Phyllis Mary Lavinia Dixon

June 13, 1927 to November 9, 2018


It is with great sadness that the family of Phyllis Mary Lavinia Dixon announce her passing on November 9, 2018, at St Patrick’s Nursing Home in St John’s, NL at age 91.  Born in St. John’s on June 13, 1927, she was the eldest child of Reginald and Genereva Warr of Springdale where Phyllis lived her early years, later moving to St. John’s during her teenage years. Phyllis was a graduate of Prince of Wales College, and the General Hospital School of Nursing. Phyllis’ career provided the opportunity to work in the communities of Harbour Breton, Come-by-Chance and St John’s. While accompanying a patient from Harbour Breton on a coastal boat in 1948 Phyllis met George Dixon. Following a romance, the couple were married and settled in George’s home town of Fortune, where they resided for 15 years and where their daughter Gail was born. They moved to St. John’s in 1965. Phyllis loved life, her winters in Florida, playing bridge, crossword puzzles, dining with friends and telling enthralling and humorous stories followed with a hearty laugh that will live forever in the safety of our hearts. Including her late parents, Phyllis was predeceased by her husband George, sister Marjorie; and sisters in-law Edna and Hazel Warr. Phyllis leaves with fond and loving memories daughter; Gail (Ed McClare), Simms Settlement, NS, granddaughters; Lynn and Beth Rodgers, Bedford, NS, Dave Rodgers, Ottawa ON, great-granddaughter Charlie Sampson-Rodgers, Bedford NS; brothers Garnet (June), Springdale, George, Springdale and Kevin, St. John’s; sister; Ada (Jack) Janes, Clarenville, sisters in law, Grace Thornhill, Beatrice (Charlie Pope) all of St. John’s, and brother Robert Dixon (Margaret) of Peterborough, ON. Many thanks to family and friends especially Sadie Thistle and Jack & Ada Janes for their kindness and attention to Phyllis during her final years and especially to the staff of St Patrick’s Mercy Home and The Clarenville Retirement Centre. Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday, November 12 from 10 am to 12 noon, immediately followed by a Memorial service in the Carnell Memorial Chapel.  Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations graciously accepted by the St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, Alzheimer’s Society, or charity of donor’s choice.



10 am - 12 pm on November 12, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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12:00pm, Monday November 12th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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So sorry to hear that Phyllis has passed away. She was a lovely person with a great sense of humor. . My thoughts and prayers are with you all! at this time! RIP

On behalf of the General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association we wish to express our sincere condolences to Gail and family at Phyllis’s recent passing. For those of us who worked with your Mom we remember her as a, gentle person who thought only of her patients. She will be remembered during the roll call at our annual Alumni dinner and her name recorded in the Alumni memorial book for deceased graduates. Sincerely, Jeanette Walsh for Robert Meadus, President, General Hospital School of Nursing

Gail so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing . I remember her kind ,gentle demeanour very well and remembering you also. Sincerest sympathy.

Gail and all, sending lots of love and prayers. Sincerely and with love, Faye

As you know we as so sorry for your loss and sent our sincere sympathies to you, Ed and your whole family,

Betty & Murray

Gail and family – so sorry for your loss. It’s never easy losing a loved one. Take care of yourselves.