Gloria (Jean) Eason

Obituary of Gloria (Jean) Eason

Gloria Jean (Rideout)Eason

October 4, 1948–December 25, 2023

It is with great sadness and broken hearts we announce the passing of Gloria Jean (Rideout) Eason who passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on December 25, 2023, aged 75 years.

Predeceased by her parents, Austin and Barbara Rideout.

Left with fond and loving memories, husband, Barrie; daughter, Christine (Randy) Adams; son, Rodney (Susan); grandsons, Andrew, Ryan (girlfriend, Josie), Justin (girlfriend) Abbey, Nathan, Tomas, RJ and Kyle; great-grandson Micheal; sisters, Brenda (Ron), Gail; brothers Terry and Wayne (Dawn); brothers-in-law Don and Nelson (Janice), nieces, nephews and a large circle of extended family and friends including her best friend, Winnie Piercey(John); and her most beloved little dog Chloe who meant the world to her.

Jeans warm, caring, gentle personality, her kind giving heart, warm smile and love for life will be a memory we all will hold in our hearts forever. She had many battles the last five years with breast cancer and Parkinson’s. During her courageous battles she still wore a gentle smile, never gave up and showed us what is to be strong when you are surrounded by the people you love. Her positivity and quick wit will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her.

Her love for her family and friends knew no bounds. She loved everyone and everyone who met her liked her and everyone who knew her loved her. Jean touched the hearts of many people and made an everlasting impact on us all. She taught us to appreciate the little things, to take every day one at a time, to give with a generous heart and most importantly, to always see the good in everything and everyone.

A loving wife, devoted mother, doting grandmother, sister and dear friend, she will be forever in our hearts. We love you beyond measure mom.

A heartfelt thank you is extended at this time to the doctors and nursing staff in the cancer unit, Dr. Shepherd; homecare workers from Coombs Compassionate Homecare (Jamie and Nina);to all those who dropped by for visits, phone calls, to drop off meals; and a special thank you to Brenda, Jean’s sister who helped tend to moms personal needs when the family needed extra help through such a difficult time the last 6 months, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Visitation in Hickey’s Funeral Home, 570 Conception Bay Highway, CBS on Wednesday December 27, 2023, 3:00 pm. to 7:00 pm.
Funeral service to take place on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at 2:00 pm. from All Saints Anglican Church, Foxtrap.
Interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Church Road, Foxtrap. To send a message of condolence, please visit

As an expression of sympathy flowers are gratefully accepted or a donation may be made in Jean’s memory to the cancer society and the Parkinson’s society of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“When I Go”

When I go don’t learn to live without me…

Just learn to live with my love in a different way.

And if you need to see me just close your eyes…

or look in your shadow when the sun shines.

I’m there.

Sit with me in the quiet and you will know I did not leave.

There is no leaving when one soul is blended with another.

When I go

Don’t learn to live without me…

Just learn to look for me in the moments.

I will be there.