Anita Fox (nee Reynolds)

November 26, 1926 to May 12, 2019


Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Complex surrounded by her family on May 12, 2019, at the age of 92. Predeceased by her husband Arthur (1977) and parents Thomas and Josephine Reynolds. Leaving to mourn sons Jim Fox (Bonnie); Wayne Fox (Joyce) and daughter Heather Ryan (Frank); grandchildren Christopher Fox (Andrea), Allison Fox (Ian Andrews) and Laura Fox (Gabe Williams); Darren Ryan (Ashley) and Francis Ryan (Heather); great grandchildren Maya and Luke Fox and Nora and Aidan Andrews and many nieces and nephews. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, May 14th from 2- 9 p.m. inclusive. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at Mary Queen of the World, Topsail Road on Wednesday, May 15th at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre. Special thanks to her attending physicians, nurses and staff at The Health Sciences Complex and the staff at Hillcrest Estates. Flowers greatly appreciated or a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.



2-9 p.m. on May 14, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Your lovely mother was a good friend of our mother, Mary Perry, and we often enjoyed Nita’s company at summer parties, which usually saw the cards come out and the ladies got serious! May she rest in peace. Christina, Susan and Sheena

Heather and family, I was sorry to hear about you mom’s passing. I can still see her in her bright white kitchen on Hatcher Street. My best to you during this challenging time. Anne Marie Downey (Stowe)

Heather & family,
I am so sorry to hear about Anita’s passing. I remember many nights she was at our place with the regulars playing cards. She had such a beautiful personality, always happy and positive and her laugh would make everyone laugh with her.
Cherish your memories with you mom and let them bring a smile to your face. Condolences to you all.

Jimmy Wayne and Heather. So sorry to hear of Aunt Anita’s passing. So many happy memories of Sunday afternoon visits at your house in town and of when she came out to Nan’s in Carbonear. I will always remember her big laugh. She was such a pleasant woman. God love her 💕💕💕.

Heather, Wayne, Jim and Families,

I can’t begin to say how sorry I am about dear Aunt Anita’s passing. We spent a lot of time together and I will surely miss her. I loved her like my mother. We had a good many meals and bingo games together, and plenty of laughs. She will remain forever in my heart. Condolences to you all.

To Jim and family. So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Our deepest condolences on your loss. Unfortunately we were out of town and not able to offer our condolences in person.

Heather, sincere condolences on the loss of your mother

Heather and family,
I’m so sad to hear the news of your mothers passing she was a very lovely lady, Every night at work I looked forward to our nightly chats and every time I walked into her room she would always have hockey on and would update me about it. She was such a kind and gentle soul. I will miss her.

So sorry to hear about Anita’s passing. She was a great lady never saw her upset, great positive attitude-a true Newfoundlander I never realized the sacrifices she made by taking in a 19 yr old MUN student still wet behind the ears. Great sense of humor, fantastic memory. Anita asked me years later how did you pick our house? I said Fox was mowing the lawn when i walked by and I asked him. if he had a place for a boarder? She said “sweet mother of god” it must have been the only time he mowed the lawn.For over 60 years Anita called me every June forth and sang happy birth day to me. I am crying as I write this-I will really miss you Anita

To the Fox family especially Heather:

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have many great memories of your mom growing up with Heather on Whiteway Street..

I am out of town and so sorry that I cannot attend the funeral. Hold on tight to all the wonderful memories of your Mom. She’s up in heaven with your Dad and probably playing a game of bingo.

May her gentle soul Rest In Peace.

Take care,

Judie (Morgan) Butler

Jim, Bonnie and family, we are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Sorry to hear of great aunt Anita’s passing. She was and will always be a great person to be around. my last memory of her is at my wedding in Sept. 1998 . She was just like nan. She danced all night along with a few toddies. What a beautiful dancer. We still talk about it today. She will be truly missed. Beulah, Dale, Patricia Fitzpatrick


When a dear family member dies, it brings sadness into our lives. Your mom had a long and wonderful life and didn’t have to suffer years of illness. Something we all hope for as we approach life’s end. What a blessing.

Terry & Margie

Jim, Wayne Heather

So sorry to hear of Aunt Nita.’s passing. I have many happy memories of your summer visits to Carbonear. She was my favourite aunt. Last summer I visited her while Chris was playing ball at Lions Park. I spent a couple of hours with her, she was really glad I dropped by. Wayne and I couldn’t come to the funeral home or service because I am still working but we will be thinking of you tomorrow


My condolence to the Fox and Reynolds families. I remember your mom as our neighbor on Whiteway Street……she was a quiet woman with a lot of dignity. She had a long and am sure a wonderful life. My prayers are with you at this time.

Deepest sympathy to the Fox family….your mom was a great friend of my mom and dad and I remember her quite fondly

Jim and family, please accept my expression of condolences on the passing of your mother. I know you will support one another at this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

Our sincerest condolences to the Fox family on the passing of your mom. She was such a lovely lady and will surely be missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Bonnie and Charlie Morgan

Jimmy, Wayne Heather & Families.

Just want to send along our condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all..

From Olga, Bob and family.

Jim, Wayne & Heather & families,
We were very sorry to hear your dear mother has passed away. She was very special. We loved her company & her laughter. Sometimes we saw her at our local grocery store and always enjoyed seeing her & sharing our joint family stories. We are away at this time but are thinking of you all.

Jim, Wayne, Heather and families
So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have many fond memories of the two years that I stayed with with your family while I attended MUN. Your mom was a wonderful lady and I have kept in touch with her over the years. I last saw her in August last year on my trip home from NS and she was so excited to see me; she seemed to be in excellent spirits and we had a grand old chat.
Eileen and I send our deepest condolences. I know she will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Our sympathy to the Family. Always fond memories of meeting Your mother. She was a lovely lady and we enjoyed engaging in conversation with her especially about her roots and all the relatives.She was so pleasant and her smile was certainly contagious. We are away only returning later this week otherwise we would have felt privileged to attend the celebration of her life. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Frank & Heather
So sorry to here about your mom’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

To: Jim and the extended Fox families:
Mrs Fox was a remarkable woman who will be sadly missed and fondly remembered with love, by so many. With our condolences on this great loss for each of you.

To Jim and Bonny and Family
may your wonderful memories comfort you at this time. Please accept our sincere condolences. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Betty and Walt Combden

To the Fox Family,
I was sad to hear of Nita’s passing.
I remember growing up in St. John’s, we often saw Nita when she would visit Mom and vice versa. She was full of life and had a great laugh!
I know she will be missed.

Please accept my sincere condolences.

To the Fox family, our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May your cherished memories comfort you during this difficult time.

Sincere Sympathy on the passing of your Mom. Cherish her memories to help you through the difficult days ahead.
God Bless You All.

To The Ryan Family,
I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, mother in law and grandmother. I’m thinking of you all and I hope the fond memories can help you through this difficult time.

To the Fox family sending you my deepest condolences,your mom was a wonderful lady ,it was a pleasure to shovel snow ,and to do a bit of painting for her over the years,The neighbourhood won’t be the same without her.

Jim, Bonnie and family.,

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. “Memories are a gift from God that death cannot destroy.”

Our deepest sympathy is extended to all of you.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry we cannot attend the funeral as we are in B.C. visiting our daughter and family.

Thinking of you, Jim, Bonnie and family, at this difficult time.