On September 13, 2017, our beautiful mother left us after a long and courageous struggle with health issues. Reta “Toots” Goobie passed away at Lakeside Homes in Gander, at the age of 85 years.
She is predeceased by her husband, Watson; parents, Stephen and Frances Sharron; brothers, Bill, Jasper, and Joe; and sisters, Dorothy, and Audrey. She leaves to mourn her daughters, Sharon (Peter), Wanda (Ian) and Susan (Brad); sons, John (Susan), and Mark (Gwen). Also left to mourn are her grandchildren, Matthew (Kim), Adam (Charlene), Karla (Derek), Karen (Lee), Philip, Jonathan (Stephanie), Andrew (Sarah), Allison, and Michael; great-grandchildren, Liam, Callen, Chloe, Brody, Connor, Liv, Mia, Kamryn, Juliet, Isaac and Leah; brother, Jack (Doreen); as well as a circle of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service for Reta will be held at the United Church in Bishop’s Falls on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2pm with interment to follow at the United Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home in Bishop’s Falls.
Mom was a very strong and determined woman who fought to maintain her independence to the very end. She dearly loved having her family around and we will miss her immensely.
Donations can be made to the Parkinson Society Newfoundland & Labrador.