Feb. 10, 1928 –
June 25, 2009
Phyllis Yvonne Hardy (nee Dunn) late of Campbell River, after a long bout of lung disease. Phyliis was born in Strathmore, Alberta, on February 10th, 1928 to Frederick and Mary Dunn.
Phyllis was predeceased by her dear husband of 57 years, Chuck, on January 9th, 2009. She is survived by her much loved family. Her daughter Pamela Carnesi (Tom) of Torrance, California, her son, Dr. David Hardy (Anne) and her granddaughter, Islay Fraser-Hardy, all of Calgary. She is also survived by her sister, Gerry Flook of Edmonton, her twin brother, Nigel Dunn (Lynda) of New Westminster and a very special daughter, Brenda Hardy of Calgary, and many nieces and nephews.
Phyllis completed all of her public school education in Calgary. In 1952, she graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College and became the first woman from Alberta to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She and Chuck operated their own small animal clinic for a number of years until she returned to university and earned her Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Calgary. She was then employed by the Calgary Board of Education until her retirement in 1986. At that time, she and Chuck settled in Campbell River permanently.
For some time, she was a volunteer in the Museum Shop, which she found very rewarding. Until deteriorating health eventually limited her participation in most activities, she was also very interested in government at all levels and was an original member of the Reform Party of Canada in this riding. Phyllis was a long time member supporter of the Monarchist League of Canada. She had a life long interest in history, but her particular interest was British history.
Living in Campbell River in her retirement years brought Phyllis a great deal of happiness. She felt so privileged to have lived here and to have met so many wonderful people.
The family would like to thank Dr. G. Jacobs for his many kindnesses and wonderful care. They would also like to thank her very special friends, Denise Bernauer, Vicki Ovaskainen, Rosemary Burns, Sharon Malley and Art Braun, without whose care she could not have managed.
At her request, there will be no service. Should friends wish, they may send a donation to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation in her memory., or to a charity of their own choice.
“When I am dead, me dearest
Sing no sad song for me.”
Christina Georgina Rossetti