Elaine Catherine Dunphy

June 26, 1928 to July 21, 2020


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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Elaine Dunphy at the age of 92. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, her eldest daughter Linda Foley, sister Audrey Noseworthy (Allen) and Grandson-in-law Shannon Pittman.

Leaving to cherish many fond memories are her daughters Elizabeth (Walter) Foley, Susan (Philip) Morris and son-in-law Peter Foley (Jean); Grandchildren Amy Foley (James Linzel), Craig Foley (Meghann), Adam Foley (Susie), Sarah Pittman (Shannon deceased), Ellen Foley-Vick (Aaron), Thomas Morris (Victoria) and Michael Morris (Johanna); Great grandchildren Xander and Ronan Linzel, Connor and Leah Foley, Rory, Timothy and Sidney Morris, Kaitlin and Allyson Pittman. Sister-in-law Joan O’Driscoll and brother-in-law Ken Dunphy (Renata).

Special thanks to wonderful staff at the ER, 4SB and ICU at HSC. Also, many thanks for the wonderful care that Mom received during the seven years she lived at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Home. She loved every minute she was there! 

There will be no visitation. A private family funeral will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday July 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  No flowers by request. Donations can be made in Elaine’s memory to the NL Brain Injury Foundation (www.nlbia.ca).


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Betty & Family

My Condolences on the passing of your Mom

I would like to say a farewell to Nanny on her life’s journey and belief in the words of St Francis prayer:
“It is in dying that we are born to eternal life”.

Our belief reassures that we will be reunited with her, through faith by our creator’s triumphant resurrection over death!

And in the words of Alfred Lord Tennyson poem, “Crossing the Bar”, we wish her a happy voyage for her eternal reward with her redeemer.

Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.


Betty and family,
My very deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless.

I remember Mrs. Dunphy from Corner Brook when Linda and I were the best of friends. She was kind and generous. It was always a pleasure to spend time in their home on West Valley Rd.

My condolences to Elaine’s family.

Alice Collins

So sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing. Knew her for many years, first through your Mom when we trained together at St. Clare’s and then as a neighbor.. She and your Mom are together again.
Thinking of you and the family.
Regina Angel

To the family of Elaine,
Having known Elaine as a neighbour for many years, and more recently whilst visiting our Mother Doreen Facey at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, we extend to you our sincere condolences. Elaine asked Mom to come and join her and two other ladies at the table in the dining room, which made Mom feel very welcome. Sadly they are all gone now. It is our hope that after a long and healthy life, they are all enjoying eternal life in the nearer presence of God.
Anthea and Michael Donnan.

Management and staff of Bugdens Taxi send sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom.

Lucy and I offer our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Betty, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I always had great times at your house on Abraham Street. Your mom was a lovely lady. Thinking of you.

To the Dunphy Family I am sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. I have many fond memories of your parents and Linda when they lived in Corner Brook and as kids we spent much time in each other’s homes. Your Mom certainly had a long and well lived life and you have lots of wonderful memories to carry you over the coming days. Take care of each other.

So very sorry to hear of your dear Mother’s passing, knowing her in my younger days and meeting up again when my mom was also in Kenny’s Pond was a lovely surprise. I loved seeing her and she was so happy and positive! A beautiful lady and I know you will miss her. Please accept my condolences.

Sorry for the typo….apologies
Misspelled Elaine’s name in our condolence.
Knowing Elaine, she would have smiled!

Bill and Jeannie Roberts

To the Dunphy Family
So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.
We reminisce often of the old Canada Packers Days and the wonderful times we had together with your Mom and Dad. We shall also miss our annual Christmas Card . Ellen was a lovely, lovely lady.

Bill and Jeannie Roberts

Susan and Betty we were so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. We are thinking of you and your families. We will miss Elaine very very much, especially our mealtime conversations.

Ida, Ruth and Nancy ( and Heather to)

Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady.

Elllen and family, so sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Edgar & Betty

Thinking of you all at this time xx

Susan ,Philip and family. sorry to hear of your Moms passing..hold on to the sweet memories.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Alfreda and Ivan

I’m sorry to learn of Mrs. Dunphy’s passing. I chatted with her on occasion when I visited friends at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Home. She was a lovely lady, pleasant and always ready for a conversation. I extend sincere condolences to the entire family and special hugs to Sarah and Ellen who were friends of my daughters through the Dance Centre and whose Mom and I shared many a chat while waiting for our girls as they attended dance classes. I hope that Linda and her Mom are together once again. May treasured memories comfort you at this sad time.

Betty, Susan, and family,
I would visit Elaine with Adelle Dooling we would have a chat and a cup of tea. She was such a lovely person always a smile on her face and never complained. She will certainly be missed by all who was lucky to have her as a friend. May time and pleasant memories help you through these trying times. May she rest in peace

Betty, Susan and family.
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, she was a great lady and always had a hug and kiss for me every time I saw her. Lets hope she and Mom are having a Heavenly visit and a cup of tea together as they did since the 1960’s. God Bless and rest in peace Elaine!
Janis Penney

Betty and Susan—-your mom was a special lady–full of life and very kind hearted. She was part of my moms life for a long time and will always be part of my memories growing up on Roche St. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time Cathy Penney

I met you mother when I visited Kenny’s Pond over the years and had many lunches with her there. She was truly a lovely, charming woman with a smile that welcomed everyone. Rest in Peace Elaine.

Susan I’m so sorry to see that your mom has passed away. We would often have a chat when I visited Kenny’s Pond. What a beautiful smile she had. She certainly enjoyed her time there.
Take Care

My Deepest Condolences to all of the Family your Mom was a Wonderful Lady of whom I had the Pleasure to know, we had many chats throughout the years,she will be Missed by many people here at Kenny’s Pond.
You will be missed my Lady
God Bless
Mary Sutton -House keeping

I am a volunteer parishioner from Mary Queen of Peace Parish. I met Mrs. Dunphy years ago when she started coming to the Prayer Service with Holy Communion that I provide every 2 weeks at Kenny’s Pond. She was such a lovely lady and we had so many wonderful chats and we got along so well and had many laughs along this journey. I will miss her smiling face very much. My sincere condolences to her family.

So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. I did her hair for many years until I retired. She was one of the sweetest people I have met in my years of hairstyling. I am sure you will miss her dearly. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of the family.

My deepest condolences to Betty and Susan on Mrs. Dunphys passing., she was the most beautiful lady and very funny as well. I will certainly miss our Friday afternoon 2oclock appt. She would stay for hours and drink coffee and talk about how much she loved her family. I will miss her dearly, she was very special to me and the entire staff at Urban Salon. God bless her soul!

Sincere condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of meeting this fine lady once while vacationing with Ellen and Aaron. She was a lovely lady. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.