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It is with great sadness we announce that David Gordon Jeans passed peacefully away Sunday morning, December 26, 2021, a few weeks short of his 90th birthday.
David was born on February 10, 1932, in St. John’s Newfoundland to Rendell Watson Jeans and Agnes Fedora (Templeman) Jeans, the youngest of their five children. He received a BSc at Memorial University in 1953 and a BEng (chemical engineering) at the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1958. While living in Hamilton, Ontario and working at Procter & Gamble, he met his future wife, Marion Eleanor Chapple. They married February 27, 1965, in Stoney Creek, Ontario and after the birth of their first three children, David returned to Newfoundland with Marion and their family. Their fourth child was born in St. John’s.
David spent the last years of his working life with the Newfoundland Department of Environment. Once retired, he and Marion indulged in their passion for travelling and visited many places around the world, either on cruises or tours or visiting their expatriate children – Susanna in Germany, France and China and John in Brazil, Costa Rica and Australia.
David loved music and he loved to sing. The radio would be on all day from the moment he woke until he went to sleep. He was a member of the church choir at St. Mark’s Anglican Church and a member of the Anchormen Barbershop Chorus. He was a tireless volunteer for several organizations including the Canadian Diabetes Association for many years and served as president of the Newfoundland branch from 1996 to 1998.
David is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marion and his four children, Susanna (Carey), John (September), Kathryn (Scott) and Paul (Mary) as well as his two granddaughters in France (Catherine and Sara), his three grandchildren in Australia (Tara, Noah and Cadence), his brother-in-law Tom (Elizabeth) and several nieces and nephews. His parents, his brothers (Donald, H. John and Rendall) and sister (Flora), preceded him in death.
Due to COVID restrictions, the funeral will be by invitation only.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or another charity of your choice.