GERTRUDE (GERTIE) GOUGH
Born in Pender Harbour, BC, July 14, 1921, to Robert & Dorothy Edwardson, our Mom, Granny, Grandma, Granny Great, skipped over the rainbow bridge the afternoon of March 6, 2013 leaving her children to celebrate her long and happy life in gratitude. We will miss the innate wisdom and wonderful sense of humour that carried Mom through the joys and trials of raising 9 children from 1942 through the 1980’s. There is no doubt that Mom’s stamina and light hearted approach to life taught us much about how we meet life’s joys and challenges.
Predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Frank Gough, who she missed dearly since his passing 11 years ago, she is survived by all 9 of her children; Frank (Diane) Gough, Marlene Gough, Gord (Sue) Gough, Dorothy Johnson (Bruce), Carolyn Larson, Mike Gough, Sandy Muzyka (Mark), Doug Gough, Evan Gough (Sharon) plus her 11 beloved grandchildren; Nathan (Wendy), Danielle (Mike), Angeline (Richard), Rob (Delane), Tammy, Dwayne (Sarah), Darren, Kyla (Matthias), Matthew, Shaun (Alana) & Jaiden. Also mourning her passing are her two sisters, Myrtle and Dolly (Doug) plus 13 great grandchildren, as well as friends and extended family.
We remember and honour mom for her love of family without exception and all she did, every day, without complaint. We have warm memories of such things as berry picking, her exceptional pies, family picnics, and in later years, watching hockey with her as she was a most passionate fan. Although her light was fading the last few years, family visits and a good hockey game could still bring her spark back and she will remain in our hearts with a bright twinkle in her eye and a ready giggle.
Our bushels of thanks go to Abbeyfield House for her happy years there until her move to The Views at St Josephs where she was treated with kindness, love and dignity to the end, to Dr. Musgrave for his care over the years, and to Dr. Gee for his kindness and guidance from the time he met her until the sunshine left her face.
Our family invites those who knew and loved her to join us for an open house Celebration of Mom’s Life Saturday, March 16th from 1:00 to 6:00 PM at her daughter Carolyn’s house, 556 Andrew Ave, Comox, BC