Virginia House

February 20, 1951 to April 9, 2024


It is with great sadness that we share the peaceful but unexpected passing of Virginia House, age 73, while surrounded by family and friends at the Health Science Complex on April 9, 2024.

She is predeceased by her Dad John Oates (lost at a very early age), and her Mom, and Step-Dad, Nina (Slade) and Cyril Gollop.

Virginia leaves with fond and cherished memories her daughter Lynn (Patrick Steeves) and her son David (Jessica Laing).  She also leaves behind her brothers and sisters, Cyril Gollop (Carol), Janice Sacrey (Fred), Wayne Gollop (Cindy), Bruce Gollop (Sheila), and Brenda Gosse (Stephen), special cousin, Lynn Burry; who has been a tremendous support to her.  She will also be sadly missed by a large circle of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and close friends.  We would like to make special mention of the new friends she made while living at Masonic Park. Although her time there was brief, she cherished you all.

Pets played a big role in Virginia’s life. Her beloved grand-puppies (Bijoux and Lady) and grand-kitties (Stewart and Sophie) will miss her dearly. Mickey is already waiting for her at the rainbow bridge.

She had a great impact on those around her during her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Saint Luke’s. She was a wealth of knowledge, a beloved colleague, and a source of compassion to those around her.

Virginia was a teacher, a student, a pianist, and avid reader. She had a tremendous thirst for knowledge and loved to talk about what she learned. Many of us got to enjoy the fruits of her knitting skills, which she loved to share.

Thank you to Dr. David Brentall, family doctor, and Dr. John Shik and his team at the Kidney Care Clinic for all their support.

Flowers gratefully accepted.  Donations in Virginia’s name may be made to the Single Parents Association, Beagle Paws, or the SPCA

Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Sunday, April 14th from 2-4 pm, and 7-9 pm. Funeral service to be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, April 15th at 12pm



2-4 p.m. on April 14, 2024

7-9 p.m. on April 14, 2024

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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12:00pm, Monday April 15th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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So sorry to hear of your mothers passing, I worked with her at St.Lukes .she was a very lovely person and great to work with

Our sincere condolences to all of you. May your wonderful memories of Virginia bring you Comfort in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Keith Connors & Susan Whitten

Lynn and David, so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Another treasured friend gone to soon. Hold on to your precious memories, she was so proud of you both. Condolences to the family. Elizabeth (King)and Kevin Reynolds, Bonavista

Condolences to the Gollop families on the passing of your sister Virginia. Cherish the great memories you have of this fine lady. Take care.

When I think of Virginia I will always have a smile on my face. She was a pleasure to around and we always had a little chuckle. She will be missed.

Condolences to the family of Virginia on her passing of this life Rip Virginia .🙏

David, Lynn and the Gallop family. Saddened to hear of Virginia’s passing. Accept our sincere condolences and know that our thoughts are with all of you in your time of sorrow.

To Wayne and the Gollop family. Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Lynn, David and the Gollop Family,

Our deepest condolences on the passing of your precious Virginia. I have many wonderful childhood memories of Virginia staying with us in Salmon Cove, while visiting during the Summer months. Please know we are thinking of you and hoping your many memories serve as a source of comfort to you all.

Karen And Lindsay King

Bruce and Sheila our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. May God bless each of you with peace and comfort. May you share joy in your memories and have faith in our Lord’s promise that pain and suffering are left behind in this world. 🙏🏻 ❤️

To Wayne , Bruce and family . Sorry for your loss
Take care!
Ed Power

Dear Wayne and family;
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your sister. May fond memories of time shared sustain you all at this difficult time.
Clare & Mike
Ottawa, ON

Condolences to her family

My deepest condolences to David, Lynn, and all of Virginia’s family and friends. Virginia was a special person – smart, funny, well-read, kind, and compassionate. I will cherish all the conversations we had which ranged from the latest book she was reading to current events, to the best way to turn a heel (in a sock!). Virginia was a treasure. She was much loved and will be missed!

Brenda and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. It sounds like she was a beautiful lady. You have lots a great memories to keep in your heart. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Lynn, David, and the Gollop Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. I stayed with Virginia and her family in 1986-87, when I too, trained to become an LPN (or a nursing assistant as it was called back then). I was made to feel very welcome and part of the family. She was indeed a wonderful lady.

Please accept my deepest condolences and know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

Lynette (King) Linehan and Family
Perry’s Cove, NL

Lynn , so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We have had many long chats over the years. She was a really good person.Condolences to you and family. May all your memories help you through this difficult time. Vera Brockerville.

Your Mom was a soft spoken, lovely lady.Always a pleasure to have a chat with., enjoyed her sense of humour on the many topics she was a wealth of knowledge on..While we had the pleasure of her company only for a short while, her company will be missed.. here at Masonic Park , Bldg 15. .Take care .

We are very sorry for your loss. We met Virginia more than twenty years ago through her sister Brenda. At that time we saw her keen interest in and love for topics on health. Our thoughts are with Virginia’s children, siblings, family and friends at this very difficult time. We feel that she has left many warm and loving memories to cherish.

Cyril, Bruce, Wayne and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Hold on to all your memories.

Cyril,Carol,Janice and family, It has been many years but I remember Virginia as being a lovely pleasant person to all. Sincere condolences to her children and family. Wishing your wonderful memories will bring peace to you.

Dear Bruce and FAMILY. There’s are no words that I can say to you, your family that will alleviate your sorry, spiritual pain at the loss of your sister.
Know this my freind, I shed a tear for you and all your family. May her soul RIP.

Sorry to hear of your loss, Bruce. Please accept my sincere sympathy. My thoughts & prayers are with you and all the family.

Deepest condolences to the Families

Bruce….our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Bert and Roma Tarrant

Graham & I send our condolences to Virginia’s children & to the Gollop family..Sending our love.

Sorry for your loss to Cyril and extended family and friends. Rick and Rhonda Peet

Bruce…….. sincere sympathy to you and all the family. We will be thinking about you especially over the next few days.

Condolences to all the Golllop family and especially to all her children. May she rest in peace

So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to all the family. I had the pleasure to meet and work with Virginia at St. Luke’s Homes. She was a wonderful Nurse and a lovely person. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

So sorry Bruce to hear of your sister’s passing. My condolences to you and all family members. May she rest in peace.

To the family of Virginia sorry to hear of her passing .we worked together at Saint Luke’s home . My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
Agusta Harris

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Virginia at Saint Luke’s, she was a pleasure to work with, always a smile and a laugh. Condolences to all the family.

Janice and Fred I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere and deepest sympathy..

So sorry to hear about your Mom, keep her memories close to your heart my friend, my deepest condolences to you and your family

Cyril, Carol & all the family, Vic & I send our deepest condolences. Your in our thought & prayers at this time

Our condolences to all the family ..

Lynn sorry for your loss you mom was a really nice lady

So sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. Sending love and prayers to her children , siblings and friends.

Sad to hear of Virginias passing .Condolences to her family .I have many fond memories of working with her at st Lukes homes..

My condolences to all of Virginia’s family. I remember working with her at Saint Luke’s Homes. She was a pleasure to work with.

Wayne, sincere sympathy on the passing of your sister. May Virginia rest in love and peace.

Deepest condolences to Virginia’s Family and friends. So very sad to hear of her passing. She was a very sweet lady who I had the pleasure of working with at St Luke’s Homes. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. 🙏 REST IN PEACE

Lynn, my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. My heart goes out to you all.

So sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. I remember working with Virginia at Saint Lukes, we had many chats and laughs. Condolences to the family

My sincere condolences. Worked many a night shift with Virginia at Saint Luke’s

My sincere condolences to the family and also to you Lynn.
I know Virginia was very special to you. May she rest in eternal peace.