gone from site and gone from sound, it’s in our hearts you will always be found.
God bless you.
Love Steve.

Thinking of you during this difficult time. Losing a parent is never easy, no matter the age. Cherish your memories.

Thinking of you during this time. If is difficult to lose a parent, no matter the age. God bless.

A lovely lady who I had many great chats at the hair salon.RIP Margaret.
Blessed to have known you.
Jackie Walsh

On behalf of the Buchans Pastoral Charge, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. May God guide and strengthen you and your family as you mourn such a profound loss.

Please accept my sincere sympathies to you and your Family on the Passing of your Mother.

Bob Bennett

Please accept and extend to your family my condolences as you mourn the passing of your Mother. Sincerely, Russell

Keeping you in our prayers. Treasure your memories.
Linda and Jim Pike

Thinking of all the family at this sad time… death is never easy no matter what form it comes… May you find confort in the many great memories you share … Arvilla (Gordon) Downey

Sending sincere Condolences for the family,
Aunt Marg, we all love you and will never forget you. You will always be missed but will be remembered for your youthful attitude, your wit, your sweetness, and your love.
Always loved, never forgotten.
Love Bernice and Freda Stoud

I will never forget her visits and the fond memories I have with her when I was young. She will be missed! So sorry for your loss!

Jennifer Vessie

My condolences to the family. I remember Marg with great fondness.

The Gordon family,
So sad to hear of your loss and offer heart felt condolences to you all at this difficult time. Your mom was a wonderful lady and a very good friend to my mother. Our families share many, many good memories and hopefully they’ll bring you some comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sharon Collins (Winnipeg)

To the Gordon family ,we are so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing! She was a very special lady and touched so many lives ! Bob and I send sincerest condolences to all of you. We are away at this time and cannot attend her funeral but our thoughts and prayers will be with you during your time of sadness. Heaven has welcomed another angel home! God bless you all !

So sorry for your loss. Marg was a great friend and a wonderful lady. Shewii bemisse and always in my heart.
May she Rest In Peace.
Genevieve Slater

The Gordon family,

It is with great sadness I express my sincere condolences to you all. I was totally shocked when I heard of Mrs. Gordon’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and such a dear friend and neighbor to my mom. No doubt they are chatting up a storm in heaven. As one of my friends said “the two matriarchs of Dunfield St. are now gone”. Such true words. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

May she rest in peace.

Elaine Barnes (Cook) and Bill

May your family find solace from the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. He promised that in the Paradise life will be a delight, more than we can imagine. (Psalm 37:29; John 5:28, 29) He will even resurrect our loved ones like Margaret. Until then, trust that in due season, Jehovah God heals the brokenhearted and he binds up their wounds. Wishing you the strength you need in the days ahead.

Have so many memories of growing up around your mom. She was a wonderful lady and many times at the cabin. One of the last things I did before leaving nl was visit and give her all my mom Lillian’s pictures that had your family in them. My thoughts are with you at this time

The Gordon Family ,
We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.Please accept our deepest sympathy.You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Lena &Ben

Margot, Audrey and Family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your Mom’s passing.May your memories offer you strength in the days to come. Arlo will miss his visits with her.

Ettie, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. In your time of loss we wish you peace and healing. Thinking of you with kindness and in sympathy.

The Stacey Family

Audrey ,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate the life of your mom. May there be many happy memories to help ease your grief.
Love, Margo,Bill,Graham & Mitchell

Audrey and the entire Gordon family,

I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady and always welcomed us, as a group of noisy teens, into your home. As you gather together to celebrate her life I hope that your many memories will bring you comfort and peace. Earl joins me in sending our heartfelt condolences. Godspeed Mrs. Gordon, May you rest peacefully.

Blessings of Love and Light,