It is with great sadness that the family of Phyllis Keough announces that this special soul went to meet her lord on September 16, 2009. Phyllis is survived by her children Maureen, Cathi (Ralph), Colleen (Terry), John (Brenda), Michael (Carolyne), Patricia (Neil), and Terry (Shannon). She is survived by grandchildren Bobbi, Teri, Andrew, Andrea, Duffy, Tanya, Clayton, Jada, Keira, Jillian, Courtney, Christopher, Sonja, Matt, Erin, Donovan, Samantha, Kelti, and Haley. She is also survived by great grandchildren Cameron, Corbin, Emma, Jack, Matthew, Ethan, Angelina, Roman, Kaidyn, and Zoe. Phyllis leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as friends.
Phyllis is also survived by her brothers Lawrence, Sandy, Bud, Doug, and John as well as sisters Noreen and Marg. She was predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Catherine Perry, brothers William, and Rex, sisters Bunny, Barbara, and Dorothy and grandsons Mark and Logan as well as her daughter-in-law Laura.
Phyllis lived in Armstrong for more than 30 years while she raised her family. Most of Phyllis’s time and energy were spent playing with her children, grandchildren and looking after her large family as well as her activities with the Catholic Church. She moved to Vernon in the 1980’s and continued her activity with the church. She had more than 50 years service with the CWL. Phyllis was very active in the church choir and played the organ for many functions. She spent many Sundays attending the services at St Ann’s or St. Benedicts on Okanagan Reserve. She was a coordinator for the Meals on Wheels for many years. She volunteered as a noon hour school supervisor for several years and she was loved by children and parents alike.
Phyllis moved to the Big Chief Trailer Park in 2001 and loved living there. She enjoyed a lot of time at her cabin on Okanagan Lake where she enjoyed peace and tranquility for 50 years. Phyllis’s family was her priority and she never forgot a birthday or anniversary. She had a gentle manner and always put others before herself.
Services for Phyllis will be held on Thursday September 24 at 1 PM at St James Catholic Church in Vernon. A tea and celebration of Phyllis’s life will be held at the St James school auditorium following the service.
Funeral arrangements are in the hands of
Personal Alternative Funeral Services Armstrong (250) 546-7237