Elizabeth (Betty) G. Dunphy

August 19, 1929 to December 28, 2018


Passed peacefully away on December 28, 2018, Elizabeth (Betty) Dunphy, aged 89 years.  Left to mourn with fond and loving memories daughter Dr. Janet Dunphy, (Louis Gauthier), grandchildren: Isabelle, Alex and Francois in Perth, Australia.  Also sisters Margaret Kearney, Barbara Crosbie (Roger) and brother-in-law Jim Darcy; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Special mention and thanks to niece Anne Bown. The family wishes to acknowledge the staff at Kenny’s Pond for their loving care over the past number of years.

Cremation has taken place.  Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Church on Wednesday, January 9 at 9:30 a.m. with inurnment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Flowers gratefully accepted or donations made to a charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on January 8, 2019

7-9 p.m. on January 8, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Wednesday January 9th

St. Pius X Church

Inurnment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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Dear Janet and Family,
Oh my, your dear Mom was such a sweet neighbor and friend to us through the years. Every time I visited home, I always looked forward to seeing her for a big hug and a catch up on all the neighbourhood and family news.
Our cherished memories will help us through.
What a lovely photo of her – always in style with a warm smile.
Take care, safe travels and God bless

Janet and Family:
I am a cousin of Roger’s and over the years I have had the pleasure of meeting Betty, Joe and perhaps meeting you Janet. Hearing a lot of stories from Barbara about Betty and family. I shall always remember your mother as kind and loving person. Last year I was a resident of Kenny’s Pond, anytime I was see Betty she always had a warm smile. I shall miss seeing her when I return to Kenny’s Pond for the winter months. Please accept my sincere condolences. Andrea Crosbie

Dear Janet and family,
I was truly sorry to learn of Betty’s passing. I used to visit my husband daily at Kenny’s Pond and Betty was frequently near the elevator as if she were welcoming everyone. She always wore a smile and a lovely sweater and we would chat briefly. I would have liked to have known her years ago. It is so hard to lose a loved one but I truly believe that we will meet them again. Please accept my sincere condolences .
God bless you, Julia Mathieson

Dear Jan & all of Betty’s family,

Gordie & I are so sorry to learn of Betty’s passing. She was indeed a very lovely lady. I used to run into her often at Belbins & she was always so full of stories & anecdotes & of a general love of life. I know she will be sadly missed. Please accept our condolences.

Janet and family,
We share in your sorrow at the passing of this wonderful lady and special friend.

I’m a regular visitor to Kenny’s Pond Retirement Center for another resident on the 2nd floor. That is how I met “Miss Betty.” She ALWAYS put a smile on my face when I would see her, as I often did. I thought she was darling. I loved to give her a hug or peck on the cheek, and sometimes tease her. And I loved her pretty dresses.

Sonja Turpin

Janet and other members of Betty ‘s Family.
Sincere condolences on your Mom’s (Betty’s) passing. My late wife Mary(July 2018) had a special relationship with her Aunt Betty. A visit with her and Joe was an important ingredient of our several times each year visits to St John’s. This was a special time to catch up on family happenings and share a meal. Mary and Betty always kept in touch with cards, letters and phone calls until Mary suffered a stroke in 2013. Then Betty became the encourager with frequent notes and cards – particularly when Mary ‘learned to read again’ in early 2014.
Betty was such a special person, always welcoming, always smiling and upbeat. I will continue to have so many special memories of her over the 51+ years I was privileged to be part of her family.
Through the mercy of God, may she rest in peace.

My heart is broken having learned of the passing of a very special angel I endearingly referred to as “Buttercup.”
Miss Betty, you gave the biggest, most deliberate hugs…your tiny, cold, arthritic hands penetrated the layers of my nursing uniform multiple times during every shift…You offered your love freely…& always welcomed me with an infectious smile…
Those same hands had skillfully created & sewn numerous pretty, patterned dresses some years before & they prepared the loveliest cup of tea & served it in the fanciest of teapots with matching cups & saucers with yummy English Shortbread Cookies.
Your hands had once also painted the most beautiful artwork of flowers & Puppy-Dogs. And, they were used emphatically as you presented advice on raising (my) teenagers & encouraging their love of music…Miss Betty, you found & shared joy in all of those things (& many more): music & art; sewing & tea parties; flowers & children; letters from Jan…
In 19 short months, I was personally blessed with all of this knowledge & experience that you had so selflessly shared. I will miss you…& remember you dearly & always…
Bless you, Miss Betty…May You Eternally RIP.

My warmest condolences to Jan, Ann, Margaret & Families…xoxoxo…

Yours truly,

Tina RN 💜💜💜

Betty’s soul was radiant. Those who knew her loved her, and how could you not? Her smile, attitude and laugh was contagious. She was a woman of her truth.. it was an honor and a privilege to have met and cared for her at Kenny’s Pond. I will miss her light. May heaven have the perfect cup of tea and the proper classical music. ❤ all my love

My condolences to Janet and family, and to Betty’s relatives. I have fond memories of being invited for Sunday dinner with my Uncle Joe and Aunt Betty on many occasions when I was attending Memorial University. The food was amazing and the conversations lively. She was a really special person at that time in my life.

My Aunt Betty had a wonderful joie de vivre which so impressed me, and by which I will remember her. My heartfelt sympathy to Janet and her family, and to all who loved her.

My Deepest Condolences to all of Betty’s Loved ones
I shall keep you in my Heart and Always remember that Beautiful Smile
Love you Betty

Mary Sutton-housekeeper