Gertrude Mae Maher
Born In: Burin, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: November 20th, 1922
Passed in: Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: August 27th, 2012
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear Mother, Gertrude Mae Maher on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at the Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook at the age of 89 years. Gertrude was the only child of Tryphena (Mayo) and Isaac Foote. Born in Burin in 1922, as a toddler she travelled with her Parents to begin a new life in Corner Brook where her Father began work at the newly established paper mill. She grew up in Curling and built a wonderful legacy of family, friends and laughter with the love of her life, Wilfred Maher where they first lived on Concord Avenue and then on Kilrannoch Place. She will be forever in our hearts and lovingly missed by her six children: Rochelle and husband Bernd Staeben, Judy and husband Fred Tudiver, Johnson City, Tennessee, Linda and husband Ron Porter, Calgary, AB, Kathie Maher-Wolbaum and husband Barry, Regina, SK, Tony Maher and wife Trudy, Deer Lake, NL and Terry Maher and wife, Sheila, Deer Lake, NL; 10 grandchildren: Brent Staeben and wife Sonya, Fredericton, NB, Heidi Staeben-Simmons and husband, Clyde, Jannah Tudiver and husband, Yonaton, Sackville, NB, Terri Lynn DeGiano and husband, Terry, Calgary, AB, Christine Ireland and husband, Nick, Calgary, AB, Amanda Keith and husband, Nick, Regina SK, Scott Wolbaum, Regina SK, Sarah Maher, Becky and Michael Maher, Deer Lake; 12 great grandchildren: Erik and Luke, Heather, Claire and Kyle, Avi, Braeden, Liam, Jacob and Joshua, Jayden and Taylor; sister in law, Mrs. Doreen Dolomount and brother in law, Peter Maher. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Wilfred Maher (1978). She also leaves to mourn a large circle of extended family and friends including her wonderful neighbours on the Kilrannoch “circle” who were so good to her over the years. The Family will be receiving friends at Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Mark’s Avenue, Corner Brook on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. A celebration of her life and legacy will be held on Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 11am at Memorial United Church in Curling where she was a faithful parishioner for over 80 years, Reverend Clayton Parsons officiating. Internment at Mount Patricia Cemetery will follow. In her memory, donations graciously accepted to The Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital or the Memorial United Church in Curling. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.