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Date of Passing: Mar 10, 2018

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JOAN ANN PHILLIPS 1929 - 2018 Our world lost a bright, shining light on the morning of Saturday, March 10, 2018, when Joan Ann Phillips returned to her heavenly home and rejoined her beloved husband, of 40 years, David Edward Phillips. While Joan resided in Winnipeg for the past 12 years, home for the majority of her life was in Southwestern Ontario, where she was born in Kitchener, 88 years ago, and in London, where she lived for 50 years. Joan entered the workforce as a bank teller with the Royal Bank of Canada, but all who knew her would say that her love of life on this earth was her family, whether that was her husband, her parents, her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren or her extended family in the Anglican Church. Joan was at her very happiest when she was surrounded at play with "little ones", as she called them. It didn't matter whether they were her immediate family or not, this was her true joy in life. Joan and David had two sons, Norm and Don. Norm and his wife Joanne reside in Doylestown, PA, near Philadelphia. Their son Scott and his wife Christine, live with their daughter Olivia and son David, in Cheverly, MD. Norm and Joanne's daughter Shannon and her son Ryan, live in Fairfield, CT. Don and his wife Nancy, live in Winnipeg, and provided great support to Joan since she moved there in 2006. They have two sons. David and his wife Chantelle, also live in Winnipeg, and have two sons, Caleb and Benjamin. Joan was predeceased by David and Chantelle's daughter, Si'ipn Rose. Don and Nancy's other son Peter and his wife Meghann live in St. John's, NFLD, with their two sons, Nicholas and Henry. There will be a service for Joan at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 755 Elm Street, in Winnipeg, this coming Wednesday morning, March 14, at 11:00 a.m. The officiant for this service will be The Reverend Rod Sprange. Joan's final place of resting will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in London, ON and there will be a service at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 397 Springbank Drive, in London, on Saturday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a graveside gathering for family members. The officiant for the service in London will be her son Don, who is the Anglican Bishop for the Diocese of Rupert's Land. Joan's Christian faith was the foundation of her life, and she served as a Prayer Counsellor with 100 Huntley Street for many years. Memorial donations may be made to either St. Peter's Anglican Church, in Winnipeg, St. Michael and All Angel's Church, in London, or 100 Huntley Street, in Burlington, ON. A special thank you to the staff at Calvary Place Personal Care Home, in Winnipeg, for the compassionate care and concern that they gave to Joan. Richard Rosin Funeral Director Ltd. 204-219-1126

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 13, 2018

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