Margaret Imelda Gorman
1920 - 2023
Margaret Imelda Gorman
Visitation Information
November 17th 2023
Visitation Time
7-8 PM
Visitation Location
Bishop's Funeral Home
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday November 18, 2023
Service Time
12 Noon
Service Location
St Dunstan's Catholic Church
Burial Information
Burial Date
Nov 18, 2023
Burial Time
Following Funeral Service
Burial Location
Hermitage Cemetery
Requested Charity
Pine Grove Foundation or donors Choice
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After a long and wonderful life, Margaret Imelda Gorman passed away peacefully at Pine Grove Nursing Home on November 11, 2023. She was the daughter of Margaret (McCormack) and Clarence W. Rideout. The youngest of six siblings (Monica, Edith, Gladys, Ferne, Frances and Hubert), she grew up on the family farm in Grand Falls Portage.

In 1941, she married Carl W. Gorman, an engineer from Fredericton, who was working on the highway near her home. They raised their family in Woodstock before moving to Fredericton in 1961. At this time she began working outside the home, including over twenty years on the switchboard at UNB where she made many life-long friends.

An active member of St. Dunstan’s Parish, she served in various lay ministries until well into her nineties. A dedicated member of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada, she was the recipient of the Maple Leaf Pin for her years of service. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and their many social activities.

In her retirement she volunteered at the Pine Grove Nursing Home and canvassed for many charities. She especially enjoyed her weekly card games at the church centre where she developed close friendships.

It was, however, her family, both immediate and extended, which was the focus of her life. She adored her grandchildren and followed their lives with such love and pride.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane Flynn (late Ray) of Fredericton and Sharon Ciebin (Terry) of Coquitlam, BC and one daughter-in-law, Anne-Marie Gorman (John Whalen) of Fredericton; her grandchildren, Erin Gorman (Andrew Bishop) and their children Will, Grant, and Claire; Kristina (Ciebin)Nelless (Brady), and their children Kayla and Makenna;  Jennifer Flynn, Sean Gorman (Nicole)  and their children Abbie and Neve, Michael Ciebin (Michelle), Maggie Gorman (Andres Velez  Guerra) and their children Camilo, Alicia and Nicolas, Mark Gorman (April). She also leaves to mourn many beloved nieces and nephews who brought so much joy to her life.

She was predeceased by her husband and soul mate, Carl (1981), her cherished  son, Keith (2003), son-in-law Raymond Flynn (2012), many close nieces and nephews, and dear friends.

She will be remembered for her dedication to family and community, her warm personality, her ability to relate to all ages, her love of music, all things Irish, and her unwavering faith.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated and caring staff of Pine Grove Nursing Home for their compassionate and loving care during the past five years. To the activity department and the many community volunteers, and to the families of the residents, thank you. We wish also to thank the owners and residents of Lions’ Gate Apartments where she spent many enjoyable years during her retirement.

Visitation will be held at Bishop’s Funeral Home on Friday November 17th from 7-8 PM. and a Mass of Christian Burial with Father Suresh as Celebrant will be celebrated at St. Dunstan’s Roman Catholic Church on Saturday November 18, 2023, at 12 Noon, with interment to follow in the Hermitage Cemetery.  A reception will be held at Sts. John and Paul Catholic Church, 727 New Maryland Hwy., New Maryland.

Livestream of the funeral may be viewed via her obituary and clicking view funeral.

For those who wish, donations can be made to the Pine Grove Nursing Home or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

She will remain in our hearts forever.

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