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PHYLLIS DIANA MONTGOMERY (HENDERSON)

Born: May 07, 1930

Date of Passing: Mar 16, 2019

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PHYLLIS DIANA MONTGOMERY (HENDERSON) May 7, 1930 - March 16, 2019 Phyllis Diana Montgomery (88 years old) gently and with dignity passed away on March 16, 2019 at Deer Lodge Centre, surrounded by her children. Mom is now reunited with her loving husband Edward Harold Montgomery who passed away April 4, 2017. They would have been married 70 years as of December 4. 2018. Phyllis and Eddie (as she called him) met in 1947 at a dance hall in Winnipeg. According to Mom she was not terribly impressed with his city slicker ways but obviously she got over that as they married and had seven children. The family expanded with the arrival of 13 grandchildren who produced 14 great-grandkids who then added seven great-great-grandkids. Mom and Dad were very proud of all of these children who resulted from two young people meeting at a dance hall in 1947. Quite a legacy. Mom was born in Eriksdale, Manitoba May 7, 1930 to D'arcy and Christina (Teeny) Henderson (both deceased 1977) and grew up in Camper, Manitoba with her five sisters. Her life in Camper was full of music, love, laughter and of course hard work. Mom attended school in the Interlake district and then moved to Winnipeg as a teenager to work at Moores Business Forms. This move to Winnipeg led to her meeting Dad and the rest is history. Mom and Dad lived most of their married life together in Winnipeg except for a few early years when they lived in Castlegar, BC and then Coaldale, AB. Their forever home (after multiple moves) was built for them on Knox Street in St. Charles, MB where they resided until 2017. They also had a summer place in Petersfield, MB which Mom loved so much she got a job at the Petersfield Hotel and just stayed there all summer. Mom loved babies, shopping, music, dancing (she would always lead), pets, gardening, rearranging furniture and of course Bingo! Mom worked at various restaurants including Granite Curling Club, Silver Heights Restaurant, Assiniboine Downs, The Bay Unicity to name a few. She also was a registered foster parent with Marymound and took care of children in need of a safe home. Mom and Dad travelled to Hawaii, Reno, Nevada, Mexico, and took a cruise just to name a few. Mom and Dad loved each other deeply which was even more intense in the final years together. Mom missed Dad every day since he passed and now they are reunited. Phyllis is survived by her children: Barbara Wipf (Paul), Edward "Gar" (Connie), Doug (Donna), Donald Nelson sadly did not live past his infancy but was very much loved by all, Beverly Montgomery Foster (Fred), Diana Montgomery / Hanslip (Ray) and Lloyd (Tamara); grandchildren, Michael Hunt (Milly), Brad Hunt, Jackie Hunt (David), Carolynn Brightnose (Dale), Dan Montgomery (Theresa), Michael Montgomery (Carly), Matt Montgomery (Barbara), Mackenzie, Duncan and Christina Murta, Katey, Eliza and Joshua Montgomery; 14 great-grandkids and seven great-great-grandkids; sister Evelyn Hjeldness, in-laws, Don Montgomery (Marion-deceased), Bill and Joan Montgomery, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to those already mentioned Mom was predeceased by four of her sisters and their spouses, Thelma (John) Price, Eleanor (Art) Barker, Dorothy (Jack) Parsons and Kathleen "Kay" (Donald) Price; mother and father-in-law William "Bill" (Rose) Montgomery, and brother-in-law Lloyd Montgomery. The family would like to send our gratitude to the whole team on T6 at Deer Lodge Centre for the loving, professional way you cared for our mother. Special thank you to her very good friend Myra, Mom's newest friends, Tara and Sandra who did her hair twice a week which included a sing along to classic country tunes. You all made her very happy. Honorary Pallbearers will include every one of Mom's grandsons and granddaughters because she loved them all. Mom and Dad were both cremated, and they will spend eternity together interred side by side at Brookside Cemetery directly across from Neil Bardal's on April 7 - two years to the day that we had Dad's Celebration of Life. Mom's Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m. on April 7, 2019 at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue, (204) 949-2200. The service will be webcasted at neilbardalinc.com. Donations to the charity of your choice in honour of Mom, in lieu of flowers, as you wish. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 30, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • MY BROTHER ED AND I GREW UP TOGETHER AT THE BURRROW'S COURT ON SALTER STREET WHERE OUR FATHER WAS THE CARETAKER.. ED WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN I NEEDED HIM FOR ANYTHING, I CERTAINLY FELT THE LOSS OF "MY BIG BROTHER" AS I ALWAYS CALLED HIM. NOW WITH THE LOSS OF PHYLLIS, SHE IS SADLY MISSED, BUT NOW BEING REUNITED WITH HER HUSBAND EDWARD (as I believe this is true), should be a comfort to her loving family and friends. LOSS IN THE FAMILY IS ALWAYS TOUGH TO ACCEPT, BUT AS YOU KNOW WE ALL WILL HAVE TO DIE. SO WHEN IT IS OUR TURN, JUST THINK OF IT AS REUNITING AGAIN WITH OUR LOVED ONES. FRIEND AND RELATIVE -DON MONTGOMERY - Posted by: DON MONTGOMERY (BROTHER IN LAW TO PHYLLIS) on: Apr 17, 2019

  • My condolences to the Montgomery family...may your mother RIP... - Posted by: Trent Cassin (Friend) on: Apr 07, 2019

  • We are saddened to learn of the passing of "Phyl". We knew her through the QOCH of C for more than a few years and with the Pipes And Drums of Manitoba; events at legions, ANAVETS 243, and many other gatherings with all the other "Old Timers". Living out here in Kamloops, BC. we don't get much news as many of our sources have also passed on. To her family (Barb, I still remember you) our heartfelt condolences. Take care. She's with Monty now. - Dan & Lynda Dunbar (rampart17@telus.net) - Posted by: Dan & Lynda Dunbar (Friends) on: Apr 02, 2019

  • What a wonderful story about your mom, man I’ve missed her these last two weeks! I wish I would have known your mom worked at the Petersfield Hotel . We once again would have tons of people known in common from those days as my dad was the hotels milk delivery guy and I knew the owners well. Wonderful woman that Phyllis’!! - Posted by: Sandra (Friend/ hairdresser) on: Mar 30, 2019

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