Phyllis BROWNE

Phyllis BROWNE

Browne (Anthony) Phyllis Muriel

June 23, 1924 – January 15, 2016

It is with sadness we announce our Mom’s passing. ‘Nanny Browne’ to her grandchildren and ‘Philly’ to the many that loved her, she will be dearly missed. She was predeceased by her husband Bob, in 2000. Phyllis was the daughter of White Rock pioneer Alan Anthony and she lived in the area for most of her life. Philly graduated from Semiahmoo High School, which was built at Five Corners in White Rock on land that her father made available to the city for that purpose. She served in the Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in Saskatoon during WWII. Mom was active in the community with a particular interest in the White Rock Swim Club. She was instrumental in helping to bring the first indoor pool to the South Surrey area. For her efforts she was awarded a lifetime pass to the pool and for many years was a fixture there, swimming her morning laps. Phyllis and Bob shared a passion for the game of golf. They were longtime members at Hazelmere Golf and Country Club where she was a regular with the ladies’ club. Phyllis was renowned for her cooking, baking (from scratch!), knitting, painting and gardening. She was an accomplished seamstress. Her humour was as warm as it was politically incorrect. Philly is survived by her daughters Patricia and Elizabeth (Doug) and her son Bob (Wendy), her seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, plus many extended family members and friends. Thanks to the hardworking staff of OP West at Morgan Heights for their kind and compassionate care in Philly’s latter years.


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