Born April 14, 1933 and entered into eternal rest on September 22, 2019, peacefully and with dignity; a matriarch, surrounded by her family. Sheila was born in St. John’s, one of eight children. She was a tireless and inspirational woman. She began her married life in Botwood, welcoming five children. Her devotion to her family guided her life. She and Elmer worked and loved as a team. If something needed to be done, Sheila was ahead of the pack, initiating projects and seeing them through. Anyone who knows Botwood back in the day remembers the excitement and activity of living there at that time. Over the years they pursued many avenues of adventure to ensure the happiness and livelihood of their family. Sheila loved to see the family grow, and fortunately, there always seemed to be babies on the scene. She left this world as she lived…with a song in her heart and dancing toward her next great adventure, relying on her faith, and secure in the knowledge that she would be reunited with those loved ones who passed before her.
Predeceased by her husband Elmer, her parents, Walter and Alice Gosling, two sons, Paul and Larry, her daughter-in-law Ann, five brothers Austin, Larry, Walter, Bob and Fraser, and two sisters, Doris and Marguerite.
Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, her son Fraser (Valerie), Grandchildren Christopher (Liezel), Wendy (Craig) and Ian (Tracy); her daughter Beverly, Grandchildren Tammy Jones (Keith – deceased) and Jamie Jones (Ginelle); son Jeffrey (Sheila), Granddaughter Leah; Larry’s children, Shannon (Ben) and Ryan (Beth); and Paul’s daughter, Terri; 13 Great Grandchildren; her brother-in-Law Alonzo Chafe; sister-in-Law Lorraine Gosling; and her friends and the staff at Pleasantview Towers 4SE who meant so much to her these past few years. Thank you. Many other extended family and friends, too numerous to mention, are also mourning her loss.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:00 am from the Anglican Church of the Ascension, 58 Smallwood Drive, Mount Pearl. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Donations in Sheila’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Anglican Church of the Ascension, Mount Pearl
Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road
To the Edison Family,
Deepest condolences for your loss. May you find some comfort and healing with the many amazing memories you’ve shared.
Yvonne Chow and family
Fraser, Bev, Jeff, & Your families:
So sorry to hear of Sheila’s passing .
It’s always sad & difficult to part with your Mom. She gave you life, cared for you, comforted you, taught you right from wrong & prayed that she sent you on the right path. No doubt Sheila did that. You guys are amazing. The service this morning was proof of that. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady (who, by the way, opened her door to our family in Botwood, way back when.
She’s finally @ peace. Rest easy Sheila!
We can shed tears that they have gone,
Or we can smile that they have lived.
We can close our eyes and pray that they will come back,
Or we can open our eyes and see all the good that they have left us.
Our hearts can be empty because we cannot see them,
Or our hearts can be full with love that we’ve shared.
We can turn our backs on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or we can be happy for tomorrow, because of yesterday.
We can remember them and only that they have gone,
Or we can cherish their memory and let it live on.
We can cry and close our minds, be empty and turn our backs,
Or we can do what they would have wanted,
Smile, open our eyes, love, and go on.
My Deepest Sympathy
Wendy and family, so very sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. Sorry for your loss.
Fraser and the Edison family
I’m very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. All moms are special, and from the comment here, your’s seems especially so. Cherish the memories and we’ll be thinking about you at this time.
Tam – sending all my love to you and the rest of the Fam. Nan always made everyone feel welcome and was always good for a laugh. She was a proper Saint for putting up with all of us and all our foolishness…..
She’ll always have a special place in my heart.
Rest easy, Nan.
Love you always xoxo
Fraser & Family,
May memories of your mother give you strength in the days ahead, sending our deepest sympathy.
Fraser, I express my sincerest condolences to you and your whole family on the passing of your dear mother, Sheila. I have been thinking about you every day. It is a very sad time, but it will undoubtedly bring on many wonderful memories of her as well, which you will cherish forever.
To the Edison family: my thoughts are with you all at this time.
Frazier & family.
sorry for your loss . Sheila was a great lady & full of
Sincerely Nanny .
My sincere condolences to the Edison and Gosling families, Tammy I remember visiting you back in the day at your grandmothers house, during our SEA Systems days. What a wonderful feeling I remember while visiting, I was welcomed with open arms. Your Nan had a great wit about her as well as all the Edison family I had the pleasure of meeting. Hold close the wonderful memories you have all made together.. Rest Easy Mrs. Edison..
Fraser and family, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Rose Samson and Paul Miller
Jeff and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Annette and Dave Carberry
Bev Tammy Jamie. clark Jack Drew and Ginelle. Words cannot Express my heartbreak for all of you. Nan was a proud honourable woman who always welcomed family and friends with open arms and the warmest heart. I love you all. Stay strong as you face yet another hard road that we are all travelling. I know her and Keith are smiling down upon us protecting us and loving us through eternity.
To the Edison Family. : So sorry to hear of Sheila’s passing. May your many memories be a source of strength as you go through these difficult days. I remember the many laughs and cups of tea we shared around Ann’s table. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Fraser, our deeoest sympathy to you and your family.
To all the Family,
Very Sorry for your loss.
Sorry to here of your grandmother passing. Condolence from our house to yours. Ross Stuckless
Tammy, I am so sorry to hear about your Nan. I loved hearing your lunchtime stories about Nan. She had a beautiful and funny personality. A life full with family and friends.
Take Care xo
Thinking of Sheila’s family today as you mourn her passing, I remember her well from when I was very young. I have a lot of fond memories and what a wonderful lady she was,. You are in my thoughts!
Tammy, so sorry to hear of your grandma’s passing. I remember her to be such a strong woman and it was always evident how much she loved and adored you. May you take comfort and the wonderful memories you have growing up with her. God bless.
To : Frazier, Bev ,Jeff and families , we are truly sorry for your loss and we would like to offer our deepest and most sincere condolences. Please know that your friends love you and are here for you .Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Myrl and Susan ,Den and June , Janette and Dean .
We will miss Aunt Sheila’s laugh!
Sad to think all of that generation of Goslings have passed on however they have left us with fond memories of family fun ,…the stories, pranks, music, and so much more. Now they are all together again. Rest In Peace
Deborah Ann Gosling Brown and family
Wendy, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you love your nan dearly.
My condolences to your whole family.
Jeff and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. May your Mother rest in peace and her memory be a blessing. God bless …..
Bev sending my deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mom. Shelia was a wonderful woman and I thoroughly enjoyed the time when I worked with her when I was at Pleasantview Towers. We shared many laughs and smiles throughout our day. May she Rest In Peace.
Bev sending my deepest condolences to you and all your family on the passing of your Mom. Shelia was a wonderful woman and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her when I worked at Pleasantview Towers. We shared many laughs and smiles; as your Mom was such a lovely person may she Rest In Peace.
Condolences to the Edison Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Just heard of Sheila’s passing. So sad. Sheila and you guys been in our lives forever. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Hugs and Kisses to you all.
I am very sad to hear of Aunt Sheilas passing
Her smile and roaring laugh were infectious.
What a great, kind, generous person.
Condolences to all the Edison family..Thinking of you at this very sad time.
So very sorry to hear about Aunt Sheila.She was A very special person with a huge heart and a great sense of humour. She will be missed here on earth , but I am sure she has brightened up a special place in heaven.We are thinking of you during this time….
Sincere condolences to all the Edison family especially Tammy ,Jack and Clarke
So very sorry to hear of Aunt Sheila’s passing. My thoughts are with all the family during this sad and difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. ❤️
Tom and Kim