Phyllis Barfoot (nee Vaters)

November 7, 1942 to May 17, 2023


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Phyllis Barfoot, on May 17th, 2023. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas Barfoot; parents Gordon and Jessie Vaters; brothers Eugene, Perry, and Harris (Louise) and Irvin Vaters. Brothers-in-law George (Eileen), Clarence (Beryl) Barfoot, sisters-in-law Edna (Buck), Jaroma, Dulcie (Andy) Little John.

Left with fond and loving memories are her daughters Daphne (Paul) Rodgers, Wanda (Dennis) French; grandchildren Douglas and Paula Rodgers, Melissa (Shane) Richards, and Max French; brothers Lindbergh (Loretta), Lionel (Rosemary) Vaters; sister-in-law Ruby Vaters. As well as her nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends, especially those from The Hub. The family would like to give a special thank you to Lynn, her hairdresser and Julia Nash , who unconditionally cared for their mother.

Memorial service for Phyllis will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, at 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday May 20th, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery on Kenmount Road.

Donations can be made in Phyllis’ memory, to a donation of one’s choice.



1:00pm, Saturday May 20th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Daphne and Wanda I’m so sorry to hear about mom .she was a nice lady .God has gain another angel.

Daphne & Family,
Very sorry to here of your mothers passing..
I remember all the visits to your house when going to school at St. George’s. Great memories.
Thought and Prayers to you and your family.
Hold all your memories close.
Wilma (Tibbs) Williams

So sorry for your lost and your family and friends from the hub

To all the Vaters family including Phyllis’ daughters and their families sincere condolences. I have fond memories of both of us in our younger years down at Cape St. Francis and the fun we had. May you find comfort from all the great memories over the years. Rest In Peace cousin Phyllis.

Daphne & Wanda
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing .I’ve known your parents since I was a child myself and now that was an awfully long time ago. Where have the years gone so quickly. It seems like it was no time ago when we we’re the young crowd on Feild Street and now here we are but then that’s life..
Another Feild Street Superstar has gone home . May God guide her safely to her Heavenly Home and grant her the peace and rest she deserves. Your Mother was a really fine woman and you should all be proud to call her your Mother.
Randy and Bev Collins and Joan Mahon

Thinking of You all as you mourn the passing of Phyllis.
May she Rest in Peace with all those gone before her.
Linda & Leo Reddy

To the family of the late Phyllis Barfitt. Please accept my deepest Sympathy,my thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Phyllis

Sending my sincere condolences to the entire Vaters family at this sad time.

To the family of the late Phyllis (Vaters) Barfoot:

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

To the family of the late Phyllis (Vaters) Barfitt;
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Wanda and Denis and family..Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time of sorrow.thinking of you all.

Rest in Peace Phyllis 🙏 sincere condolences to the families God bless 🙏

Barefoot & Vaters Families,
So sorry for your sad loss.. Sincere condolences to all her family & friends who loved her.

So sorry for your loss.

Wanda &family,,
So sorry to hear of your moms passing.Sincere condolences to all of the family during this difficult time.May she rest in peace.

Our sincere condolences to Wanda , Daphne and the Vaters family on the sudden passing of Phyllis .
May she rest in peace and rise in glory .

Diane Mc.Garth and Shirley Williams Pitre

Daphne, Paul and family. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Wanda, Daphne and families: So sorry to hear of your moms passing. We have many fond memories of your mom.

Condolences to the Family at this time.. Heavy heart here today. Flooding memories of a great lady indeed. Rest in Peace Aunt Phyllis

Many condolences to all the family during this sad time. Phyllis was such a sweet and kind person and will be missed. I have many happy memories of her and her family from all the years she came to our pharmacy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing.. My sincere condolences to her daughters, Daphne and Wanda.. Also to Lionel, Lindbergh and Ruby and all the families. Phyllis was a beautiful woman. She will be remembered by all who knew her..

Julia Nash. Thinking of you as I read this obituary for Phyllis. What a true and faithful friend you were to Phyllis ever since she moved into St. Georges Court. With her failing eyesight and difficultly in walking, , It was you Julia, who got Phyllis to her hair appointments and back.. You made sure Phyllis never missed an outing, event or activity at the HUB. You enabled Phyllis to take part in all the Senior’s Bingo at St. Georges Court. The same for our Senior’s Program. You safely got Phyllis on the bus and into the venue of all our outings and programs. You were the one who tended to all her needs. Julia, you were a genuine friend. I was always amazing with the time, caring, patience and forgiveness you always showed Phyllis and you did all this from the kindness and love you have in your heart. You never looked for anything in return.. Julia, you have earned your wings here on earth. LOVE

Shocked and saddened to read this today. RIP dear cousin. Reunited now with your beloved family. Sincerest thoughts and prayers are with Daphne and Wanda and all her dear family.

Sorry to hear of Phyllis passing my condolences to all of her family. Fond memories of when Doug and Phyllis lived in Pouch Cove. Rest in peace my friend. /

Sorry to hear of Phyllis passing my condolences to all of her family. Fond memories of when Doug and Phyllis lived in Pouch Cove. Rest in peace my friend.

To the Rogers, French and Vaters families from the Barfoot/Jaroma family from the US we are terribly sorry for your loss. Aunt Phyllis was a wonderful Aunt and a special woman. She was truly loved by all and gave that love back tenfold! She will be truly missed but you all have wonderful memories to hold tight! You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Love to all, Glenda (Jaroma) Haggerty

Daphne, Wanda, Lionel, Lindbergh, Ruby, and all family members; Our sincere condolences on the sudden passing of Phyllis. Our prayers and thoughts will be for you all.
Lex and. Fay Hudson

Phyllis was a long time participant with the City’s of St. John’s seniors recreation programming. She was always very appreciative of our programs and always supported what we do. She will be dearly missed at our community outreach at St. George’s Court, bingos and socials and our summer bus tours. Phyllis over the last while wasn’t able to fully participate like she use too, but we stayed in touch and loved hearing from her. I will cherish our last conversation and always know that she will always be remembered. Thinking of all her family at this time, she truly thought the world of you all.
Robyn Dobbin

Rest in peace Phyllis.

Sincere condolences to the Barfoot and Vaters family during this difficult time. Sincere condolences to families. RIP Phyllis ❤

To all the Family, we are so sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad & difficult time. RIP 🙏🙏🙏

So sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing, thinking of your family at this time ❤️

To: Daphane, Wanda, Lindbergh Lionel and families
I am shocked to hear of Phyllis’s passing yesterday. My heart goes out to you all at this so difficult time. I have lots of awesome memories of Phyllis. She was such a fun person to be around and I loved her dearly.. RIP my cousin! Fly high with the angels!

Daphne, Wanda and family,
Our deepest condolences on Phyllis’s passing. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Love, Rodney and Catherine Vaters

To all the Family, we are so sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult time. Please accept our sincere condolences. May she rest in peace.

John and Annette Shea

To The Family Of The Late Phyllis Barfoot,We are saddened to hear of our friend Phyllis passing She will surely be missed at our Hub Bingo, Darts , Cards Games ,B.B..Q And other outings, Please Accept Our Deepest & Sincere Condolences ,Phyllis May Your Gentle Soul Rest In Heavenly Peace And Rise In Glory, Phyllis My Friend Until We Meat Again Ask Margie To Keep The Cards Warm.

Daphne , Wanda & Families – so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My deepest condolences.

Phyllis – rest in peace.