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SARGENT, Phyllis

August 28, 1917 – October 1, 2012

Phyllis Sargent of Calgary passed away peacefully at Aspen Lodge at the age of 95.
She was born in England, raised in Montreal and Ontario, where, at age 19, she worked as a telegraph operator for CNR. She lived in Ontario, raised her family in RCAF bases across Canada, and in 1967 settled in Calgary, where she worked as a librarian. Phyllis lived a full and vibrant life. She skied in the Laurentians as a young girl and in the Rocky Mountains as a senior. She raced her hyrdroplane, “The Phyllis M” roaring in to win the silver cup, at Picton Ont. Her love of adventure and nature took her camping all over North America. Although she travelled to other parts of the world, she was especially drawn to the ruggedness of Yukon and Alaska. She liked animals; wolves and whales held a special interest for her. She also enjoyed a lifelong long of classical music. Over the years, Phyllis returned to the family cottage in Ont, with her children and her grandchildren. She loved travelling by train across Canada to celebrate special moments with her family, until she was no longer able to. So many good memories of a woman with strength, determination, a great sense of humour and a zest for life. We hope we’ve inherited some of those genes.

Phyllis is survived by her four children, four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

There have been numerous individuals who helped Phyllis over the past few years. Thank you to Dr. John Van Olm, to the caring staff at Aspen Lodge and last but not least to family, extended family and friends whose kindness meant so much to Phyllis.

The family will privately celebrate her life at a later date.

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In living memory of Phyllis Sargent a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. I hope that there are lots of great hiking trails where you are now.

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  2. Mary Noble (nee Mellott) :

    Rest in peace, Aunt Phyllis. My prayers are with the family. Much love ~ Mary

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  3. Wilma Mellott :

    Please know that I am thinking of you all and wish to express my sincere sympathy in the passing of Phyllis. Love from Aunt Wilma.

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  4. I have so many memories of ‘Granny’ like the summer we (Robynn, Me & Shane) named her trailer ‘The Silver Bullet’ for the Coors Light she drank. I also remember the many trips with her and my sister to China Town to explore everything different from our cusine. The summer I was 15, my sister and I went to stay with Granny for 6 weeks. We had so much fun doing different things and meeting many of Shane’s friends aka ‘boys’ Life began for Granny at whatever age she happened to be…50, 60, 70 etc.

    Thanks for everything Granny and may you be living life to the fullest and enjoying your ongoing journey.

    Love Cindy, Julian, Rhys, Helena, Diablo & Nacho

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  5. What a wonderful life but how sad to lose a Mom. Condolences from all of us Bowens to Sue, Donny and all of the Sargent family.

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  6. I am an long time friend of Susan’s and will always remember her mother’s smile and the caring attitude when I was around her. Phyllis had a great light and spark about her and it touched everyone she came in contact with during her full life.

    Penny Arcand

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  7. My dear friend Susan
    I am sorry I never met your Mom it sounds like she was an interesting and very vibrant woman. I am truly sorry for your loss.
    Although, I never met your Mom you are definitely her daughter in so many ways and that is a wonderful legacy that she has left for you. A true blessing.
    x Jan

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