She lived a simple yet complex life. Filled with determination and strength, her dedication to making a difference in the lives of her children was unwavering. She was a wife, a mother, a teacher, a fisher, a church organist, a worker, a designer, a knitter, a quilter, a community organizer, a gardener, a dedicated member of the UCW and LOBA, a loyal volunteer and a spitfire personality. Many met their match in her outspoken inclination through opinion and work ethic. Her dreams were enriched by a vivacious appetite for literature and life-long learning.
On yet another journey in her 97th year, this time to a place beyond the blue, Nina Genevieve Giles of Smith’s Harbour slipped away at sunrise on Monday, January 18, 2021.
Predeceased by her husband - Leonard Wilfred Giles (2006); parents - Roland Evans (1954) and Eleanor Evans (1973) of Harry’s Harbour; brother - Wilson Evans (Jean); sisters - Myrtle Hillier (Jack), Camilla Noble, Mildred Robbins (Everett), Ruby Simms (Freeman), Mary Evans, and Belle Sharpe (Cyril); parents-in-law - Dorman and Rebecca Giles, sisters-in-law - Hilda Snow (William), Harriet Rideout (Raymond), Zella Squires (Silas); brother-in-law - Simeon Giles (Christina); brothers-in-law - Howard Foster and Melvin Foster.
Left to celebrate her life and legacy are her children - Eleanor Noble (Woodrow - deceased), Judith Pretty (Andrew - deceased), Kevin Giles (Sharon), Dean Giles (Norma), Collin Giles (Cynthia), and Dawn Giles (Sandy Day); her grandchildren - Darren Noble, Paula Robinson, Jason Pretty, Jamie Pretty, Adam Giles, Nicholas Giles, Evan Giles, Erin Regular, and Alexander Day with their friends and partners remember her through a special touch that only a grandma could give; her great-grandchildren - Patti Martin, Brett Robinson, Amber Pretty, Alexis Pretty, Caleb Regular and Maxwell Regular will miss her hugs. She held a special place in her heart for her great-great-grandchildren - Luke and Bella Martin.
A large circle of relatives and friends including her surviving sister Margaret Foster can reflect on Mother’s dynamic contributions to making life in a small rural community the best that it could ever be.
Mother loved plants and gardening with the lilac, geranium and rugosa rose as her favourites. Tough and hardy they grow on and on with just a little water. In memoriam, plant a seed, start a garden, sit a geranium on a windowsill or grant a wish in her name through a charity of one’s choice.
A Private Family Visitation took place at Foster Funeral Home, 22 Main Street, Baie Verte, NL on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 7:00 - 9:00PM.
A Private Family Celebration of her life took place at Foster Funeral Home, Baie Verte, NL at 2:00PM on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, with interment to follow at a later time.
Godspeed and many blessings, my dear!
Then sings my soul...how great thou art, how great thou art...
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Foster Funeral Home, 22 Main Street, Baie Verte, NL.
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