BARROWMAN Gwynedd (Gwyn) (nee Price)

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - OBITUARIES -


Beloved mother of Bar­bara and her hus­band Peter Browne, Ni­cholas and his late wife Gil­lian Me­gann and his wife Yvonne Kaeth­ler, David and his wife Caitlin Haber­berger; grand­mother of Clare, Adam, Daniel, Ian, Han­nah, Maya, Hanan, and Daisy; sis­ter of Gareth (Buffy) and his wife Sheila, and Trevor and his wife Les­ley. Pre­de­ceased by her beloved hus­band Dr. James (Jim) Barrowman, daugh­ter Ju­dith, and brother David. Gwyn was a woman of quiet faith who, in­stead of dwelling on her own hard­ships, fo­cused on help­ing oth­ers. She was known by all for her friend­li­ness, hu­mil­ity, gen­eros­ity, dry but warm sense of hu­mour, and en­thu­si­as­tic ap­proach to life. A firm be­liever in con­crete ac­tion, Gwyn worked as a vol­un­teer in Bangladesh and Ethiopia. She loved the out­doors and es­pe­cially the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment of New­found­land, and was an avid gar­dener. Gwyn had a keen mind and be­lieved strongly in sci­ence. She prac­tised as a phys­io­ther­a­pist, and later earned two Mas­ter’s de­grees in sci­ence. Gwyn’s life was mul­ti­fac­eted; she ac­tively par­tic­i­pated in the St. Thomas’ Church Choir, the Com­mon­wealth So­ci­ety, the MUN Pen­sion­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, Friends of the Gar­den, the Tuck­amore Fes­ti­val, the Grand­moth­ers to Grand­moth­ers Cam­paign, the Satur­day-morn­ing cof­fee group, the Fri­day-night movie group, the Tues­day-night sup­per group, and other groups and ac­tiv­i­ties. “Goodie” was a de­voted grand­mother who spent large amounts of time with her grand­chil­dren in St. John’s, Ot­tawa, and Oak­land. She was of­ten seen walk­ing her four-legged friend, Buddy, around Quidi Vidi Lake and Sig­nal Hill. Gwyn was an in­spi­ra­tion to her fam­ily and oth­ers. She was dearly loved and will be missed by a large cir­cle of fam­ily and friends. Her fam­ily ex­tends heart­felt thanks to the health­care pro­fes­sion­als at the Health Sci­ences Cen­tre for their kind­ness and dili­gence. Cre­ma­tion has taken place. Vis­i­ta­tion will be held at Car­nell’s Funeral Home, 329 Fresh­wa­ter Road, on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 12th from 7 – 9 pm and Satur­day Oc­to­ber 13th from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Ser­vice will be held at St. Thomas’ Angli­can Church, 8 Mil­i­tary Road, on Mon­day Oc­to­ber 15th at 10 am. As an ex­pres­sion of sym­pa­thy, do­na­tions in Gwyn’s mem­ory may be made to The Pri­mate’s World Re­lief and Devel­op­ment Fund, the Grand­moth­ers Cam­paign (an ini­tia­tive of the Stephen Lewis Foun­da­tion), or the MUN Botan­i­cal Gar­den. To send a mes­sage of con­do­lence, please visit­

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