Passed peacefully away on May 31, 2020, after a lengthy illness, Viola Shirley Dean (Mercer) at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Center, Botwood. Viola was 79 years of age. She was born on September 10, 1940 to Russell and Ethel Mercer of Botwood. She married Roger Dean on January 2, 1959. In her early years, she was employed at the Botwood Cottage Hospital and in her later years, was employed again at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Center, Botwood. Viola was a member of the Botwood Fire Belles, Trinity United Church Choir and the Trinity UCW. She was predeceased by her son Barry; parents Russell and Ethel Mercer; husband Roger; son-in-law Hayward Cross. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons Jerry (Beverley), Bradley (Sandra), Jamie (Krista); daughter Debbie Cross; sisters Kathleen, Hazel, Marg;
brothers Eric, Albert, Fred, Terry; grandchildren Danielle (Graham), Jessica (Chris), Matthew, Emily, Leah, Maiya; great grandchildren Jaxson and Janaya and a large circle of other relatives and friends.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Trinity United Church or the Alzheimer’s Society.
Due to the Covid 19 the viewing, service and burial will be private.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to the Doctors and staff at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Center for their love, care and support over the last while, in caring for our mother. To anyone who has helped in any way to alleviate our sorrow with any acts of kindness, we appreciate you all. Thank you ever so much.