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Posted: 06/5/2018 3:48 PM
PHYLLIS MARIE WARKENTIN
September 26, 1944 to June 1, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Phyllis Marie Warkentin.
Phyllis leaves behind her only son Bradley and wife Jacquie and two granddaughters, Brianne and Brittani of Edmonton, Alberta. She is also survived by 3 sisters, Shirley (Henry), Margaret (John), Joan (Ike), 1 brother Mike (Pat) and their families as well as her Aunt Laura Murphy and Uncle Carl Reimer.
She was predeceased by her parents Art and Sadie Warkentin and her niece Angela Joy Friesen.
Phyllis was born and raised in Steinbach, Manitoba. She spent several years working at the Sewing Factory in Steinbach before moving to Calgary, Alberta in 1966 where her son Bradley was born.
Being a single parent she worked hard to provide for Bradley who was the centre of her life.
In Calgary she was employed with Nova Chemicals and lived there until 1978 when they transferred her to Edmonton where she lived out the remainder of her life. After her job at Nova was phased out she was employed by Safeway where she made many friends.
Phyllis was an awesome Mom, Grandma, sister, aunt, and friend!
Her devotion and love for Bradley, Jacquie, Brianne and Brittani was obvious in her delight and joy in them! They were the light of her life!
Since the time Phyllis was young until days before her death she always claimed that she would live to be 100! We’d discuss getting older etc. and she’d fire back that she had lots of time "
Cuz "I’m (Phyl.) living till 100". And we would all laugh. This has been an inside joke for years!
Phyllis loved it when all her sisters and mother would gather in Regina yearly or meet at each others homes and hang out until all hours of the night. Oh what fun. When we were done our "get-togethers", each of us going our separate ways, we’d discuss our next one already. We all knew we had to go home and get back to work so we could afford to go again!
Eight and a half years ago Phyllis was diagnosed with COPD which forced her into retirement.
She accepted this well and went on with her life. Phyllis never complained about anything (except our natural aches and pains of aging) LOL, always content and positive yet severely bullheaded.
Phyllis, you will be sadly missed by your entire family. No one can imagine the joy and fun we’ve had in the past. The laughs were so severe we nearly got thrown out of hotel rooms or needed to call 911 or use CPR. Us four girls had a special bond that can never be replaced.
You will forever be in our hearts and on our minds.
Love you lots and now we’ll let God take care of you!
Serenity Funeral Service, South Edmonton
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