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60 Roe Ave
P.O. Box 539
Gander, NL A1V 2E1
Phone: 709-256-8585 or 1-888-256-8585
Fax: 709-256-7606
Ivy Willis

Ivy Willis

Monday, April 15th, 1940 - Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ivy May Willis, age 80 years of Fogo on January 17th, 2021 at James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre, Gander. Ivy was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Olive Dicks of Ming’s Bight; brothers: Bert and Woodrow and sister, Madeline (Gray).

Left to mourn with a lifetime of loving memories are her husband of 56 years, Frank; daughter Cheryl Penney and her husband, Randy; son: Glenn and his wife Donna; grandchildren: Brandon and Blair (Desiree) Penney and Katie Willis; siblings: Ruby, Elizabeth (Wilbert), Truman (Taffie), Pratt (Kay), Pierce (Marcie) and Sheila.

A funeral service for invited family and friends will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at St. Martin’s Anglican Cathedral, officiated by Reverend Diane Sacrey. Internment to be held in Fogo at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Ivy’s memory can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Ivy was born in Ming’s Bight on April 15, 1940. She left home at the tender age of 16 and went to the work at the Notre Dame Bay Hospital in Twillingate and later at the Grace General Hospital in St. John’s. It was there she met Frank. They moved to Fogo in 1964 where they started their family and grew their family business.

Ivy was a devoted wife and mother and always made sure there were delicious meals, fresh clothes off the line and warm hugs. While raising her family, Ivy spent countless hours ensuring the family business ran smoothly. More than anything Ivy loved being a grandmother. Her three grandchildren were her pride and joy and the center of her world. Ivy will be forever missed, loved and remembered by all who knew her.

The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff of the dialysis unit for the years of care and support provided to Ivy. As well, our deepest gratitude to the nursing staff on the third floor of JPMRH, who provided overwhelming support and comfort in our most trying days.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander
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    Notes
    By invitation only.
    Officiant
    Reverend Diane Sacrey

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Joan Downton

Posted at 11:22am
To Frank and Family.
So sorry to hear of Ivy's passing. Ed and I send our sincere Condolences, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time! Take care!
JW

Jimmie & Trishe Willis

Posted at 12:36pm
Frank, Cheryl, Glenn and families:
Please accept our sincerest condolences at this time of great sorrow. We only met Ivy a few times but she was always gracious and kind to us and to Keena. It was so wonderful all those years ago to meet Frank & Ivy, "new" cousins to get to know and share stories with. We knew we were always welcome to come visit whenever we could get to Fogo an in those times when we couldn't, Frank & Ivy were only a phone call away. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all and we can only hope you keep and share your wonderful memories with each other. Love always, Jimmie and Trishe Willis
EA

Ethel Anthony

Posted at 02:49pm
To Frank ! Family
Sorry to hear of Ivy's passing. It was nice chatting with you both on the ferry awhile back. Joe & I send our deepest condolences to all the Family. May God Bless you all at this difficult time.Take care of each other.
Ethel & Joe Snthony
RL

Roxanne Lynch

Posted at 09:54pm
I’m so very sad to hear of Ivy’s passing . She was the sweetest lady that I was blessed to know and work for years ago. I will alway have fond memories of her . Sending my condolences to Frank, Cheryl, Glen and Families at this difficult time . RIP Ivy 💔
MF

Mary Finn

Posted at 07:57am
So sorry to hear of Ivy’s passing. She was always such a elegant and professional person in her daily life as well as her business. Dealt with Frank and Ivy for many years. Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time. Mary Finn and Peyer Shea.
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