McMullen, Phyllis Marie

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Phyllis McMullen announces her passing on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the age of 83 at Grey Gables Nursing Home in Markdale with her granddaughter Christine by her side.

Born in Collingwood Township on January 20, 1936, Phyllis was a daughter of the late Gordon and Alby (nee Skippen) McRae.

She was predeceased by her husband Doug McMullen on February 4, 2019.

Phyllis was the loving and patient mother of Paul (Barb) and Brent (Bri) and was predeceased by her daughter Heather. She was the understanding grandma of Aaron, Kailie, Christine, Edan, Brooke, and was predeceased by her grandson Anson.  She was the proud great grandmother of Dylan, Maia, Lexi, Carter and Brett.

Phyllis will be missed dearly by her sister Marion Genoe (Bev), and was predeceased by her brother Donald, and by her sisters Dorothy (late Raymond) and Lois. She will be remembered fondly by her sister-in-law Velma and brother-in-law Doug and by her many nieces, nephews and their families.

Family and friends always came before anything else in Phyllis’s life. Her love for others showed in her work with the Red Cross and the many clients she cared for over the years.  She enjoyed working at Talisman Ski Resort in housekeeping and the many stories that came with that job.  Doug and Phyllis’s door was always open, and was the centre of many historic Kimberley parties and family gatherings.  The country music was always playing and the beer was always cold.  Phyllis loved to laugh and that often led to fits of hysterical laughter and many tears of joy.  She loved camping and their many travels to Florida, but most of all she loved the view from their home in Kimberley. ‘When you closed your eyes and soared to the heavens, I heard the faint flutter of your wings as you left. They had been waiting on you to join them in the sun, now the rejoicing and laughter has begun’.  Love, Christine

Friends will be received at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 5 until 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11 o’clock. A service of committal and interment will take place at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery followed by a time for refreshments and sharing memories of Phyllis at the Beaver Valley Community Centre.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Huntington Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Visitation: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford.

Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:00 AM
Service: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11 o'clock at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford.

Donations: Alzheimer Society or Huntington Society.
Make a donation in memory of Phyllis Marie McMullen


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Eleanor (Bowins) Gardner
    Monday, October 28, 2019

    So sorry for your loss

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  2. MDiane Arcand
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Brent and Family,
    My deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Mom.
    Christine well written about Grandma
    Diane(former employee of SEGSS)

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  3. Suzanne Duguay
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Out sincere condolences. Heaven has just received another angel. RIP

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  4. BETH HUTCHINSON (BUMSTEAD)
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. PHYLLIS & I TOOK THE RED CROSS HOMEMAKERS AIDE COURSE TOGETHER IN OWEN SOUND AT GEORGIAN COLLEGE. SHE WAS A VERY CARING & LOVELY LADY.WE HAD MANY LAUGHS TOGETHER. HEAVEN HAS RECEIVED ANOTHER ANGEL. HER LOVING MEMORIES WILL LIVE ON .

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  5. shannon
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    RIP Flossy. You were a second grandmother to Melissa and I. The memories from camping at Rockmills are endless and always involve many laughs. You will be missed, have a cold beer with Mom when you see her.

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  6. Sara Smith
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Paul, Barb and Aaron
    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom and Grandma. Phyllis was a lovely lady and I’m glad I had the chance to know her. She was warm and welcoming from the first time I met her and Doug at the infamous Kimberley home. May her memory be a blessing.

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  7. Christine and Doug
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Paul, Barb, Aaron and families,

    We wish to extend our condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Phyllis sounds like a fun loving woman who would have fit in well with the gang at Fisherman’s Cove.

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  8. Raymond Haines
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times and there were a lot. I remember the good old dances at the community hall in Kimberley. Both Phyllis and Doug had a good time along with every one else.

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  9. Carol (Weber) Mann
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Our condolences to all the family. Ron and I remember many good times with Phyllis and Doug.

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  10. Roger & Gloria McRae
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    So sorry to hear that Aunt Phyllis has passed on. She and Uncle Doug will meet in heaven. Sincere sympathy to the family. She will be missed.

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  11. Bonnie Hammond
    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Paul, Barb, Aaron & family – I was sorry to hear about the passing of Phyllis. I have been away & just found out this afternoon. May your wonderful memories help you at this difficult time! Bonnie Hammond

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  12. Sylvia (South) Bell
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    I just heard today that Phyllis had died. My sympathy goes to the whole family,
    We often played together growing up in Heathcote
    I am quite aware of the difficulties she had as a child and the sorrow she had in her adult years when so many of her family suffered from Huntington’s disease.
    I am glad she is remembered as one who laughed a lot.

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  13. Linda Hutchinson
    Monday, November 4, 2019

    Paul, Barb and family, heartfelt condolences for you all.
    Linda Hutchinson

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  14. Linda Teed
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Paul,Barb, Aaron and family,
    Hold on to all the memories and great times you shared, country tunes, dances and always sharing a laugh.
    Your love will go on with you and your children.
    Regards
    Linda Teed and Gene Johnston

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