David Eugene Rees

May 29, 2018


Passed peacefully away May 29, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at the Palliative Care Unit of the L.A. Miller Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by parents Reginald and Martha (Hammond) Rees; sisters Norma, Irene and Yvonne; daughter-in-law Catherine Rees (Paul). Left with many loving memories are his wife of 52 years, Gertrude (Cox); son David (Doreen); daughter Beverly (Stephen), Donald (Nancy), Chris (Tammy), Rodney (Kim); Grandchildren Kayla & Gillian, Cameron & Brooklyn and Seamus David and Sophie; numerous cherished family and friends; special niece Deanna Houston and lifelong friend Kelvin Somerton. Special thanks to Dr Al-Asaaed and the caring and compassionate staff of the Dr. H Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, and the wonderful, caring staff of the Palliative Care Unit of the L.A. Miller Center. We will be forever Grateful. Cremation has already taken place. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place on Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove. Interment to follow at Anglican Church Cemetery, Bauline Line Ext. In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory may be made to the St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Portugal Cove or the Canadian Cancer Society.



7-9 p.m. on June 2, 2018

2-4 p.m. on June 3, 2018

7-9 p.m. on June 3, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Monday June 4th

St. Lawrence Anglican Church


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Hi Bev, David & family,
I am sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He was a kind gentle soul a true gentle man. Hold your memories close they will help you through this tough time.

Sorry to hear of Daves passing ,my deepest condolences

Dear Bev and family,
So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I have many fond memories of your dad from our sleepovers many, many years ago. He was a very kind and gentle man who loved his family very much. May you hold on to those memories as move forward. God’s speed.

Gertie and family
Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing! I know he will be missed and that permanent smile he always had. My deepest condolences to you all! Please know you are in my thought and prayers during this difficult time.
God bless

Dave was a kind and gentle man, one who is in Heaven now. Gertie, you and Dave have been wonderful neighbours. I look forward to visiting with you soon.

Gertie and family,
so sorry to hear of dave’s passing. God bless you all at this time. He was a wonderful neighbour and quiet friend of mine for a lot of years.
God bless you and the children during this difficult time. encircle your family and live in his memory
recalling all the wonderful years and Dave.my thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I fondly remember my dealings with him years ago during inspections. He was always a gentleman. I visited him at home once and he gave me parts of several violins that his father had made. May he rest in peace.

We are so sorry to hear about David’s passing. We know this is a very sad and difficult time for the family. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort. You have our deepest sympathy. Love Jeff and Michelle

Gertie and Family
So sorry to here the news of Dave’s passing.
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Rodney, sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I hope good memories will comfort you as you come to terms with your loss. Our thoughts are with you, Judith and Mervyn McIntyre

Gertie & Family: So very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I know you have many wonderful memories to help you and your family get through this sad time.Dave always had something to say to make you laugh.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.God bless you all.

So sorry to hear I’d Dave’s passing. My sincere condolences to the family.

Sorry to hear of David’s passing

A father’s death is such a great loss to a family, I know.
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.

Peace to you all.

Gertie & Family ,so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing,my sincere Condolences to the Family.

Gertie and family so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing.

Gertie,we are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our sincere condolences.Trish and Bill Dodd