November 1, 1926 – May 3, 2012
It is with great sadness and an immense sense of loss we announce the passing of a wonderful wife, mother, sister and “Nona”.
Phyllis was born in the Hill End District and later grew up in Red Deer. She was a caring and very dedicated nurse who received her training at the Edmonton General Hospital. She began her career at the first Associate Clinic on Gaetz Avenue and moved to work at P.T.S.(Michener Center). Phyllis spent the majority of her career as a Head Nurse in both Richard Parson Auxiliary Hospital and the Red Deer Nursing Home. Phyllis gave back to the community by volunteering in C.W.L., I.O.D.E., K-40-Ladies-Kinnets, as a director on the Westerner Board as well as donation many hours with “Creative Arts.”
She enjoyed gardening, crafts, golfing, bridge and had a healthy appetite for shopping. Phyllis and Alfio enjoyed many years in their second home in Palm Springs and traveled to Italy, Hawaii, New Zealand, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
Both of them felt that family and friends were very important. They loved to host huge family Christmases and numerous parties for their countless friends.
Phyllis is going to be greatly missed by her best friend and husband, Alfio, her son, Michael (Carol) Truant and daughter, Tammy (Barry) Postma and very special grandchildren, Micah and Tarah Truant, Marlee and Jared Postma.
She will be remembered dearly by her sisters; Olive (Art) Emmott, Joyce (John) Kaare, Katie (Eric) Steele, Millie (Irv) Keylock and brother-in-law, Dino Truant. She will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews.
Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Gladys and Roland Densmore, infant sister, Elsie and her brother, Harry.
The family wishes to extend sincere, heartfelt thanks to wonderful caregiver, Linda for your years of care, concern and companionship. Much thanks also to Dr. Metcalf and the nursing staff of Unit #31 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital.
A Memorial Mass will be held for Phyllis on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, 5508-48A Street, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, donations in Phyllis’ memory can be made to directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #202, 5913-50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4C4 or charity of your choice.
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Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS
4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222.