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Potter; Aran Dawn

Posted By Obits On October 3, 2018 @ 1:29 pm In Obituaries | 75 Comments

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POTTER – Aran Dawn, 38, of Brooklyn, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Born in Burk’s Falls, Ontario she was a daughter of Beverley Jones and Peter Livie.

Aran was known as a hard worker, having worked for Mersey Seafoods, Atlantic Pacific and Blue Wave Seafood, all at the same time. She enjoyed being with family and friends at the cottage in Greenfield, spending time at beaches, doing lighthouse tours and anything to do with nature. She will be greatly missed but lovingly remembered by her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband, Michael; daughter, Shannon; son, Christopher; step sisters, Patty, Joanne, Terry Lynn, Janice, Michelle; step brothers, Brian, David, Fred, Gord, Sean, John; step fathers, Steve Keddy and Jerry Caissie; uncle, Tom Jones (Helen Clifford).

The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday, October 5th, 2018. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 6th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., followed by a reception, all from Chandlers’ Funeral home, Liverpool. Pastor Joanne Ozon officiating. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Children’s Wish Foundation. All flowers are welcome. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Helen & David Fox on October 3rd, 2018 1:49 pm

So..so ..sad, please except our condolences.

Condolence from JoAnn Hearn on October 3rd, 2018 1:56 pm

RIP sweet kind Aran .Forever young and beautiful. With us for eternity. Condolences to all who loved her

Condolence from Kayleigh colp on October 3rd, 2018 2:25 pm

Sending my love and condolences, aaran was the sweetest, loving and most positive women I ever met. She will be missed by so many.

Condolence from Lorrie Wolfe on October 3rd, 2018 2:28 pm

My sincere condolences to mike, shannon, christopher and family.

Condolence from Barb Redmond on October 3rd, 2018 2:32 pm

Such a sweet friendly soul who loved her family.
Our deepest sympathy to all the family at this sad time of loss.

Condolence from pamela whalen on October 3rd, 2018 2:33 pm

i am so sorry to hear of arans passing she was a great friend and will be truly missed rest easy aran please except our sincere sympathy

Condolence from Jonathan Gee on October 3rd, 2018 2:37 pm

Michael, Shannon, and Christopher

Please accept my heartfelt condolences, and wishes that your memories of Aran will help to assuage your grief. Aran was a bright light. She was always happy and talkative during her many, many visits to Sobeys. Her positive attitude was amazing to behold. All of us will truly miss her, she was taken from us far too soon.
I know that words will not help at this time, but hopefully somewhere down the road you will be able to look back on these words and feel both a sense of peace and a confirmation that your mother’s undying spirit lives on.

Condolence from Debbie J Wamboldt on October 3rd, 2018 2:44 pm

Aran was a light in my day. Every time I saw her she had a smile . The last time I saw her even though she was in pain she still smiled . Our community has lost a beautiful person . I send my love to Mike Shannon and Christopher. I send my love to all the family and friends at this hard time.

Condolence from Elizabeth Fraelic on October 3rd, 2018 2:45 pm

I am so saddened to hear this news. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Shelley Boens on October 3rd, 2018 2:58 pm

So sorry to hear about Aran,she sure put a great fight and always kept her spirits up. She always spoke no matter where she met you. She surely will be missed by the community for sure. Keep her memories alive and close to your hearts.

Condolence from Charlotte fancy on October 3rd, 2018 3:10 pm

Mike…Shannon… and Christopher …. please except my condolences ….. Aran will be missed by many…. I knew Aran for years….she always had a smile on her face…. and a very positive attitude….no matter how sick she was….even right to the end….RIP Aran….

Condolence from Gordon and Jackie Eisnor on October 3rd, 2018 3:23 pm

Mike and family;Extremely sorry to hear of Aran’s passing.Aran was a very courageous person in dealing with all her illness.When talking to her and asked how she was feeling,her reply would always be,i’m feeling great.

Condolence from WAYNE AND LINDA WOODWORTH on October 3rd, 2018 3:33 pm


Condolence from Junior whynot on October 3rd, 2018 3:45 pm

I was so sorry to hear about Arans passing i will always remember the smile she had whenever i saw she always asking how I’m doing she was an inspiration she will be missed RIP my dear

Condolence from Viv Croft (Whynot) on October 3rd, 2018 3:48 pm

Sending condolences from my family to yours. So sorry for your loss

Condolence from Lindsay labour on October 3rd, 2018 3:55 pm

My sincere condolences to the Potter family. Her strength, smile, loving, and caring personality will forever be remembered by all that was blessed to know her. Rest peacefully Aran xo

Condolence from Shirley and Paul Shot on October 3rd, 2018 4:02 pm

To Aran’s Family. My heart hurts for you all. Aran always has a smile and a welcomed chat whenever we met. Please accept our condolences on your loss. She will be missed.

Condolence from John Douglas Winters on October 3rd, 2018 4:13 pm

Our deepest condolences on Aran,s passing.
Dot and Doug

Condolence from Louise on October 3rd, 2018 4:14 pm

Aran was an inspiration to many ,I told her a little while ago I only knew one other woman that was as strong as her and that was my mom..Aran was a fighter and no matter what kind of day she was having she always share a smile she will be greatly miss but never forgotten…sending prayers.

Condolence from Muriel and Raymond Whynot on October 3rd, 2018 4:23 pm

So very sorry to hear about Aran. She was such a very sweet and special friend She touched many people’s lives in the short time she was here. She will be remembered by all who knew her. Muriel and Raymond Whynot

Condolence from Judi Maillett on October 3rd, 2018 4:32 pm

Mike, Shannon, Christopher & families,so sorry to see that this bright shining woman with a smile that lit up the world has passed away. She has fought a hard battle & her light has been extinguished way too soon. Aran is now shining in Heaven as an Angel. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers. Keep her close in your heart where your memories will always be with you. God bless you all.

Condolence from The lantz’s on October 3rd, 2018 4:55 pm

Deepest condolences going out to arrans family i worked with her at blue wave seafoods knew her for a long time she never let anything or anyone get her down always a bright and friendly smile on her face you will be deeply missed by many people forever in our hearts you put up one great fight rip dear friend

Condolence from Kathy Cowling on October 3rd, 2018 5:37 pm

Always so sweet and kind to me. So beautiful inside and out. I’ll miss you. Rest easy.

Condolence from Susan L Levy on October 3rd, 2018 5:40 pm

Aran would always seek me out whenever we were at frenchy’s at the same time and we would chat about the kids or whatever new treatment she was having. She was always so positive and upbeat and I was so sad to see that she had passed on. Please accept my sincere condolences Michael, Christopher, Shannon and the rest of her family. Heaven sure will be brighter with her there.

Condolence from Ruth Small on October 3rd, 2018 5:58 pm

So sorrry for the loss of Aron..sending my condolence. To Mike..Shannan..and Christopher..she was a go lucky happy person.nothing would ever bring her down.Aron will be missed by all..

Condolence from Linda Williams on October 3rd, 2018 6:02 pm

Dear Mike, Shannon and Chris. So sad for you all at this time. May it help to know that we are thinking and praying for your hearts to be flooded with special memories that you shared together as a family with her. Every time I ran into her she would be so upbeat and positive despite her health. I know Stephen always liked calling her “herring bone” when we all worked at Blue Wave together. She was one of a kind for sure and I will miss seeing her and her smile around town.

Condolence from Michael and Kelly on October 3rd, 2018 6:09 pm

Our deepest condolences to you Michael and Shannon and Christopher. Aran was such a beautiful soul, inside and out and we cherish our memories. Much love to Bev and Jerry, and Tom and Helen. Sorry we can’t be there with you all but please know, we are mourning with you. We love you Aran. God speed beautiful

Condolence from Lorraine MacGowan on October 3rd, 2018 6:09 pm

Mike, Shannon and Christopher please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Aran. She was a beautiful bright spot on this earth and she will shine brightly in all the memories she made with you and others. Please let me know if I can help with anything.

Condolence from Eldridge/Phyllis whynot &family on October 3rd, 2018 6:10 pm

So sorry to hear of Aran’s passing.our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Chris on October 3rd, 2018 6:11 pm

Soar with the angels my dearest Aran . Sending condolences to the Potter family Mike ,Shannon and Christopher. Aran loss is heaven’s gain ❤️
Sincerely, Chris ,Gunnar and Mackenzie

Condolence from Lloyd & Barbara Naugler on October 3rd, 2018 6:11 pm

Mike & Family-We send our sincere condolences on the passing of Aran . god is keeping her in his arms now . RIP Aran

Condolence from Will Baker on October 3rd, 2018 6:14 pm

Mike, Shannon and Christopher so sorry to hear the loss of your wife and mother. She will be fondly missed for her great smile and her way of making everyone smile. God bless to all of you. Tina, Austin and Will Baker.

Condolence from Jennifer Hutchins Conrad on October 3rd, 2018 6:29 pm

To Mike, Shannon and Christopher…I can’t begin to imagine your pain in these sad days. Aran was a warrior and an angel who spread so much love and kindness where ever she went. I will miss her smile, our chats and my hug that she always gave me no matter how bad of a day she was having she never let it show. I always admired her strength and her heart! She was a force to be reckoned with and will never be forgotten by anyone lucky enough to have met her. Love and light to you all!

Condolence from Peggy Payzant on October 3rd, 2018 7:11 pm

Dear Mike, Shannon, & Christopher & Families;
I Am So Sorry To Hear Of Aran’s Passing. She Fought A Hard Long Fight With This Dreadful Disease. But No Matter How Sick Aran Was She Always Had A Smile For Everyone. When She Came Into Sobey’s She Would Always Be The Same, Always So Bubbly And Happy. She Never Let Life Or Her Sickness Get Her Down. What An Inspiration This Young Woman Was. God Must Have Wanted A Special Angel Because She Sure Was A Pretty Special Lady. Cherish All Your Memories Of Aran And Keep Them Close To Your Heart. These Memories Will Help Get You Through Some Very Rough Days Ahead!!! Aran Is Now Free From Pain And Resting In Eternal Peace. May God Bless You All !!!
Peggy Payzant!!!

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on October 3rd, 2018 8:18 pm

Mike, Shannon and Christopher, we are so sorry for your loss. I always loved seeing Aaron. She was a role model for cancer. She always had a smile and was very positive. I’ve missed her since she moved to Brooklyn.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Treasure the memories and remember how much she loved you all.

Condolence from Angela,Ronald and Leigh-ann Young on October 3rd, 2018 8:20 pm

So sorry to hear about Aran,our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Donna & Donald Huphman on October 3rd, 2018 8:20 pm

Sending our deepest condolences Michael ,Shannon & Christopher and Aran’s family
We was so sorry to hear of Aran’s passing I didn’t know her personally but we was Facebook friends for years and I followed her battle with cancer Aran was an inspiration to all her strong and brave she always kept smiling …Thinking of you Michael Shannon & Christhoper in this difficult time ..Cherish your memories Aran is now pain free and flying high with the Angels ..Rest easy beautiful Angel ❤️

Condolence from Marlene Claire Steele (Gray) on October 3rd, 2018 8:38 pm

Miichael, Shannon and Christopher, Thank you for sharing the photos and stories of your mom and wife. I cannot imagine a world without Aran. I appreciated her humour, her huge smile and love of life. She was one of my favourite students in high school and I cherished our friendship as she became an adult. We stayed in touch over the years even when she moved to Nova Scotia as a young wife, then mother. I loved hearing the stories of her family and her life on the East coast. I will keep her forever in my heart! God bless you all and God bless our dearest Aran! ❤️❣️

Condolence from Dominique Gavel on October 3rd, 2018 8:46 pm

I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you all during this hard time.

Condolence from Tasha Huskins on October 3rd, 2018 9:59 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Aran was the most positive person I knew. She always made time for a chat. Even on days when she may have not been feeling her best she always had a smile. She will be missed dearly.

Condolence from Kirsten Taylor on October 3rd, 2018 10:08 pm

My condolences to the family!! Aran , was a courageous outgoing women. I have ever got to meet! She was a inspiration to many people! She will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace girl!! ❤

Condolence from Brenda Lawrence on October 3rd, 2018 10:09 pm

To Mike Shannon and Christopher . Aron was such a strong, determined young mother and wife . She was a fighter and fought to the end . Sincere condolences to you all . I will miss having our chats at Frenchys , Superstore and at the hospital .RIP you are now pain freeAron . Hugs to Aron’s family .

Condolence from Jeff & Kory Potter on October 3rd, 2018 10:10 pm

Sometimes God looks around his kingdom and notices that there’s room for one more perfect angel.
Michael, Shannon and Christopher….Shocked and saddened at the news of your beloved wife and mother. We will never forget what a happy free spirit she always was and just thinking of her smile is putting one on me now.
Always loved being around her child like innocence because that was a quality that all too few process.
My deepest sympathy cousin during this difficult and hard to understand why time.

Much love and hugs to you all…

Condolence from Sue Sheppard-Jackman on October 3rd, 2018 10:13 pm

Mike, Shannon, Christopher, and family:

Aran was such a bright light in this often dim world. Her positivity and sweet smile were contagious and uplifting. I was so sad to hear about her passing. May the wonderful memories you hold close to your heart bring you comfort in the days ahead. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from cynthia and allan wilson on October 3rd, 2018 10:45 pm

Dearest Aran you will be missed by all who loved you.We had a lot of memories when we worked together at Blue Wave Seafoods,I will never forget you precious angel.You will always be in my heart forever.

Condolence from Tammy Roy LeBlanc on October 3rd, 2018 11:20 pm

Such a beautiful soul. My thoughts are with her family.

Condolence from Ashley Mckinnon on October 4th, 2018 12:01 am

Mike,Shannon,and Christopher and family so sorry for the loss of a wonderful strong positive outgoing person,just remember the good times you all had together, she isn’t suffering anymore and is pain free,she got her wings way to early but she is a fighter

Condolence from jessica joudrey on October 4th, 2018 7:29 am

Michael, Shannon, Christopher

sorry for your loss

Condolence from Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett on October 4th, 2018 8:13 am

We send Our Heartfelt Condolences to All of Arans Family. Please accept our Prayers for Dear Aran & for Michael, Shannon & Christopher. May the Love of Family & Friends help you in your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett of Brooklyn.

Condolence from Caleb Roy on October 4th, 2018 8:19 am

My Condolence’s, to the family.

Condolence from Bill and Anna on October 4th, 2018 9:27 am

Mike and family

Our deepest sympathy on Aran’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Frank on October 4th, 2018 10:46 am

Please Accept our condolences on behalf of the Cormack Family. Aran will be missed greatly although its been a very long time since we have seen one another.

Condolence from Mandy Goreski on October 4th, 2018 10:59 am

Dear Mike and Family,

Please accept out deepest condolences in the passing of Aran, we were deeply shocked at the news. Our prayers go out to you and your family at this very difficult time.


Mandy and Kevin Goreski

Condolence from Valerie Conrad on October 4th, 2018 11:20 am

My sincere sympathy to Aran’s family on her passing. Aran always had a smile on her face and she will be deeply missed by family, friends and acquaintances like myself.

Condolence from Holly and Philip Smith on October 4th, 2018 11:29 am

Mike, Shannon, Christopher and family members,
Your wife, mother, daughter, sister will be remembered for her all encompassing love. She spread it wherever she happened to be, like seeds blowing in the wind. A wonderful lesson for all of us who knew her…..
You, her family, were absolutely everything to her.
She had such determination and fought her battles as hard as she could. Sadly, this last one wasn’t the same for dear Aran…..
We know she will be missed just terribly by you all, but a bright light has gone out in our community too by her passing.
Thinking of you all as you bid Aran farewell…and in the hard days ahead. Her spirit of love will always be with you.l
Holly and Philip Smith

Condolence from Barry and Sharon Levy on October 4th, 2018 12:10 pm

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy

Condolence from Marsha & Mike Ringer on October 4th, 2018 12:39 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to Mike and the children. Aran was a fighter like no other. Her positivity and smiles will be missed by many throughout our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this sad time.

Condolence from Jessica on October 4th, 2018 1:14 pm

Mike and Family
I am so sorry for your loss

Condolence from UNA AND BILLY on October 4th, 2018 1:41 pm

so sorry for the loss of ARAN she was a wonderful LADY. SHE will be missed by all.RIP ARAN by all.

Condolence from Jean Strum on October 4th, 2018 2:37 pm

Dear Mike, Shannon and Christopher:
Words cannot express how sorry I am that you have lost a loving wife and mother. Aran was such a bright light to all who knew her. She always had a big smile even when she didn’t feel well. May she rest in peace. I know she will be sadly missed but always remembered with love. May God go with you as you move forward and remember your friends are always there for you.

Condolence from Bruce and Jennifer Stevens on October 4th, 2018 3:05 pm

Aran was a very pleasant positive person. So sad that her light has gone out so early.

Condolence from Janette Wamboldt on October 4th, 2018 4:44 pm

To the Family,
So sorry for your loss kids.RIP sweet Aran

Condolence from Sheila cunningham brannen on October 4th, 2018 6:19 pm

I didn’t know aran really well but she always greeted me with a smile and conversation. She was the sweetest lady I will miss our conversations in the grocery store .aran you are at peace .you are angel in heaven just like you were here on earth you touched so many .
Sheila cunningham brannen

Condolence from Gerard Eddy on October 4th, 2018 6:51 pm

To Mike, Shannon, and Christopher,
Aran was a loving mother always smiling. Sitting in the front row at concerts, she lived for her family, and it showed every time I saw her. I will miss seeing her smiles and the quick hello exchanges at events or at the pool swimming. Your sand castles at Summerville made me jealous, they contained such great ideas and always well made.
She will be with you in all you do, and in the hearts of those she touched. Our condolences to all of you.

Condolence from Tracey Bowers on October 4th, 2018 7:24 pm

This was one strong lady that I will truly miss you’ll always be an inspiration to us all and taught us all something life goes on as long as you have the determination until you take you last breath you never give up never stop fighting always stay positive . I’m going to miss you my friend and your visits spread your tired wings and be free . May your strength live in your children . Be at peace my dear friend I’ll never forget you .. no more suffering prayers are with the family . Your smile I will remember and the energy you gave . Rest easy my friend worry no more love you always .

Condolence from Sonya Eddy on October 4th, 2018 8:04 pm

Michael, Shannon and Christopher, we would like to send our deepest condolences. Aran was an incredibly positive and warm person and will be missed by so many.

Condolence from jennifer whynot on October 4th, 2018 10:34 pm

so sorry to hear of aran’s passing I knew her from working at the fish plants ,she was well like by everyone that knew her .R.I.P aran

Condolence from Barbara Brooks on October 5th, 2018 11:00 am

I was so sorry to hear of Aran’s passing. The last time I met Aran, a few years back, we celebrated that she
was positive she had it beat. Aran was very happy, and made the most of her life! Her little family, Mike and
her two children meant the world to her. She gave 110% of herself to everything around her. Aran, I know you’re up in heaven giving everyone up there 120% of yourself!!
Rest in Peace.

Condolence from DonnaLeigh West on October 5th, 2018 12:56 pm

I was so shocked to learn of Aran’s passing – she was the most upbeat and positive person I think I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, even when facing all the adversities thrown her way. She bravely fought against her cancer, always with a smile and a knowing that she was somehow going to beat it. To Aran’s family, whenever she and I had the chance to sit and have a talk, she always talked of you, how much she loved and cherished her children and Mike – hold on to that love. I am so very very sorry for your loss. She was a very bright light in what can sometimes be a very dark world. She’s up there shining down on all of you now. RIP Aran – you will be missed by so many.

Condolence from Noweta Nickerson on October 5th, 2018 4:21 pm

To the family
so sorry to hear of such a beautiful young gal leaving us , she fought hard and was always positive
and smiling , our heartfelt sympathy to all of her family

Condolence from April Blundell on October 5th, 2018 4:54 pm

My deepest sympathies goes out to Michael, Shannon and Christopher. I had the pleasure to have been Aran friend since high school. We played on the soccer and vollyball teams over the years at school. Aran was always happy and fun to be around with. Her positive attitude got her futher in life and cheered many people up. I was honored to be able to see Aran and Michael join hands in marriage 15 years ago. It was nice I was able to see Aran 9 years ago when she visited family in Ontario. I was heart broken when I read the message of her passing. She battled so much in the last 5 years and now she can rest in peace. Aran I will miss you dearly and rest easy now till we meet again someday. xoxo

Condolence from Corrina & Farin on October 5th, 2018 11:23 pm

Mike, Shannon, Christopher and family, our heartfelt and deepest condolences to each of you at this unimaginable time…. Aaron was a beautiful sole inside and out, she had a heart like no other, and a smile that we will never forget. I don’t remember there ever being a time that Aaron never had a smile, even when she faced challenge after challenge she never stopped smiling and had always made the time to stop and chat. She possessed a caring & compassionate personality and inner strength that were one of a kind ❤️ Aaron’s shining spirit will forever be and live within you.

Condolence from John Townsend & Betty-Anne Williams Hill Side Rd. Brooklyn on October 6th, 2018 10:55 am

I first met Aran sitting in front of her home chatting with a visiting sister. We exchanged pleasantries, and from then on it was always hi, and a huge smile, as though we were long lost friends. She most certainly was a true inspiration to me. To the family we offer our deepest sympathies at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Mike and Donna West on October 22nd, 2018 6:18 pm

Mike and Family,

We were saddened to hear of Aran’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your treasured memories of the past help you to get through the days ahead.

Condolence from Jolie Federchuk on April 17th, 2020 9:03 am

Mike and family, April 17, 2020

I am saddened to hear about Aran’s passing. I meet Aran when we both were working at Serve Canada and remained friends even when she moved to Nova Scotia. I will truly miss your smile, laughter and treasure all the memories we had.

You will be missed and never forgotten.

Jolie-Anne Federchuk

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