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Born: Sep 29, 1934

Date of Passing: Oct 02, 2022

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It is with sadness we share the peaceful passing of our mother and grandmother, Phyllis Crockatt, aged 88, on October 2, 2022 at the Teulon-Hunter Memorial Hospital.
Phyllis will be lovingly remembered as Mom to her children, Gail (Ted) Sorenson, Terry (Don) Lazark, Joanne (Jim) Muller, David (Moira) Crockatt, Greg Crockatt and Patricia Crockatt; Grandma to 10 grandchildren and their partners, and Baba to 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Eileen Crockatt and Pat Kotelko, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Dave of 47 years, parents, Mathew (Mike) and Mary Kotelko, in-laws, Tom and Mary Crockatt, brother Bill Kotelko and sister Joan Kotelko.
Phyllis was born on September 29, 1934 in Saskatchewan. Her family moved to Warren, Manitoba in 1943. Phyllis married Dave in 1954 and resided on the family farm until 2016. She spent the next six years at the Stonewall & District Lions Manor renewing old acquaintances and making many new friends.
Phyllis was employed for many years by the Interlake School Division, retiring in 1995. She was a very caring person and loved to spend time with her family and friends. We will all fondly remember the many card games and countless games of Yahtzee.
Over the past 20 years, with her strong determination, she was a three time cancer survivor. Just prior to passing she celebrated her 88th birthday and virtually attended her youngest grandson's wedding. Her journey is now over.

Rest in Peace Mom.

As per Phyllis' request, no funeral will be held. Her family will celebrate her life at a private gathering. Interment will take place at the Warren Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made in memory of Phyllis to CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the many wonderful people at CancerCare Manitoba, Stonewall & District Health Centre, Arborg & Districts Health Centre and Teulon-Hunter Memorial Hospital for the excellent care provided to Mom over the years.

Mom wished to share this poem.

To Those I Love and Those Who Loved Me. When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for all the love you have each shown. But now it is time I travelled on alone. So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust. It's only awhile that we must part. So bless the memories within your heart. I won't be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can't see me or touch me, I'll be near. And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear all my love around you soft and clear. And then when you must come this way alone I'll greet you with a smile and say "Welcome Home".
Author Unknown

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 08, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Losing a mother leaves a hole in the centre of the family for a mother’s love is like no other and will never be forgotten. We hope your journey through this unavoidable time of life is full of many happy memories and only a few moments of grief. We’ll remember Auntie Phyllis for her warm smile and twinkling eyes and fondly recall visits to the farm years ago. Our condolences to the whole family, Carol and John Haigh - Posted by: Carol Haigh (Niece) on: Oct 16, 2022

  • As a child in the 1940s, I visited "the Crockatt farm" with my city family, many times. As a young teenager in the '50s, my recollections are of Phyllis, busy in the kitchen. Seems she always had a smile. She took the time to listen to me. I remember her most fondly. My condolences to her family - my second cousins. - Posted by: Judy (Crockatt) McPherson (first cousin once removed from her husband, Davie.) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • We met Phyliss at Stonewall Lions Manor as tenants and regard her as a very caring person. She had hardships to deal with her health and was a courageous lady with her battles with her health. Our condolences to the family in the loss of your Mother. - Posted by: Ralph & Shirley Sinclair (Friend) on: Oct 10, 2022

  • Sending our condolences to all the Crockatt and Kotelko families. Phyllis was just a lovely lady and always had a friendly smile for everyone. - Posted by: Barry and Judy Baldwin (Friend) on: Oct 08, 2022

  • Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve. Donna and Peter Jansson - Posted by: Donna Jansson (Niece) on: Oct 08, 2022

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