Colleen Phillips, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 16th, 2016 following an extended battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Barrhead, AB on July 24, 1956 to Charles (Pete) and Jacqueline Boutin, who, along with her brother, Jamie, predeceased her. Colleen is loved and will be deeply missed by her devoted husband, Gerry Phillips, loving children; Jennifer (Corey) Sorensen, Niki Phillips, Steven Phillips (Brooke), Kourtney (Stu) Kerr, Tim Phillips (Zoe), Jenny Phillips (Michael), and Joelle Phillips (Kailum), sister, Bonnie (Kevin) Brossart, brother, Barry Boutin, cherished grandchildren; Austin and Damon Sorensen, Reice and Logan Edmunds, Owen, Emily and Ciara Phillips, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends who will continue the caring compassionate example she has set. In her 20 years with the Red Deer Public School District as a Substitute Teacher, Colleen won the affection of hundreds of children who fondly referred to her as “the puppet lady”. People were drawn to Colleen’s positive energy, loving spirit and unconditional kindness. These qualities brought great joy and comfort to many and will continue to do so now in the form of fond memories. We welcome everyone whose lives she touched to join us in a celebration of her life in the Marquis Room at the Harvest Centre on the Westerner Grounds in Red Deer, on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. We ask that attendees wear bright colors as it really is meant to be a celebration. Parking is free to those who notify at the gate that they are attending the celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Safety City Society Designated Fund in the Red Deer and District Community Foundation (3030 55 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4P 3S6), a fund Colleen and her husband Gerry established to help reduce injuries to children and youth. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

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