Debera Dianne (Totten) Sabean

October 6, 1948 ~ April 5, 2020 (age 71)


A celebration of life will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 2 p.m. Extended family and friends are invited to watch the service online here at Interment will follow in the Seventh-Day Adventist Cemetery, Barnesville. Please note: Masks and social distancing will be required and seating is limited to the first 100 people for the funeral service. To maximize the number of attendees at the funeral, please arrive with and sit with people who are in your “bubble.”  

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Debera Dianne Sabean, announces her passing which occurred on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John, NB on October 6, 1948 she was the daughter of the late Roy and Lucy (Lackie) Totten. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband Roy Shannon, second husband Steven Sabean; son Weldon Shannon; son-in-law Todd Miller; brother Raymond Totten; brother-in-law James “Curly” Sabean; and nephew Corey Hollett.

She is survived by her loving and devoted family, her sons Randy Shannon and Anthony Shannon (Giselle); daughter Sheila Miller (Roger); cherished grandchildren Catlin Shannon (Christina) and Christie Shannon and great granddaughter Carlie Shannon; brothers Roy Totten (Cindy) and Stewart Totten (Heather); sisters Marjorie Hollett (Raymond), Sandra Nelson, Melda Crandall (Larry) and Valerie Totten (Victor); half brothers Joey Totten (Faye), Peter Totten (Heather) and Matthew Totten (Carrie); half sisters Cindy Totten (Rob) and Mary Totten (Dave); lifelong friends Chris Donally, Betty Smith and Hazel Rogers; her beloved cat Baby Girl and her grandpups Bella and Buddy; extended Shannon and Sabean families; many nieces and nephews.

Debera and Steven had owned and operated Port City Diner of Charlotte Street for many years. She loved Bingo, she enjoyed all the little things in life, she enjoyed having company, loved animals and feeding the raccoons around her property. She was very kind and generous and would do anything for anyone.

The family would like to thank the Dialysis Team at the SJRH; also thank you to Dr. D. Hall and Staff for all your care to Debera and to all her friends who have supported her and the family. Special thank you to Richard Wallace and Shelly Belding for all they did in this difficult time. 

Remembrances in memory of Debera may be made to the Dialysis Department SJRH; Muscular Dystrophy Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

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Funeral Service
October 24, 2020

2:00 PM
Fundy Chapel


Saint John Regional Hospital - Dialysis Unit
PO Box 2100, Saint John NB E2L 4L2
Tel: 1-506-648-6400

Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Unit 120 50 Eileen Stubbs Ave, Darmouth NS B3B 0M7
Tel: 1-506-632-8017

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