Jan 15, 1925 – Jan 7, 2018
Phyllis Mabel Clifford passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, January 7 at the Evergreen Baptist Home in White Rock, BC. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Evergreen for their loving care over the past year and a half.
Phyllis Clark was born into a naval family in Portsmouth, England on January 15, 1925. After serving as a WREN in World War Two, she sailed to Canada as a war bride in June of 1946. There she was reunited with her soldier husband, Gerry Clifford, and they opened a hot dog stand on Marine Drive.
Phyllis was a vital part of White Rock life for the next 70 years. She spent many years as the secretary at White Rock Elementary School in the 1970s and 1980s.
Her passion, however, was the White Rock Players Club, where she was a leading lady for many decades. The highlight was the 1958 Dominion Drama Festival in Halifax, where White Rock won the competition with The Playboy of the Western World. Phyllis had a starring role in the production.
Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Gerry in 2006 and is survived by her four sons, Wayne , Jeff, Rod and Jim, and their wives, eleven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
For thirty years, Phyllis and Gerry played an important and fondly remembered role in the raising of their eleven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or to the BC SPCA or the White Rock Players Club.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life for Phyllis on Friday, Jan. 26 from 2:30 until 4 pm in the lobby of the White Rock Players Club at 1532 Johnston Road.