We regretfully announce the passing of Phyllis Margaretta Patricia Mattila on April 29, 2015 after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her common-law husband Orville Gordon, 2 daughters Jenny Marchand and Sandy Grassie (Randy Rehman), 2 sons, Doug Lagore (Lynne) and Roger Lagore (Roberta), 1 stepson Donald Mattila (Joan), 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great grandchild. Also survived by Orville’s 2 sons Robert (Candy) and Tim and 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Phyllis was predeceased by her first husband Leonard Lagore and her second husband Allen Mattila and her step-daughter Alana.
She was born in Luton, England on Nov. 28, 1925. She came to Canada as a war bride and lived in Stettler, AB until Leonard started working in the oil industry. They moved around Alberta for a number of years. In 1959 she moved to Golden, BC where she married Allen Mattila. When Allen retired, they moved to Revelstoke, BC. After Allen’s death she met Orville Gordon and they moved to Salmon Arm, BC.
Phyllis was an avid knitter, loved shopping and outings for coffee with friends.
We would like to thank the staff at Hillside Village for the exceptional care given to her during her stay there.
There will be no funeral service, as to Phyllis’ wishes, but a family gathering may be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, 250-833-1129. Email condolences and share memories of Phyllis through her obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.