Obituary of Evelyn Doreen Jewer
Surrounded by her loving family, Evelyn Doreen Jewer passed peacefully away at Carmelite House on Sunday, September 4, 2022. Doreen was born in Carbonear, NL on January 2, 1936 to the late George E. and Mary Jane Butt.
In September of 1956, Doreen graduated from Grace Hospital School of Nursing, as a registered nurse. From October 18, 1956 to May 31st 1959, she worked as a staff nurse at the Botwood Cottage Hospital. During the period of December 1, 1959 to June 22, 1962, she was employed as a school nurse for the Botwood area. This being a new service, she had to organize and administer what later became known as the Public Health Program. From April 1, 1963 to 1989, she was employed at the Botwood Cottage Hospital. On August 1, 1986, she assumed the title of Nursing Director (acting) at the BCH. It was on February 27, 1989 that this position was granted to her, full-time. It was also during this time that she moved to the DHTHCC, assuming the new title, Director of Nursing and Patient Care. She was an integral part of the planning of the new facility, the transfer of patients, and mobilization of staff to the DHTHCC. After a fulfilling 33 year 10 months career as a nurse, Doreen retired on December 31, 1991.
Doreen was an active volunteer in her community. She was a member of the Botwood Hospital Auxiliary, Women’s Institute, UCW, and the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She leaves to mourn her daughters, Jacqueline (Gary) Regular, Joanne (Reginald) Butler, and her son, Kenneth (Colette) Jewer. Also mourning her loss are her grandchildren: Melissa (Michael) Taylor, Jessica (Jeff) Stewart, Brandon Butler (Stephanie Dakins), Lucas Butler (Naomi Cheeke), Anna Jewer; great-grandchildren: Jackson Taylor, Maria Taylor, Grace Stewart, and Landon Stewart; sisters: Margaret (Kevin) Lacour, Christina Edison, Carolyn (Frank) Bergeron, brothers; Bill (Glenda) Butt, Randy (Evelyn) Butt; sister in laws: Pansy Hayward and Muriel Mills, as well as, a large circle of relatives and friends.
Doreen was predeceased by her loving husband Herbert Nelson Jewer, and her parents, George E and Mary Jane Butt.
A special thank you to Kay Hancock for the love, care and companionship she demonstrated towards mom in the past few years.
There are so many lives she touched in a positive way.
So many memories that bring a smile, and show the wonderful person she was.
So many stories about how she made a difference or made someone’s day.
So many hearts that are feeling sadness.
Because she was here - because she was loved.”
Donations in her memory may be made to Trinity United Church, Botwood, Alzheimer Society of NL, or the local SPCA(GFW).
The service for Evelyn Doreen Jewer can be live streamed by using the following link: https://www.facebook.com/