Phyllis Marie Smith

October 16, 1927 to October 31, 2017


Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at St. Luke’s Homes, Phyllis Marie Smith, age 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Alec, parents, Peter and Ethel Paul and sister, Molly Noseworthy. Leaving to mourn son, Paul (Marlene); daughter, Catherine Staples (Ken), Royston, BC; two precious grandchildren, Matthew and Samantha; also a wide range of other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, November 3rd. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Cowan Heights United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. To send a message of condolence or the memorial guest book, please visit



2-4 p.m. on November 3, 2017

7-9 p.m. on November 3, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Saturday November 4th

Cowan Heights United Church

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To Paul, Catherine and families,
To have known your mother was an honour, privilege and a true blessing. I met your mother when we were both nurses working in the Emergency Department at James Patton Hospital Gander, Newfoundland. Your father would come to drive us home after our shift was finished at the hospital. They would sing top high all the way home down Memorial Avenue. I couldn’t carry a tune – perhaps that’s why they always put me in the backseat! Every year at Christmas time she would send us a Christmas parcel – all the fixings (including a new puddin’ bag) so we could have a Jiggs dinner up along. She would call to insure we received her parcel then proceed with precise directions on how a “Mainlander” is to build it. She also included two small bottles of Newfie Screech so the meal would be complete. We always told her that gift was so perfect – always fit just right. I spoke to your Mother just after she moved from Tiffany Court. She wasn’t sure about the move however I assured her she would bring sunshine no matter where she was. I enjoyed her many antics. She was a hout and had such a special way. She loved laughter and shared it with all around her. I have so many beautiful memories that I know will keep me and I know you strong with love.

Thinking of you all with love,
Naomi and Lloyd Blundell
Kingston, Ontario

To Paul, Catherine and family,
Lots of memories of our days living in Gander. Although I haven’t seen Phyllis for many years I always had news of her while Mrs. Cheeks was living. Our prayers and sympathy are with you at this time.
Dave and I are living in Kingston now where we moved to be close to Brenda.
Anne and Dave reed

Paul and Catherine,

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I last saw her a few year’s ago when I was in St. John’s shopping. I am a cousin to your mother and babysat you both when your father was at Gower Street Church. Your mother was a wonderful person and always had that beautiful smile. May happy memories comfort you at this time. God bless you both.

To the Family;
Phyllis was indeed a wonderful lady and was treasured by all who had the privilege of knowing her.Our thoughts are with you all. Sincerely,,Verna & Sid Manuel

Loved you Phyllis. Our thoughts are with Catherine, Paul and their families today.
Jackie Feltham
John Austin

Paul and Catherine,
Sometimes when the life of someone we love has many years we make the assumption they will be with us forever, Indeed, in the case of your mother many would have wished just that. Her’s was a life well lived. She had such a warm personality, and that ‘something’ which always seemed to make her stand out. She was thoughtful, wise, and caring in her dealings with others, the very soul of kindness and hospitality. Her long years of experience and service in nursing shone through her actions and her attitude. As you give thanks for her life and love, please accept our sincere condolences.
Russell and Bonnie Small

Paul, Catherine and families,
We were very sorry to hear of Phyllis’ passing. She was such a pleasant person and I enjoyed many lovely chats with her over the years. We are away at the moment but will be keeping you close to our hearts as you mourn the loss of your mother and grandmother. God bless.
Mildred and Leonel


She will be missed. She was such a lovely woman.