It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing of Veronica Vincent Gould, age 83, of Amherst. Veronica passed away at the All Saints Hospital, Springhill on Monday, November 26, 2012.
Born in Maccan, NS, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel (Whalen) Gould.
Veronica moved to Amherst at a youthful age where she attended St. Charles School. Veronica was active in sports, playing basketball and was a member of the Stella Maris ladies softball team. An avid horse race fan she attended and often played the horses. It should also be known that Veronica was involved with the St. Charles choir; she had a beautiful singing voice. In later years she curled at the Amherst Curling Club. Veronica had a love for music, dancing, and being around children. She worked at the Fort Cumberland Hotel Gift Shop and for the Marathon Watch Company in Montreal. Veronica spent time in Kingston, ON with her cousin, Kathleen McCormick and family. While in Kingston she was very involved at St. Mary's parish with social events and other activities. She looked forward to the 5 cousins annual trip to PEI.
In later years she made her home with her sister, Regina Andrews.
In addition to her parents, Veronica was predeceased by a nephew, Lee Gould and a very special 2nd cousin, Stephen McCormick.
Veronica is survived by a brother, Curry Gould (Nellie), three nieces, a sister Regina Andres, Amherst.
Arrangments have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, (902-667-8777) where visitation will take place with parish prayers recited on Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral mass to celebrate Veronica's life will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11 am, with Father Vernon Driscoll presiding. Reception will follow at Holy Family Parish hall. Burial will take place at St. Charles - Nativity Cemetery
Donations may be made to the Palliative Care at All Saints Hospital, Springhill or a Charity of the donor's choice.