Emily Victoria Luscombe (nee Goodyear)

July 16, 1925 to June 20, 2023


Private Vicki (Luscombe) Goodyear at the wheel, V.J. Day, 1945


Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Caribou Memorial Veteran’s Pavilion, St. John’s NL on June 20, 2023, Emily Victoria (Goodyear) Luscombe.  Born July 16, 1925, at the Grace Hospital to Elsie and Valentine Goodyear of Walsh’s Square, St. John’s NL, “Vicki” worked at the Royal Stores in downtown St. John’s before volunteering to serve her country with the Canadian Women’s Army Corps in Chilliwack BC at the age of 18.  She met and fell in love with her future husband, William (Bill) Luscombe aboard the SS Kyle on their return to Newfoundland in 1946 (Bill was returning from service with the Canadian army in the liberation of Belgium and Holland).  Vicki raised five children (while helping to run the family business) and was at her happiest when the house was full of her kids and their friends.  She will be remembered for her vitality, boundless energy, keen sense of humour and her unconditional love for her children and their families.  There will never be another like her and we will miss her always.

Vicki was predeceased by her parents; her brothers (Capt.) Thomas of St. John’s NL; Albert of Toronto ON; and Douglas of St. John’s NL; and her infant daughter, Jill.  She was survived (for three short hours!) by her younger brother William of Victoria BC.

She leaves to mourn her loving husband of seventy-seven years, Bill;  her son Bill of Hagersville ON and his children Kelly and Bill; her son Rob of Halifax NS, wife Jayne (Rideout) and children Nicholas and Thomas; her daughter Deb O’Brien of St. John’s NL, husband Sean and children Tim (Jaclyn Whelan) and Katie (Shannon Dwyer); her son (Capt.) Rick of St. Philip’s and children Aimee and Danielle, Emily and Alex (and their mother Jan Warren);  and her son Phil of Cambridge ON, wife Tina and children Janine and Steven.  Also mourning her loss are her 12 beloved grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and 22 nieces and nephews.

Vicki was a long-standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Many thanks to the wonderful staff at the Veteran’s Pavilion, for their kindness, support, and care.  They almost feel like extended family now.

There will be a celebration of Vicki’s life at a later date.




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Comhbhron, to the family

To my many cousins and families of my favorite Aunt Vick. She was a gem. She always made me laugh with her casual Newfie sayings. The one saying I hold dearest is how she claimed her teeth were furry and in desperate need of a brushing.. Too funny!
What a fabulous family tree she leaves behind. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love your cousin Nancee

Sincere condolences to Rick and the Luscombe family

Bill and family,
So sad to hear of Vicki’s passing. I had the honour of caring for her and Bill for several years during their stay at CMVP. May her beautiful soul rest in peace, condolences to you all.

Sending our sincere condolences to the Luscombe family. Vicki was our next door neighbour for many years. She was a Super Woman and we thank her for her service to the Country during the dark hours of World War 2. RIP
Angela and Mike Stokes

The spirit, laughter and true kindness of Mrs Luscombe lives on in those she touched. She helped me with meaningful talks at a time when I needed it most. At a time when I lost my Father as a teen, she taught me it was okay to be happy and live my life, while still feeling sorrow. She, in her own way, helped me eliminate the guilt. She was a true lady, with balance and fun. To Bill Sr. and family, thank you for shareing Vikki with us.

Great memories of Mrs. Luscombe from the seventies , when I had the pleasure of working with Bill Sr. at his driving school. She always had a smile and a very outgoing personality . She certainly was a great person to have known
To Bill Sr. And all the Luscombe family may she rest in peace and hopefully the wonderful memories you all have of her help you at this difficult time.

Deb, My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. I can tell from reading the tributes that your mother was highly respected and loved. May she Rest In Peace.

Deepest sympathy Deb and Sean.

So sorry to hear of Vicki’s passing, I will always remember her laughter and sense of humour. She was my mother’s first cousin and good friend and my memories of her go back as far as when I was a young boy growing up on Hamilton Ave. My heart felt condolences go out to Bill and her family.

Bill, So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Sending you and your family, our sincere condolences.
Barbara and Russ Khan

Sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing.

Rob. Jane and Luscombe family.
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing,Rob. What a wonderful life she had. You will miss her dearly.
May she rest in peace.
Winnie Lane

Thinking of all the Luscombe family and remembering Vicky, our lovely neighbour on Warren Place.
Frances Prowse and family.

Our most sincere to Rick and family.

My sincere condolences to Phil and family. Your mom was a great person., Phil.. Hold on to those memories.

My sincere condolences to Rob and family.

So sorry to hear that Victoria passed away! A truly wonderful lady! Condolences to you Bill and all your family and friends
Fred and Elizabeth Murphy

Condolences to the entire family

Sincere Condolences to the Luscombe Family at this difficult time, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mrs. Luscombe was a beautiful lady…RIP.

Rob and Jayne
Your mother was a wonderful woman and I’m so sorry to hear that she has passed. Please accept my deepest condolences

Deb and family. We are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Sending you our love at this difficult time.

Deepest condolences Mr Luscombe sorry for your loss

Sending my sincere condolences to the Luscombe Family. I remember her as a very beautiful young mother at Robs birthday parties, when we were kids. Keep your memories close, as they are timeless treasures of our hearts. Debbie, you look so much like her. May she rest in Peace.

Sending my love to the Luscombe family. She was a remarkable woman who lived a full life always with a twinkle in her eyes.


Condolences to all the family.

Thank you for your Service and defending our Freedom.
May you rest in peace.

Deb and family,,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your Mom. She (like my mother) lived to a wonderful age., but losing your mother is a terrible loss no matter the age.

Rob, truly sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Although we never met, we learned what a special person she was through you.
May she rest in peace.
In sympathy,
Graham and Kathy Smith

As a friend of Kelly Luscome, from Oakville, Ontario Canada, I’d like to send this message that because I am so familiar with her granddaughter, Kelly, I can be certain that Emily Victoria would have been as caring, compassionate and humble as her cherished granddaughter. Enjoy your Heavenly rest now as your soul rests easy..

Janet Susanne Horseman Russell

Rob, sorry to her of your mom’s passing. Suzie and I are thinking of you and your family..

All our Love

Rob , Peg and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom.

Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Neil & Peg

Granny, you were the glue to the family ties. Such amazing memories of Boxing Day, sliding down your steep carpeted stairs on Warren Place, all the weekends in Bareneed and you taking Little Bill and I to the shriners Christmas parties.
You’ll be missed by many and I speak on behalf of us all…thank you for the great memories
I’ll always remember your laugh and delicious ham.
R.I.P Granny

They say that death leaves a sting no one can heal, and love leaves a memory that no one can steal. I know that your mom was full of love for her children, grandchildren and beyond so take comfort in all the great memories.
Ed and Jill Sharpe.

So sorry for your loss , She was a lovely lady and will surely be missed by many . My sincere condolences to all . May she Rest in Peace