It is with great sadness that the family of the late Evangeline Sansome, age 79, of Hillgrade announce her passing at her current residence in St. John’s surrounded by Family on March 21, 2020 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s.
She is predeceased by her parents Fred and Ethel Rice, brothers Harold, George, Jack, Andrew and Hubert.
Left with fond memories are her husband Hedley of almost 60 years, children Marsheline (Perry) Davis, Wycliffe (Loriann) Sansome, Darrel (Sandra) Sansome, Jennifer (Blair) King and Sonya Sansome. Grandchildren Candice, Taylor, Tyler, Megan, Brady and Madison. Siblings, Nellie Small, Olive (Wilson) Gillard, Pansy (Gerald) White, Levi (Louise) Rice, Jonas (Christine) Rice, sister-in-law Gladys Gidge and brother –in-law, Harold Sansome as well a large circle of extended family and friends. Special mention to their wonderful neighbours for over 50 years, Dora and Alvin Gidge and family.
A special thank you to her primary caregivers, her daughter Sonya and husband Hedley, who showered her with love and devotion each day. Also, thank you to her homecare worker Christine Zhuravlov, the wonderful staff of Compassion Home Care and the Community Health program of Eastern Health.
A private grave side interment to take place at the Hillgrade Pentecostal Cemetery on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10am with Pastor Thomas officiating. As expressions of sympathy in Evangeline's memory, donations may be given to The Parkinson's Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. A condolence message for the family may be made by visiting our website www.islesfuneralhome.ca
Parkinson Society: Suite 305, 136 Crosbie Rd, St. Johns, NL., A1B 3K3 Phone: 1-800-567-7020 Website: www.parkinsonnl.ca
We stood by your bedside,
Our hearts were crushed and sore.
We tended you with loving care,
‘Till we could do no more.
With tears we watched you suffer,
And slowly fade away.
It broke our hearts to see how hard,
With us you tried to stay.
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be.
He put his arms around you and,
whispered, "Come home with me."
Now in a quiet graveyard,
Where the gentle breezes blow,
Lies the one we love so dearly,
Whom God took from us.
Forever loved and missed
Update March 23, 2020
In light of the current Covid-19 Pandemic, the health and safety of our families and our community continues to be our highest priority.
We know we can’t stop the corona virus but we do have a responsibility to do our part to protect others, slow down the spread and try to help reduce the burden on an already overwhelmed health care system. "We are a small out port community but we must not think because were small it won’t affect us."
We strongly encourage you to express your sympathy and support to the family however we are asking you to consider alternative ways verses visiting the funeral home or attending the funeral service. At this time there will be no visitation or funeral service. A grave side interment will take place for immediate family only. We all need to be proactive in limiting social interactions, no direct physical contact (hugs, kisses or handshakes), but also be wise and cautious to protect all those around us (good hand washing or if you have flu like symptoms just stay home).
Together as a community, we all have to do our part to make a difference and help families feel safe but supported during some of the most difficult times of their lives.
Thank you and kindest regards,