Winnifred Joan Broderick (Barbour)

September 7, 1932 to March 27, 2021


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On Saturday, March 27th, Winnifred Joan Broderick passed away at home. She was 88 years of age. Winnie is pre-deceased by her husband William Broderick and her mother and father, Stella Barbour (Hill) and Edward Barbour. Her daughter Carol (Russell), and her son David (Jennifer) are deeply saddened by her passing. She will also be missed by her brothers Wayne (Molly), George, and Tom (Ruby), her sister Beatrice Schinagl (Franz), and her many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Winnie (known informally as Nin) started working at CN Railway as a young lady fresh out of clerical school. While at CN she met many lifelong friends as well as her fortunate soon-to-be husband, Bill. Soon after marriage she and Bill settled down in a quiet St John’s neighborhood and had two children to whom she devoted exceptional amounts of time, love, and wisdom. But this caring extended to all who knew her. Nin was viewed by many of her children’s friends as a second mother, such was the tremendous kindness she displayed without the slightest effort. Of course, no description of Winnie would be complete without a nod to her inborn musical talent, as evidenced by her soft and beautiful singing voice as well as the delicate, moving way in which she could play the piano. As much as her love was felt by us, so too is her loss. But in the wake of that loss lies a better, more caring world for those who were lucky enough to know her.

The family thanks the Community Health and Palliative Care teams for their compassion and help during Winnifred’s illness. Extra special thanks to community nurse Lori Metcalfe and home support worker Destiny.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation and a funeral service will be held at Carnell’s this week, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, numbers are limited. If you would like to attend, please contact David or Carol. To send a message of condolence, please visit




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Dear Carol and David,
I knew your mother better than you. I have fond memories of your mother.
I have some trouble with my email and I just read the obit. Let me pass on our sympathies from my family to yours. Love, Carl Abbott

Dear Carol and David (and Russell and Jennifer)

Sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom. She showed much kindness to me over many years. A very lovely lady, indeed. May she rest in peace.

Broderick family & Barbour family So sorry to hear of Winnifred passing. May she rest in peace.

Carol, David and family. Please accept our sympathy. We have pleasant memories of “days gone by”. Winnie is at peace.

My condolences Carol and family! It’s difficult time, but I wish you be strong!! Take care.

Condolences on the loss of your Dad and now your Mom. I will miss them on my Thursday Meals run.

Beatrice and Family

Sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Thinking of you and sending sincere sympathy.

Carol, David and family, so sorry to hear of Aunt Winnie’s passing. I have fond memories of Aunt Winnie. It has been a difficult couple of years for all of you. We are thinking of you and all you are going through. Love from Brenda, Dana and family.

Sharron and I would like to pass on our condolences to both Carol and David. I have fond memories of your Mother and Father when they would come to visit us in Gander. Fun Times!
Sharron and Blaine Broderick

My heartfelt condolences to Dave and Carol on the loss of your Mom. Mrs. Broderick was indeed like a second mom to me.. A million fond memories of Dorset Street from sleepovers to backyard camp outs remind me of how blessed I was as a young boy to be accepted into the loving home that Mrs. Broderick created for her family and friends..

Deepest condolences to the Family.

Carol, David , and my cousins Beatrice,
Wayne, Tom and George ,
Sending deepest condolences at this difficult time
Karen (LeGrow ) Butt

So sorry about the passing of your mom. Winnie and your dad had a beautiful life together. Two great human beings. I believe Bill will have one of his famous “one liners” waiting for her.
Gerry Heffernan

Tom. Sorry to learn of your sister Winnifred’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Ada Winsor

So sorry to hear such sad news. Your father was a dear friend of my late husband, Mike and it was always a pleasure when we ran into Winnie and Bill, a chat and a laugh ensuing.. Sincere condolences on your lovely mother’s passing..

Carol & David.
Sending sincere condolences to you on the passing of your mother. She was a very quiet & friendly lady.. Keeping you in our thoughts at this difficult time. Jack & Florence Head..

Carol, David and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. RIP Aunt Winnifred ???? Scott and Tina Schinagl

Sincere condolences David and Carol. May Aunt Winnifred RIP.