September 10, 1926 – November 27, 2013
A loving mother, mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma, Phyllis Marjorie Kathleen passed away into the loving arms of her husband Ron on November 27, 2013 with her loving family by her side at the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie, BC.
Phyllis was born in Woods Harbour, NS to parents, Garfield and Kathleen Pierce. She was one of 8 children. After the war ended, Phyllis met her soldier Ron at the medical clinic where she worked. Ron and Phyllis were married on August 30, 1947. In 1948 with their firstborn, Charles, they left the Maritimes for Robson, BC. While Ron worked, Phyllis kept the house and together they welcomed the arrival of 7 more children. During their time in Robson, Phyllis enjoyed belonging to the Robson Women’s Institute and the Pythian Sisters. The family enjoyed many camping trips in the West Kootenay’s during the summer. Following Ron’s retirement in 1990, they moved to Sparwood where Phyllis enjoyed being a part of the Eagles organization. Ron and Phyllis enjoyed many years of camping with friends and family at Rock Lake and Driftwood Bay.
Phyllis is survived by 2 sons: Charlie (Lodie) Nickerson, and Robert (Darlene) Nickerson, both of Sparwood BC, 5 daughters: Pam Percival (Bob Baitley) of Jaffray, BC, Pat (Joe) Butala of Cranbrook, BC, Helen (Rick) Bush, Kerri (Ken) Neufeld, and Trudy (Dave) Corney all of Okotoks, AB, and Sherry (Steve) Farnum of Trail BC, 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia and her sister-in-law Thelda Rindler of Rossland BC. She was predeceased by her parents, her 7 siblings: Odessa, Flossie, Vivian, Erna, Douglas, Mike and Pauline, her son-in-law Dennis Percival and brother-in-law Con Rindler.
There will be no formal service by Phyllis’s request. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The family would like to thank Dr. S. Soetaert and Dr. A. Bernard, the caring staff of the Cranbrook & Elk Valley Hospitals, Cherished Memories Funeral Services, and friends and neighbours for their love and support, but most of all, Thanks Mom for All the Great Memories! We love you, now it is time for you to rest with Dad.
Messages of condolence may be made to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.