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Phyllis Sayers

Phyllis Sayers

Tuesday, January 17th, 1922 - Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Obituary

Phyllis Ambersein Sayers (née Jones) of Richmond Hill, died peacefully at home on September 8th after a well-lived life. Beloved wife of 54 years of the late Harry.

Phyllis was born on January 17, 1922, the daughter of Violet and Joseph Jones and dear mother of Keith (late Krystyna) of River Drive Park and Carolynn Whiteley (Alan) of Prince Edward County. She was a loving grandmother of Steven (Amy), Michael (Nicole) and Kimberly (Stuart) and great grandmother of Jordan, Caleb, Brody, Lucas, Kailyn and Benjamin. Dear sister of Albert and the late Orval and Morley. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews.

For many years, Phyllis worked with an entomologist at the Ontario Government’s Department of Lands and Forests Research Station in Maple.

Most of all, Phyllis loved ocean cruising and visited hundreds of places around the world from Iceland to Antartica where she walked with penguins on the eve of her 84th birthday. Her many friends remember her gentle manner, sense of humour and warmth.

Recently, Phyllis was honoured as a bomb girl for her work assembling fuses during WWII at the GECO munitions plant in Scarborough. Thanks to Barbara Dickson for her efforts to highlight the importance of this dangerous work.

Phyllis called Oak Ridges Retirement Residence her home where she participated in chair fit, bingo, cribbage and crafts and enjoyed the films, hymn sings and concerts. Thanks to the staff for providing such a comfortable and safe home. We would also like to thank Dr. Evan Ko who cared for Phyllis for over 35 years.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge St, Richmond Hill on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. Visitation one hour prior.

You may wish to consider a donation to Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW). Donations may be made at www.scaw.org
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 18th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Marshall Funeral Home
    Address
    10366 Yonge Street
    RICHMOND HILL, ON L4C3B8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 18th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Marshall Funeral Home
    Address
    10366 Yonge Street
    RICHMOND HILL, ON L4C3B8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Cremation has taken place

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Janie and Danny Ingrouville

Posted at 10:17am
In memory of Aunt Phyllis who was so elegant and loving. We will miss you.
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Paul Sanderson

Posted at 10:46am
Carolynn, Keith and Families,
You have my deepest sympathies and sincere condolences on the passing of Aunt Phyllis. She was a remarkable woman and led a truly amazing life. Aunt Phyllis was the epitome of the perfect Aunt and though she will be missed greatly her memories will live forever.
Nephew Paul Sanderson,
Hawkestone, Ontario.
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Karen L. Campbell

Posted at 06:16pm
This Tree is to Honour the Life of Mrs. Phyllis Sayers a special Lady and Friend who love the beauty of nature.
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JG

Jean Glionna

Posted at 04:21pm
She was the best Aunt ever and became like a Mom to me after My Mom died. RIP Auntie Phyll.
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