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Phyllis Squires

   SQUIRES    Phyllis (Mercer)    Phyllis Squires (Mercer) passed peacefully away at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on October 21, 2019, at the age of 96. Born on Jan 11, 1923 at home, Phyllis was one of eight children.  She was the last of her siblings to
SQUIRES Phyllis (Mercer) Phyllis Squires (Mercer) passed peacefully away at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on October 21, 2019, at the age of 96. Born on Jan 11, 1923 at home, Phyllis was one of eight children. She was the last of her siblings to pass. Raised in the Mundy Pond area, she was wooed by a navy seaman, Dave Squires. As the story goes, it was the bicycle built for two that brought them together on a summer’s day on Lemarchant Road. They married soon after on June 15, 1942. In her early years she worked at Mammy’s Bakery in St. John’s where she frosted cakes. However, the icing on the cake was her family where she truly devoted herself to her husband and raising her 13 children. What followed was an abundance of children, grand children, great grand children and great-great grandchildren. To say her children and family thought the world of her was an understatement. Phyllis always seemed to have a big smile on her face and could be heard saying “everything is fine, I’m alright”. She was a faithful member of the Salvation Army St John’s West Corps for many years. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Philip Mercer, her beloved husband Dave (1985), her 2 sons David and Ray, 2 daughters Joy and Hope, daughter-in-law Sharon, and 4 grandchildren, Kerry, Chris, Trina and Wally. Mom leaves to mourn with precious memories her daughters; Una Morgan (Jim), Rennie Smith (Wallace), Gail Thomas (Harvey), Wanda Little (Oscar), sons; Bill (Joyce), Wayne, Kerry (Bernice), Roy, and Chris (Michele), son-in-law Roy Cook, 27 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Special thank you to Bernice Bennett who was like a daughter to Phyllis and was always there to lend a helping hand. Thanks to all the amazing staff and nurses on 1 North and South St. Patrick’s Mercy Home and to Monica Vaters for always being there for the family. You are all exceptional people! Visitation will be held from Barrett’s Funeral Home, on Hamilton Avenue, on Wednesday, October 23 from 7:00 -9:00 pm and Thursday from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm; 7:00 -9:00 pm. Funeral service on Friday, October 25, at 2:00 pm from Barrett’s Chapel with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. No flowers by request, donations in her memory can be made to the Salvation Army St. John’s West Corps Mundy Pond Road. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.barretts.ca

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