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Born: May 28, 1921

Date of Passing: Mar 07, 2021

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May 28, 1921 - March 7, 2021

Phyllis was born May 28, 1921 in Elphinstone, MB to John and Margaret Thompson. The family moved to Angusville, MB and then to Belmont in 1927.
Phyllis moved to Winnipeg to attend Angus Business College in 1939. She was employed at British American Assurance Company until her marriage to Harold Harrison in 1944.
She and Harold lived in Nova Scotia and Quebec while Harold was in the R.C.N.V.R. They returned to Belmont at the end of the war as Harold was a partner in Harrison's store with his father and brother. Their son, Kevin, was born in 1948. The family remained in Belmont until 1967 when the store was sold.
During her time in Belmont, Phyllis was active in the Community and Church, including the U.C.W., Order of Eastern Star, the local drama club and the Pelican Lake Yacht Club. She loved their cabin on Pelican Lake.
Phyllis and Harold moved to Brandon in 1967. She was employed at the Brandon Public Library and the Western Manitoba Regional Library. Harold was the Assistant Secretary Treasurer at the Brandon School Division. Phyllis was active in the U.C.W. at Knox United Church, the IOWE and Brandon University Women's Club.
Phyllis and Harold retired to Winnipeg in 1986 to be closer to family.
They both loved travel and exploring new places. Their travels took them to England, Scotland, Ireland, all of Canada and most of the USA.
Most winters were spent in Florida, Arizona and (later) Victoria. While away, Phyllis always managed to find a class or two to continue painting in oils or watercolors.
After Harold's death in 2002, Mom joined the River Osborne Community Centre Walking Group where she found friendship and support. She moved from their condo in 2008 to Boulton Retirement Residence, joined the Refit Centre and again made many new friends and enjoyed their camaraderie while exercising.
Mom moved to the Brightwater Senior Living of Tuxedo in 2107 where she remained until her passing. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff in both the "Garden" and then the "Arbour" when she required more care.
Phyllis was predeceased by her mother, father and sister Jean. She is survived by sister Helen Haines; nephews, Tom, Robbie (Debbie) in Edmonton; son Kevin (Evelyn); grandchildren, Kristi (Gerald), Jeff (Jen), Heather (Matt), Bonnie (Eric); and great- grandchildren, Malcolm, Terence, Justin, Scarlett, and Madelyn.
In honour of her wishes, no service will be held other than a graveside family gathering at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

The tide recedes, but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle warmth
still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes on in
sweet refrains.
For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.

Richard Rosin
Funeral Director Ltd.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I'm so sorry to read of your mother's passing, Kevin. Mom and dad (Duncan and Loreen MacDougall) enjoyed many years of friendship with your parents. I was fortunate to see them and your mom kept in touch with me until just these past three or four years. What a wonderful generation and we'll remember them through our photos and tales of their adventures. - Posted by: Roberta Dunlop (MacDougall) (Family Friend) on: Mar 13, 2021

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