Richard Joseph Gough

September 6, 1944 to November 7, 2022


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It is with broken hearts that the family of the late Richard Joseph Gough, aged 78, announce his passing on Monday, November 7, 2022.  Richard passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre surrounded by his loving family.

Predeceased by his parents William and Marion Gough of St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s Bay, and sister Mary Aquinas. 

Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of fond and loving memories his wife Barbara, daughters Anne Taite (Brian), Christine Avery (Aaron), and son William (Katherine); cherished grandchildren Lauren, Holly and Ethan; sister Marcella Power (Fred-dec.), brother Martin (Augusta); sister-in-law Judy Grimmer (Geoff) of Melbourne, Australia and a wide circle of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends; especially Gord Hunt, who was so supportive to Richard and his family in his final days.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and doctors of 5 South B for their exceptional care of Richard and compassionate attention to his family.

Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Wednesday, November 9 from 1-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday, November 10 at 11 a.m.  The funeral service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the Cancer Care Foundation.



1-5 p.m. on November 9, 2022

7-9 p.m. on November 9, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday November 10th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Martin, so sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences from us both.

Georgie and Norm.

Christine, Aaron, & Holly; so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you all during this most difficult time.

So very sorry for your loss Martin
– God Bless

Heartfelt condolences to the Gough family on the crossing of Richard. There is no doubt he is at peace and his presence enriches a place called Heaven. Prayers for the family during this time of sadness. God bless

We are so sorry from Brian and wanda Garrett also from Harold Hann Port Blandford

William, Mrs. Gough, Anne, Christine and families,

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Gough.
Although it has been several years since I last saw him, I have nothing but fond memories. Whenever I hear the phrase “ strong and silent type“, he was one of the first people that would come to mind. Firm and industrious, pleasant and kind. I did not know about his illness, although I know he likely carried his burden with grace, fortitude and dignity.
Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Eric,Tanya and family

Barbara and Family, my deepest condolences.
Richard was well known by family and friends as a gentle, hardworking and loyal person.. We shared many great get togethers for many years through deep family ties. Marcie and Martin, you too will find
The precious memories with your dear brother will bring comfort at this time. William, Anne and Christine, you were blessed with a wonderful Dad and heartfelt moments with him. Hugs.

Barbra and Family. Richard was a gentle modest man who was loved by all that knew him. As a child he made me feel very special. The world is a better place because of his generosity to family and friends. Rest in peace. Respectfully, David Butland

Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Anne, Brian and Munchkin;
There are no words that can truly describe what a wonderful person your Dad and Poppy was. He left a permanent imprint on the hearts of everyone who was so blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be greatly missed.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Gough family as we hear of Richard’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now, during this time of great loss for your family.
May Richard’s soul Rest In Peace..
Ann Marie and Tony Reardon

So sorry for your loss, take care and hold tight to all the memories made.

Anne & Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Your dad sounds like a remarkable man who has left a huge void but many wonderful memories to give you strength to get through the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you all.

So sorry to hear of Richard or as I remember him as Dick ,worked with him for years at Steelfab, you would have to travel many many miles to find a nicer person ,he was certainly one of the best ,and smarter person you could ever meet ,,Rest in Peace Richard

Sincere condolences to Richard’s family on the passing of a dear family member. I have fond memories as a boy riding in the army truck with Richard and my brother, Bill, in St Joseph’s. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort at this time. Rest peacefully, Richard.

I am at a true loss over the last few days. Your dad always treated me like one of his own. I am truly sorry for your loss, he was an amazing funny man. In later years I didn’t get to see him like when we were growing up but please know I am thinking of all of you at this time. Love and strength to you all Liza

To Christine, Anne & Family,

Thoughts and condolences are with you during this difficult time. Keep your memories tight they will be your guiding light.

So sorry to hear of Richards’ passing .To all his family our thoughts and prayers are with at this sad time . Richard was a kind and genle man and a lifelong friend of our family . May he R.I.P. Margie & Aidan Howell

Richard will be remembered for the love & gentleness he extended to so many people, & how he was held in high regard for his remarkable devotion, kindness & skill- by all who knew him. Hoping his family,, whom he loved so dearly, are comforted by your memories & find strength in the days ahead..

I am deeply sorry for your loss Anne. I know your dad was your world, and he made an indelible imprint on your life. I hope that your memories give you strength in the days ahead. Please pass along my sincere condolences to your mom, and the entire family.

Sorry to hear the of Richards passing. .my condolences to all Gough family at this difficult time

To the entire Gough family! Sorry to hear of Richards passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

My heartfelt condolences to Martin Augusta and the entire Gough family. May you all find comfort in your memories and cherish the good times. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sending heartfelt condolences to you all at this difficult time. I was sorry to hear the news of Richard’s passing..

Very saddened to hear of Richard’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this very difficult time.. May your special memories of Richard be a source of comfort and strength in the days ahead. May he Rest In Peace.
Ralph and Barbara Ryan

Barbara and family, Marcella and family, Martin and family. Very sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. We will always remember the visits we had with him and Barbara this past summer.. RIP Richard. Our phone calls over the last several years will be truly missed.

Sending my deepest sympathy to Martin and Augusta, Marcella and other family members on the passing of Richard. May the many treasured memories you hold close to your hearts bring you strength and comfort at this sad time and in the difficult days ahead. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Christine and family.
Our condolences go out to you and all the family.Richard was a awesome man ,Doug knew him for years.

Hilda and Doug Summers

Our most sincere condolences from all the Tassie Ritson family.
We send all our love.

Christine, Anne and Families,
I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Cherish your wonderful memories as they will get you through the tough days. Hugs to all!

Barbara and family, Martin and Family, Marcella and Family, it makes me very sad to learn of Richards passing. he was my best friend since we were boys. I have many beautiful memories of him–coasting down over Gough’s hill on our Champion sleighs, walking to Phonse’s store in the evenings for a bottle of beer ( we called it beer but in reality it was soft drink. ) Attending the dances at Lundrigans in Colinet and on and on the memories surface.. I am crying inside today.
Fly with the angels my friend .

Christine, Aaron and Holly. We were very sad to hear of your dad,s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.. Hugs Frank and Judy Parsons


My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult Time. Sincere condolences to you & your family

My sincere condolences to you and your family. I’m thinking about you during this difficult time. Take good care.

Aunt Barb, William, Christine, Anne and families,
Our deepest sympathies for your terrible loss. Your father/husband was a wonderful and deeply respected person I have so many precious memories of Uncle Richard. Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time..

Much love,
Cathy, Mike, Ethan and Megan

My sincere condolences to and your family Barb on the loss of a wonderful husband and father,my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

My sincerest condolences to you and your family Anne. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Anne, so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

Barb and Family: Condolences for your loss of a wonderful and talented man. I was proud to count him amongst my good friends.

Dear Barbara & family, Martin & Augusta, Marcella & all family members, sending condolences to all of you, during this difficult time. Sincerely, Theresa

To Aunt Barbie, Anne, Christine and William and family, my thoughts and condolences are with you. Praying for you all at this very sad time. Uncle Richard was a wonderful man and he will be so dearly missed by all. Sending love from across the miles.

In memory of Richard, much loved brother in law of Judy and Geoff Grimmer from Melbourne Australia
To our dear family, we wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts..
Although the miles separate us our spirits are with you in St John’s.
Vale Richard.

I’m sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I pray he did not suffer. May he rest in peace among the angels. God bless him and your family and keep you in His loving embrace.

Aunt Barb, William, Christine, Anne and families: our deepest sympathies to you all, the world has lost a truly good and generous man who always put others before himself. Wishing we were closer, but long distance virtual hugs will have to do. Love to all.

To you Anne, Brian, Lauren, and your entire family, we send loving thoughts to you all at this very sad time. Anne, hold dear the many beautiful memories of your dad. You were best friends. He will always be with you.

Love from Lee and Dave

To: Barbara, Children, Grandchildren,, Marcella, Martin and all other family members of the Late Richard Gough: Sending our Deepest Sympathy to everyone during this very sad and difficult time. Be assured you are in our thoughts and prayers! Richard was a very dear friend of our family for many, many years. His kindness and our wonderful friendship will live on in the great memories we made together. God Bless you all!

Carmelita Butland Bruce and family

Dion and I were saddened to hear of our friends passing. today. .Dick as he was known to us has been through many years a person of great kindness and showed this especially when Dion was away by looking out for me when the snow came . He always made himself available in ways important to us with his wisdom and knowledge of so many things. We will miss him so much and send our deepest sympathy to his family. Our fond memories of him will be in our hearts and prayers always.

Anne, our whole HR team is heartbroken for you. It was truly remarkable to see how much you loved your Dad and how you were always there for him through all his health challenges. Cherish the wonderful memories that you had together. Sending you, Brian and Lauren peace, comfort, and lots of love at this time. Wishing you the best and know you have our full support.

Dear Barb & Family ..Graham & I are so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing.. Our love & support go out to you & your family…

Condolences to Will and family on your loss.

Anne, Brian and Lauren, heaven has gained another angel. My deepest condolences!

Barb & Family, Martin & Augusta & Family, & Marcella & Family

So very sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. On behalf of Bruce and myself, please accept our sincere condolences. Richard was a wonderful human being and was so very highly thought of by all. R.I.P. Richard.

Sheila & Bruce