Phyllis passed away peacefully on May 17, 2006 at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her husband Tom of 68 years in March of 2004 and her son in law Dutch Wicklund in December 2004. She is survived by her children Rena (Hank) Schmidt of SSSSan Diego, Ruby Wicklund of Salmon Arm and Roy (Lucy) Churchill of Surrey, four sisters Rose, Ruth, June and Amy and their families. She also leaves to cherish her memory ten grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren plus a huge extended family and lots of friends.
Phyllis worked for years as a hair dresser in Vernon, BC. Tom and her moved to Chase, BC for a few years before retiring in Sorrento, BC in the early 70’s. They had a million dollar view of the Shuswap Lake and Copper Island but had to haul water, it was a sore spot with her but she loved it up there. Selling the place in June last year, she moved to Salmon Arm. She was in her own place for a while until failing health put her in Bastion Place. The family would like to thank all the staff for the love and caring they gave to her in her final months. You made her feel at home and for that we will always be grateful.
There will be a celebration of life tea on June 3, 2006 at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm at 2:00 p.m. No flowers please, by request. Donations to Bastion Place, c/o Shuswap Lake Health Care Foundation Society, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3 in Phyllis’s memory would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129, firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Gone, never to be forgotten, Loved so much ~