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Colin Gosse April 3, 1977 - November 25, 2023

It is with broken hearts we announce that Colin Alexander Gosse, 46 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 25th at GB Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville.  He battled his cancer diagnoses like a warrior, never complaining, until his last breath.

Colin was born on the west coast and was raised in St. Fintan’s.  He later moved to Labrador City to begin work in the mining industry.  He took much pride in his work as an operator/maintainer at Rio Tinto (Iron Ore Company of Canada). His coworkers became his family.

Colin was known as a really respectful and kind person. He was a foodie at heart and lived for a good steak.  He loved to travel, especially to visit Marcela’s parents and their extended family in Mexico.  He always spoke kindly about his friends and loved them dearly. Colin will be remembered for his sense of humor and his loved of sarcasm.

Colin was a family man, through and through. He met the love of his life, Marcela, 20 years ago and their love story was one of a kind.  They were true soul mates until the very end. Colin loved Marcela and their three children immensely. Nothing was more important than his family. He attended every sporting or school event possible – from figure skating to taekwondo. He worked hard to provide for his family.  If you know one thing about Colin, it’s that he loved his Pugs: Pedro and Pepita who rested in the sun with him in his final days.

Colin was pre-deceased by his Uncle Jim (James) Quilty. He is survived by his  wife Marcela Gosse, their three children Derek (DJ), Mia and Renata Gosse, parents Patsy and Derek Gosse, brother  Donnie Gosse (Treshana) and nieces Emily and Georgia, and his other family the Ponces and the Leonard’s (PJ).

Colin will be cremated according to his wishes. A memorial service will be held at a date in future.

Our family wishes to thank so many people: the medical teams at Labrador Grenfell Health (Selina and Oncology), Health Sciences Centre/Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, St. John’s (Dr. Grewal, Dr. Dunne, Dr. Thom and Dr. Armstrong), Dr. GB Cross Memorial Hospital Clarenville (emergency department, medical floor, and oncology – Dr. Dawson, Angela and her team at oncology). We would also like to thank realtor Rod Murphy for finding us the perfect location for Colin to rest in his final weeks. Thank you to our many family and friends for their overwhelming support during this most stressful time.

In lieu of flowers a go fund me account has been created for Colin’s children’s education fund here:   https://gofund.me/f5f73e16


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    Perry Freake says

    I lived with Colin in Corner Brook at SWGC. We had many laughs and shared many stories.
    Rest in peace my friend.

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    Shirley, Leo Anderson & Family says

    Condolences to you all, our Heats are breaking for you all, to young to be leaving a young family begin. Hope you all fine peace in all the beautiful memories with him. Thinking strong of you all & Big Hugs

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    Janet Morris says

    Sorry to hear of Collin’s passing. Condolences to the family.

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    Peter James says

    Sending our condolences from Peter and Dianne James

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    PJ Leonard says

    He was my other brother. Shared many laughs and tears from laughing. He was kind and a hard worker and brightened everyone’s day he met. Rest Colin. Look over your family and smile. Never forgotten brother.

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    Myles fillier says

    I first met colin when i got hired at ioc and always looked forward to overtime shifts with him he made the dullest of days bright and always brought out the positive no matter what we were doing we always had a good laugh. I only knew him for five years and those were some of the best years, rest easy buddy, miss you a ton

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    Dawson and Vivian Gosse says

    Marcela and family please accept our condolences. May God give you strength to carry on.Please know you and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers. Colin was a very good man who lived for family. Our hearts are still breaking. He will surely be missed. Rest easy Colin.

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    Kent says

    I met Colin in 1985 when I first met his Aunt Cathy. I know Cathy loved him like a brother and is deeply saddened because of his passing. He will forever be in our thoughts. Love and hugs to all.

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