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MCCULLOCH, Phyllis Irene (nee Lovett)

September 1, 1919 – Hamilton, ON
July 29, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Phyllis beloved wife of the late John Robert McCulloch of Calgary, passed away peacefully at Garrison Green Nursing Home on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the age of 94 years.

Phyllis was born in Hamilton, but moved with her parents at an early age to Guelph, ON where she grew up and later met her husband Jack, who trained at #4 Wireless School RCAF. After the war they located in Portage la Prairie, MB where they resided for twenty-four years. Jack was transferred by VIA Rail to Brandon, MB, where he died in September of 1979. Phyllis remained in Brandon until 1996, at which time she moved to Calgary to be closer to her family.

Over the years she produced many articles from her sewing, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and cross stitch, most of which went to family members. She was also a great reader and often said that no one could be lonely as long as they had a good book to keep them company.

Phyllis is survived by her three beloved children: Ronald and daughter-in-law Betty Anne of Calgary, Judy and partner Dennis of Winnipeg, Martha Jane and son-in-law Corey of Medicine Hat; nine grandchildren Danielle, Lisa, Angela, Jennifer, Michael, Hayley, Sam, Lindsay, and Landon; and seven great-grandchildren, all whom she dearly loved; sister Pat of Mt. Forest, ON; brothers Fred and Harry of Guelph, ON; sister-in-law Dorothy of Winnipeg; and seventeen nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband John; infant brother Douglas, sister Jean; father Albert Edward and mother Florence Mabel.

A Celebration of Phyllis’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Brian D. Way officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Brandon, MB. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada – Southern Alberta Branch, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca.

In living memory of Phyllis McCulloch, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Betty O'Keefe :

    Judy and family, Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Would love to give hugs in person, but loving thoughts are sent to all.. Not easy to lose your mom and grandma. You will have all your beautiful memories, and each other, to help thru this difficult time.
    Betty and family

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  2. Nancy & Scott Ingram :

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Aunt Phyl led a long and active life! She was a true testament to how to get the most out of the time we have! We wish we could be there to celebrate her life but a few provinces in-between makes this more difficult. We will be there in spirit! Take care xoxo

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  3. Carol Mason (nee Lovett) :

    Carol & Jim Mason

    For all of Aunt Phyllis’s family, we are truly sorry for your loss and our hearts go out to you.
    We will not be able to attend Aunt Phyllis’s “Celebration of Life” in Alberta but we will think
    about her and you on that special day. Much love…

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  4. Jack Ritchie :

    Ron and family I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know when Phyllis and my Mom were younger they new each other well. It is always difficult to lose your Mom and Grandmother but I am sure you will have many, many fond memories of her over her many years.
    My condolences to all of you at this difficult time.

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  5. Florence Jeans :

    I send my condolences to the members of the family of Phyllis. As you know Phyllis and I were friends since childhood and have kept in touch all of these years. I will miss her so much and know you will as well. She was a great person and we will keep many fond memories close to our hearts. I will be with you in spirit as you celebrate her life.

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  6. Ron & Betty Ann McCulloch :

    Happy Birthday Phyllis. Today we would be celebrating your 95th.

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