Phyllis Kathleen Lanphear

On Sunday July 12, 2015 Mrs. Phyllis Kathleen Lanphear of Chase passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in Abbotsford.

Phyllis was born on Sept. 22, 1919 in Moose Jaw Sask.  She was predeceased by Vic, her loving husband of 64 years, in January 2007.  She is survived by her son Keith (Pat) of Abbotsford; daughters Sharon (Rod) Johnston of Kelowna and Cindy Lanphear of Coquitlam, 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, Dave (Wendy) (Matthew & Megan) Lanphear, Lisa (Brad) (Riley & Jaxson) Klatt, Susan (Stu) (Parker & Maggie) McMurchy, Alex (Amanda) (Addison, Kelsey & Cade) Johnston, Amy (Kevin) (Abbey & Mackenzie) Stobo and many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis met Vic during the war and they were married in Sept 1942.  They travelled around the province a bit as Vic worked for the CPR. They moved to Chase in March 1951 where they raised their family.  Phyllis worked in various jobs including a correspondent for the Kamloops Daily News, a receptionist in the doctor’s office and a clerk for Chase Drugs.  Phyllis was very active in the Anglican Church and with the Royal Canadian Legion. She and Vic received the “Citizen of the Year” award in 1999 for their years of involvement in the community and as Mr. and Mrs. Claus at many school and community events.  She had an infectious sense of humour and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A celebration of life will be held in Chase at a later date.

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