Phyllis Marie Flint
September 2, 1935 – July 30, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Phyllis Marie Flint (nee Serle) announces her peaceful passing at Health Sciences Centre, in Winnipeg, on July 30, 2019 at the age of 83.
Phyllis will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 39 years, Douglas Flint and daughters Robin (David) Newton and Bonnie McKenzie, stepson Gordon (Lynda) Flint, brother-in-law George (Beverly), as well as grandchildren Trevor (Lesley), Michelle (Geoff), Christopher (Delaney), Cameron, Andrew and Naomi. Phyllis is also survived by four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Phyllis was predeceased by her stepson, Kenneth Flint, father and mother, John and Eloise Serle, father and mother-in-law, Ross and Charlotte Flint, brother David Serle and sister-in-law Coralie Serle, and brother-in-law John Flint and his wife, Margaret.
A memorial service celebrating Phyllis’ life will be held on Tuesday, August 6 at 11 a.m. at Young United Church, 222 Furby Street (at Broadway) with Rev. Tim Crouch officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Neepawa, Manitoba. Parking is available at Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway.
The family would like to thank all the nurses, unit assistants and doctors who were so kind and caring to Phyllis on 4GD at HSC. You were very much appreciated. Special thanks to the staff in dialysis both at HSC/Children’s Hospital and in Selkirk, Manitoba.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Broadway Community Ministry, 102-222 Furby Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2A7, the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3, or Craig Street Cats, 16-1421 St. James Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3H 0Y9.
West Broadway Community Ministry
102-222 Furby Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2A7
The Winnipeg Humane Society
45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3
Craig Street Cats
16-1421 St. James Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0Y9
- Memorial Service Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Phyllis Marie Flint
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Brenda Birch Madill
August 14, 2019
Bonnie so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Thinking of you. HUGS
August 6, 2019
Uncle Doug Robin Bonnie and Family
Thinking of you today.
The first time I met Aunt Phyllis I felt like we had known each other forever. So comfortable talking with her. Love her sense of humour and smile. Glad to have spent time together on your west coast trips.
Love Hugs Take care.
Anne and family
August 5, 2019
Phyllis was a long time volunteer at Village Clinic/Nine Circles. As the volunteer manager, I was privileged to get to know Phyllis first professionally and personally over the years. She had the kindest heart and the most loving nature that accepted people wherever they were at in their life's journey.
I valued her wisdom and how she often jokingly called herself my "other mother".
I know she adored her family; she spoke often of her love and pride in her girls and grandkids, and how lucky she felt when her Doug came into her life to add even more love. Doug was known as the "silent volunteer" as he unfailingly drove her for her volunteer shifts. Their support of Nine Circles was deeply appreciated.
Through the magic of the internet, we have kept connected for many years, as recently as last month when she sent a message to pledge me for the Alzheimers Walk.
I will treasure her always and will remember her with gratitude.
August 3, 2019
Little did I know that when I walked through that medical office door a long and wonderful friendship would begin with Phyllis. I will never forget that one day as I left for a Fetal Assessment appointment, thinking I would be told I was carrying twins, and Phyllis, with all her wisdom, said “oh no, you’re having triplets “ How we laughed at her having cursed me! Phyllis was a wonderful friend and to me, a mother figure, who was always there to listen to me and offer her good sounding advice, whether I wanted to hear it or not, but most times when I needed to hear it the most. Giving her my recipe for my Christmas cake and brandy balls was one of the best things I ever did. She made both of those better than I ever did, and we always looked forward to Christmas, knowing that Phyllis and Doug would come by for a visit with cake and brandy balls in hand. So Phyllis, this Christmas I will have to blow the dust off my recipe and make brandy balls knowing that even though it’s the same recipe, they will not be nearly as good as yours. Rest In Peace my dearest friend. You will be missed. Love, Brenda, Lorne,Jonathon,Trevor and Shawn.
August 2, 2019
Robin, Bonnie, and family
We were saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Phyllis and I go away back to Neepawa. I remember when your grandpa and grandma and Phyllis moved to Neepawa. We were two years apart in school at that time . Of course when she finished school she headed off to Winnipeg , started a family and a business career.
Although we were not close cousins through the years we have kept track of each other and did watch our families grow.
Your mother was very proud of both of you and your families.
My condolences to you all
Kind regards Lieta
August 1, 2019
Dear Robin, Bonnie and Family:
Jim and I were so sad and shocked to hear the news about your Mom’s passing.
I will always remember her from my family trips to Neepawa while visiting Uncle John and Aunt Eloise.
Sincere condolences during this very difficult time.
Love Laurie & Jim