Margaret (Marg) Elaine Dakins

August 22, 1945 to January 8, 2017


Passed away suddenly on January 8, 2017 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, at the age of 71.

Predeceased by her parents Alexander (San) and Mabel Lewis, as well as the father of her children Henry Dakins.

Leaving to mourn with fond memories her sons Scott (Kim) and Trevor (Jolene); grandchildren Scotty, Stephanie (Brandon) and Brian; special friend Ian Barrett; friend Maxine Chipman; brother Alex (Bert); nephews Steve and Craig; step-grandchildren Christopher, Kenneth, Megan, Jacob, Leah and Jaxson; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, January 11 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, 1- 5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday, January 12 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Diabetes Association.



10 a.m. - 12 noon on January 11, 2017

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on January 11, 2017

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on January 11, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Thursday January 12th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Marg, I have so many good memories of you and your kids…. Your son Scott and I used to babysit while you and my sister Judy went out and myself and Scott would stay up and listen to ABBA all night and laugh and dance to the music… I loved your spirit and your straightforwardness… You were a diamond in the ruff and I will always remember you! What a beautiful person you were and a beautiful soul you have.. Until we meet again! Always remembered!!
Heather Croke… <3

Thank you to everyone who sent condolences, it means a lot. Marg was a wonderful person, a heart full of love for everyone she met… We miss her so much and we will see her again. Thank you to all.

Marg was a wonderful person. I have many fond memories of her. Always remembered. Peace dear Marg.

Memories from Hilda Cooper Howell and Jerry Howell and Family in Eastern Passage Nova Scotia. Used to chum around with Marg and Henry in the 60’s. So sad to hear of this. Condolences to the Family and Margie my Dear. Rest in Peace.

Marg girl you were there when I came out 20 years ago which was a rocky time at first. You were a real mother hen and touched so many people. I’ll never forget you because you were such a big part of my life. Thank you for always putting my coat in the special place you had for me, because I always lost my ticket, you doll will always have a special place in my heart. I sure I can speak for the gay community right now, we’ll miss you deeply!

To Margs family:

Marg was a wonderful woman.
She was an ever present in the St. John’s Bar Scene.
She was so respectful and treated Tony and I well.
Marg have a drink with him for me.

My thoughts are with you all.

David O’Dea

Scott, Trevor, Jolene, and family, sorry to hear of Marg’s passing, I have many fond memories of Marg. She was a beautiful wonderful kind lady.
She had a loving personality. With a smile for all she met . And kind word for all. May God comfort you in your loss.

Heaven has another angel. Sending my sincere condolences to the family. Marg was such a great person, always greeted me at the club with a smile. R.I.P. dear friend.

It is with great sadness that I hear of your passing. You were always so pleasant and always had a big smile. You’ll be dearly missed. R.I.P.

Marg was indeed the first welcoming face when I walked into the club. Always made me laugh, a beautiful cheerful soul. Rest in Peace Marg, you’re with Bobby now having a great time.

Sorry for your loss, Marg had a huge impact with me, always listening to my stories at the Zone. Gone too soon

Sincere condolences to Scott, Trevor and your families on Margies passing. She was a wonderful woman.

I have known Marg for more than 30th years; we worked together for many of them. We laughed together and, at times, we cried together, and partied hard together. Someone said in an earlier message how she had touched many lives: mine was one of them. She’ll always be in my heart, and in my mind, especially when I think of all wonderful times we had together.

My thoughts are with Scott, Trevor and their families. To say she will be missed is an understatement.

Yichang, China

How good she was to everyone! Everyone. We filled her house and she never once kicked us out. Played darts till 3 am and make some nice cups of tea. It’s been so many years since I’ve seen her. Trevor, Jolene, Scott and kids I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Marg very much. Hugs in the wind to all who loved her.

My deepest condolences to Mary’s family. She will always be remembered for her beautiful spirit and sense of humour. Rest in Peace.

You probably will never know how many lives you touched, Marg. Forever grateful to have worked with & known you. Rest in peace, sweet angel.

So sorry to hear of Marg’s passing, she was an amazing person and friend. She will be missed my many.

Words cant describe how deeply sad we all are.. You truly were a special person. I will miss our talks so much. No matter what i was going though you always made me feel better or not so sad. You would tell me you will get though it. It will only make you stronger. It meant so much to me that you cared so much. but thats the person you were always talking care of everyone.. Now its time for god to take care of you my friend.. I will never forget you xoxox

Condolences to Marg’s family and loved ones on her passing. Marg was a valued employee for many years and more importantly a good and loyal friend. RIP

So sorry to hear this news. Marg was a kind lady who always had something nice to say everyone. She will be missed.

Scott and Trevor thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. Saw your mom last year when bert was in hospital first time seen her in hers and she kepted hugging and kissing me. She was such a sweet lady. Praying for you in the days ahead.

Scott and Kim, Trevor and Jolene, I know your hearts are heavier than you could ever imagine possible. Rightfully so, your mom had to be one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. The softest heart and quick to laugh even when things were tough. She touched many lives and always believed there was good in everyone. There is a piece of her in you two youn men. This is not the end it is only till you meet again. She is in heaven cheering you on to run your race, to get on with your life and be the best Scott and best Trevor you guys can be. You knew how much she loved you, and you her, that
itself is so awesome ! Praying for you, may you feel her love like never before. Every time you look in the mirror she will be looking back at you through your eyes .