BROOME – Gordon Eugene “Gene”, 88, of Port Mouton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens Manor, Liverpool on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 with his family by his side.
Born in Port Mouton, he was a son of the late Orlando and Naomi (MacLeod) Broome
Gene was a fisherman for more than 70 years. He loved spending time with his family, playing music, especially the fiddle and was very fond of his pets, most notably his cats. He also enjoyed camping, hunting, trout fishing and a good game of whist.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Hazel (Conrad); his son Richard (Mariann) of Port Mouton; grandsons Alan (Heidi) of Cambridge and Scott of Summerville.
He was predeceased by his sisters Opal Bowers and Eva Williams and his brother Avery.
Visitation will be Friday, December 9, 2016 from 7 until 8 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 8:00 p.m. both in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. A private family committal will take place at a later date as well as a celebration of Gene’s life. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Queens SPCA or Queens Victorian Order of Nurses. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com. The family would like to thank Dr. Blackadar, VON Mary Lowe and the staff of Queens General Hospital and Queens Manor for their kind and compassionate care.
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Hazel and Ricky
So sorry to hear of Genes passing. He was a great fiddle player and when they all got together and played everyone enjoyed it so much. Those were the good old days. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
We are sending sympathy to Eugene’s family, He was a great fiddle player. RIP Eugene.
Clyde & Wendy MacAdams
Gordon and I were so sorry to hear of your recent loss. Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Jordan and Bella Oickle and Bernie Roy
Hazel,Ricky and family
So sorry to here of Gene’s passing .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.R.I.P.Gene.
Ricky and family, So sorry to hear of your dads passing. Hold those memories of all the good times close to your heart. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Darlene and Wayne
David and Janet Spicer and Jean Smith
Hazel and Ricky, we were saddened to hear of Eugene’s passing.He went to school with Mom, she has many happy memories of early years in Port Mouton. . Eugene loved playing his fiddle on mom’s veranda for her yearly birthday jams.RIP Eugene, you will be missed. Our thoughts are with all of Eugene’s family.
Donald & Donna Huphman
Donald and I was very sorry to hear of Gene’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with u all at this sad and difficult time
So sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. Such great memories I have of being at your parties playing music. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
To Hazel and Ricky and family.
Richard always spoke highly of his Uncle. Lots of good memories there. Thinking of you. Tish Richard and Frank
Candace and junior zwicker
Sorry for your loss to all the family at this time. He sure was a great joy to have at parties playing his fiddle.
sorry for your loss
Gary, Sandra, Heather, Chris
Ron & Barb Campbell
To the Family,
We are saddened to hear of Gene’s passing. We will all remember his fiddle playing. Our thoughts are with you in this time of great loss.
John Theriau & Patty Peach
Hazel,Ricky and family
Sorry to hear of Gene’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Hazel and family – I’m so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donnie and Valerie Inness
Hazel and Ricky&Family,Sorry to hear of Genes passing.The community has lost a good man
Frank & Deanna & Dalton Oickle & Janet Roy
Hazel & Ricky & Family
So sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Heaven just received a great fiddle player
Hazel and Ricky:Sincere condolences to all Eugene’s family.
Condolences to Hazel , Ricky and the boys. Gene was always ready to play a tune , tell a joke or have a chat. I was trying one time to add up all the different fiddles tunes he could play – I’m sure the number is well over 300. A great guy to learn from, his timing always so perfect. I don’t think anyone could play Ragtime Annie or St Anne’s Reel (and many others) any better than he could.
Hope he takes that old Steiner with him and finds Dave and Denny where he’s goin’ …..
Sorry for your loss
Ricky&family,sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
Hazel, Ricky and Family:
Sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. Remember the good times you all shared and they will help you through this sad time. We will be thinking of you in the days ahead.
Kenny & Susan Roy
Hazel,Ricky, Maryanne and family….So very sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. You all have wonderful memories and may they help get you through the days and weeks ahead.Thinking of you at this most difficult time. With Sincere Sympathy, Kenny & Susan
Willis & Corina Huphman
To the Family…we are so sorry for your loss…Heaven has gained a GREAT Fiddle player…cherish the memories and keep them close to your heart and they will bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Robert Ross and Mary Ediger
Hazel, Ricky and family – Mary and I were saddened to hear of Gene’s passing. Watching the video of pictures brought tears to our eyes. I remember that Gene was the first person I met when we moved to Carters Beach Road over 10 years ago. While walking to the beach for the first time, Gene was outside in the yard and I stopped to chat. I was impressed with how friendly, modest and how much of a gentle soul he was – I walked away saying wow if this is the type of quality of individual that lives in Port Mouton, how lucky we are to have such solid neighbours.
From that point on, I viewed Gene as the patriarch of Carters Beach Road….so much knowledge of the sea and of the area in general.
Mary and I will miss seeing Gene but know that he lives on in the way that Ricky carries himself.
God bless all of you during this tough time but know that others care.
Donna and David Dicks
Ricky, Mariann and Family, So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Take care.
Jessica MacKay (Fralic)
Ricky, Mariann, Alan, Scott and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Lynda & Richard McLeod.
We are so very sorry for your loss, prayers to the family,
Howard & Chalotte Callahan
To the Family,
I was a ‘guy from away’ who for years came to Port Mouton. I always admired the fishermen.
My first vivid memory of Gene was when he used to wave me over to his boat to give me a bucket of herring. Beyond his generous nature, his demeanor and his ever present smile gave me the confidence I needed as a novice hand-liner.
We’ll never forget his fiddling both at Teddy’s fish house and the community hall,
Gene was a consummate gentleman. I wish he knew what a special influence he had on me. His presence will be greatly missed. Condolences to the family.
Dale and Suzanne Verge
Hazal and family …so very sorry to hear of Gene”s passing ..he was a great man and loved life …our prayers and thoughts are with you …in this time of sorrow…Dale and Sue Verge
Rob & Connie Winters
Ricky & Family
Sorry to hear about the loss of your Father, may all the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you all.
Hazel, Ricky, Maryanne and boys,
I was so saddened to hear of Gene’s passing. He was always one of my favorite people. I will forever be grateful for being able to enjoy his love of music and family. My fondest memories are of him and the rest of the boys playing music while camping, at Dave’s, Junior’s basement, the hall (Cranberry), my 39th Birthday and of course, at Gene’s and Hazel’s. To me he was larger than life and someone you think will always be here. Gentle, kind, loving and talented is how I will remember him. < Please know that he has touched so many lives and he will always be remembered. I hope he is reeling a tune with his many friends who have gone before him. I know Mom and Dad were probably among the first to stand in line to hear his sweet music.
Stan and Nalom Clark
Hazel,Ricky and Family our thoughts and prays are with you along with our deepest condolences. Gene was a great community person in such a solid peaceful way. We will always cherish his wide smile, friendly waves and the beautiful moments he always had time to share. From sea,birds,gardens, music waltzes Caledonia Wedding, Jigs Up Country. The fond memories are just being touched here will hold them dear as you people will.
Ivan & Marilyn Huskins
To Hazel and Family
Ivan and I would just like to send our condolences.
He was a kind and pleasant man and he’ll be greatly
missed. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at
this difficult time. R.I.P. my friend.
Carolyn & George Parnell
Sending our sincere sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Lewis E Turner
Rickie and Family:
Sorry to hear of your Dad passing. It is not easy to lose a loved one ,but the comfort is there knowing that others care and think of you during this time of loss .
Thinking of you
Lewis and Elaine Turner
Clark , Sandra Hebb
To the family of the late Eugene Broome , So sorry to hear of his passing , I always enjoyed talking to Eugene he always had some interesting stories to tell , he will be greatly missed
To Richard and all of Gene’s family.
So Sorry to hear about the passing of Gene,,I will always have fond memories of him playing fiddle and being at the warf talking about the early fishing days.
David & Judy Whynott Mersey point
Hazel, Ricky and family we are very sorry to hear of Eugene’s passing, I just noticed this today.our deepest regrets to you all and bless you.
Violet and Gary
Hazel and Family so sorry to here of Gene’s passing!! He was a great man and our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Hazel and Family.
We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great Fiddle Player. He will be missed.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.