OBITUARY

Phyllis Marie McEwen

23 November , 19277 June , 2019

It is with sadness that we announce that Phyllis died peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Ouellette Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital. Beloved wife of Stewart in their 65th year of marriage. Proud Mother of Cameron (Kim Brown) of Windsor, Colin (Susan) of Elora and Scott (Lynn Anne) of Blenheim. Grandmother to Jessie (Andris) Zandbergs of Guelph and MacKenzie (Eric) McEwen of Tilbury and Great-Grandmother to Oskar and Erik. Predeceased by her Parents, Beatrice and Stuart Allyn (Comber), Daughter-In-Law Bonnie Collins (Windsor) and In-Laws Sarah (Minnie) and Harvey McEwen (Windsor), Sister In-Laws Alice (Vern) Gust (Chicago) and Phyllis (Don McCartney (Oakville). Phyllis will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. An only child born on November 23, 1927, in London ON, Phyllis grew up on a farm in the Comber area. She was active in her church and started employment with RBC in Comber. Meeting Stewart and moving to Windsor she started working for Bell. After her first son arrived, she became a devoted full time mother to her family of boys. She loved to sew, quilt and knit and having no women to balance the dinnertime discussions Phyllis volunteered with Scouting and Girl Guides of Canada eventually rising to Trillium District Commissioner. Knowing her way around the kitchen her nanaimo bars and butter tarts were legendary. She was an avid canner making jams and jellies every year. In December 2013, she suffered a stroke. Through her Husband’s determination to make her comfortable in her own home she was able to be cared for by him until the end (now he has the legendary tarts). We would like to thank friends and neighbours on the street that made this possible along with the family doctor, Dr. Loebach, nurses and caregivers she encountered along her path. Visitation will be held at the Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held in the Walter D Kelly chapel on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 1 PM. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.walterdkellyfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, 11 June , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, 12 June , 2019

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Margaret Entwistle

11 June 2019

Phyliss was my District Commissioner when I was the Wyandotte Division Commissioner in Windsor.
We shared many meetings, activities, conversations about the world but mainly how we could contribute to the Girl Guide Organization in a positive way. Phyllis was always generous with her time and did many car trips for the benefit of others.
I am involved in the Trefoil branch of Girl Guides and many of the ladies worked with Phyliss many years ago. We were very sorry she had to have health issues at the end of her life but unfortunately some things are beyond our control. I and the members of the Trefoil Guild send our condolences to all the family at this sad time.
May she now rest in peace.

Joy Pearson Davis

11 June 2019

Dear Cameron, Colin and Scott,
I remember your mom from way back when your grandma Allyn was teaching me in a one room school down the road from her house.
I loved your grandma so dearly and have fond memories of my school days.
Cameron used to come to our house to play with my brother Gary Pearson.
When Phyllis came to school it was an event.
We were all so excited.
She was a nice lady like her mom.
Sorry to hear that she has passed.
Sympathy is sent to all of you but I have lots of good memories and I am sure you do too.
Joy Pearson Davis

Sherie Lynch

10 June 2019

I especially remember Phyllis taking charge of my infant daughter, Tracey during Doug (Phyllis’ nephew) and Arlene’s wedding rehearsal. Tracey was a very picky baby and would not go to just anybody, but she and Aunt Phyllis must have been kindred souls because she went with her readily. I also remember visiting with her and Stewart on many of the occasions we had visiting Canada. She always welcomed us with open arms and made us part of her family. She had a kind and generous heart which she passed on to her boys, if I can judge by Colin. She will be greatly missed but she will live on in her boys.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY