Regina Mary Lannon
1923 - 2022
Regina Mary Lannon
Visitation Information
Visitation
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Visitation Time
7pm to 9pm
Visitation Location
Maher's Funeral Home, Placentia
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Service Time
10:30am
Service Location
Sacred Heart Church, Placentia
Burial Information
Burial Location
Mount Carmel Cemetery, Placentia
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Regina Mary Lannon
5 September 1923 – Southeast Placentia NL
26 June 2022 – Halifax, N.S.

Regina lived a long and busy life. She was the most energetic person most people had ever met. She worked for the Royal Bank of Canada for over forty years, in Placentia, St. John’s, on the U.S. Naval Station in Argentia, and finally in Halifax. In Argentia, she became manager, one of the early appointments of a woman in that role in Eastern Canada. In her early working years, she walked nearly four miles each way to work, until after two years she saved up enough to buy a one-speed bicycle. In the winter she even occasionally was able to ice skate down the Southeast Arm to work. She swam regularly into her 80’s. and determinedly walked outside even when she had to use a walker.

After the deaths of her parents in the mid 1970’s, Regina moved to Halifax, where she eventually retired. Wherever she lived the Catholic Church was an important part of her life and she was a dedicated volunteer. She became a Eucharistic Minister, bringing communion and offering companionship (and tea buns!) to people with limited mobility.  Her wonderful baking was shared generously, and when she went for groceries, she filled her car with neighbours who needed transport. One of the things she most regretted in her later years in the care home was that she could not cook for visitors.

In 2015, Regina’s arthritis led her to move into Shannex Clayton Park (Parkstone Enhanced Care), where she lived until her death. She was predeceased by her parents George Lannon and Bride (McLennon) Lannon and by her brothers Ronald (Florence Greene), Thomas (Mary Maynard) and Stanislaus (Delores Waters) and her sister Carmel (Stan Callanan). She leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and some very good friends. The family would like to acknowledge the kindness and care offered by the nurses and caregivers at Parkstone Enhanced Care.

Cremation took place in Nova Scotia, and Regina has returned home to Newfoundland. Visitation will take place at Maher's Funeral Home, Placentia, NL on Tuesday, July 12th from 7pm to 9pm.  Mass of Christian Burial to take place 10:30am on Wednesday, July 13th at Sacred Heart Church, Placentia, with inurnment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Placentia.

Regina Mary Lannon