"Bobbie" Phyllis Elaine Foley

October 26, 1942October 25, 2013

It is with sorrow that the family of Phyllis Elaine Foley, who was known to all as “Bobbie,” announces her peaceful passing on October 25th, 2013, at the age of 70. Bobbie was born in Halifax on October 26, 1942. She grew up in the Hydrostone area, in a close knit community of family and neighbours. She received her teaching degree from Mount St. Vincent University, but continued her studies throughout her life, later completing her M.Ed. at Niagara University in NY. Her teaching career spanned 34 years, beginning in Nova Scotia for two years, after which she spent the rest of her career in Toronto as an elementary school teacher, and later, librarian, with the Separate School Board. When Bobbie retired from teaching in 1997, she returned to Halifax to assist with the care of her mother. She was an avid reader, sports enthusiast and world traveler. Bobbie enjoyed exploring life’s experiences and sharing them with good friends and family. While she remained single throughout her life, Bobbie was a mentor and role model to the younger members of her family: she was a deeply charitable soul who was always ready to provide counsel or assistance. She will be sorely missed. She was predeceased by her parents Murray and Eva (Guest) Foley. Bobbie is survived by her sister Catherine (Robert) Doucette, nieces and nephews Philip (Sheila) Doucette, Maureen (Eric) Millsom, Michael (Angela) Doucette, Patricia (John) Doucette, great nieces and nephews Caitlin (Troy) Rowe, Erin Rowe, Sebastian Saez, and cousins Robin Crandall and Joyce Guest. The memorial mass will be held 11 am Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish Church, 6032 Normandy Drive, Halifax. Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Bobbie’s memory. Online condolences may be sent to:



  • Memorial Mass Thursday, October 31, 2013


  • Burial

"Bobbie" Phyllis Elaine Foley

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January 8, 2014

I had the good fortune to work with Bobbie for four St.Marcellus in Toronto. She always had a smile and ready for the next chuckle.Bobbie was a teacher that made the job fun. She will be missed.


January 5, 2014

I will miss your smile. You were a great librarian and human being, Bobbie!

May your soul rest in peace and may the Holy spirit give your family the strength to bear this great loss. Gertrude

November 1, 2013

Catherine & sorry to hear of Bobbie's death....
Memories..If they bring tears, let them be cleansing...if they bring laughter, let it be warming, if they remind you of happier moments, let them be shelter to you through the storm...
With each story, each tear, and each memory...a life such as hers will always fill a place in our hearts.

Love, Pauline & Bill

Anne Purcell

October 31, 2013

Sincere condolences to Bob, Catherine and family. Bobbie was a dear friend and neighbour who will be greatly missed.

Roz and Mike Gillis

October 31, 2013

I loved Bobbi's spirit from the first time I met her though our dear friend Mary Lou. Our last visit together was in Florida in February where we met at the infamous Flakowitz's Deli for lunch. I was shocked and saddened to hear of her passing and my husband and I send our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

frances dunn tomscha

October 30, 2013

my love and payers to you all

Mary Lou Poscente

October 29, 2013

My heart is heavy.
However, I rejoice in having known Bobbie and her family and friends.

Janet Murray

October 29, 2013

Catherine - I was so sorry to read of Bobbie's death. She was a great lady, and I know you'll miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Janet (Pottie) Murray

Anne O'Byrne

October 29, 2013

I was able to get to know Bobbie on her trips to the West through our great friend Mary Lou Corcelli/Poscente. We had many fine times together including sharing our great love of reading, sharing our stories of our careers as educators and mostly sharing many laughs. Please accept my condolences to Bobbie's family.

Bea Colleary

October 28, 2013

With our sincere sympathy and prayers for you and Bobbie. She was a wonderful woman and always ready for a good laugh. We always enjoyed her company.
Peter and Bea Colleary (Cape Cod friends).