Phyllis Irene Hermanson (nee Merkel)

Phyllis Irene Hermanson (nee Merkel)

July 23, 1929 – October 15, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Phyllis Irene Hermanson announce her peaceful passing at home with her loving daughters and brother at her side.
Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Olive and Isaac Merkel, Phyllis was the youngest girl of 11 siblings. After finishing high school in Broadview, she moved to Regina to attend business school and was introduced to Bob by her best friend Doris.
After several years of military life, her and Bob headed west to the Coast eventually retiring to White Rock. They enjoyed a very active retirement, square dancing, spending winters curling, summers lawn bowling and rarely a day went by without a walk on the pier.
She was a member of the Lioness Club, Power Pioneers and Sunnyside United. Phyllis organized many dinners and was known for her superb cooking and hospitality. The door was open to everyone. Her and Bob enjoyed many winters in Yuma with family and friends, traveling in their green Chinook.
Her and Bob lived in PoCo until Bob’s passing when she moved to Ladysmith where she enjoyed the good life, sitting in the sun and watching the birds of which she became quite the expert. Phyllis will be missed by all who knew her and remembered for her unconditional love, graciousness and generous heart.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Bob and granddaughter Chelsea Leigh. Survived by her brother Gaylord, sister in laws Doris (Bob) and Dora, her five daughters Susan, Kathy, Bobbie (Doug), Lynn (John), Jennifer, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. As well as many nieces and nephews.
As Phyllis was a four-time cancer survivor, donations to the Cancer Society are appreciated.
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