Phyllis Ellen MacArthur passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
A celebration of life service and reception will be held in the Mountainside room at Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon, December 28th at 1 p.m. with Jack Bowers the celebrant.
Phyllis was daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Reedman, pioneers of Blind Bay. She was born at home in Blind Bay on February 13, 1926, and raised in the Bay. Phyllis married Duncan MacArthur in 1948. They both kept active in Blind Bay, she was an avid gardener, enjoyed badminton, bowling, horse shoes, soft ball, golf and was a good pool player, enjoying beating the men. They resided on the land that is now MacArthur Heights prior to moving into Salmon Arm in the mid 1990’s. In her younger years she worked on the war planes as a riveter, and then for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, in Kelowna as well in Salmon Arm, the original bank building next to Salmar Classic.
Predeceased by her husband, Dunc on February 22, 1999 and sister Connie Jones. She leaves her loving and dedicated family; daughters, Janice (Eugene) Goll of Vernon, Lynn (Sandy) Blair of Armstrong, and son, Jack (Gerry) MacArthur of Blind Bay; 8 grandchildren, Kyla, Natasha, Tyler, Cara, Ryan, Gillian, Travis and Darren; and 7 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Lourens and the hospital staff for the loving care they gave our mother in her final days.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Phyllis may be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Hospital Foundation, PO Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4N3
On lines condolences may be sent to Phyllis’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.