Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Gosse, RN

May 22, 1945 to November 12, 2021


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GOSSE, Elizabeth Ann (Betty), RN – It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Gosse at the Health Sciences Centre on November 12th, 2021 at the age of 76 years. Betty was a compassionate retired Registered Nurse from the Grace Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1966. Predeceased by her parents Eli & Annie Clarke, brother Fred Clarke; parents-in-law Martin & Marjorie Gosse, as well as many lost family members that are too numerous to list. Leaving to mourn her loving husband of 55 wonderful years Calvert (Cal), daughter Wanda Lawlor, son Dwayne Gosse, and son-in law Steve Lawlor. Also, her brother Wallace Clarke (Georgina), sister-in-law Marion Clarke, and a long list of loving extended family.

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and medical team at the Health Sciences Centre, 4 South A, for their above and beyond compassionate care.

Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday, November 15th; 10am-12pm (Family Only) and 2pm-9pm. Cremation to follow. A funeral service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, November 17th at 1pm.

The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend.  To view the service, please re-visit this obituary prior to 1pm the day of the funeral to find the link.

A burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the Family requests donations to be made in Betty’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one’s choice.



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I am so shocked & saddened at the passing of my beautiful cousin & friend. RIP lovely lady. Prayers & thoughts to your family. You will be sadly missed.

I was so sorry to hear about Betty’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family. My thoughts are with you.

Carolann (Clarke) Companion

It is hard to find the words to express my sorrow for your loss and I wish I could be there to say this in person. A light was always shining when Betty was in the room. That light still shines bright in each of you that truly carry her memory on. My heart is with you and will always be with Betty.

Cal, Wanda, and Dwayne,
Sending deepest condolences to you and all family and friends. She will forever be remembered with the utmost respect. Working with Betty will always be one of my cherished memories of my nursing career
May she rest easy
Michelle Hamlyn

Cal, Dwayne, Wanda
I am saddened today to learn of Betty/ your Mom’s passing. She was my first nursing manager on Urology unit at the Grace. when I graduated in 85 and always held a special place in my heart. She combined her professionalism and nursing skill with kindness and a motherly concern for us greenhorns that turned into lasting friendship as our careers took us in different directions. She remained interested in our lives and always keen to share our weddings, births , and other milestones. I am truly sorry for you loss and trust your happiest memories will keep her love close

Cal & family, sorry for your loss. Betty gave you 55 years of wonderful memories. Remember the good times with a smile. My sincere condolences.


To Cal, Dwayne, Wanda (Steve) and Family. .I am so sorry for your loss…. Dwayne has shared many wonderful stories. Thankful for our visit in B.C.. and the wonderful dinner and time. we shared during your visit to B.C.
My heart and thoughts are with you. All.

Cal and family
I was sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I have many fond memories of our time in “card club”. May the memories of your many good times together be a comfort to you at this difficult time.

So sorry to learn of Betty’s passing. I had the privilege
of working with Betty at SA Grace General Hospital.
She was an excellent Nurse. May she rest in peace.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Rosanne Lake

Wanda and family
We were deeply saddened when we heard of the passing of your mom. We are sending you our heart felt condolences and thoughts during this very difficult time.

Dean, Barb, and family.

Cal & family
Condolences on the loss of the love of your life.
Treasure your memories and keep your family close.
Rest in Peace Betty.

So sorry for your loss

Cal and family. So sorry to hear about Betty’s passing. Our deepest condolences to all of you at this difficult time.

Cal and family: So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time,, God Bless, RIP Betty.

Dear Cal and family. I know your hearts are broken at Betty’s death. Growing up together in St. Phillip’ she was one of my dearest friends, as well as her brother Freddie. I loved her parents. They were so kind to me. I enjoyed many a treat from Clarke’s store. Betty was always a dear, kind and gentle person. When we were still children I stood close to her, comforting her as her father’s body was lowered into the ground and she was devastated. Many years later Betty did me the honour of preaching at her mother’s funeral. She will always have a very special place in my heart. Please know and believe she is only gone from your sight not from life. She is now living with loved ones gone before in God’s nearer presence. One day, by God’s good grace you will meet again. We send you our very best wishes as you learn to live without her God bless you all. Wallace, I know how hard it is to lose a sister. We are thinking of you and Georgie. May Betty rest in peace and rise in glory .Shirley and Charlie ( Cal’s first cousin) Gosse

Gosse & Clarke Families,
Sincere Condolences at this very difficult time, you are in my thoughts and prayers. All God’s Blessings.

To Uncle Cal, Wanda, Dwayne & family,

We were deeply saddened to hear about Aunt Betty’s passing. We are thinking of you all through this difficult time. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Sending all our love.

Wanda and family so sorry for the loss of your mother, lots of good memories from childhood.

Sorry for you loss. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Danny and Maxine.

Dear Wanda, Steve and family,

So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

I send my sincere sympathy to all Betty’s Family. I had the pleasure and honor to work with Betty at the S. A. Grace General Hospital, and School of Nursing. I will always remember her as an outstanding, compassionate, competent and devoted Registered Nurse. May her caring soul Rest in Peace.
Violet Squires Ruelokke

To cousin Cal and all your dear ones, I offer my sincere sympathy in the huge loss of your beloved Betty. You were a wonderful caregiver during her illness Cal for which you will have
No regrets.. Sincere sympathy to all your family and friends. Cousin, Phyllis D

To Cal, Wanda, Dwayne and family. So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a dear and wonderful friend. Please accept our sincere condolences at this most difficult time.and take comfort in the beautiful memories you have all shared together.

To all Betty’s family : We are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing . May the beautiful memories comfort you all on the sad and difficult days . May she rest in peace .

To Cal, Wanda, Dwayne and family
So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Kevin, Kristen and Family.

Wanda and family,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
Paul & Amelia

deepest condolences to the family,,I remember Betty from our working days at the Grace Hospital and her loving care she had for her patients and coworkers,..

The Gosse family.
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Betty. .
Rest In Peace my friend. .
Sylvia (Young) Foley.
Class of 1966 A.

Wanda and Family,
I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deep condolences to you and all of your family.

The Gosse Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on Betty’s passing.. May your memories and the. support of family and friends help during this very difficult time.

Cal and Family. So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing.. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I hope you find peace and comfort in the great memories you both shared together.
Doreen (Lynch) Skinner

Cal and family
I was so deeply saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. Betty was my room mate for some of our training years. We shared many memories together. I always admired her amazing devotion and her unending fortitude to do the right thing for her patients. She never said an unkind word to or about anyone. I know she had a loving family .she spoke of you proudly during our quick little chats in later years. I can only imagine how empty you all feel. Take heart. This life is not conclusion a sequel lies beyond. May GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Muriel Butler Day

To Cal and children and Betty’s brother. I was so saddened to hear of my old school friend’s passing. Time passes and we don’t see each other but we are still in each other’s hearts and memories..

Cal and Family.

We are very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

Wallace, Georgina and the Gosse Family, Our Deepest sympathy to you all. May She Rest in Peace!!

Sincere sympathy to family and friends .
My thoughts and prayers to you all .
Memories take me back to our days at the S.A. Grace Hospital .
God Bless .
Janet ( Chafe ) Martin

Wallace and the Gosse Family:
So saddened to hear about Betty’s passing.. Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time..

Wanda and family
So sad to hear your Mom passed away. She was a lovely lady. Please accept my condolences.
Take care.
Jean Ann Ryan (Sharpe)

Cal and family, so very sorry to hear of Betty’s illness and passing. She was such a caring and competent nurse. Sincerest condolences at this sad time.
Elsie (Moores) Rideout,
Class of 1966

My condolence to Cal and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I was a nursing classmate of Betty’s and know she was a quiet dear person who will be sadly missed.
Phyllis Manuel MacDonald class 1966

To Cal Gosse and Family, Sorry to hear of Betty’s passing,my thoughts and prayers are with you at this tme.

So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. My sincere condolences to her family.
Marilyn Whelan
Class of ‘66.

Dear Cal, Wanda, Dwayne, and family,,
We are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a such a nice lady who loved to have a chat and be around family. Please know we are thinking of you at this difficult time. May your happy memories of her soon replace the sadness in your hearts. Rest in peace Betty.

So sorry to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time xo