Barbara "Daphne" Rolls

March 7, 1919 to January 15, 2018


It is with sadness that the family of the late Barbara “Daphne” Rolls (English War Bride) announce her passing at the Pleasantview Towers long-term care home, in St. John’s, NL, on Monday, January 15th 2018 at the age of 98 years. Predeceased by husband William and son Derek, son-in-law David Wheeler, brother Geoffrey Peters, brothers-in-law Harry and Gordon Rolls. Left with fond and cherish memories are her children: David (Madge) of Pasadena, NL, Barbara Wheeler of Torbay, NL, and daughter-in-law Audrey Rolls of Placentia, NL; her grandchildren: Todd (Cathy), Glenn (Beth), Elaine, Christa (Brad), Christopher (Marrian), Michael (Carolyn), Matthew, John (Krista); her nine great-grandchildren; sister -in-laws: Irene Peters (Bristol, UK), and Elizabeth Rolls (Corner Brook, NL); special godchild, Valerie Peters (Bristol, UK); nephew, Martin Peters (Linda) (Bristol, UK); niece, Wyn Rolls (Corner Brook, NL); special friends Yvonne Besso and Enid Stevenson. Special thanks to the staff at 3 Northeast Pleasantview Towers for their excellent care. Cremation has taken place. Celebration of life to take place on Monday July 9 at 2:00 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in the Field of Honor, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.



2:00pm, Monday July 9th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Daphne was indeed a lady in every sense of the word. Her smile and laughter filled a room and she always looked her very best. She was a willing participant in the “Golden Girls” get togethers, teas and luncheons, Hallowe’en costume parties and outings to The Captains’ Table (did I get the name right?) on the southern shore. Her stories of being in the Land Army and other events during WW II were very interesting. Today I finally made her parsnip soup recipe and it was delicious! My condolences to the family.

Rosemary Ash

Barbara & Family:
So sorry to learn of you mothers passing. She was a lovely lady who I visited regularly while my mom, Jean Harding, was a resident in the room across the hall. The last time I visited her was during Christmas. She always enjoyed the visit.
Take care and God bless.
Clara Spracklin

Barbara, I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a sweet lady and a very good friend to mom. I’ll always remember the time we spent at her home and the war bride lunches. Take care!

Barbara and family
Sending my deepest sympathy on the passing of Daphne. She was a kind and gentle lady with such a beautiful smile. Take care.

Hi Barb just wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts.

Peggy Gerald a Ruby and Family

To Barbara and all the Rolls family,

My sincere condolences on the loss of a remarkable lady.
She lived a piece of history, and was a lovely person.
I know she will be missed.

Madeline Connors

Barbara, David, Madge, Audrey, and all thr Rolls clan,

I was sad to hear about your Mom.

She was the essence of a Real Lady and she was a pleasure to know..

My thoughts are with you as you mourn her passing.

We are very sad to hear of Daphne’s passing. She was a special lady and a cherished friend to Mom. Please know our thought and prayers are with you and your family.
Diane (Saunders) and Melvin Eason

All our love to you and the family Barbara. Your Mother lived a life that was full and and brought so much to you all -her Grandchildren and Greatgrandchildren – her friends and especially the War Brides whom she was so devoted . What a legacy she has left with you all. God Bless her and all of you.
Love from Bryan and Katherine

We were sad to hear that your mother has passed away Barbara but know that you will take comfort in the fact that she had a long and interesting life and left you with many precious memories. Our condolences to you and all your family. Take care.