RINTOUL, Phyllis Jean

With sadness, we announce the passing of Phyllis Jean Rintoul of Vernon, B.C. on July 25, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Ray, mother Marit Haakstad, father Edward Haakstad, and brother Wallace Haakstad.

Phyllis will be lovingly remembered be her family; sisters Helen Godson of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Annette (Clare) Bittner of Kelowna, B.C., Marie (Edward) Oshann of Edmonton, Alta.; son Dale (Alice) Rintoul of Vernon, B.C.; daughters Denise (Dave) Clough of Rimbey, Alta. and Jane (Dave) Ball of Nelson, B.C.

She will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Luke (Teresa) Clough of Rimbey, Alta., Jillian (Chris) Rintoul of Lumby, B.C., Robert (Jacquie) Rintoul of George Town, Grand Cayman, Steven (Trisha) Clough of Rimbey, Alta., Daniel Ball of Victoria, B.C. and Jonathan (Baylie) Ball of Victoria, B.C.

Phyllis was born on February 25, 1931 in Sexsmith, Alta. She married Ray on May 17, 1952 in Grande Prairie, Alta. where Dale and Denise were born. The family moved to Vernon, B.C. in June 1959 where Jane was born. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her.

Phyllis was very proud of the new house they constructed in 1961 and where she continued to live until her passing. Phyllis was meticulous with her household accounts, with records going back fifty years. She was proud of her Norwegian heritage and brought homemade lefse to family gatherings.

Phyllis completed business college in Edmonton, Alta. in 1951. While in Vernon, she worked at the medical health unit and the accounting firm of Collins & Collins (now BDO).

Phyllis loved to golf and curl. For well over thirty-five years, she golfed over one hundred rounds a year at the Spallumcheen Golf Club. She was a member of the seniors’ women’s curling team that played in the provincial playdowns on several occasions.

Phyllis enjoyed attending church and travelling with her friend, May Brausse. She volunteered and attended concerts at the Performing Arts Centre. She looked forward to her weekly coffee session with a seniors singles group. Phyllis will be missed by her family and friends.

There will not be a funeral according to Phyllis’ wishes. A family ceremony is to be held at a later date.

Cremation and burial arrangements have been entrusted to


5605-27 Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5

Phone: 250-542-1187


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