Truman Billings
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Obituary of Truman Heywood Billings

Passed peacefully away on November 3, 2021 at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Truman Heywood (Cox) Billings at age of 90 years. Mr. Billings retired from Aquaculture as a worker for many years of service. He is predeceased by his wife, Rowena; son, Jerry; grandson, Trevor; parents, George and Priscilla; brothers, Wilfred, John and Ford; sisters, Avis, Verna and Dot. He leaves to mourn his wife, Florence, step-children and their families; his children, Linda (Gerald) Carey, Lucy (Raymond) Moores, and Carolyn (Larry) Seymour. Also left to mourn sisters,Vera Kane (Ontario), Cloie Warren (Ontario), Ethel Hynes since deceased (Alonzo) (Fortune Harbour); brothers, Benjamin (Jessie) and Victor (Ivy); seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild as well as a circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Pastor Jonathan Gascoyne will conduct the funeral service from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cottrell's Cove on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Interment to follow at the Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery. Pallbearers are Larry Seymour (son-in-law), Gerald Carey (son-in-law), Raymond Moores (son-in-law), Roger Boone (step-son), Goodwin Billings (nephew) and Hardy Boone (friend). Truman Heywood Billings was born on May 20,1931 to George and Priscilla. He married his first love, Rowena on June 23, 1953 and together they raised four children. He went to work in the lumber woods as a boy and he alternated between that and fishing in Cottrell’s Cove and the Belle Isle, Labrador Coast until he started working for Otto Yates on the coastal boat and then trucking drinks. Truman was larger than life to his family. He was honest as well as humble. Happy with little and content with anything. He loved to visit with "old people" even though he was 85 himself. He married Florence Boone in August of 2007, thereby enlarging his family further. They enjoyed a few good years until his sickness came. Dad enjoyed reading his bible, doing crosswords, helping others, and going on long walks - especially to Sobeys. His passion was berry picking. He was so disappointed this past summer because he couldn't do it anymore. How can one encapsulate 90 years of living into a couple of paragraphs? It would fill many books. We will sum it up by saying - you fought the good fight - you finished the race - you kept the faith and there is laid up for you a crown of righteousness which the Lord will give you on that day. The family would like to thank everyone for all the love and support shown to them during this time. They would also like to thank the Doctors and Nurses on 2A of the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Care Centre for going above and beyond for their father. God Bless.
Donations can be made to the Cottrell’s Cove Seventh-day Adventist ‘Church Improvement Fund’ in his memory.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Truman
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hoskins Funeral Homes-Botwood
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