N. Beatrice (nee Dixon) Pope, RN

December 6, 1932 to October 4, 2021


On Monday, October 4, 2021, N. Beatrice (nee Dixon) Pope, RN, passed peacefully away at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born December 6th, 1932 in Fortune, NL, Bea is predeceased by her loving parents, JR and Eleanor Dixon, brother, George T Dixon (Phyllis) and sister, M Grace Thornhill.  She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Charlie Pope, their children, Charlie Pope (Janet), Eleanor Pope (Mike) and Jennifer Seely (Shawn), grandchildren, Leslie Hopkins (Ryan), Christopher Pope (Line), Justin Seely (Katie), Trevor Seely (Katie) and Stephanie Seely (Danny) and great grandchildren, Lucy Beatrice and Harvey Hopkins and her brother, Robert Dixon (Margaret) and family. Also survived by her nieces, Gail Dixon McClare (Ed) and namesake Beatrice Ann Cowley (Gerry) and her nephew, Paul Thornhill (Lorraine) and their families. Also left with many fond memories are nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends, including her classmate in nursing and best friend, Melvie Miller.  Bea’s family would also like to sincerely thank her caregiver and former student, Viola Summers (George), Dr Petra Joller, and the wonderful professionals within the Palliative Home Care team.

Graduating in 1954 from the General Hospital School of Nursing, Bea’s professional life in nursing included teaching many classes of Nursing Assistants at the College of Trades and Technology. Bea was a quiet caring person who loved her family dearly. She enjoyed having family and friends for many meals in St. John’s, Snows Pond and Florida.  Bea spent many years happily picking blueberries and partridge berries at Snows Pond.  She had a passion for walking, reading and a good game of bridge.

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, October 6th from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Cochrane Street United Church, Thursday, October 7th, 2021, at 2pm. For those planning to attend the Celebration of Life, please register here: https://rsvp.church/r/GURig3Pl  For those who cannot join in person, the service at Cochrane Street United Church will be live streamed. Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/2fbGl_qFgR0

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bridges of Hope or Cochrane Street United Church.



2-4 p.m. on October 6, 2021

7-9 p.m. on October 6, 2021

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Thursday October 7th

Cochrane Street United Church


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Charlie and Family
It is with sadness that we learn of Beatrice’s passing. Please accept our condolences and realize that you will be in our prayers during these difficult days.

To Mr. Pope and family, on behalf of the members of the General Hospital School of Nursing (GHSN) Alumni Association, I wish to express our sincere condolence at Bea’s recent passing. Bea was a strong supporter of the Alumni and participated in many of its activities.
When we can again resume the Annual Alumni dinner, Bea will be remembered in the roll call and moment of silence for deceased graduates. Also her name will be recorded in the GHSN graduate Memorial Book .
With sympathy, Jeanette Walsh on behalf of Robert Meadus, President, General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association

So sorry to hear of the passing of Beatrice – a family friend from Fortune. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Eleanor Lake
Aldergrove, BC

Rest In Peace. Thou good and Faithful servant.

I am deeply saddened by the loss to you and your family. My condolences.

Charlie and Family sincere sympathy may memories of a life well lived bring you comfort at this sad time.

We are so sorry to here of Bea’s passing. We enjoyed our chats at church. Bea always had a smile on her face and a little story to tell. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill and Olivia Evans

To the entire Pope family, please accept my sincere condolensces on Mrs. Pope’s passing. May your fond memories of her carry you through this difficult time.

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Noel and Patsy Breen

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Noel and Patsy Breen

To all the Pope family, I send my love and prayers at this time of loss for all of you of a wife, mom, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. May God’s comfort and peace surround each one of you in the days and weeks ahead.

To Mr. Pope and family.
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Pope’s passing. Mark and l are sending prayers and condolences to you all. Eleanor, my dear friend, l will always remember your Mom’s sweet smile and kindness when l visited for Christmas many years ago. Sending hugs and love.

Charlie: Please accept our sincere sympathy on your loss of Bea.
Ray & Cap Tooton

Catherine & Ray Tooton

Sincerest condolences to Charlie and family. We were so saddened to hear of Bea’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and family at this very difficult time. Take comfort in eachother. Kathy, Gordon, Jeremy & Cameron Baker

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Condolences to you and your family.

Sincere condolences to the Pope family.. so sorry to hear about Bea’s passing. She lived an active and full life, surrounded by loving family and friends.

Charlie and Family,
We share many memories of. our time together at Cochrane St Church, enjoyable conversations over the back fence or getting together with friends. How quickly time flies. Yet memories of good times bring a renewed sense of connection with people who have been part of our life. You and the family are in our thoughts at this time. Sincere condolences
Celeste and Frank Hawkins
Leamington, Ontario

Charlie and Family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy. I worked with Bea at Cabot College and many wonderful memories. I thought ver highly of her. God bless.
Brenda Cooper

sincere sympathy charlie and family

To Charlie & Family so sorry to hear of Bea’s passing
We really enjoyed our get togethers with you & Bea
at Four Seasons Fl
We know you all have so many wonderful memories may they give you lots of comfort .
Take care
Carmel & Dave

Charlie and family, Sorry to learn that Beatrice has passed away. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.. Harold and Margie Wayy

Charlie and family’s: We were so saddened to hear of Beas passing. We have very fond and beautiful memories of her, that will always be in our hearts, she will missed.
Charlie, with friends and family beside you may you find peace and comfort..

Your friends

So very sorry to hear about Bea’s passing, such a lovely lady. Always look forward to seeing her in Florida. Blessings to Charlie and Family

To Charlie Sr, Charlie Jr, and Family

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Pope’s passing. Condolences to Charlie Sr and to the entire family.

Charlie and family,
Our condolences on Bea’s passing. We very much enjoyed you stopping by to chat when we were visiting in Florida. Such a lovely, soft spoken lady full of wit and wisdom. She will certainly be missed.
Take comfort in your memories and good care of each other..
Annette and Dave Carberry

Charlie and family

Although Liiving in BC now we fondly remember the Pope s on Snows Pond and Bea and All the family.
A lovely lady RIP

Aidan and Mabel Kiernan

Charlie and family.
Deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom.
May your beautiful: memories sustain you and your family during these difficult days.
Rebecca Anderson.

Charlie and family. Doris and I are saddened to hear of Bea’s passing. We came to know Bea through Keith’s work with Investors Group and over the years there are many memories to remember Bea. To Charlie and the entire family, celebrate a life well lived.

Dear Mr Pope, Charles, Eleanor, Jennifer and families. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. The memories and family-love will support you and bring you smiles. Love from Lucy and Jim Miller and family

Charlie and family,
Our deepest sympathy is extended at this time of great loss. Bea was a lovely and gracious woman and will be deeply missed by so many.

Les and Pauline Tarrant

Always positive, friendly and welcoming…
my memories of Beatrice Pope.
To her family my sincere condolences. Cherish your memories.

My deepest sympathy to all the family-Charlie and children- Charles,Eleanor,Jennifer and their families.
I have lost a dear friend. It is a friendship that has endured from childhood in Fortune to today.

Bertha Prior

To the entire Pope family (and extended) – please accept our sincere condolences . Sheri, Jay, Morgan, Alyssa and Nicole Mersereau

Charlie and Family, please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Bea.
It was a good long life but unfortunately nothing lasts forever..
Our thoughts are with you all.
Phil & Ruth Lake

Please accept my condolences, Charlie and family.

Our sincere condolences to Mr. Pope, Charlie, Eleanor, Jennifer and families on the passing of your loving wife and mother, Beatrice. Speak of Beatrice often and cherish your beautiful memories. For it is through these actions, that the life of those we love, live on forever in our hearts.