Jean Sarah Goudie (nee Caines)

October 28, 1942 to January 21, 2023


To view the funeral service for Jean Goudie for on Monday, January 30th at 11:00 a.m. please click on this link:


Passed away suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre, Jean Goudie, aged 80 years. Predeceased by her husband, Herb, a little over 6 months ago. Also predeceased by her sister Hope, and her parents, Robert and Dorothy Caines. Leaving to mourn is her daughter, Dawn Power and her grandson, Griffin. Also leaving to mourn are her 6 step children and their families: Ken(Marion), Lee(Linda), Ian, Scott(Annette), Steve(Anne), and Nina. Special mention to her cousin, Anne Phelan-May, who she loved like a sister.

Mom was a “townie” who grew up in the East end of St, John’s beginning on Cavell Avenue, moving to York Street, and then Duckworth Street where her family owned and operated Robert Caines Grocery for many years. Mom was also a proud graduate of Bishop Spencer College and was delighted to keep in touch with her classmates on a regular basis.

Mom loved the Evening Telegram’s Jumble and Crossword puzzle and took pride in completing them regularly. She was also a true animal lover and was the concierge of many cats, dogs, and budgies throughout her lifetime. There was nothing better to Mom than watching all the different types of birds that visited her bird feeders daily.

Many thanks to her kind neighbours on Park Avenue in Mount Pearl for the past 50 years who looked out for Mom, especially during the last few months. Thanks as well to the staff at Littledale where Mom spent the last four days of her life for their kind and attentive care. Finally, a heartfelt and special thanks to Nina and Anne Porter for being the “boots on the ground” and for their loving support and compassion shown to Mom, especially in her final hours.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s. The family will receive visitors on Sunday, January 29th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Funeral service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, January 30th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with interment at the Anglican Cemetery on Forest Road immediately following the service. The service will be livestreamed and can be viewed by following the link at the top of Jean’s obituary on the Carnell website.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ostomy Newfoundland & Labrador, the St. John’s SPCA, or a charity of one’s choice.


“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue,

And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”



2-4 p.m. on January 29, 2023

7-9 p.m. on January 29, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Monday January 30th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery Forest Rd.


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I wish you, Jean, an happy rest with Herb. Thanks so much for your kindness each time we came for a visit.
Love to all the family from Lyla and Nelly ( France)

To Dawn, Griffen and Goudie Family
Thinking of you at this sad time., with love and lots of memories.
Hilda Mercer and family.

Thinking of you and Griffin at this sad time
Sincere condolences
Aunt Phyllis

Dawn and Family,
Sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.. I have enjoyed many years of good conversations ,laughs and loyalty from Jean and I speak for all of us at the salon when I say ,she will be sadly missed

Dawn, Griffin & Goudie Family,

So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a lovely lady
with a great sense of humor. My deepest condolences. R.I.P.

Dear Dawn & Griffin,
I send caring thoughts as you celebrate the life of a dear mother and grandmother. May these days be filled with fond memories, wonderful stories, and the spiritual experience of “treasuring these things in your heart”. May you also feel the love for both of you that is so present in the Riverbend United Church community back here in Edmonton.
With care,
Joanne Olson

Dawn, Griffin & Goudie Family

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of dear Jean. We had such fun whenever we got together, many stories were told & lots of laughs were had over a glass of wine. Her sense of humour was unmatched. RIP dear Jean, you will be missed!!

To Jean’s family,
So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a lovely lady with a great sense of humor.
Please accept my deepest condolences
Linda Burns

So sorry to hear of Jeans passing. It was I shock for sure. Dawn and family, you have my deepest sympathies.

To Ken, Marion and family

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dear Dawn and family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Jean and I were cousins, and I have many fond memories of her. I used to spend time at her house when she lived on Duckworth St. We used to cross the yard from York St and crawl in through the kitchen window. My father, Gordon Caines, thought the world of her. She and Herb were a wonderful couple. Last time I saw them both was back in 2015, and it was a very nice visit. The picture you have placed on her obituary page is quite lovely and is exactly how I remember her. I am sending you my deepest sympathy and keeping you and her in my prayers.

Dawn and Griffin
Very saddened to hear of Jeans passing.
We attended school at Bishop Spencer College and I have many happy memories of this time..We have remained great friends and I will miss our many phone calls. and laughter..
Take care,God bless .
Rosalind Billard. Young..

Ken, Marion and family
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Goudie’s passing, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time..

To Jean’s family,
So sorry to hear of Jean”s passing. I have many great memmories of Jean as a fellow class mate at Bishop Spencer College. She was always fun to be with especially at our big renunion in 2000, she would have us all laughing.. Thankyou Jean for all the good times..
With love and sympathy,
Sally Winter Le Feuvre

Dawn, Griffin & family. My heartfelt condolences on the sudden passing of my dear friend, Jean. I had a long chat with her on Thursday night and she said Dawn had left to return to Calgary. I loved our visits before COVID and Herb passing, and will certainly miss her no nonsense,, attitude and hilarious sense of humour. Together, we tried to keep in touch with other members of the class of 1959 which is now, sadly, less one more member.

To Dawn, Griffin, and Uncle Herbs Family,
Sincere condolences on the passing of Aunt Jean. My Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dawn and family,
Thinking of you at this sad time. Jean will always have a special place in my heart as my best friends mom. She was always welcoming, kind and easy to talk with. Her love of animals was evident and it is is an honour to donate in her memory.

To all Jean’s family,
Thinking about you ands sending sincere sympathy at this sad time. Rest in Peace, Jean.
Anna (Gough) Power

To Dawn, Griffin and all the family
My sincere and deepest condolences . I am saddened to hear of the passing of Jean, my dear ‘Spencerian’ longtime friend.. I will miss our lengthy and enjoyable phone chats.
My thoughts are with you at this difficult and sad time.
Ingrid Bugge Noseworthy
Bedford, Nova Scotia

To Dawn, Griffin and Family
Our deepest condolences to you and your family..
We were shocked to hear of your Moms passing and so soon after Herbs passing.
We have fond memories for the past 50 years on Park Ave and your Mom will be truly missed.
Thinking of you all at this sad time
RIP Jean
Gil and June Boyce