The family is deeply saddened to acknowledge the death of Phyllis Ella Irene on Friday, January 7th, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in her 85th year. Devoted husband, Chuck (Charles) since 1959 and loving caregiver since 2013 is left to mourn. The family is tremendously impressed and proud of the way Phyllis dealt with her copious health concerns over the last number of years. Cherished mother to daughters, Janice and Julie and son, Drew and his wife, Heather. Loving Grandma of special grandson, Isaac. Sister of Bradley (2005), wife Helen of Palgrave, ON and Karen of Bath, ON. Phyllis was a teacher with the Hamilton Board of Education and later, after raising her family, with the Wentworth County Board of Education, retiring in 1997. Phyllis was a long-time member of Ryerson United Church, Ancaster; taking the lead in the formation of the church’s first Chancel Guild under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. D. Graham Tipple. Chuck and Phyllis were very active after retirement being members at Sackville Hill Seniors and the Hamilton Tartan Social Club. Cremation, at Phyllis’s request, has taken place. Because of the current health concerns a gathering will not take place. A private interment at White Chapel will be attended by family. The Reverend Paul Rodey assisting. For those who wish, the family suggests a donation to Wesley Urban Ministries, 52 Catherine Street North, Hamilton, ON L8R 1J1 or The Huntington Society of Canada, 20 Erb Street West, Suite 801, Waterloo, ON N2L 1T2.
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Phyllis. She was a great neighbour to our mother Mary for many years. Our thoughts are with the family during this time.
Karen and I are so sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. I enjoyed talking to Phyllis at the many events where we saw her at Ryerson Church. We appreciated her many accomplishments at Ryerson and so good to see her at your anniversary/bithday celebrations in Hamilton.
Karen and Phil Matthews
Dear Chuck and family
Our heartfelt condolences.
We feel fortunate to have known Phyllis as part of our Ryerson family. Your love and devotion for one another was inspiring, as was your commitment to your community. We are so grateful Chuck, that you were able to arrange for Phyllis to attend Rebecca’s wedding shower, our last memory of time spent with dear Phyllis. May God grant you strength during this difficult time.
Heather and Bob Simpson
I will miss Mrs. Scott dearly. We went to church together for as long as I can remember and she has been a treasured role model for me, my whole life. This photo is from my wedding shower. I felt honoured to have her there.
Her kindness will never be forgotten. Mr. Scott, I send all of my love to you and your family. May God give you comfort.
Condolences to you Chuck and your family on the loss of a wife and mother Phyllis.
She will be remembered in our prayers.
We were very sad to hear the news of Phyllis’ s passing.
It was always a pleasure to meet and chat with her at various events over the years.
We send our deepest condolences to you and all your family and hope that happy memories of your life with Phyllis will bring some comfort at this sad time.
Thinking of you,
Dee and Orv
I am so sorry to have read about Phyllis’ passing. You may remember, Chuck, that I was a student teacher at Grange Public School and Phyllis was my amazing teacher advisor. She was very kind and encouraging and I just recently found the very thoughtful and complementary review that she wrote for me during that time in 1994. She was a wonderful teacher and showed much concern and attention toward her students and they and I were very fortunate to have been able to have learned from her.
I am thinking about you and your family at this sad time.
Chuck, we are so saddened to read of the passing of your beloved Phyllis. You had a wonderful life together in education and church activities. We remember sitting together at the Hess reunion in 2008. My memories of working with you at Earl Kitchener and Hess are very positive. May God bless you in this time of mourning and as you move forward in a new kind of normal. Ken and Mary-Jane Dolbear