Phyllis Fry

May 6, 1933 to July 18, 2022


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With sad hearts we regret to announce the passing of our mom Phyllis Fry.   Phyllis was born in Hearts Delight in 1933. While living in Montreal she had five beautiful children. In 1978 she moved home and for twenty years she worked at Woolco/Walmart. After retiring, she started volunteering at Blood services, 50 plus club and St. John’s seniors club. Her volunteering continued until she was well into her 80s.

Phyllis can be described as an outgoing, kind, caring, loving and generous woman. As soon as you met her you were family. She was so much fun to be around and lived life to the fullest. She loved to dance and was active in aerobics at the Mews Center. Phyllis took a special interest in astrology. She appreciated a wide variety of music, even the interesting choices of her grandchildren. Her outlook on life is an inspiration for all who knew her.

Family was her foremost pride and joy. She wholeheartedly loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Very important to her was her parish and church family at Saint Michael and All Angels.

Predeceased by her son, Brian Fry (Colleen); brothers, Maxwell Sooley (Dorothy) and Clarence Sooley; sister, Viola “Audry” Sooley; father, Bertrum Sooley; mother, Elizabeth Ann; sister-in-law, Sheila Sooley; and brother-in-law, Harrison Fry (Annie/Madelyn).

Left to mourn are her sons, Kenny Fry (Carolle) and Tom Fry (Arlene); daughters, Diane Dawson (Michael) and Susan Manning (Ted); brother, Allan Sooley (Christine); sister-in-law, Henrietta Ellis (Frazer), daughter-in-law, Colleen; grandchildren, Jessica Hammond (Dave), Nicole Dawson, Alexandria Reid (Samuel), Shawn Dawson, Michael Manning, Samantha Fry, Emily Manning, and Taylor Scanlan (Ian); great grandchildren, Liam Reid, Ethan Hammond, Ariel Reid, Nicholas Hammond, and Jack Scanlan; as well as a large circle of family and friends who truly loved her.  Special thanks to close friend and neighbour Carol Wickham, Father Michael Horlick, and close friend Darlene Jackman.

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday, July 25th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  The funeral will take place from Saint Michael and All Angels Church, 75 Kiwanis Drive, on Tuesday, July 26th at 11am.

Donations in Phyllis’ name may be made to either the Tri-Cone Special Olympics or TCP Autism Family Group.




2-4 p.m. on July 25, 2022

7-9 p.m. on July 25, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Tuesday July 26th

Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 75 Kiwanis St


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So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Such a sweet Lady. I’m happy to have shared some great memories with her at Woolco. RIP

Heartfelt condolences to all the Fry family. Phyllis was like a mom to me growing up. She always thought of others before herself. I will miss her very much.

Sincere condolences to Phyllis’s family. Thinking of you during this sad time. Always a smile and certainly remember fondly my summer trip to Montreal with Sherry when we stayed with Phyllis and family. Cherish all your memories.

Sincere sympathy to Phyllis’ family. Her beautiful smile will be missed at St. Michael and All Angels.

We will never forget your wonderful smile and that mischievious twinkle in your eye.. Rest in Peace, Phyllis.

I was so sad to hear of Phyllis’ passing. She. was a beautiful person, always smiling.. and a very cheerful. I will miss her at St. Michael and All Angels .
Sincere sympathy to the. Fry family.

I’m very sad to hear of Phyllis passing. we were on the same after church coffee team for several years .. She would call me without fail to ‘say ‘we are on this week its our turn” always happy ,always upbeat . just a beautiful person . She will certainly be missed. MY Sincere condolences to the family .

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Phyllis’ passing..She was a very special lady, very caring and always there to lend a helping hand..She was loved and will be dearly missed by us all at St.Michael’s.Our deepest sympathy to her family..

My sincerest condolences to the Fry family. I was a Manager of Recreation services with the City of St. John’s , and had the pleasure of knowing Phyllis through her years of assisting with our seniors programs . She was a tremendous Volunteer, and had such positive energy and commitment to those whom she served. She will be missed,. You should feel very proud of her contributions to others.

To Taylor and fry family ,
We are so saddened to hear about Phyllis .She was a great women with a wonderful personality ! She will certainly be missed ! May the wonderful memories that you all have of her provide comfort in the days ahead !

My condolences to the Fry family.
I knew Phyllis from the Mews Center. She was indeed a special lady.
Sharon Walsh

my condolence to phylis family & her dear friend carol .i met phylis @ KOC PLAYING CARDS & THE SENIORS EVENTS @ CITY HALL . PHYLIS WAS A BEAUTIFUL LADY ALSO A BEAUTIFUL SMILE sweey lady

Condolences to the Fry family.
Attended the gym classes at the Mews Centre with Phyllis for many years.
She was a lovely lady, friendly and engaging.
RIP, Phyllis.

Your words “ Phyllis can be described as an outgoing, kind, caring, loving and generous woman. As soon as you met her you were family.” is how I would truly describe her. Through my aunt, Louise Reid, I was so fortunate to meet Phyllis on her visits to Toronto. We actually drove them to a wedding in Kincardine. What laughs we shared. Then in 2019, I ran into Phyllis again in Whitbourne, NL. What a surprise and laugh we enjoyed together. Your mom, was indeed a very special lady. RIP and may she already be singing with God’s angels.

Condolences to the family I worked with Phyllis at Woolco and Walmart .She always had a smile .Even when Phyllis retired she would come to the store for a visit and chat ..RI P Phyllis Hold your memories close

Colleen and Family, So sorry to hear of Mrs. Fry’s passing. Thinking of you. Love Linda and Dave Newhook

Very sad to hear of Phyllis passing. Such A very sweet lady. And so vibrant and full of life. She told me of her love for dance and I told her to never stop! She’s dancing still today in a beautiful land beyond the blue. Bless your heart Phyllis and May you rest in peace. Our sincere sympathies to the family. May your beautiful memories sustain you in the days ahead.

So sorry about Phyllis. I used to do her hair for a few years. I haven’t seen her since COVID came in. I’ve often thought about her. She was always so sweet and funny when she would come in to the salon. Telling me about my horoscope and the like. She will be missed.

Sad to hear this news of the passing of Phyllis. Thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Cherish the memories of this wonderful lady, as we have many of her back in the Woolco days!

Sue, Tommy and all of the Fry family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely mother., may she Rest In Peace. We will not be able to attend the wake or funeral as we are out of town. Please know that we are thinking of you all at this time. Take care Wendy and Darryl.

To the Fry Family:
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Sending much love and condolences to the Fry, Sooley and Ellis families and friends at this sad time. Aunt Phyllis was a kind, fun-loving and generous person who gave of herself without question. Her volunteer efforts at the City of St. John’s senior events over the years are greatly appreciated. She will be dearly missed.
Phyllis, Rest In Peace.
Love Sheilagh

So very sorry to read of your mom’s passing. I worked with her at Woolco and remember her as a very kind and sweet lady. Sincere condolences to her family.

Dear Tom We were very sad to hear of your Mom’s passing – we know how close you were and how much you loved her and our hearts go out to you at this sad time. We didn’t have the pleasure of meeting your Mom but it sounds like she was a very special lady – I’m sure you and your family will miss her dearly. Please know we’re thinking of you and your family . Sending much love, Debbie and Charlie Seminerio New Jersey

My deepest condolences to Phyllis’s family..She was indeed a very kind hearted person..lots of wonderful memories for her family and friends..RIP

To the Fry family
Sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing.. Please accept our condolences. Phyllis was first a great Mother and followed it up with being a great Grandmother while she found time for volunteering for many charities.
R.I.P. Murray and Hazel

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult and very sad time. God bless.

To the family of Phyllis Fry, Please accept my sincere condolence of the passing of Mrs. Fry. As a parishioner of St. Michael’s and all Angels parish we will all miss her ever smiling face at church and her dedication to so many noble causes.
A. Heffernan

Sincere sympathy to Phylllis’ family as you mourn the passing of this dear lady. The last time we were together was at City Hall where we shared a table with four other lovely ladies. We had such a fun filled evening with lots to talk and laugh about. Phyllis will be missed at the 50+ group. May she rest in peace.

Sincere condolences to the Fry family on the passing of Phyllis. May she forever rest in peace.

I was so sorry to hear about Phyllis’s passing. She was a wonderful woman with a a beautiful heart. It was a privilege to get to know her. My Mom thought the world of her and will miss her dearly. Sending all of my love to her dear family and friends.

So sorry to hear of Phyllis/s passing know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I have lost a dear and wonderful friend she will be missed,Eternal rest grant unto her o lord and may light perpetual shine upon her may she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Condolences to Tom and all Fry family so sorry for your lost

So shocked and saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful, sweet, gentle woman! She always had a beautiful smile and a twinkle in her eyes. She loved to laugh and we all laughed with her! She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her! She was so special!!! May her love and spirit help you cope and your happy memories ease the pain of your loss! Rest In Peace sweet Phyllis!

So extremely sorry to here of your Mom’s passing, Myself and my husband both worked with your Mom at Woolco/Walmart the absolute sweetest lady anyone could ever meet.It was just 2-3 weeks ago Susan and your Mom were in shopping I was so overwhelmed that I got to see her then now it means more to me than anyone could ever know. May she rest in peace. Debbie and Mike Spurrell

Condolences to all the Fry family. Phyllis was a very special lady and when in Heart’s Delight always came to visit Mom. I will always remember that beautiful smile and laugh! RIP Phyllis