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The Compass Obituaries
June 2014

The Compass is a community newspaper
for the Conception Bay North/Trinity Bay areas.
It is published weekly on Tuesday.

 

 

DEAN, Laura Bell 'Nan'
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 3rd, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the Interfaith Citizen's Home, Carbonear on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Laura Bell 'Nan' Dean, in her 97th year. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur N. Dean in 1984 and their infant daughter, Jean in 1958. Nan is survived by her daughters, Helena (John) Roche, Lethbridge, AB and Dianne (Allan) Skanes, Corner Brook; grandchildren, Dana (Darren) Pepin, Lethbridge, AB, John Jr. (Wendy) Roche, Battleford, SK, Philip (Rebecca) Skanes, Paradise and Katherine (Chris) Hearn, Corner Brook; great-grandchildren, John and Alissa Roche, Battleford, SK, Emily and Michael Pepin, Lethbridge, AB, Hannah Skanes, Paradise, Jack, Madelyn and Haley Hearn, Corner Brook, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mom was very active in her church until her passing. She was a life member of the UCW, served on various church committees and taught Sunday school and Explorers for a great number of years. Mom loved to spend time with her family and she was loved by all of us. She enjoyed travelling with us, enjoyed a game of Skipbo and a good cup of tea, with a snack, of course, with her extended family at Charwood Manor. She was very active in her senior years, swimming, skiing and walking until the onset of her illness this year. She was a good friend and neighbour to everyone that she met, always had a smile or a joke. We were blessed to have her in our lives for so long. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Rev. Brian Colbourne conducted the funeral service on Sunday, June 8 at Bethany United Church, Carbonear. Interment was in Bethany United Cemetery. Donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice in our mother's great memory. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

RODGERS, Capt. Paul
Passed in: St. John's, Canada
Passed on: June 23rd, 2014

Passed suddenly away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Monday, June 23, 2014, Capt. Paul Rodgers of Carbonear, age 64 years. Predeceased by parents: Maxwell and Helen Grace; sister: Sophie; brothers: David and Lindow; mother-in-law: Helen Samson. Left to mourn, wife: Kay; two sons: Chris (Tammy) and PJ (Janice), both of Carbonear; four grandchildren: Maddison, Katie, Rachel and Max; father-in-law: Edward Samson, St. John's; four brothers-in-law: Clarence (Sophie, deceased) Sweetland, New Brunswick, Edward (Beverley) Samson, Conception Bay South, Jerry Samson, Carbonear and David Samson (Shirley), Heart's Content; four sisters-in-law: Betty Pike (Will), Carbonear, Martha Samson, St. John's, Audrey (Derek) Pitcher, Heart's Content and Emily Samson, Toronto, ON; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Rev. Linda Pike conducted the Funeral service on Friday, June 27 from Bethany United Church, Carbonear. Interment took place in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

SWAIN, Everett 'Ed'
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 15th, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Sunday, June 15, 2014, Everett 'Ed' Swain of Carbonear. Ed was a journalist and long time reporter with NTV, writing and reporting on events in Conception Bay North. As an active volunteer and member of the Royal Canadian Legion, he made numerous contributions to community life in the area, and will be sadly missed. He is predeceased by parents: Eli and Effie Swain; sisters: Mary Crewe, Phyllis Dominic, Florrie King and Ellie King; brothers: Tom, Bill and Boyd. Left to mourn, his lifelong partner: Stella Noseworthy; sisters-in-law: Phyllis Swain, Sudbury, ON and Alda Swain, Glace Bay, NS; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Fr. John Peddle officiated the Inurnment on Thursday, June 19th at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carbonear. A celebration of Ed's life took place on Thursday, June 19 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 23, Bannerman Street, Carbonear. Donations in his memory may be made to the Newfoundland Lung Association or Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

 

 

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