Phyllis HOLMES

HOLMES, Phyllis On August 21, 2004, Mrs. Phyllis Holmes of Red Deer, loving wife, mother and friend passed away at the age of 80 years. She is survived by: her loving husband, Cec Holmes; son Stephen of Okotoks; son Gregory (Patti and children, Pieter and Jessica) of Edmonton; sister Joan Maudsley of Stettler; Florence (Paul) Brown of Sylvan Lake; Dorothy (George) Morris of Sidney, B.C.; Dr. Bob (Rose) Holmes of Arbutus Ridge. B.C.; Karen (LeRoy) Floen of High River; Lorna Holmes of Camrose; also numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many dear friends. Predeceased by her infant son, David, in 1950. Phyl was born in Milnethrope, Cumbria, UK. Phyl met her husband, Cec, while they were both serving with the Allied Forces in Belgium. Phyl served in the British Auxilliary Territorial Service as a stenographer in Field Marshall Montgomery’s headquarters in Europe during World War II. She was awarded the France-Germany Star and the War Medal. After her marriage in 1945, she returned to England before following Cec to Canada after the war in 1946. Phyl resided in Red Deer since that time. She was a devoted homemaker and mother. Phyl could always be counted on to have an open door, a sympathetic ear and a fresh pot of tea. Phyl loved bridge and golf. A Memorial Service will be held August 25th at 2:00 p.m. at Gaetz Memorial United Church, Reverend Dr. Fran Hare officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society Central Alberta Chapter [4322 – 52 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4J9] or charity of donor’s choice.

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