Lona Dunne Warren

July 4, 1938 to March 5, 2023


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Lona Dunne Warren, roughly 49 years young ;), passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, March 5, 2023.

Lona was born and raised in Marshfield (Charlottetown), Prince Edward Island. She graduated from the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing in Halifax in 1961 before relocating to Newfoundland in 1970. Following graduation, Lona spent a year in Amman, Jordan, where she got involved with the Save The Children’s Fund. This kickstarted Lona’s lifelong dedication of volunteering and serving others, that included time spent with the Health Care Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Regional Heart Health Coalitions, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil program, the St. John’s General Hospital’s Intensive Care Units volunteer program, and the United Ostomy Association of Canada.

In October 2002, Lona was elected President of the General Hospital Auxiliary and worked closely with officials and staff of Eastern Health and the Health Care Foundation to foster an environment of respect and friendship among auxiliaries, that continues to this day. She represented the Auxiliary at provincial and national conferences of the Canadian Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries and was awarded Life Membership in the Newfoundland and Labrador Association in 2008. In December 2022, Lona was honored with a special award and medal in recognition of her 20 years of dedication and volunteer services to the health care system in Newfoundland.

Lona had an unparalleled zest for life and laughter. She was an avid walker, shoe-shopper, crafter, flight-tracker, tennis and bridge player, who enjoyed the friendship of her TGIF group each week for decades. A social butterfly, Lona traveled extensively with her husband Phil and accompanied her 4 children on many exciting excursions. A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, Lona felt a special pride and joy for the accomplishments of her family. She adored classical music, particularly that of Andrea Bocelli, who’s glorious music moved and soothed her in her final days.

Lona is predeceased by her parents Ruth and Alec Scott and sister Marjorie. Leaving to mourn with loving memories spouse Phil Warren; brother Preston Scott (Pauline), brother-in-law Graham Wilson (Irene); children Jennifer, Stephanie Dube (Shawn), Jimmy (Stefani); Jonathan (Katie); stepchildren Ted Warren, Jan Warren, Jeff Warren (Myra); grandchildren Theodore, Isabelle, Bridget, Nicholas, Colin and Lachlan Dunne, Jenni and Olivia Dubé, Bert, Katy, Kimberly (Aaron) and Allison Warren, Emily and Alex Luscombe; three great grand-children Noah, Tyler, and Liam Mourning; her TGIF galpals Andrée Thoms, Anna Murray, Betty Lou Whelan, Eleanor Rideout and Elizabeth Andrieux; and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home for their tremendous compassion, care and kindness during Lona’s most challenging time.

Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, March 9 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Friday, March 10 at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place. The service will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Health Care Foundation or the charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on March 9, 2023

7-9 p.m. on March 9, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Friday March 10th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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I remember Lona as such a cheerful and positive person . I’m sure she must have been a joy to her family and all the people she encountered on life’s journey .
My sincere condolances .

Our condolences to Phil and family on the passing of such a great lady. I’ll miss seeing her on our walks.

Phil, Catherine and I offer you and extended family our deep and sincere condolences on the passing of Lona. She accomplished much in life and she will be missed. I know that you have the strength and support of your family and your many friends to get through this difficult time.

Harris Flight.

We were very sorry to learn of Lona’s passing. We remember how she made us feel very welcome when we arrived in St Johns.. It was a privilege to have known her.
Our sincere condolences to all the family

So sorry to hear of Lona’s passing. I remember her as a kind ,caring classmate with a great sense of humour..

Dear Dr. Phil

My deepest condolences iin the death of your wife and partner.. I’m certain that memories will fill the void she has left and healing will be found in the support of your many friends.
Duncan (dunc) Ford

Our hearts go out to you during this time. Lona was a truly special woman,. We extent our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Gloria Parsons and family

Dear Jennifer,, Stephanie, Jimmy and Jonathan,

We were so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Although we only had the pleasure of spending time with Lona here in Las Vegas a few times over the years, her beautiful smile and infectious zest for life are so clearly present in all of you

We wish you all love and peace during this difficult time.

To Phil and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Lona’s passing.. Our condolences to you and your family. We are thinking of you at this time.
Thelma and Ross Elliott

Phil: Because of our friendship I was very saddened to hear of your wife’s passing. Sheila joins me in conveying our deepest condolences to you and family. May she rest in peace. John Carrick Greene, Ottawa.

Dear Stephanie and family. We are thinking of you all. Your mom was a very special person in my childhood – always made me feel so welcomed in your home – just one of the crew. She had the cutest giggle., just thinking of it brings a smile. I hope the fun memories and wonderful stories that she was the centre of, will help you through the sad days. Love to you all.
Anne and Andrew

Phil, Susan and I send our sincere condolences on Lona’s passing. With every best wish,

Jim and Susan Adams

Dear Phil,
We are so sorry for the passing of Lona, our sincere condolences. Lona had such a beautiful, infectious smile and a gentle, pleasant energy. Take good care of yourself, and call on the support of others, including us, at this difficult time.
Beverly and The Edgecombe Family

Dear Phil, Jennifer, Steph, Jimmy and Jonathan

So sad to hear of Lona/your Mom’s passing. I absolutely adored her and she was so good to me. I’ll never forget her kindness. Such a special person, and I know she will be dearly missed. “Roughly 49 years young” gave me a chuckle. 🙂 I know she would have loved and appreciated that.

My deepest condolences to you. Hugs to all

Dr Phil
So sorry to hear of Lona’s passing. Obviously, she was a special lady and will be greatly missed. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts.
Kevin and Kay Smith

Phil and family,
We were saddened to hear of Lona’s passing.. We know that wonderful memories will sustain you at this time. Our sincere condolences.
Jeannette and Roy

When I think of Lona, I see her infectious smile. I had an occasion to experience her caring presence and kindness, sometime ago..
My sincere thoughts of sympathy to her family and friends,
Jean Burnell

To Dr. Phil and to your extended family: we are truly saddened hearing of the loss of Mrs. Warren. Obviously her life was so well lived, her vibrant contributions to society, outstanding and your loss, immense. Cherish your memories in this challenging period.
Marie-Beth and Carl Wright

Phil and Family:
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our sincere sympathy to you at this very difficult time. Cherrish all your memories.

our thoughts are with you. May pleasant memories help you through this difficult time.

Phil and family:
We extend deepest condolences on learning of the passing of your dear wife, Lona. Although we did not know her well, you have been a close family friend for many years and so we share your sorrow. May your many memories and the comfort of family and friends help to ease you through the days ahead.

Phil Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Bob and Jan Crocker

Our sincere condolences to all of you at this sad time. Lona was a lovely person and will be dearly missed.

Phil: Very Sorry to to read of Lona’s passing Maureen and I express our sincere condolences to you and family.

My sincere condolences to Phil , and all the family.

Dear Dr. Phil. . I was saddened to read of Lona,’s passing. She was a lovely lady and I echo all of the beautiful tributes to her on her passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. I don’t recall the author but I hope the words will bring you some comfort now and in the days ahead. “To live in the hearts of those we love is to never die” Sending deepest condolences to you and your family. Maude & Ches Peach


Dear Phil, Jennifer,, Stephanie, Jimmy and Jonathan

Jeanne and I extend our sincere condolences to you and have fond memories of Lona long before she reached 49 and the Dunne kids were were cute and rambunctious . Lona was a lovely woman and neighbour and you all added fun to the Darling Street/ Downing Street area..
Our thoughts are with you

My heartfelt condolences to all the family. My friendship and memories will live forever

My sincere condolences on the passing of your darling wife.
May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace and rise to everlasting Glory.

My sincere condolences on the passing of your darling wife.
May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace and rise to everlasting Glory.

So sorry to hear the news of Lonas passing. She was certainly a ray of sunshine with such a happy disposition and laugh. We worked together at Hayward’s and she was always a pleasure to be around.
Please know that we are thinking about the family at this sad time.
Harold and Connie Hayward

So sorry to read of Lona’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and the family.

Lona’s joy of life lives on in her beautiful children. Heartfelt condolences. She was a fabulous woman.

Phil, my Deepest Condolences to you and family.

Phil. We are so sorry to hear of Lonas passing .Our sincere thoughts are with you and all the families.Our association goes back a long ways with Lono and especially with you.please accept our condolences.Peggy and Jack Taite

Phil so very sorry to hear of Lona’s passing. Life brings tears. smiles and memories .may your many precious memories give you comfort and peace now and the days ahead. Lona was always so pleasant a lovely lady with a contagious smile.. Sincere sympathy as we remember a life well lived.

Phil: I am so very sorry to hear of Lona’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you, Lona’s family and friends. May wonderful memories of good times you shared bring some comfort. God Bless.

Phil, we are so sorry to hear of Lona’s passing. Such a lovely lady and companion who we are certain will be greatly missed by you and all of her famiy and friends. Our sincere condolences.

Phil and all of Lona’s family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Lona. The smile on her face in this picture certainly defines the wonderful woman she was. Although I met her and her family at a very difficult time in life, I’m very happy it happened. Take comfort in those beautiful memories. RIP Lona.

Mr Warren and family. We were so sorry to hear of Lona’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Hold on to your treasured memories. Judy and Graham Legge, Carbonear.

Dear Stephanie, Jennifer, Jonathan and Jimmy
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. I have so many fond memories of her as we were growing up; her smile infectious, and her laughter delightful.. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless
Kellee Howard

Mr. Warren and Family, we are so deeply saddened to hear that sweet Lona has passed away. We looked forward to every visit with her over so many years. She became our friend and was always as genuinely interested in our comings and goings as we were with hers. We will surely miss her beautiful, beaming smile (just like you see in the photograph) and ever happy demeanor. Sending our most heartfelt condolences to all her family and to her friends.

Phil and family, We are so saddened to hear Lona has passed away . We know she had a difficult few months.
We have lovely memories of her from our times in Florida . She had the most beautiful smile that lit up her face when I last saw her.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Bern and Sandra Adey

So sorry to know that Lona has passed away. My most sincere sympathy to you Phil and all of the family. Lona was so full of life and we enjoyed such fun times with you and her especially in Florida. Thinking of you in this the most difficult of times
Phyllis Beckett.

Sorry to hear of Lona’s passing it was my great pleasure of meeting you and her at St Patrick’s Mercy Home during her time there. My condolences to you and your family.

Phil sorry to hear of the passing of your wife ,may she rest in peace

So sorry to hear of Lona passing.
It was a joy to be able to spend time with her while she was a patient at the HSC.
My deepest sympathy on your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
God bless you.