Phyllis Jean Kirby

April 23, 1938 to February 18, 2022


Passed peacefully away at the L.A. Miller Centre, on Friday, February 18th, after a brief illness, Phyllis Jean Kirby, age 83.

Predeceased by her parents Mary (Mollie) and John Kirby; sisters Doris and Shirley; brothers Gordon and Fraser.

Phyllis’s career spanned close to 40 years with Newfoundland Broadcasting Company (CJON/NTV) before her retirement.

Leaving to mourn her special caring sister-in-law Sadie Kirby (Fraser) and their sons Keith (Roxanne), his children Benjamin and Shawn; Douglas (Kathleen) and Robert (Lisa) and their children Jacob and Claire.

Phyllis’s world revolved around her family, especially her 3 nephews, 3 great nephews and a great niece. Aunt Phyllis will be sadly missed by all. She wasn’t your traditional Aunt, she was an Extraordinary Aunt.

Special thanks to the responding Eastern Health Paramedics, the attending Emergency Room medical team, the doctors, nurses and staff on 4NA at HSC. Also, 3rd floor (Palliative Care Unit) doctors, nurses and staff at the L.A. Miller Centre.

At Phyllis’s request and Covid restrictions, there will be no formal funeral or visitation. A special family graveside service will take place at the Anglican Cemetery on Forest Rd.

No flowers by request with donations to the charity of one’s choice.





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Aaunt Sadie & family so sorry to hear of Phyllis passing. she was a very nice person – always liked her and Shirley. god bless you all in thisfficult time. Love Barry Heather and Alex…

Sadie& Kirby family. Really sorry to hear of Phylis’s recent illness and passing.. Our families have been life long friends from Quidi Vidi Road. Of course Phylis and I worked together for many years at CJON/NTV. It was always a pleasure to stay caught up with our families..our thoughts and prayers go with you at this terrible time. Now that Phylis has completed her incredible life’s journey, may she truly return in peace. Ted&Gerri Gardner.

So sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. She was blessed over the years to have such wonderful family and may your memories of her give you comfort and peace.
Our deepest condolences to all the family.
Bob and Elaine Young

Sorry to hear the news that Phyllis has passed away she was without a doubt a gracious lady whom I had the pleasure of meeting during my friendship with Fraser and Sadie through the years.Know that you are all in my prayers at this time.Eternal Rest grant unto her o Lord and may light perpetual shine upon her.

To the Kirby family,

Our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear friend, sister-in-law and aunt. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

She was a lovely lady with a cherished smile. A person who loved family. My deepest condolences to Bob,Doug,,Keith and Mrs Kirby and their families..

To the Kirby family,
I am so sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing.
When I worked with NTV, we enjoyed many chats together. She always spoke of her family, and would beam with pride and love. My deepest sympathies to you during this sad time.

To the Kirby family,
I was saddened to read of Phyllis’s death. I have memories of her in the choir and around St. Thomas’ Church going back to the days when we first moved to Newfoundland and Dad became Rector of St. Thomas’ and through the years since. I even remember where she sat in the choir. My sincerest condolences to you all.

My condolences on the passing of Phyllis. I worked with her for many years at NTV. Phyllis loved her family very much and when Ben was born her life, seemed fulfilled.
Phyllis was a kind soul, she is now with her loved ones.

Our Sincere Sympathy on Phyllis’s passing.

Dear Sadie and family ,

So sorry to read of Phyllis’ passing today . We know the pain of losing those near and dear to us but also the joy of the memories we share. May your memories give you comfort in the days to come. Much love ,
Linda Lane and family,

Sadie and family, so sorry For your loss. I have fond memories of Phyllis and the Kirby family from way back when my sister and I rented a room on Newtown Rd. Phyllis was so kind to give me a ride back and forth to work for months, she certainly was a beautiful person and will be missed but the wonderful memories will be with you forever.. God Bless.

To Sadie, Bob, Doug and Keith,

I am sorry for your loss.
I have many fond memories of aunt Phyllis !!
She loved you all dearly and you her.
I read this after Dad died and it brought me comfort. Hope it does the same for you. Lots of love, Janet

Perhaps they are not
stars in the sky, but
rather openings where
our loved ones shine
down to let us know they
are happy.

So sorry for your loss, had many wonderful conversation with Phyllis during her years with NTV. RIP🙏

So sorry to hear of Phyllis’ passing. I worked with her at NTV many years ago in the accounting office. May she rest in peace.

I worked with Phyllis for many years at CJON Radio and TV on Buckmasters Circle. She always had a smile and was always helpful to new employees. RIP Phyllis.

Kirby Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Phyllis’ recent passing. She truly was a special aunt who dearly loved her family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Love, Fraser and Sue

Our deepest condolences to the whole family. We are so sorry for your loss.

So sorry to hear the sad news. She was such a lovely person.

To the Kirby family, my thoughts are with you at this time of sadness. Phyllis was a lovely person and we all have wonderful memories of her. She will be forever in our hearts!

To the Kirby family; so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad times . Hopefully the good memories of this lady will help 🙏🙏. Stay safe. Donny Colbert.

To the Kirby family, sorry to hear of Phylises passing, I have fond memories of her when we both worked at Hickman Motors on Water St in the early fifties, probably her first job after finishing school. I always remember her as been a really nice lady.

Keith and the Kirby family, thinking of you all at this sad time. Deepest sympathy.

To:- Sadie & Doug::-
We are so sorry to learn of Phyllis’ passing. Please accept our Sincere Condolences. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time.

My sincere condolences to to all the family. I first met Phyllis in 1982 when I went to work with Newfoundland Broadcasting Co., Phyllis trained me in traffic for OZ FM. She missed her calling she would have made a fantastic teacher, her ability to teach, patience and kind personality just made her super to me. I really enjoyed working with Phyllis and listening to the stories about her family, she certainly loved all of you dearly. RIP my friend.

Sadie and family so sorry to hear of the passing of Phyllis, thinking of you all in this time of sorry.

Aunt Sadie, Keith, Doug, Bob and family
We are so sad to hear of Phyllis passing. You all have so many good memories which will get you through this difficult time. Our condolences to all the family.
Jackie and Glen

To sadie and the boys phyllis knew how wonderful you were to her during her life she was thankful you were always there she was blessed to have you. From me mom and my family from blast hole pond days with uncle jack we love you.

To the Kirby family, I never met Phyllis in person but we sure had many conversations over the last 7 years on the phone. I’ve also heard many stories of her time working at NTV. You will also be remembered by your colleagues Phyllis. Such a sweet person. Rest easy.

To the Kirby Family Sorry for your loss. .I worked with Phyllis for many years at NTV may she Rest in peace
May personal condolences to you all

sorrry for your los rip

Doug and family,

I am sorry for the loss of your aunt. From all the stories Kathleen has told me over the years, it’s clear to see how much she meant to you.

To the Kirby family,

My condolences on the passing of Phyllis. I worked with her for many years at NTV and have fond memories of her and the conversations we had on many occasions. Please take care.

Bob and the Kirby family.
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Aunt Phyllis. We are thinking of you and .may your many special memories help comfort you at this difficult time.

Aunt Sadie, Keith, Doug, Bob and family , John and I are so sad to hear of Phylis passing. I know she was a very special sister in-law and aunt to all of the family. Keep all those great memories close and that is what will get you through the sad times ahead.. Love to all💞