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Acadia McKague's Funeral Centre

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Phyllis Emily Shockey

2 julio , 191814 julio , 2020

It is with heavy hearts we announce that, nearly two weeks after she celebrated her 102nd birthday, our dearly loved mother, Phyllis Shockey, passed away peacefully, with her son Trent by her side. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Annie and Charles Davenport; her husband of 63 years, Dale Shockey; Brian’s son, grandson Jory (Joris) Shockey; her sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Harold Olson and their son Grant.

Our Mom is survived by her three children, Joanne (Bill) Monro, Brian (Laramie) Shockey, and Trent (Gloria) Shockey; six grandchildren, Sarah (Regan) Demers, Mariah Monro (Denis), Dennon (Boram) Shockey, Tenille Shockey, Jaela Shockey (Mark Gustafson) and Kiera Shockey; five great-grandchildren, Madison Demers, Logan and Hayden Shockey, Kajsa and Ash Gustafson; niece Shelley (Fred) Williams and her family and by several nieces and nephews in the Shockey family.

Phyllis was born July 2, 1918, at Rockhaven, SK and raised on a farm midway between Rockhaven and Cut Knife. Her mother was a teacher who inspired her with a life-long love of learning! Her father was a farmer, an outdoorsman and chess player. Mom always told us how her dad played chess with the Canadian chess champion. They had to send the next move to each other by mail. He also played chess with a good friend on the Sweetgrass First Nation. Mom enjoyed happy times playing with the children there while her dad played chess.

She received her public school education at a rural school where her mother was her first teacher! Phyllis did not attend high school but took grades 9, 10 and 11 by correspondence, and she recalls vividly completing grade 12 just by reading and memorizing the textbooks for each subject! It was the late Depression and she also completed her A.T.C.M (music degree through the Toronto Conservatory), paying a teacher in Cut Knife with pounds of butter, vegetables and eggs, and a very small amount of cash!

Phyllis attended Normal School (Teachers' College) in 1937. Her first school was just across the Saskatchewan River from Frenchman's Butte, near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. She had to ride a horse to school and chose to ride bareback as she was used to doing. She had 41 students in a one room school. All her life she kept in touch with those students who loved and respected her so highly. Two years ago a student sent her a picture of her with her first class! What a tribute to have a student remember a teacher so many years later. She joined the Lloydminster teaching staff in 1940. In 1941 she was asked to teach a special education class of girls in Regina. One fun activity she liked to tell about was when she read tea leaves in the La Salle Hotel in Regina on Friday and Saturday evenings. She always told us she "just made it up"!

In 1942 she joined the Saskatoon teaching staff. She met her husband Dale at the first orientation meeting in Saskatoon and the next day he invited her to see "Casablanca" at the Roxy Theatre. They were married in 1944 and for the next 25 years, Phyllis became a full time mom. She became involved in community work as a member of the University Women's Club, Council of Women, St. James Anglican Women's Auxiliary and Social Planning Council; taught Sunday School and was active in Home and School. Mom had so many interests including knitting, cooking, curling and especially bridge. For many years she sewed clothes for herself and daughter, Joanne.

During her years at home she completed her B. A. degree (1955). During this time she became Special Reader for Psychology x101 (a first year University Correspondence course), a position she held for 30 years. When she returned to teaching, she completed her Bachelor of Education with Great Distinction (1971), a postgraduate diploma in Education for Exceptional Children (1974) and a Master of Education in Special Education (1975). The year after she completed her Master's degree, she was asked to teach a class in Language and Learning Disabilities at the University of Saskatchewan. She also served as the S.T.F. (Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation) representative on a Curriculum Committee in Special Education for the Department of Education.

Phyllis began teaching again on a part-time basis in l967 and 1968. This included Grades 9 and 10 English at E.D. Feehan and night classes for adults at Walter Murray and Riverview Collegiates, in Grade 12 Literature and History of English Literature. Phyllis rejoined the Saskatoon Teaching staff in l969. She spent the next 15 years teaching special needs students at John Dolan Public School, where she began a work program for special needs girls at Sunnyside Nursing Home and at Walter Murray Collegiate, where she was asked to pilot a project integrating special needs students into the classroom. Her special interest was always that of special education. After retiring, she kept in touch with her many special pupils.

When Phyllis retired in 1984, she resumed all those wonderful activities she enjoyed during her years at home. This included travelling and holidaying with her husband Dale, curling and playing bridge, belonging to two book clubs and growing flowers in her garden. Of course she loved watching and being part of the growth and development of their beautiful grandchildren! She loved to cook their special dishes--homemade buns or poppy seed cake. Phyllis was a wonderful cook and her son-in-law Bill would phone her up to get her recipes so he could make the dishes for his family's gatherings.

Mom maintained her own home with lots of help from son Trent after our dad passed away 13 years ago. After hip replacement surgery, Mom moved into senior’s living at Stonebridge Crossing and in January 2019, into St. Ann's. Our heartfelt thanks goes to the staff at these facilities for providing mom with loving care. Our family would also like to express appreciation to the staff at St. Paul’s, City and Royal University Hospitals in Saskatoon and to her family doctor, Dr. Susan Wagner, for the care mom received over the years. We are also grateful for the help given by our brother, Trent, which allowed mom to stay in her home after our father died, and the on-going care and support he has provided since she moved into senior living.

Mom was always thankful for her happy life--her Family and Friends. If the richness of one's life can be judged by the quality of one's friends, then Mom was truly blessed. Heartfelt thanks go to so many of you who truly meant so much to Mom.

Due to current public health restrictions, since all family members, except Trent, live out of province, there will be no funeral. However, we were so fortunate to have been able to attend the gatherings we held to celebrate Mom's 99th and 100th birthdays with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, if friends so wish, memorial donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 1738 Quebec Ave. #26, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9 or at www.heartandstroke.ca or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jennifer Wildeman at Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre 306-955-1600. A livestreamed Graveside Service will take place on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 at 3:30 pm. Please tune in at https://youtu.be/swLnYV8RLGQ .

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Louise Dowling

6 agosto , 2020

My sincere condolence to Joanne,Trent and Bill and families

I only really got to know Phyllis once I lived in France and returned each summer to visit my mother Marie Dowling. As they had been colleagues at John Dolan for several years their relation and friendship lasted until my mother's death in 2014. Each summer I would join these two wonderful women for lunches at mom's or coffee at Traegers or Calories. And I often managed to visit Phyllis alone in her comfortable home where I learned to love her kindness, intelligence and wit. For the last six years my contact has been by long distance telephone, which was pretty regular and which both Phyllis and I enjoyed so much. She always enjoyed details of my life in France, having loved travel so much herself. She became like a second mother to me. This year I forgot her birthday and now, learning of her death, I am very sad indeed. I loved her very much and hope she knew it.

Joan Greaves Pederson

4 agosto , 2020

Joanne, Brian, Trent and family-I was sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. What a great lady who contributed much to her family, those she taught and her community. I have fond memories of your Mom and Dad as they were such good friends with my Mom and Dad-Norm and Alice Greaves. I know you will have many memories Of your own to comfort you at this time.

fran gordon

29 julio , 2020

Our condolences to Trent, Gloria & family on the death of your dear mom & grandma. She was a very special person. I know you will miss her so much, especially Kiera.
In Sympathy,
Fran Gordon & Family

Chris Stubbs

29 julio , 2020

As a family, we extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of such an amazing person. We have treasured the time we have been able to spend with Phyllis at her home, admiring her garden, and later when she was in assisted living. We also enjoyed Phyllis' stories of the fantastic Bridge games she played.

Phyllis had a profound affect on our children, especially our daughter Nina. Phyllis lived an example of kindness and dignity. One of our treasured memories is of Nina in her graduation gown with Phyllis. It was a special moment.

With Sympathy,
Chris, Dawn, Aidan and Nina - Saskatoon

William & Sonia Stubbs

29 julio , 2020

Phyllis will be remembered as well educated and kind. She was patient with her students at her school, she looked after her children with love and when we got to meet her, she was lovingly taking care of her ailing husband Dale.Such a kind and loving person will be remembered by God. John3:16; Acts24:15; Revelation21:3-5.
We will miss this Dear Lady who loved Life and Licorice Allsorts.
William and Sonia Stubbs

Marlene Boctor

20 julio , 2020

Trent.......I was so sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. May you and your family be comforted by the many life-long wonderful memories you shared.

Lucille Mann

20 julio , 2020


Goodbye, my friend.
Our visits have ceased but you will live on in my heart forever.
May you rest in peace.

Fay (McKay) Jones

20 julio , 2020

So sorry to hear of Phyllis passing.
If you care to contact me Dorothy I would be pleased to hear from you.
Phone 306-373-4088

Deena Shyluk

20 julio , 2020

My condolences to you and your family Trent. I remember you speaking of your Mom when we worked together at ECPS. I'm sure she was comforted having you at her side in her final moments

Shirley-Ann Wing

20 julio , 2020


Trent and Family
I was saddened to read of your mothers passing. She was such a dedicated teacher to my brother Doug at the John Dolan School for so many years. My condolences to all the family.

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It is with heavy hearts we announce that, nearly two weeks after she celebrated her 102nd birthday, our dearly loved mother, Phyllis Shockey, passed away peacefully, with her son Trent by her side. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Annie and Charles Davenport; her husband of 63 years, Dale Shockey; Brian’s son, grandson Jory (Joris) Shockey; her sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Harold Olson and their son Grant.


Our Mom is survived by her three children, Joanne (Bill) Monro, Brian (Laramie) Shockey, and Trent (Gloria) Shockey; six grandchildren, Sarah (Regan) Demers, Mariah Monro (Denis), Dennon (Boram) Shockey, Tenille Shockey, Jaela Shockey (Mark Gustafson) and Kiera Shockey; five great-grandchildren, Madison Demers, Logan and Hayden Shockey, Kajsa and Ash Gustafson; niece Shelley (Fred) Williams and her family and by several nieces and nephews in the Shockey family.


Phyllis was born July 2, 1918, at Rockhaven, SK and raised on a farm midway between Rockhaven and Cut Knife. Her mother was a teacher who inspired her with a life-long love of learning! Her father was a farmer, an outdoorsman and chess player. Mom always told us how her dad played chess with the Canadian chess champion. They had to send the next move to each other by mail. He also played chess with a good friend on the Sweetgrass First Nation. Mom enjoyed happy times playing with the children there while her dad played chess.


She received her public school education at a rural school where her mother was her first teacher! Phyllis did not attend high school but took grades 9, 10 and 11 by correspondence, and she recalls vividly completing grade 12 just by reading and memorizing the textbooks for each subject! It was the late Depression and she also completed her A.T.C.M (music degree through the Toronto Conservatory), paying a teacher in Cut Knife with pounds of butter, vegetables and eggs, and a very small amount of cash!


Phyllis attended Normal School (Teachers' College) in 1937. Her first school was just across the Saskatchewan River from Frenchman's Butte, near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. She had to ride a horse to school and chose to ride bareback as she was used to doing. She had 41 students in a one room school. All her life she kept in touch with those students who loved and respected her so highly. Two years ago a student sent her a picture of her with her first class! What a tribute to have a student remember a teacher so many years later. She joined the Lloydminster teaching staff in 1940. In 1941 she was asked to teach a special education class of girls in Regina. One fun activity she liked to tell about was when she read tea leaves in the La Salle Hotel in Regina on Friday and Saturday evenings. She always told us she "just made it up"!


In 1942 she joined the Saskatoon teaching staff. She met her husband Dale at the first orientation meeting in Saskatoon and the next day he invited her to see "Casablanca" at the Roxy Theatre. They were married in 1944 and for the next 25 years, Phyllis became a full time mom. She became involved in community work as a member of the University Women's Club, Council of Women, St. James Anglican Women's Auxiliary and Social Planning Council; taught Sunday School and was active in Home and School. Mom had so many interests including knitting, cooking, curling and especially bridge. For many years she sewed clothes for herself and daughter, Joanne.


During her years at home she completed her B. A. degree (1955). During this time she became Special Reader for Psychology x101 (a first year University Correspondence course), a position she held for 30 years. When she returned to teaching, she completed her Bachelor of Education with Great Distinction (1971), a postgraduate diploma in Education for Exceptional Children (1974) and a Master of Education in Special Education (1975). The year after she completed her Master's degree, she was asked to teach a class in Language and Learning Disabilities at the University of Saskatchewan. She also served as the S.T.F. (Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation) representative on a Curriculum Committee in Special Education for the Department of Education.


Phyllis began teaching again on a part-time basis in l967 and 1968. This included Grades 9 and 10 English at E.D. Feehan and night classes for adults at Walter Murray and Riverview Collegiates, in Grade 12 Literature and History of English Literature. Phyllis rejoined the Saskatoon Teaching staff in l969. She spent the next 15 years teaching special needs students at John Dolan Public School, where she began a work program for special needs girls at Sunnyside Nursing Home and at Walter Murray Collegiate, where she was asked to pilot a project integrating special needs students into the classroom. Her special interest was always that of special education. After retiring, she kept in touch with her many special pupils.


When Phyllis retired in 1984, she resumed all those wonderful activities she enjoyed during her years at home. This included travelling and holidaying with her husband Dale, curling and playing bridge, belonging to two book clubs and growing flowers in her garden. Of course she loved watching and being part of the growth and development of their beautiful grandchildren! She loved to cook their special dishes--homemade buns or poppy seed cake. Phyllis was a wonderful cook and her son-in-law Bill would phone her up to get her recipes so he could make the dishes for his family's gatherings.


Mom maintained her own home with lots of help from son Trent after our dad passed away 13 years ago. After hip replacement surgery, Mom moved into senior’s living at Stonebridge Crossing and in January 2019, into St. Ann's. Our heartfelt thanks goes to the staff at these facilities for providing mom with loving care. Our family would also like to express appreciation to the staff at St. Paul’s, City and Royal University Hospitals in Saskatoon and to her family doctor, Dr. Susan Wagner, for the care mom received over the years. We are also grateful for the help given by our brother, Trent, which allowed mom to stay in her home after our father died, and the on-going care and support he has provided since she moved into senior living.


Mom was always thankful for her happy life--her Family and Friends. If the richness of one's life can be judged by the quality of one's friends, then Mom was truly blessed. Heartfelt thanks go to so many of you who truly meant so much to Mom.


Due to current public health restrictions, since all family members, except Trent, live out of province, there will be no funeral. However, we were so fortunate to have been able to attend the gatherings we held to celebrate Mom's 99th and 100th birthdays with family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so wish, memorial donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 1738 Quebec Ave. #26, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9 or at www.heartandstroke.ca or to the charity of your choice. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jennifer Wildeman at Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre 306-955-1600.

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