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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
Lilian Mercer

Lilian Mercer

Thursday, February 8th, 1940 - Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
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Lilian Es-Me (Goldsack) Mercer, February 8- 1940-June 9 2021

Passed away at James Paton Memorial Hospital.

Predeceased by her husband Thomas, her parents Stephen & Edith Goldsack, parents in-law Joseph & Emma Mercer, her sisters Margaret North & Phylis Dawney, & her brother Eric Goldsack. Also pre-deceased by brothers in-law Richard North, Jack Dawney, & Gerald Mercer, sister in-law Margaret Mercer as well as nephew Kevin Dawney.

Left to mourn is her daughter Denise Elliott, sons Alexandre(Lori) Mercer, & Steven Mercer, grandsons Christopher(Christine)Elliott, David Elliott, & Andrew Mercer, granddaughters Stephanie(Andrew) Hiscock, & Melissa Mercer, & her great grandchildren: Alexander, Chelsea, Cameron, Hannah, & Heidi. Also, her brother Stephen(Trish) Goldsack, brothers in-law Robert(Doris) Mercer, Reginald(Doris) Mercer, Carl(Gloria) Mercer, Scott(Mary)Mercer, & sisters in-law Phylis Luff, and Barbara Goldsack, & many nieces & nephews.

Born on the channel coast In Folkestone, England. Fourth of five children of Stephen & Edith(Kosh) Goldsack.

As a young woman working in a restaurant owned by a friend’s family she met her future husband, a Canadian serviceman, Thomas Mercer. They married in 1958 & raised three children together. Their marriage lasted nearly 60 years, until Tom’s passing in 2019.

Her many tales of wartime childhood in England, & of how she enjoyed travelling when Tom was in the Canadian Armed Forces have entertained us over the years.

She cherished her grand/great grand children.

She always enjoyed a good game of cards, a feed of lobster, and a meal of fish & chips (anyone who has her fish & chips will tell you that no one could cook it like Lily!).

She would always get upset, and correct anyone who dared spelled her name with an extra “L”. Its Lilian NOT Lillian!

Her strength, determination, & stubbornness left us all in awe! She has fought her way through illness & injury so many times, it’s hard to accept that she is actually gone.

She always said “I don’t want flowers when I’m dead! I want them while I’m alive so I can enjoy them.”

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Janeway Childrens Hospital.

In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 14th, 2021 | 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Monday, June 14th, 2021 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave
  • Service

    Monday, June 14th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Monday, June 14th, 2021 2:00pm
    St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander
    Rev. Jim Beaton
  • Interment

    All Saints Cemetery, Gander


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Baxter Billard, Moncton, N.B.

Posted at 09:44am
The years have passed and distance has come between us all, we always remember the special gatherings, the fun and laughter, you are in my thoughts.

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Carla Armsworthy

Posted at 05:34pm
My thoughts and prayers sent to Lillian's family. So sorry for your loss,God bless.Carla(Newell)Armsworthy,formerly from Gander,NL

Dawn Mercer Riselli and family (Ron, Mira and Ava)

Posted at 12:13am
Thinking of my cousins Denise, Alexandre, their families and all the Mercer clan, and especially my sweet Steven! I wish I could be there to celebrate Aunt Lilian's life and her wonderful contribution to the Mercer family. I sure loved her cooking, stories and the beautiful sound of her accent. She was always such a lady in my eyes. I hope you are having a lovely cup of tea with your English family Aunt Lilian. Extra big hug for you, Steven. Sending lots of Love.

David Elliott

Posted at 07:18pm
To all the family and friends,
I’m very sad to hear that my Nan has passed away . She was a big part of our lives when we were growing up . I will miss her dearly but I will never forget her smile, laugh and just her beautiful soul towards everyone she was around at any given time . It’s hard to know that she is gone but she will never be forgotten.
Nan was the best loving grandma anyone could ever ask for , she would always cook the best meals for the family back in the day to get everyone together for a feed .
I hope all the family and friends will keep her in their hearts and just know that now she will have peace from all the troubles Nan had in the past few years .
Nan I miss you and will always love you , so for now Rest In Peace until we meet again .
Your Grandson,
David Elliott
Edmonton, Alberta

Bruce and Mary Chaffey

Posted at 03:54pm
We had the privilege of meeting Mrs Mercer when her and Tom lived next door. Whenever we met up town she always had a smile and was ready for a little chat. She was certainly a sweet lady. Our sincere condolences.
Bruce and Mary Chaffey

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