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Born: Jun 17, 1964

Date of Passing: Mar 16, 2021

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Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Phyllis Dian Saunders (nee Lauterer) on March 16, 2021, at the age of 56.
She was predeceased by her mother Dian Lauterer in 2002, and by all grandparents.
Phyllis will be missed by her children, Tanya Wright and Mathew (Emilie) Wright; husband Gord Saunders; stepchildren, Katelyn Saunders (Eric Heinrichs), Patricia, Derrick, Cassandra Saunders; father Phillip Lauterer; sisters, Ann (Rob) Chaple, Margaret Lauterer, Elizabeth (Brian) Elcheshen; brother Bill (Barb) Lauterer, step-granddaughter, nine nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.
Phyllis was born on June 17, 1964 in Toronto, Ontario. She has lived in Phoenix, Arizona, Boyds Corner, New Brunswick, Iffezheim, Germany and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Phyllis' greatest love was her children, whom she spoke of often. She enjoyed a long road trip (especially to Grandma's), going fishing, a good bonfire, and a celebration of anything with family, which she loved to tease and poke.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
In honour of Phyllis, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Gord and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Phyllis. May she Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Marc Wigle (Friend) on: Mar 23, 2021

  • My thoughts and prayers to the Lauterer family on your loss. I was fortunate to be included in family gatherings where I saw the love you have for one another. Her laughter was contagious and she had a brilliant soul. Sending you a world of hugs as you cherish the mark she made on this world. - Posted by: Dana Wiebe (Friend of the family) on: Mar 23, 2021

  • Rest in peace dear Phyllis. Our deepest sympathy to all of you during this extremely difficult time. Our thoughts, love and prayers are being sent to all of you. - Posted by: Jennifer & Mark (Extended family) on: Mar 20, 2021

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