Murphy Goodridge, Janet, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 29, 2017, age 58 years. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Louise Murphy and father-in-law Noel Goodridge. Left with fond and loving memories her husband of 31 years Bill Goodridge, children James (Janelle), Sarah (Peter Mann), Chris (Heather Sweetapple) and Will; brother David Murphy, sister Christine Murphy (Bruce Davies); brothers-in-law Alan Goodridge and Doug Goodridge (Nanette); sister-in-law Maria Goodridge (Scott Moffatt); mother-in-law Isabelle Goodridge and nieces, nephews, and many dear friends and relatives. Janet embraced life with enthusiasm, often exploring the paths less travelled. She loved her family; she loved her friends. Her professional life began as a volunteer nursing instructor in Papua New Guinea, and ended as a policy advisor on maternal child health issues for the Federal and Provincial Governments. She was a passionate supporter of breastfeeding. She loved travel, especially the exotic off beat destinations.
Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Sunday, April 2nd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Monday, April 3rd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 9:30 a.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Donations in her memory may be made to the Gathering Place, PO Box 1761, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5P5.
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