DIXON Phyl­lis Mary Lavinia

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - OBITUARIES/CANADA -

It is with great sad­ness that the fam­ily of Phyl­lis Mary Lavinia Dixon an­nounce her pass­ing on Novem­ber 9, 1927, at St. Pa­trick’s Nurs­ing Home in St John’s, NL at age 91. Born in St. John’s on June 13, 1927, she was the el­dest child of Regi­nald and Genereva Warr of Spring­dale where Phyl­lis lived her early years, later mov­ing to St. John’s dur­ing her teenage years. Phyl­lis was a grad­u­ate of Prince of Wales Col­lege, and the Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal School of Nurs­ing. Phyl­lis’ ca­reer pro­vided the op­por­tu­nity to work in the com­mu­ni­ties of Har­bour Bre­ton, Come-by­chance and St John’s. While ac­com­pa­ny­ing a pa­tient from Har­bour Bre­ton on a coastal boat in 1948 Phyl­lis met Ge­orge Dixon. Fol­low­ing a ro­mance, the cou­ple were mar­ried and set­tled in Ge­orge’s home town of For­tune, where they resided for 15 years and where their daugh­ter Gail was born. They moved to St. John’s in 1965. Phyl­lis loved life, her win­ters in Florida, play­ing bridge, cross­word puz­zles, din­ing with friends and telling en­thralling and hu­mor­ous sto­ries fol­lowed with a hearty laugh that will live for­ever in the safety of our hearts. In­clud­ing her late par­ents, Phyl­lis was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band Ge­orge, broth­ers; Ge­orge (Edna), Kevin (Hazel) Warr and sis­ter Mar­jorie. Phyl­lis leaves with fond and lov­ing mem­o­ries daugh­ter; Gail (Ed Mc­clare), Simms Set­tle­ment, NS, grand­daugh­ters; Lynn and Beth Rodgers, Bed­ford, NS, Dave Rodgers, Ot­tawa ON, great-grand­daugh­ter Char­lie Samp­son-rodgers, Bed­ford NS; brother Gar­net (June), Spring­dale, sis­ter; Ada (Jack) Janes, Clarenville, sis­ters in law, Grace Thorn­hill, Beatrice (Char­lie Pope) all of St. John’s, and brother Robert Dixon (Mar­garet) of Peter­bor­ough, ON. Many thanks to fam­ily and friends es­pe­cially Sadie This­tle and Jack & Ada Janes for their kind­ness and at­ten­tion to Phyl­lis dur­ing her fi­nal years and es­pe­cially to the staff of St. Pa­trick’s Mercy Home and The Clarenville Re­tire­ment Cen­tre. Visi­ta­tion will be held at Car­nell’s Fu­neral Home, 329 Fresh­wa­ter Road, on Mon­day, Novem­ber 13 from 10 am to 12 noon, im­me­di­ately fol­lowed by a Me­mo­rial ser­vice in the Car­nell Me­mo­rial Chapel. In­ter­ment at Mount Pleas­ant Ceme­tery. In lieu of flow­ers do­na­tions gra­ciously ac­cepted by the St. Pa­trick’s Mercy Home, Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety, or char­ity of donor’s choice. To leave a mes­sage of con­do­lence, please visit www.car­nells.com.

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