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Lucy Florence (Porter) Gardiner

GARDINER, Lucy Florence (Porter) - of London, ON went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on November 18, 2013 in her 90th year. Lucy was born on June 23, 1924 in Porterville, Newfoundland, the daughter of Caleb and Sarah (Ball) Porter and the 11th of 14 children. Growing up on the Bay of Exploits in beautiful Porterville left an indelible mark upon Lucy, and it would remain her favourite place on earth all of her life. World War II brought Canadian soldiers to Newfoundland's shores, and her future husband as well. She married James Gardiner on January 31, 1944, and together they raised a family of 6 children, emigrating to Ontario in 1950. Those who knew her will remember a proud Newfoundlander, a woman of strong faith, a compassionate nurse, and a wonderful mother and grandmother. She remained young at heart and full of life and laughter all of her days. Lucy is predeceased by husband James, her parents, brothers: Asaph, Harrison and Harold; sisters: Mary, Gladys, Phyllis, Edna, Julie, Edith and Jesse; two sons: Barton and Greg Gardiner; and grandson Chad Gardiner. She is survived by her children: Eloise (Bruce) MacDonald of London, Sherry (Leonard) Butters of St Marys, Bradly (Marion) Gardiner of London, Vicki (Peter) Burgess of Forest, and Bethne (Aivars) Berzins of Prince Edward Island. She was a fun and loving grandmother to 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings Audrey Forgey of Westfield, New Brunswick, Minnie Haines of Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Max (Sheila) Porter of Porterville, Newfoundland. "Aunt Lucy" will be missed by many nieces and nephews in Newfoundland, and across Canada. She will also be missed by many others and all who knew her. A graveside service will be held at St Marys Cemetery 150 Cain Sreet, St. Marys, Ontario on Wednesday, November, 20, 2013 at 2:15pm with Pastor David Elliott of Knollwood Baptist Church officiating. Those who wish to make donations in Lucy's memory are asked to consider Porterville United Church of Porterville, Newfoundland. Online condolences may be made at Porterville United Church c/o Sheila Porter RR #1 Box 152 Porterville, NFLD A0G 3A012631515
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sorry for your loss
Posted by Tom and Shirley McGee (friends) On Wednesday, November 20, 2013
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother we know it can be hard it has been a long time since I have seen Brad or Vicki but we will keep you in our hearts and prayers
With Our Love & Sympathy
Posted by The Gardiners - Donna, Stearling, Ivy & Dexter (Cousins) On Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Eloise, Sherry, Brad, Vicki and Bethne and Families,

Thinking of all of you as you say goodbye to your beloved Mom. May all your happy memories of her help you through the next days and months ahead. Just imagine the reunion she is having with all the family now. Our love to you all.

Your Cousins, Donna, Stearling, Ivy & Dexter

Our sincerest sympathies
Posted by Mona and Tara (Friends of Eloise and Bruce) On Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Eloise and Bruce,

We are so sad to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories help ease the pain and give you strength. xox

With Sympathy
Posted by Dianne (Elgie) Sorensen (Friend of Brad and Marion) On Tuesday, November 19, 2013
So sorry to see your mother's passing. I was privileged to meet her at your home many years ago. To you Brad and Marion and your family I send my sincere sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you. Dianne
You are loved and will be missed
Posted by Gerry & Gale Carpenter (Volunteers @ Dearness, Friends) On Tuesday, November 19, 2013
We are saddened to hear about your loss of Lucy. We were really blessed to have the privilege of getting to know her and call her friend. She was a delight to have in our programs and will be greatly missed by Gale and myself and everyone else @ Dearness who knew her. May the Lord bring comfort and strength to all of you. God Bless you Gerry & Gale

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