Ervie Jeans

December 18, 2018


Surrounded by the love of her family, Ervie Jeans passed peacefully away into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, December 18 2018.
Predeceased by husband, David Jeans Sr in 2006; parents Donald and Olga Dawe; parents-in-law Claude and Linda Jeans; stepmother Jean Dawe and sister Joy Dawe-Grimes.
Ervie will always be remembered and sadly missed by her daughter Melanie (Dave) Hicks and granddaughters Katherine and Ava; and her son David (Katrina) Jeans Jr and grandchildren Cameron, Georgia, Anna and Gracelyn. Her sister Barbara (Lester) Reid; brother Paul (Georgina) Dawe; step-brother Terry (Carol) Snelgrove; brother-in-law Paul Grimes. She also leaves to mourn brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins and friends.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Thursday December 20 2018 from 6-9 pm at Carnell’s Funeral Home on Freshwater Road. At 2 pm on Friday December 21, a celebration of her life will be held at Bethesda Pentecostal Church. Interment to follow at Windsor Pentecostal Cemetery at a later date.
Donations to the Gideons Memorial Fund will be gladly accepted in her honor.



6-9 p.m. on December 20, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Friday December 21st

Bethesda Pentecostal Church

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So sorry to hear of Ervie’s passing. She was a lovely, quiet person, with a twinkle in her eyes, and a kind, competent nurse. Sad to lose another ‘Grace’ grad.
Condolences to her family and friends.

Sheena (Gladney) Binns

Melanie, David and Families.
We were shocked to hear this news today…. Your mom was a great friend , we enjoyed many things together..our work at the Red Cross..Church Choir..and our great get together.
We are thinking of you all..may.the Comforting Arms of God surround each of you… Cherish your Memories..God Bless……… Claude and Flora Boyd.

Dear Barbara My condolences on the passing of your sister. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas season.

To the Jeans Family. I am very sorry to learn of Ervie’s passing. We worked together at the Red Cross and I will never forget her lovely smile and gentle manner.
Deepest condolences.

Sorry to hear for the passing of your mother.
I was last into her house for a cleaning on the 7th.
Still find it hard to believe.She was a very caring woman.

To Melanie, David and Families
Classmate Lorraine Pieroway Crummey joins me in offering our heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your mom. We are deeply saddened and shocked as are our classmates but we shall fondly remember her warm smile and quiet sense of humour. It has been a privilege and honour to have had Ervie as a nursing classmate and friend. May your special memories of her bring you comfort in the days ahead and remember she loved you all so much.

Our sincerest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

To the Jeans & Dawe Families: We are so sorry to hear of your loss but our loss is Heaven’s gain. I have fond memories that go back to Port de Grave with the Dawe family and also fond memories of the Jeans family. Be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

David, Melanie and Families,
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing ,but rejoice that she was ready for this day!
I only remember both of you as young children but we do share a strong common bond- your parents and grandparents!! And what a heritage you have!!
I last spoke with your mom at the nursing alumni dinner in June when she so proudly celebrated her 50 year milestone!! We looked for each other every year.
I will look forward to seeing her at the Grand Reunion just up ahead!!!
Cherish your memories!!

To The Jeans family:
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Both your parents gave of themselves greatly to Windsor Pentecostal Church. Today as you gather to celebrate the life of your mother, may the many treasured memories be a source of laughter and happiness. We pray that the presence of family, friends, and God will be the support, comfort, and peace you all need for this day and the days to come. Be assured that we are praying for you at this time.

Words fail at a time like this. Aunt Ervie will be greatly missed by those who had the good fortune to know her. I have so many memories of her kindness, storytelling skills, and a laugh that would always bring a smile to my face. While comforted by the fact that she is now in the presence of her Savior my heartfelt sympathies go out to Melanie, David Jr., their families and the countless family members and friends who are feeling the sting of her loss. Thoughts and prayers.

Melanie & David (Jr.) & families, my heart was broken to hear of your mom’s passing. I have countless fond memories with you all. Your parents were an integral part of my childhood, teen and into my adult years. Godly influences on my life who taught me so much! Your mom was like a second mom to me. Your home a second home. I loved her so much and knew she loved me. I will cherish each memory. In one of my last times with her while visiting St. John’s she told me she missed Mr Jean’s so much and looked forward to the day that she would see him again. That day has come and she is with him and Her Saviour who she served. I am so thankful that I/we have the same Hope of seeing them both again. My love and prayers are with you all and wish I could be there.

Ervie was a friend and nursing colleague and we celebrated many special occasions with her . She was kind and thoughtful, witty and funny.
We celebrate her life and the impact she made. My thoughts and prayers are with Melanie and David and their families. She is at a peace beyond our understanding.
From Calgary

To Paul and Georgie, Barbara and Lester, and to all the extended family members. We were so sorry to hear of Ervie’s passing, but yet we celebrate her entrance through Heaven’s pearly gates. We are praying for you all that God will bless you with His perfect peace, today and in the days ahead. Love and blessings! Cyril and Jean Farewell

To David, Katrina and family. Be assured that you guys are in our thoughts and prayers today as you celebrate Ervie’s home going! Praying that God will grant you His perfect peace today and in the days ahead! God Bless! Derrick & Sheila

To Melanie, Dave, Katherine, and Eva. We regret that we are unable to be there today with you guys as you celebrate Ervie’s home going! Rest assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Melanie, your mom was a very special Christian lady and always cherish the Christian values and morals that both she and your dad instilled in you and David! May the peace of God surround you all today and take solace in the hope that one day you will be reunited again! Love Derrick, Sheila, Josh and Keesha

To Melanie, Dave, Katherine, Eva and David and family. So sorry to hear of Ervie’s passing. We can’t be there in person with you all today but our thoughts and prayers are surely with you now and in the days ahead. We are still just a phone call or text away.

Our sincerest condolences.

Christine, Henry, Ross & Robert (Goodfellow)

To Melanie,Dave &girls. Our hearts were saddened to hear of your mom passing,our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.,may the peace of God surround you all today and the days ahead .Love .uncle Cliff & Aunt Venus Luff.

To David and Melanie:
It is with such shock that we heard about your mothers’ passing. Our hearts go out to you and your families. We fondly remember our times together and Ervies’ laughter and smile. We pray the Lord will be your comfort and peace as you pass through this time of sadness and loss. Warmest regards.

Clyde & Flora Thornhill

To David and Melanie, deeply saddened to hear the news of your moms passing. Sincerest condolences from our family.

Travis, Sylvia, Zachary,Mason

Melanie and David I was deeply saddened when Cal told me of your Mother’s passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Much love to you all,
Nancy, Gabriel, Ben and Dianna

To Ervie, Dave and children as well as the Jeans family. Hearing of Your Mom’s recent hospitalization and rather sudden passing was very sad indeed. Take strength in knowing that she lived for God and that some day there will be a great reunion. You are in our thoughts and prayer today and in the coming days. Sorry we cannot be there at this time.

to the jeans family ; we are sorru to hear the loss of your love one ,our thoughts and prayers are with you all, be rest assured she is in a better place where there is no more sickness .yes its your losss but now she is heavens gain . may you find strength in god who cares . from roland and sherry loder gfw wpc

To the family.
May Gods peace and love be with you all.

Melanie, David and families

Sorry! To hear of the passing of Ervie. Our families were neighbours and friends for a long time.
when i was with Ervie I could always could be sure of having a good laugh.
We will be praying and thinking about you in future.
Keep your your mother in your hearts.
Take Care!
Dawn and ED

Melanie, David, Barbara, Paul, and Families.
Please accept our sincerest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. One can only imagine the joy as she stepped on the celestial shore. She lived for the day when heaven would be her final home. Our many phone conversations, and also when we were privileged to visit with her were times when she would express Her love for her family . She always spoke so highly of you. Today, she is in the presence of Jesus. If she were to speak to us today, maybe these would be the words that she would say – “Just wait until you see me I’ve been made over brand new. I’ve been walking with Jesus all heaven to view. There’s no more sickness, no more sorrow, no more burdens to bear. Just wait until you see me with Jesus up here”.
Take courage that the Word of God is still the anchor that grips the solid rock – His name is Jesus. Find rest, peace, and contentment in the Rock of the ages.
Praying for you.

To Ervies family and friends.
As you celebrate the life and legacy do so with thanks giving for hers was the life that spoke volumes. Her heart of compassion and her hands that moved in kindness may both lie still but her life is remembered as one shared with and lived for others. Now she will rest beside her Prince until ressurection morning. Praying for you each one.

David and Melanie and Families
We are so sadden to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a caring and thoughtful lady in all respects and loved by everyone who knew her. It was very nice to reconnect with her again when we moved to St. John’s and attended Bethesda.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.
Love, Ruth and Ford Butler
Fredericton, NB

To Melanie and David,
So very sorry and sad to hear the news about your mom. I had the privilege of working with her for a short time at Brampton Christian school. I spent time with your mom and dad at their home in Grand-Falls Windsor on my first visit to Newfoundland. Your mom was a lovely lady who had a big heart. She had the greatest stories which always made me laugh. I know you will miss her greatly. Praying that God will give you the peace and comfort needed to get through the next few days and weeks. I wish I could be at the Celebration of Life service. My thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow.

To the Jeans family, So very sorry for the loss of your precious loved one, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time . Ervie was indeed a lovely lady! Pauline and Garry.

I knew Ervie from training and we always had a chat when we met. She was a lovely person. I am very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Sandra Cossar Nightingale.

To Melanie and David, all of her family.
For two and a half years, we lived together in residence during our nurses training. We’ve become good friends again in the past 12 years and have had many good times together. She was a “people person” and cared for everyone she met. A great lady and I’m gonna miss her a lot! BUT:
“We shall not all sleep (die) but we shall all be CHANGED in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.”
“The dead in Christ (that includes Ervie) will rise first. Then we which are alive will be CAUGHT UP (RAPTURED) with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord!”
What a glorious reunion that will be! Then we’re gonna have a big feast. It’s called the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. I’m so looking forward to that!
Sylvia and Ralph

Melanie, David and Families
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a special friend to me. We always enjoyed our trips together and our telephone chats. I will really miss her.
May God give you strength and peace at this difficult time.
Love and Prayers
Gwen Peckfor

To Barbara, Paul and all Ervie’s family:
We were very saddened to hear of Ervie’s passing. We have many fond memories of Ervie because our of the closeness of our two families during our growing up years. We regret that we are away at this time but our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Love and Prayers

To: The families of Ervie Jean. Sorry to hear of Ervie’s passing. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless.
Melvin & Dahne.

Ervie was my nursing classmate of Class 68A. She was her usual happy, sweet self at our 50th reunion this past June. Our whole class is shocked and saddened by her passing. I am sure she is smiling with the angels in Heaven. RIP Erie.

Melanie, David and families
Barbara, Paul and families

Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mom, grandmother, mother-in-law and sister. We are shocked and deeply saddened by her passing. She will be forever in our memory of the times spent with her and all the phone calls we shared. Ervie has been a close friend for 45+ years and our families lived near to each other in Windsor as our children grew up. She has been a wise friend to us who gave good advice when needed, especially with her Nursing training and experience. In recent years, we appreciated the many occasions we spent time visiting with Ervie at her home in St. John’s. Also, we are so blessed to have spent time with her just a few short weeks ago … always good conversation and many a laugh! We will cherish those memories and hold them dear. Ervie was a beautiful soul who loved her God and her family very much. As our youngest granddaughter said in her prayers last night “I pray for Mrs. Ervie that she will have a good time in Heaven!” May God’s peace and comfort fill your hearts in this time of sorrow. We share in your grief, but not as those without hope, for joy comes in the morning. Hugs!

Louise & Ralph

So sorry to hear of Ervies passing. I was her hairdresser for a few years – her and Vi (Porter) would always have a few stories to tell. Take care!

Would like to say how sorry I am to hear of Ervies passing so suddenly. Can’t make the evening tonight, no car am visiting here from PEI. Dave and Ervie were our friends and fellow teachers from Bursey Collegiate and neighbours in Windsor back in 70-80’s. Terry passed away in 2000. . My heart goes out to all you children and grands. We will be together, in God’s Prepared home forever…Betty

To Ervie’s Family: So sorry to hear of Errvie’s passing. Many years ago, I worked with Ernie and have been in contact ever since. I will always remember her as a sensitive, sweet mannered person. May God bless you all.

To Melanie, Dave and family,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing . Thinking of you. Hold on to those precious memories.xo

So saddened to hear of cousin Ervie’s sudden passing.
Deepest condolences to her siblings Barbara, Paul and their families, her children and grandchildren.
May God grant you peace and comfort during your sorrow .
Thinking of you all with much love.
Marilyn Loder-Pope

To the Families of Ervie Jeans:
We extent our heartfelt sympathy to each one of you. I first met Ervie in Nurses’ Training in1966 and pursued our amazing friendship over the years. Ervie was a true friend whose love for Christ was evident as we shared many experiences together. As you experience this deep vacancy in your lives, may you cherish her memories as they are lovely gifts that grow more precious as you treasure them each day.

So sad to hear about Ervie, sincere sympathy to your family.

To Dave and Family,
So sad to hear of your Mom’s passing-I know my Uncle Ralph and Aunt Louise just had a lovely visit with her, when they came home for Mom’s funeral. They were such good friends and spoke so highly of her. It will truly be a celebration of a life well-lived. Take Care, deepest sympathy.
Peggy Baker

We were shocked to learn of Ervie`s sudden passing. She was a gentle and lovely lady. We send our sincere condolences to you – Melanie, David and families. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May you find strength and support in the peace that only God can give.

David, Melanie and Families:

So sorry to hear of Ervie’s passing. She was such a genuine Christian lady who was dearly loved and respected. Be assured of our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Melanie and the Jeans Family:
We are so sorry to hear of Ervie’s sudden passing. Her quiet and friendly personality was a blessing to all who knew her.Our connection started in Port-de Grave, attending the same church in the 1950’s and in particular when she was a student during my short teaching career. She was a model student in every way, and in later life a model in her community. She will be greatly missed.
But, you can all go forward with many pleasant memories of the great human being she was.
Our prayers are with you all at this time as we pass along our sympathy
Ray and Joyce ANDREWS

To all of Ervie loved ones and family.
I first met Ervie when she was my roommate in Nurses Training.over 50 years ago. Although we have been separated by many miles, the times we have met up and through long distance phone calls, have been so special and precious. She was an amazing true friend. and I cherish every memory.
I was so shocked to hear the news of her passing but rejoice that she has now gone home for Christmas to meet her Lord.

To David, Donna, Paulette and the Jeans Family: We have many wonderful memories of Ervie. It was in the sixties that our friendship began when she came to Long Pond to start her nursing program in St. John’s. She was an example of Christ in all her ways. We had many fun times together. When we found our soul mates, she was one of my bridesmaids. Even tho we weren’t in close contact over the years we knew it only took a phone call to rekindle the relationship. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Ervie’s passing. We pray that the peace of God will be with you all during this time. We are sorry that we cannot join you in person in Ervie’s celebration since we are in Alberta. Love Dave and Judy Mercer

To David, Melanie and families, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time as you grieve the loss of your mom. Your mom was a most precious woman, a lady of dignity and true Christian character. Her love and devotion to her family was noticed by all. She went out of her way for others. She was such a giving person, never thinking about herself and not wanting to be a bother to anyone. She exemplified genuine Christian love and family devotion. She will be missed. Her desire for her children was for them to serve God and be a Christian example to their children. Be encouraged, you will meet your mom again if you hold to your chikd like faith. God bless.

To Paul, Georgia and Family and Barbara and Lester.
So sorry to hear of Ervie’s passing. Today may be very sad but because of our glorious hope in Jesus, we know that we will meet again and be forever together with the Lord! You will be in our prayers today. God Bless.
Lionel and Viola

Melanie, David and families,
So many fond memories of Ervie. Shocked and saddened at her passing, but comforted in the knowing we’ll see her again!
Wishing we could be there. We will certainly be keeping you – the family she loved – in our thoughts and prayers during this time!

David, Melanie & families
Barbara, Paul & Families

So sorry to hear of the passing of such a beautiful soul, Ervie. Although no words can help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

May memories of your dear mother (m-in-law), grandmother, sister (s-in-law) and special friend surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten

To Melanie,David and families. We were so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a great lady,with a caring and loving personality. We remember her fondly from the Forest Road days as we all raised our families together. I am praying that the peace of God will surround you as you go through this difficult time. Don and Betty

To David, Melanie and family members we are sorry to hear of your loved one’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We know she is now enjoying the spenders of heaven. May you are sense the peace of God as you lay your loved one to rest.
Ed. & Audrey Bowering.

To Melanie,David & the girls. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing wish we could take away your hurt but praying that God will give you his peace & strength to face the days ahead …love you all Aunt Marie & Uncle Scott

To Melanie, David and Barbara.
Very sorry to hear of your loss. As we have memories of you guys in Grand Falls Windsor, you will always have your own memories to help you through this very difficult time. Rest assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Stan & Ethel Keefe

To Paul. Georgie, David. .Melanie, Barbara, Lester and families. So saddened to hear of Ervies passing. She was such a beautiful person, who loved,life, and fun. Our prayers are with you all.
Love Evelyn, John, Perham

Melanie I was truly saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Sometimes life doesnt make sense but we know that someday we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again which gives us strength as we learn to continue our journey on earth. May the love of friends and family surround you in this difficult time.

Melanie , Dave & Family
So sorry to hear of your loss today. She was such a gracious lady, who remembered and encouraged me in my sickness some time ago. Please accept our condolences at this time of bereavement.
Aubrey &Wavey Wheeler

Sorry to hear of Ervie’s passing. May God’s peace and strength surround you in the coming days.

To Melanie Dave Katherine and Ava ,sorry to hear of the passing of your precious mom and Grandma .be assured of our thoughts and prayers ,hold on to those beautiful memories and the precious hope of one day you will be reunited with your loved one again ,love you

Please accept our prayers and sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort, comfort your family during these days as we await the glorious resurrection.
Pastor Fred Penney,
On behalf of Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle

The Jeans, Hicks. Dawe & Reid Families.
We were so sad to hear of Ervie’s passing. be assured of our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Sandra & Frank Newbury
Burlington NL