Millicent Rose Blackwood, R.N. (nee House)

October 30, 1930 to February 6, 2020


Passed peacefully away on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  Predeceased by her husband Emerson and siblings Eileen Burden and Margaret Thomas.  Leaving to mourn her children; Gail (Irwin Melamed), Bruce (Jane), Paul (Carla Butt), and Trudy (Keith Churchill).  Grandchildren; Angela (John), Stephen (Ruth), David (Lisa), Krista (Steve), Jillian (Tommy), Greg (Rebecca), Melissa (Mark), Amanda (Colin), Jessica (Jim), Zack (Laura), Laura (Colin), Adam (Nadia), and Meghan (Matthew).  Great grandchildren; Jacob, Aria, Phoenix, Madeline, Daniel, Emerson, William, Alexander, Maggie, Clara and soon to be baby Bailote.  Also leaving to mourn her sisters; Evelyn Thomas, Dawn Burton and Yvonne Warren.  Mom cherished the special times she spent with her Janeway family and her Grace Hospital colleagues.  A special thank-you to Dr. Coleman, Dr. Butler, Dr. Pomeroy, Dr. Parfrey and St. Clare’s ICU Staff.  At mom’s request, cremation has taken place. Interment to follow at a later date.  Donations in her memory may be made to the School Lunch Program or a charity of one’s choice.


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I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Blackwood’s passing. She was a wonderful head nurse when I worked at the Janeway in the late seventies. She was very well respected and admired.
Karen Smith

Gail,Trudy and Family, So sorry to hear about your dear Mom ‘s passing..All of her nursing family from 3BC and D Janeway Hospital were so fortunate to have had her as our Head Nurse.She was a wonderful nurse,so caring for her staff and patients.We also kept in touch with her after she retired,visiting her at her beautiful apartment or out for lunch..We had lots of fun and laughter together especially if Linda and Geri were there..She will be dearly missed.Hugs to all. Pat Coffin

Sorry to hear of Mrs. Blackwood’s passing.
Our Daughter, Charlene, was born 42 years ago on Feb 8th in Burin and was transferred to the Janeway Hospital and that is where Mrs. Blackwood became a part of our lives as she was a Head Nurse there. She was there for us during Charlene’s initial long hospital stay and the many more that ensued over the years. We were fortunate and grateful for the excellent care Mrs. Blackwood gave Charlene and for being there for us as well.
Charlene loved her dearly. They kept in contact with each other through cards & visits. Charlene passed away in July 2012. Mrs. Blackwood continued to keep in touch with our family. We have many special memories of Mrs. Blackwood to treasure always. Sincere condolences to all the family.

My heartfelt condolences to all the Blackwood family on the loss of your dear Mom.

I was so sad to hear this news. I worked with Mrs Blackwood at the Janeway immediately after I finished Nurses training. 1976-1978
She was a lovely person and a fabulous nurse and we shared many fun times together working on unit 3BCD. Janeway employees are like a big family and over the years we have kept connected even as recent as Christmas we had a luncheon with Mrs Blackwood and reminisced about our days working together. We will all miss her dearly.

Trudy, Gail & family,
Sending all my love your way. Your mom was such a pleasure and will always hold such a special place in my heart. She was never far from my thoughts. Take comfort in knowing you now have the best guardian angel. Mrs Blackwood, you sure have earned your wings. Rest easy my treasure, you are so loved xoxo

I was so very sad and sorry to hear of my dear friends passing..She was a great person and a cherished friend. She will be in my thoughts always.To all of her family, I share your grief.

Bruce, Jane and the Blackwood family,
You have lost a treasure, a woman of dignity, character and great love.. Your precious memories will hold you in the lonely days ahead. Much love to you all .

To the Blackwood Family.. Sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a very caring person.. It was a pleasure working with her at the Grace while she was head nurse on 1st floor and I was a nurse
Instructor..We enjoyed our time there together.

So sorry to hear about you’re moms passing.
Condolences to family and friends.

To Rose,s Family, our deepest sympathy for your loss.
We worked with Rose at the Janeway for many years.
She was a devoted and very skilled nurse. The staff who worked with her admired her greatly.
Our sincere condolences on her loss.

Bruce, Jane & the entire Family we are sorry to hear of Mrs. Blackwood’s passing. May all of your beautiful memories keep you smiling. Rita & John Jardine

To Roses Family , Heartfelt condolences on your mothers passing .I was one of her Janeway as well as Grace friends . I always considered her a beautiful lady and a wonderful nurse. May your precious memories bring you comfort at this time .
Jean (Cornick) Crosbie

Hi Rose,
I going to miss you. You were a very wonderful person to know.
Love, Sandra

Trudy and all Rose’s family,my sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother.
i have fond memories of our days at the Grace,I was so pleased to have a chat with her last June at the Alumni Dinner. Cherish your memories .

So very sorry for your loss, thinking of Gail,Irwin and Families at this time ,all the very best and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Aunt Anita

so very sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this very difficult time xo
Stephanie (Kenny) and Dave Walsh

Gail, Bruce, Trudy, Paul and family

Sorry for your loss . She was a beautiful lady and someone I’ll never forget.
May fond memories help you through this trying time..

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Patsy & Randy Rice

Bruce Jane and all the Blackwood Family
So sorry for your loss . So many children and grand children and great grand children . She was lucky as were all of you .
Thinking of you .
Rosemary and Terry

Gail, so sorry that you lost your Mom.. you were fortunate that you had her for so long to share with your children and grandchildren. I didn’t know her, but I’m sure your many kindnesses were indicative of who she was. With love and hugs from Ethel, Bradley, Gregory and Julie Dobbin.

To Paul Carla and the entire Blackwood family.Our sincere and profound condolences on the passing of your dear Mom. Wish we had the words to take away your sorrow. Please allow yourselves time to remember all the “great times ” as your Mom would have wanted.
May God grant her peace and rest her soul.

Our condolences to the family of Rose Blackwood

So sorry to hear the passing of a wonderful was my honour to have know her and to take care of her.she will be sadley missed. RiP mrs .blackwood

My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother Gail. I remember her well . She was always so kind to me when I would go to your home on topsail road in our days of youth. Your mother was a terrific mom always so good for having your friends over to have fun . Peace and love to you and your family. May you always keep the fond memories in your hearts. Sincerely Ronda Lake Parker

To Trudy, Keith and family
We were so saddened to hear about your mom- she was such a great lady – and a wonderful nurse who will be missed by many.
sincere condolences
Hugs to you all
Val and Joe Earles

To the Blackwood family.
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was so kind to me when our son was at the Janeway. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Liz (Libby Wells) Brown

Sincere sympathy to you all .
Memories of our time at the Grace Hospital bring happy memories of our time there .
God Bless .
Janet ( Chafe ) Martin

To Bruce and all the members of the Blackwood family we send our sincere and heartfelt condolences. Remembering you in thoughts and prayers during your sadness.

To the Blackwood Family,
So sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. I have many memories of times shared at our home in Logy Bay. Our sincere condolences.

To Mrs Blackwood’s family
My deepest condolences for your loss. Mrs Blackwood was my head nurse on unit 3BC&D at the old Janeway. She took me under her wing as a new grad and was a great teacher and mentor. She was very well loved and respected. She strongly encouraged and supported all of my endeavours as I pursued further education ( and there was always a card in the mail from Rose Blackwood for any special accomplishment). Mrs Blackwood always had a very special place in my heart. May her gentle soul Rest In Peace.

Gail ,Bruce, Paul ,Trudy & Extended Family

Our Deepest Condolences to you all.
May your pleasant & happy memories & family ties sustain you all during this difficult time. Rose, was my travelling work buddy during the many adverse winter weather conditions when we worked at the old Janeway hospital. Together with the support of Emerson & Peter we never missed a day’s work, always arriving safely in a timely manner. Rest in peace Millicent Rose!!

So sad to hear of Aunt Rose’s passing. We will continue to think of her every year when we pull out the coveted Christmas stocking she thoughtfully made for Colin a few years back. Sending condolences to all those who loved her…Dawn, Pam and Colin

Gail,Bruce,Paul,Trudy and Families,
Condolences on the passing of Aunt Rose. She was a beautiful person..Have a lot of fond memories from over the years. Hugs and Prayers to all.

So sorry to hear of Gail , Trudy and thier families loss . Enjoy your memories. Laugh and cry. And hug each other. . My heart aches for you. All

Bruce, Gail and families;
My dearest condolences on your Mom’s passing. Unable to visit, but you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Trudy: My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom. Mel

Our condolences

Trudy, Gail and Family:

I felt so sad when I heard of your mother’s passing. As. my sister Donna said, we felt comfort knowing that our mothers were together at Tiffany Village. Being long time friends, I am sure they found comfort in each other’s company as well. My heart goes out to all your family at this time. May your lifetime memories of your mom help to ease the pain you all must be feeling. Take care and God bless. ❤️❤️❤️

sincere sympathy to Rose’s family. we were school friends at Curtis Academy and also neighbours for awhile. cherish the love she gave you and your shared memories.

Gail, Trudy and Family,
So sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. While she and you Father were long time friends of our parents my most recent memories of your Mother were when she and Mom were at Tiffany Village for the 6 months before Mom passed away. Having Rose there with Mom was a real source of comfort for us.. I don’t doubt there were lots of memories and laughs shared when they were together. I am sure she will be missed by all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

To the Blackwood Family. Condolences on the loss of your mother at this time .wishing peace and love during this time of need ,

So sorry for your loss. She was such a lovely gentle Lady. Condolences to the family …

Gail, condolences on your mother’s passing. We wish you and your siblings peace and love during your time of sorrow.

Condolences sorry to hear the sad news about your Mom.
She be loved and missed by so many.

Gail and Trudy,
Such a beautiful lady for sure, sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You have beautiful memories, keep them close to your heart forever! Thinking of you..

Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, she was a beautiful lady indeed! Hugs to you all xoxo

Trudy and Family.
I was saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Seeing her picture brought back many sweet memories. Cherish the memories.
Sincerest condolences ❤️
Sharon (Hollett) Rose and family

Trudy and Family.
I was saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Seeing her picture brought back many sweet memories. Cherish the memories.
Sincerest condolences ❤️
Sharon (Hollett) Rose and family