COLLINS, Phyllis A.

Oct. 3,1918 – Oct. 20,2010

Phyllis passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Hogg Pavilion of Peace Arch Hospital. She leaves her husband of 60 years Jerry, sons Tim, Brian (Yvette), Matthew (Elizabeth), & four grandchildren. Daughter Kathleen predeceased Phyllis in 2005. As a youth Phyllis was a competitive swimmer and a player on a winning provincial hockey team. Her achievements were many and varied. Phyllis attained Grade 12 level standing in her piano studies through the Toronto Conservatory of Music. Wartime saw Phyllis on the staff of the British Admiralty Delegation in Washington D.C. from 1943 through 1948. After children were on to high school and beyond, Phyllis entered the real estate business as a sales agent in 1973, and later moved to the offices of the Provincial Superintendent of Real Estate Brokers. Over a period of 40+ years she researched family genealogy for both her McNeill as well as the Collins family. In 2001 Phyllis published her documented genealogical research in a volume for each of these families. Phyllis enjoyed social bridge, golf with her husband, curling, and her extensive gardening efforts. Special thanks to the staff at Weatherby and Hogg pavilions for their care and attention to Phyllis over the past 3+ years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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