Earl Rea

December 21, 1955October 4, 2013

Earl Kenneth Rea December 21,1955 – October 4,2013 Glace Bay

It is with great sadness, that we the family, announce the passing of Earl Kenneth Rea, 57, of Glace Bay, at home with his wife, Freda, at his side. Born in Glace Bay Earl was the son of the late Alden an Louise (Burden ) Rea. Earl had been unwell for a number of years. He was on sick leave from the Canadian military, where he served as a fire fighter on the ship HMCS Protector. Earl travelled to many countries in the world, and enjoyed his work very much. Earl is survived by his wife Freda, whom he loved very much, daughter Kim (Mark) Steffler and grandson Dillion MacMullin, his sister Isabel ( Sheldon ) MacLeod, mother –in –law Delie McCarthy; a number of nieces and nephews. Earl was predeceased by his parents and brother Bill & David Rea and father –in – law Dick McCarthy, sister –in-law Mary McNeil. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place under the direction of Patten Funeral Home 71 Union Street. Internment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Donation in Earl memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Special thanks to Dr. Kent Cadegan, Dr. Kevin McNeil and Dr. Harry Pollett for the special care they gave to Earl through the years Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Morgan Greer

August 8, 2014

Sad to hear of Earl. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

sheila burke

October 8, 2013

So sorry to hear about Earl, may he rest in piece now. thoughts and prayers are sent to you all at this time. Mike and Sheila Burke