Mary Deborah (Debbie) Scaplen

November 23, 1954 to June 8, 2024


With broken hearts, we announce the passing of our loving mother Debbie who passed peacefully away surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her parents Gerald & Mavis (nee Sullivan) Scaplen, brothers Gary and Richard Scaplen, Sister-in-law Steffania Scaplen and special friend Ron. Forever missed by daughter Laura Hayes, son Gerry (Rebecca) Hayes and her two beloved grandchildren nanny’s little angel Averie & my duckie Connor.

Her sisters Gail (George) Tapper, Ann (Dean) Roebothan, Mary (Laurence) Fitzpatrick, Wanda (Chris) Clarke, Carolyn (Craig) Andrews. Brothers Bob Scaplen, Tony (Debbie) Scaplen, Danny (Kelly) Scaplen, Barry (Daphne) Scaplen and sister-in-law Dianne Scaplen. Special friend Karen Howell and cousin Marie Maclean and a large circle of nephews, nieces, other friends & family.

Special thanks to 4SA and 4NA nursing staff, doctors and other staff at HSC, who cared for Debbie over the last few months.

As per Debbie’s wishes cremation has taken place at Carnell’s Freshwater Rd. Donations can be made in her memory to the Janeway Hospital or to a charity of one’s choice.

Please join us for A Celebration of Debbie’s Life to take place on June 18th at the Conception Bay South Lions Club, from 4 – 7pm.


‘Don’t cry for me, I’m not gone, my soul is at rest, my Heart lives on in you.’

‘The Earth has one Soul Less, and Heaven one Angel more’



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We were shocked and sadden by Debbie’s passing. We can not believe how time flies. Our memory of Debbie is a young vibrate woman.

Our sincere condolences to the family including Laura and Ann. While is she gone, she will never be forgotten and may the memories you developed throughout the years comfort you over the next few days.

Thinking of you
Robert, Wanda, Colin and Sarah

I’m so saddened to hear about Debbie’s passing, my deepest condolences go out to Laura, Ann and the rest of the family.

“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.”

So sorry for your loss. Debbie was a very nice person , friendly, and had a great sense of humour. We were in her company often at Craig and Carolyn’s cabin. I got to know her better when we were in Mexico for Nick and Ashley’s wedding . I was there without my husband and Debbie , Kelly’s Mom were there on our own. We were with the group , but the three of us were together as well. We had so much fun, and I will never forget having a street artist draw a picture of us. There were miles of laughing from everyone over those. Debbie knew how to enjoy herself and one could tell she was very fond of her nephews and nieces as well.
Rest in peace Debbie .

Laura, Gerry and the entire Scaplen family,

Our sincerest condolences to you all. We are so very saddened by Debbie’s death. We know that in recent years she had more than her fair share of health challenges, and pray she is now at rest and in peace.

We always enjoyed our time with her. She was such a presence who spoke her mind openly, and always had something interesting to share. Suzanne will feel forever grateful for how she generously shared her experiences and perspective on a health matter, allowing an informed decision to be made.

Unfortunately, we are out of the province and won’t be able to attend her celebration of life. Know we will be with you in spirit and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care of yourselves.

Thelma and Suzanne

Laura and Ann I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May she rest in peace.

To Tony Debbie and the Scaplen Family . Our sincere condolences

Laura, Gerry, Rebecca, Averie and Connor, thinking of you all at this difficult time. Your mom was one of a kind. She welcomed Brooklyn and I into the Scaplen family right from day one, and I’ll never forget that.. She was so funny, down to earth and so easy to talk to.

I’ll never forget when she went to Mexico for our wedding and she was at the swim up bar,. There were other people there, and the bartender said that he was making drinks for them based on how he perceived them. She asked the bartender what drink name she should have and he said the “scooby doo”. Well didn’t she laugh about it , and she went on to tell that story to everyone she saw, just to make them laugh.
She will be missed by all who knew her and always will be remembered for her fun loving personality. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers in the days again.

Gerry, Laura & family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Many years ago your Mom moved into the house next door. Not long after we became the best of friends.. She was a kind selfless woman. She loved you all so very much. She was always proud of all your accomplishments & her grandchildren brought so much joy into her life. We always had each other’s back, like good friends do. Her wit and humour was beyond measure. She quickly made friends and was always the life of the party. We laughed so much over the years, traveled to the sunny south together and always made more friends along the way. Your Mom will live on in every burst of laughter I hear and I will always hold her memory dear in my heart. Rest in peace my BFF.

I am so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. Sending my sincerest condolences to you all..

Joan and I were deeply saddened to hear of Deb’s passing. She was always lovable and funny. Never a dull moment when she was around. She will be missed.

Sending our deepest condolences at this very sad and difficult time. Praying that your faith and beautiful memories will carry you in the difficult days ahead.

So sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. Sending sincere condolences to her family. May the memories you made together help you through this difficult time.

Our heartfelt condolences to you all. hugs Dianne and Selby

My sincere condolences to Laura and family at this very sad time. She will definitely be missed by all of us who knew her.

So sorry Barry, Daphne and family on the passing of your sister. May she rest in peace. Sending loving thoughts to you all!

Anne and family
So sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing , may your special times and memories help ease your sorrow in this difficult time .
Sheila and Herb Feaver

To Gail and the Scaplen family:
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your sister. wife and mother. May all your memories give you peace
during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

Barbara – Kevin Tapper
Milton ON

Gerry, Laura and Family,

We are saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this time of mourning.
Darryl, Carole, Madeleine and Claire Gillingham