Trudy Joyce Austin

October 6, 1955 to March 19, 2021


It is with deep sadness and much love, we mourn the passing of Trudy Joyce Austin at the age of 65. She passed peacefully in the company of loved ones after a long, courageous battle with cancer on March 19, 2021.

Predeceased by her mother Norma “Louise” Austin and father Bruce Austin.

She will be dearly missed and always loved by her daughter and best friend Tracy (Keith) Stone, grandchildren Cameron, Evan and Peyton Stone. They were her pride and joy and she will forever be an angel by their sides.

Trudy will also be lovingly remembered by her five sisters: Jeanette (Norm) Snelgrove, Linda (Derek) Andrews, Barbara (Rick) Byrne, Janet (Ralph) Evans, Jill (Robert) Taylor; Her nine nieces, nephews and their extended families. Trudy spent many days laughing and enjoying quality family time with all of them and they all held a special place in her heart.

She will also be missed by her special neighbours and good friends, Sharon and Wally Murphy; as well as many other good friends who were all very dear to her.  Their love and friendship was truly adored.

Thank-you to all of the health-care professionals who assisted Trudy and her family throughout the course of her illness.

Cremation has taken place and a small family committal service will be held in her honour. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.


“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.

Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and held so dear.”



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Janet, condolences to you and all your family. Her memories will live on with you forever. Hugs to you.

Sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing, we worked together for several years at Mile One. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Our sincerest condolences to Trudy’s family on her passing.

Our sincere condolences on Trudy’s passing.

Linda, so sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. Condolences to your family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. She was a great friend and coworker. We had some fun times at Rutter and NewTech. She truly loved her family and grandkids. Until we meet again my friend. Rest In Peace.

Sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. Please accept my condolences.

Oh Jeanette…..I am so sorry to you and your Family for your loss. I so remember Trudy from many years ago and She was so sweet. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Just too young.

Linda and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Please accept our condolences.

Jeanette, Barbara , Janet and families, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister. Know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time.

We were very saddened to hear of Trudy’s passing. She was a lovely neighbour to us over the years , and we will miss her beautiful smile and cheerful presence. Our sincerest condolences to all her family.

0ur sincere condolences to Tracy and all of Trudy’s family. Working with Trudy was a pleasure. One of my earliest and fondest memories was going into the lunch room on the day I joined Nortel and finding a sign “Please clean up when you are finished, your mother doesn’t work here”. Not sure that it was Trudy’s sign but I always attributed it to her. It could not have been easy working for our group with all the different demands on her time but she was a very efficient, organized and dedicated person.
Rolly and Helen Card

I had the pleasure of working with Trudy for a number of years at Mile One. She was very kind to me and I will never forget her laugh. She loved her family and we loved hearing stories about her grandchildren. They were her a source of pure joy for her.

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother Tracey and condolences to Trudy’s sisters and all the family. I met Trudy a long time ago when we were all in our late teens and hung around as a group of door or five couples. She will be remembered with fondness and happy memories. May you all find comfort knowing she is in a place where suffering is no more.
Carol Parsons

So sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing, I knew Judy through working with Cahill and always enjoyed connecting with her. When ever I saw or spoke with her we joked and laughed.

Her passing makes me pause for thought today for sure. A beautiful lady with such a uplifting personality.

Condolences to her family and friends.

I had the pleasurer of meeting Trudy through working with the Cahill Group, she always had a smile and welcoming personality.
Sincerest condolence to all her family and friends.

Tracy and Family

It breaks my heart to hear the news of Trudy’s passing. Trudy was a special friend to me and I will miss her dearly. Sending my deepest condolences. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. RIP my Friend

Laurie Gaulton

Laurie Gaulton

I’m devastated by this news. I did not know she was ill.
Fond memories of our days at Nortel and more recently getting re-acquainted at your childrens Karate classes (pre-Covid). Her best qualities will live on in you and the kids of whom she was so proud.
Sincerest condolences.

To the family:

Deeply sorry to hear that Trudy has passed away. Condolences on your loss. May your treasured memories keep her in your lives forever. We always enjoyed our time spent with Trudy and will remember the laughs we had..

Lloyd and Dot (Kelland) Laing

Sincere condolences to my Austin family, and their families, on the loss of your beautiful sister, mother, grandmother, cousin, and friend. My heart breaks for you all at this time. She will forever live on in your memories. Forever loved by the heart….missed by the heart. **Hugs to all**

So very sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing.. Deepest condolences to all her family. Your memories will keep her with you always.

Linda and Derek, it was only today as I was watching curling on TV , that I was thinking of you, and then I read of your sister having passed away. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Jill and family,

I was so surprised and saddened to hear of Trudy’s passing. We worked together for many years at Nortel and became very good friends. Although it is a very sad time for all families, I know Trudy would be the first to urge you all to continue on, and remember the happy times that you all shared. Rest in peace, Trudy.

Alice and John Furlong

Janet and family. So sorry to hear of your sisters passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs. Paula Whelan

Janet and family,
So sorry to hear the passing of your sister Trudy. Hold on to the happy times you shared together. Condolences to all,
Josephine Hayes

So sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I worked with Trudy at Nortel twenty plus years ago. I worked at the plant. Sending Hugs to all of you.

My heartfelt sympathy on losing your beautiful Sister. I fondly remember Trud’y’s big smile & great sense of humour. You & all your family are in my thoughts & prayers..

Tracy and family please accept my heart felt condolences on Trudy’s passing. Trudy was a wonderful friend and co worker, I will always remember Trudys big smile when she was talking about her grandchildren.Tracy hold on to the memories of your dear Mom.
Rest in peace my wonderful friend.
Eleanor Dalton

So sorry to hear of Trudys passing. I remember her well. She always had a smile on her face . To her family, my sincere condolences. May she rest in peace

We were saddened to hear of Trudy’s passing. Our condolences to Tracy, Keith and their family and to Trudy’s sisters and their families.

Jim Austin and Patricia.

My sincere condolences to Trudy’s family and friends..
I met Trudy while I was nursing at Canadian Blood Services. and she donating blood. A beautiful, warm and loving woman. Although we were acquaintants really, we greeted each other as good friends. That was the way sweet Trudy was. I feel certain you have wonderful memories of her and they will sustain you in your grief and sorrow.. God bless you. Jean Vincent

Linda and Family,

So very sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Frank and Mary Lake

I was deeply saddened to hear of Trudy’s passing and her courageous health battle. May she Rest in Peace. My condolences to her family.

It was always a pleasure to be greeted by Trudy on my many visits to the Nortel office in St. John’s. Always upbeat, organized and willing to provide a frank opinion. She kept the Nortel boys in line!
I regret that I only knew her in the work role, and pass on my condolences to family and friends.
Rest in peace, Trudy.

It is with heart felt sadness I send condolences to Tracey and Trudy’s sisters and family. And of course her pride and joy her grandchildren. She often spoke of them with pure devotion. So proud to call her friend. She had a special way to make you feel welcome and completely at ease. Always up tempo and ready to take on all life gave her with a smile. A true friend, mother and grandmother. She touched many heats and will be greatly missed. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Cherish your precious memories and hold them close. RIP my friend.

Linda so sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister. Trudy was a lovely person & very nice to me when we worked together at Mile One. May she RIP

So very sad ……. Trudy was as dear friend. We had many laughs when we chatted , my sincere condolences .

Tracy and family sorry to hear about Trudy she was beautiful lady with a heart of gold . She always had a big smile especially when talking about you and her grandchildren our prayers are with you
Roy and Irene ox

Tracy, Keith and family. I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Her family was everything to her and she spoke of you guys all the time, her pride and her joy. I worked with your mom at Mile One for many years. She will be missed.

It was with great sadness that I learned of Trudy’s passing. My sincere condolences and prayers are with the family

So very sorry to hear of Trudys passing.. Even though we were only neighbors she was family. You are all in my prayers.

Tracy and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
Chad Brake and family.

Barb, Jeanette, Linda, Janet and Jill and extended family,
So sad to hear of Trudys passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

My life long friend I am saddened to hear this news my thoughts and prayers are with her family ????

We were so saddened to hear of Trudy’s passing. Growing up on the Height’s neighbours were family. All parents kept all kids in line and everyone ate and drank from what ever home we were at by lunch. I have the warmest memories of Trudy. She was always so upbeat and happy to chat.
Our very deepest condolences to her family and her sisters. May your beautiful memories warm your hearts and minds. Much love the Knox family.

Jeanette, Barbara, Janet and all the Austin family, so sorry to hear of your sister Trudy’s passing. My deepest condolences to you all and you are all in my prayers and thoughts. God be with you.

Linda, Derek and all of Trudy’s Family: I was saddened to learn of Trudy’s passing. Remember and cherish the good times. My Son, Neil, joins me in extending our sincerest condolences. Sincerely, Barry.

My deepest condolences go out to Tracy and the Austin family. I was so sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. I worked with Trudy for many years at Nortel and it was a pleasure. Oddly enough Tracy , and my own daughter , were both born on March 19….one year apart…so remembering that day was easy! But this particular March 19 is a sad day! May Trudy rest in peace. May God bless you all.

I was deeply saddened when I heard from Janet yesterday that Trudy passed away. My sincere condolences to Tracy, Keith and her three children as they deal with their loss and to Trudy’s clan of supportive sisters. I was honored to have the absolute please of working with Trudy for a very long time at Nortel. Trudy had extraordinary qualities. She always spoke the truth and spoke her mind and never had any agenda. She was very bright and a diligent worker, happy and content when busy, and I often said that it would take two or three to replace her. She certainly knew how to handle the male dominated work place at Nortel in those early days and offered a huge amount of support to us all and to our clients we served. I speak for all of us when I say that Trudy earned the respect of everyone us who were fortunate enough to work with her. In later years she kept us together with a pre-Christmas breakfast and I will miss that and miss Trudy. Finally her outlook on life as she faced her medical challenges was an inspiration to us all. Living in her neighborhood, I would see her regularly out for a walk and she always greeted me with a big smile, dwelling on the positives in life.
RIP my old friend
Chris O’Dea

Jeanette, Linda, Barbara., Janet & Jill & all of Trudy’s Family, we are so sorry to hear about Trudy’s passing. We send you our sincere condolences. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this sad, difficult time. Cherish your memories & hold them close.

Tracy and Family I am so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing.. She was a beautiful person and a wonderful friend. I will always remember the many laughs we had while working at Mile One. Rest easy my friend.

Janet and Family…Once again we offer our condolences. Huge Hugs and Sympathy as you now mourn the loss of your beautiful sister Trudy. So many times you spoke of her and her battle while we worked together. You shared your hopes and concern for her daughter and grandchildren. Please know I am thinking about you. Your sweet memories will live on and can never be taken from you…RI.P Trudy and soar with the angels, your Mom and Dad…Dave and Ellen Pickett, Conception Harbour.

Please accept my deepest condolences on Trudy’s passing. Working with Trudy was always a pleasure. Myself and Trudy shared many good moments at Rutter and Cahill Technical Services. Her quick wit and dry sense of humor made her a pleasure to be around. She will be greatly missed.

Linda and Family. So very sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. It is never easy to lose a loved one, especially one so close to you. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Glenda and Vince

So sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. May your memories of her bring a smile to your face everytime.

So sorry to hear this news i worked with Trudy a long time ago RIP Trudy

Tracey and Family
Was so saddened to hear of Trudys passing. I knew Trudy from her working days at Rutter and. Nortel. She spoke of you and your children often, as we both had grandchildren around same age. She was a proud Nanny for sure.
Cherish your precious memories and hold them in your heart.
My deepest condolences to you and all of Trudys Family.

Linda sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

“The Austin’s” and families. So very sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing.. keep your memories close as they will get you through the days.

My sincere condolences to Tracy and Keith and Trudy’s grandchildren. Her sisters Jeanette, Linda, Barbara, Janet, Jill and their spouses. Trudy was a very special person who adored her entire family. and friends. She had a heart of gold and touched many people’s lives in a very special way. She will be greatly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her. So sorry for your loss. She will always hold a very special part of my heart. Rest in peace Angel.