Passed away in the early morning of February 11th, 2003 after a brief and determined struggle with cancer. She leaves behind to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her husband, Len, of fifty-six years, cousins in New Zealand and England, Len’s niece and nephew in Vancouver, and a crowd of life-long friends.
Phyl was born in Liverpool, England, on May 25th, 1907, and immigrated to Victoria with her parents in 1914. She received her education in Victoria and later worked at Spencers in the city for many years.
Phyl and Len were married at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Victoria, March, 29th, 1947. They moved to Campbell River shortly after and they soon became dedicated community leaders. After building a lovely garden in the centre of town, they relocated to the banks of the Quinsam River, where they created a magical garden to be enjoyed by all who knew them.
Phyl loved to play bridge, enjoyed traveling and socializing and especially enjoyed amusing her friends with her penetrating sense of humor.
When the Good Lord gave us Phyl, he gave us a classic. She will be missed.
No service by request. A tea will be held at Lions View Lodge, 280 Dogwood St., on Sat. February 15th, 2003, at 2pm. Everyone welcome. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can by made to Campbell River Hospital Foundation, if so desired.
A special thank you to the nurses who cared for Phyl so lovingly during her stay in hospital, and also to the Home Care Support staff who cared for her at home.