Elizabeth Florence Maddox (nee Coles)

Passed 01/12/2024


Obituary For Elizabeth Florence Maddox (nee Coles)

It is with profound sadness and heartbreak we are to inform that our beloved mother Elizabeth Florence Maddox (nee Coles) formally of Witless Bay, NL passed away in Halifax, NS after a lengthy illness on January 12, 2024.

Predeceased by our father, Joseph Hayward Maddox on March 7, 2011, our grandmother Iris Harding (nee Coles), our grandfather George Coles, who passed away during WWII, five weeks before our mother was born. Also predeceased is our mom’s grandmother Elizabeth Ronayne, aunt Elizabeth Price, uncle Luke Price that she lovingly called Dad, and cousins Thomas and Bill Price. Leaving to mourn is daughter Lesley Anne Quinn (Jamie), grandson James Louis and granddaughter Sydney Dianna, and daughter Erin Alexander (Gary) and granddaughter Tyra Elizabeth. Also leaving to mourn are siblings Toni Doyle (Robert), niece Hayley Doyle (Tom), brother Paul Harding, nephew Brent Harding, brother Darren Harding, cousin Roberta Ronayne (Kenneth Trudell), step sister Mary Wiltshire (Gord), and many dear friends from St. John’s, NL: Paula & Jim Kinsella, Helen & Roland Card, Dot & E.J. Joy, Doreen & Frank Tricco, Bev & Frank Lee, Barbara Hopkins, and longtime friend from Witless Bay Maureen Walsh; along with a number of friends from her time working at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and many other relatives, and friends she has met along the way.

Cremation has taken place and funeral service to be held in St. John’s, NL in July 2024, exact date and location is yet to be confirmed.

In lieu of flowers, our Mom has requested that donations be made for her granddaughter’s Tyra and Sydney’s education and can be e-transferred to email account

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  • 02/01/2024

    It was my great pleasure and privilege to work with Elizabeth. Always cheerful, Elizabeth contributed to the Faculty of Education in many ways. My condolences to Erin, Leslie Ann and family.

  • 01/31/2024

    A lovely lady and a fine colleague. Gret to work with.

  • 01/30/2024

    Am sending my condolences and best wishes to Elizabeth's family and friends. I last saw her "in action" at her retirement party at Memorial University in the early 2000s. We were friends and coworkers in the Education Social Committee where she was always a wonderful example of a "willing worker", no matter how large or complicated a project may have been. My memories of her are all good. And I look forward to attending her funeral service in July. Meanwhile, may your happy memories of Elizabeth always accompany your other feelings of loss and regret. Noel Barrett Shuell

  • 01/28/2024

    So sorry to hear of Elizabeth's passing. After re-locating to NS she continued to send beautiful messages that helped brighten my day. May she rest in peace. God's blessings to her family. Mary Power

  • 01/27/2024

    So saddened to hear of Elizabeth's passing.She was an old classmate of mine at St.Patrick's Convent school in St.John's in the 1950's.May she rest in peace

  • 01/27/2024

    To the Coles Family: My name is Patricia Power Corbett. I went to school at St. Patrick's with Elizabeth until I went to Holy Heart. We were good friends at school and went to her home on Springdale. St. many times. So sorry to hear of her death. May she now rest in peace .

  • 01/27/2024

    Erin and Lesley Ann, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We have fond rememberances of KofC times and especially Brownie and Girl Guides. She always cooked turkey dinner for camps. RIP my friend.

  • 01/26/2024

    Erin, Leslie Ann, & Family, So saddened to hear of Elizabeth's passing. I have some wonderful memories with her and our fellow colleagues while working at the Faculty of Education, Memorial University. Cherish all your wonderful memories of her and keep them close in the difficult days ahead. Elaine & Gordon St. Croix Mount Pearl, NL

  • 01/26/2024

    Erin, Leslie Ann, & Family, our deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your mother Elizabeth. Faculty and staff Faculty of Education Memorial University

  • 01/25/2024

    So sorry Erin to hear of mom's death, she fought the good fight, loved her so God Bless you all Helen Card

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