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.
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