Reta Gwendolyn Adams
April 28, 1933 – May 28, 2020
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It is with sadness that the family of the late Reta Gwendolyn Adams (nee Foster), age 87, of Rattling Brook, NL announces her passing at the Green Bay Health Care Centre, Springdale, on Thursday, May 28, 2020.
Reta was born on April 28, 1933 in Rattling Brook to Leander and Bertha Foster. She married the love of her life, John Rex Adams on October 15, 1950. They were blessed with six wonderful boys, whom she dearly loved. She always referred to them as ‘mother’s boys’. Her eyes would light up when she would see them, she was so proud of all of them and their accomplishments. She loved all of her daughters-in-law and especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and she was blessed with a great-great-grandchild.
Reta worked in the farming and homecare industry during her working days. She was a member of the United Church Rattling Brook and she was an honorary U. C.W member. Reta was a woman of faith, and loved to read her bible.
For her pastime she would love to knit, quilt, berry pick, have outdoor boil-ups; but her greatest pastime was to sit in one of her three rocking chairs and rock for hours.
Reta was a woman who was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone and everyone whom she knew or met.
In 2010, Reta moved to King’s Point in a cottage, that she shared with her friend Mildred Bartlett and was there until January 2020; they grew to be the best of friends. She will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her.
She is predeceased by her husband Rex Adams; parents Leander and Bertha Foster; sisters Sadie Whalen, Vivian Saunders, Blanche Foster; brother Basil Foster.
Reta left indelible memories for her family and friends to cherish forever. She leaves to mourn her, sons Harry (Ivy) Adams, Harold (Glenda) Adams, Alvin (Shirley) Adams, Guy (Eurie) Adams, Hedley (Karen) Adams, Dwight (Susan) Adams; grandchildren Cathy Adams, Chad (Lauren) Adams, Troy Adams (Janice Shipley), Kimberly (Tyson) Andrews, Angela (Kerry) Thomas, Steven Adams, Rebecca Adams, John (Meghan Mountain) Adams, Neil Adams (Kristen Wulff), Christina Parsons (Joshua Locke), Jeremy Newbury; great-grandchildren Timothy Snow, Kendyl Andrews, Colin Mercer, Emily Thomas, Sydney Thomas, Elliot Wulff-Adams, Clifford Adams, Ruth Adams, Beckett Locke, Allyster Adams, Hailey Adams, Hayleigh Skidmore; great-great-grandchild Whyatt Snow; brother Hedley Foster; sister-in-law Mary Foster; nieces and nephews, as well as other family members and friends. Reta will forever be remembered in our hearts.
“Ever Remembered, Ever Loved – Gone But Not Forgotten – Forever In Our Hearts!”
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 virus guidelines as of May 11, 2020, the viewing and the Private Family Celebration of Life Service for the late Reta Gwendolyn Adams (nee Foster) will be for immediate family only.
Donations: In her memory can be given to the Daffodil Place, St. John’s, NL by clicking the following link: www.cancer.ca/en/donate/?region=nl&s_srx=cancer.ca-navbar-en
Private Funeral Service
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Green Bay Funeral Home
145 Cpl. S. Bouzane Blvd.
SPRINGDALE, NL A0J 1T0
Interment: Interfaith Community Cemetery, King’s Point, NL
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Reta Gwendolyn Adams April 28 1933 May 28 2020..
Death notice for the town of: Springdale, Province: T-N