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60 Roe Ave
P.O. Box 539
Gander, NL A1V 2E1
Phone: 709-256-8585 or 1-888-256-8585
Fax: 709-256-7606
Eileen Caroline Elms

Eileen Caroline Elms

Friday, February 3rd, 1922 - Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes in Gander, Eileen Caroline Elms, age 97.

Predeceased by her parents, Captain James and Ethel Dawe, husband Clement, brothers Eric (Evelyn), Walter (Pearl), in-laws Flossie (Clarence), William (Marion), Clarence, Herman and Lorne.

Left to mourn with loving memories are her sons, Howard (Audrey) Elms, Jim (Donna) Elms and grandchildren Steve (Dee), Brad (Wendi), Jim (Annette), Lynette (Keith), and Rob (Sue). Great grandchildren, Jack, Sam, Brynn, Ben, Dylan, Brittany (Rick), Janelle, Nathan, Sophia, Alexis, Lesley and Drew. Great-great grandchildren Derek and James. Also, sisters-in-law Eileen and Winnifred as well as a large circle of nieces and nephews.

Eileen was born in Coley’s Point and had an interesting life as a young girl spending some of her time on her father’s schooner (Fort Gary) when they went to Labrador. She also played on the girl’s championship hockey team.

Upon completion of high school she entered the General Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1944. She married her childhood sweetheart who had just returned from overseas and moved to Gander where she lived the remainder of her life. While in Gander, she worked at the Banting Memorial Hospital and later the James Paton Memorial Hospital.

Eileen was deeply devoted to her family and church. She will always be remembered for her unwavering love for family, her kind heart and resounding laughter.

Resting at Stacey’s Funeral Home with visitation on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. Funeral will be held Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00pm St. Martin’s Anglican Church. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations may be made to The War Amps Newfoundland and Labrador PO Box 16000 STN A St John's NL A1B 4L2.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of Lakeside Homes for their expert care and kindness to mom in the years she spent in the home. We are sincerely grateful for the comfort and kindness provided to her and family members in her last days.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave
  • Service

    Sunday, November 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, November 17th, 2019 2:00pm
    St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander
    Rev. Brian Candow
  • Interment

    All Saints Cemetery, Gander
  • Reception

    St Martins Anglican Church Fellowship Room
    2 Lindbergh Road
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Private Condolence

Jeanette Walsh

Posted at 10:55am
On behalf of the members of the General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, I wish to express our deepest condolences at the recent passing of Mrs. Elms. She will be remembered by Alumni Members in the roll call held at the annual Alumni dinner and her name will be recorded in the Memorial Book of deceased Alumni members. With sincere sympathy, Jeanette Walsh, on behalf of Robert Meadus, President, General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association

Brenda Geange

Posted at 06:33pm
To Howard, Jim and families, my sincere condolences on the passing of this beautiful lady. I have many fond memories of her from Foss Avenue Building 149 and then Pinedo Road. She was always kind, gentle and pleasant, and it was always a pleasure to talk to her. Your happy memories will keep her close in your hearts and bring you comfort. Rest in Peace, "Aunt Eileen."

Betty Dove

Posted at 10:04am
Howard and Family, sorry to hear of Mrs Elms passing. May the sharing of your memories bring you comfort and peace. Deepest Condolences.

Don Pearcey

Posted at 09:26am
Howard/Jim & families. So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Memoirs of her go back to Building 149 and the many years since - truly a remarkable lady in every sense. God bless. Don & Edna Pearcey

Bert Lester

Posted at 03:40pm
To Howard and Jim and their families so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing away, I have known your Mother for years and years from old Gander, the Canadian side, to now. My deepest condolences to all of your families.

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