MARTIN, Phyllis

Posted: March 18th, 2021


Martin, Phyllis Irene – Born September 1931 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband of over 65 years, John “Bill” Martin and two sons Blaine (Lynn) of Lethbridge and Glen “Skip” (Janice) of Surrey, BC. Two granddaughters Breanne (Matthew) New and Carly (Jason) Unwin, both of Lethbridge. Five great grandchildren, Bowen, Taelyn, Hudson, Kinley and Paisley. Two sisters, Marion Walters of Thunder Bay ON and Carol (Wallace) Friesen of Calgary AB. One brother Tom (Donna) Grymoloski of Portage La Prairie MB. One Aunt Mae Shigehiro of Sherwood Park AB. Brothers and Sisters In Law Clarence Sirovyak, Joan and Robert Emerson, Lillian and Melvin Critchfield, Patricia Christie, David Martin as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by Brothers and Sisters In Law: Don Walters, Margaret Sirovyak, Jessie and Eivind Trockstad, Robert Christie and Evelyn Martin.

Phyllis grew up on a potato farm in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba where they sold their produce to Campbells’s soup. After school, she started work at Eaton’s store. She moved on to Winnipeg and worked at Eaton’s catalog before moving to Lethbridge. She met Bill when he was in the Air Force, they married and had two sons. She was a member of the St. Basil’s Catholic Church where she attended every Sunday. She enjoyed weekly visits from her children and grandchildren. She looked forward to her weekly coffee with longtime friend Cathy Crighton after their retirement from Sears. Phyllis spent special occasions with her brothers and sisters and was famous for her cabbage rolls, pyrogy’s and borscht. Thank you to their great neighbors Jack and Sharon Van Tol for all of their help in enabling them to stay in their own home for so long. Thank you to the hospital staff for her care and the compassion they showed.

No service will be held as per her wishes. Cremation by Evergreen Services.

4 Condolences for “MARTIN, Phyllis”

  1. Marlene Martin says:

    I was so sorry to hear the sad news about Aunty Phil. She was a truly wonderful lady who will be remembered for her kindness, support and love for all of her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

  2. Brian Critchfield says:

    My condolences to the family and Uncle Bill. Life is full of happy memories to enjoy for a lifetime

  3. Marie Henning says:

    My condolences to my Uncle Bill and both my cousins and their families. It’s a true loss and Aunty Phil will never be forgotten. I will always remember her as a very kind, caring, loving Aunt and her cooking was always delicious. Loved all the family get togethers we’d have over at their house, have always missed that. Love you always and forever Aunty Phil ❤

  4. DeeDee Fransen says:

    Bill, Blaine (Lynn), Skip (Janice) and all of the family.
    My heart and thoughts are with you, with the passing of your wife and mom Phyllis.
    I warmly remember all the chats, laughs over the fence, and maybe a beer or a drink (or two) in the backyard. 🙂
    I think she is now out for a walk, but in the clouds now, and can happily see everything.
    Love and Strength to you all!
    DeeDee (Carl and Taryn) Fransen

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