Passed away peacefully on April 13, 2016 at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony, surrounded by family and friends at age 87. Lavinia Sybil Sexton was born August 11, 1928 in Goose Cove to George and Maryann Powell. On March 3, 1948 Lavinia married the love of her life, Wilfred Sexton and together they raised 15 children. She devoted her life to her family and was very proud of each of her children and grandchildren. Lavinia was a sweet, kind, loving, and gentle mother who loved to spend time with her family. She enjoyed family gatherings and loved to listen to her boys play and sing. She enjoyed knitting and baking. Her door was always open to family and friends with her welcoming smile and bright face. She will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her. She leaves to mourn, Sons: Maxwell (Corinne), Anthony (Ellen), Edward (Lillian), Reginald (Phyllis), Calvin (Agatha), Louis (Brenda), John, Winston (Donna) and Lloyd (Rochelle); Daughters Elsie (Karen), Mary (Rennie), Ethel, Evelyn (Bill), and Lavinia (Richard), daughter-in-law Angela, 36 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and a very large circle of family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred, Son George, and parents George and Maryann Powell. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral took place at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from the Roman Catholic Church in Goose Cove with Fr. Echedo officiating. Interment followed in the Goose Cove Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.