Phyllis HAMBLY

Phyllis Eleanor Hambly (nee Anderson)


After a long and vibrant life Phyllis passed away peacefully at Campbell River and District Hospital on May 7, 2013. She was pre-deceased by her husband Dave (LeRoy), and numerous sisters and brothers. She is survived by her children Jim, Larry (Penny), Gordon (Pilar) and Marlene (Dave)Storrie, grandchildren Mike (Colleen), Charlene (Ross)Hill, David (Laura)Storrie, Teresa (Joerg)Maass, Lisa(Dino) Pagliardi, Katherine Storrie, Mark, Brian(Tammy) and Tara Hambly, and 15 great-grandchildren, special friend Harold Steffler, her sister Marion Retzlaff and brother Bob Anderson and many nieces and nephews. Phyllis was born in Matsqui, BC and learned to play the violin at nine years old. She married Dave in 1939. They raised their children in Burnaby and Phyllis worked in retail enjoying her time working with people. She & Dave enjoyed camping and boating with their family. They retired to Pender Island where she spent her time with Dave, boating, fishing, camping, golfing, gardening and playing her violin. She loved her violin and played with many groups over the years. Phyllis and Dave also traveled to many countries over the years exploring the world and visiting family. Eventually she left Pender Island and moved to Sidney where she joined a group fiddling, then later to Campbell River to be close to family. Here she joined the Old Time Fiddlers and met her special friend Harold. Phyllis loved her family and her music and was having the time of her life being able to enjoy both of those in her later years. Although she has left this world her spirit will be remembered by all those who knew and loved her. Family and friends will gather for A Celebration of Life at Mountainview Apartment Complex Sunday May 26 1-4pm. The family would like to thank the ambulance crew and all the nurses at Campbell River Hospital, Dr Lebeouf, and the caring staff at New horizons. Special thanks to all her fiddling friends who helped her to enjoy life.

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