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PURVES, Phyllis Leona Amy

January 30, 1946 – Davidson, Saskatchewan
February 2, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Phyllis Leona Amy Purves (Campbell), loving wife and mother, passed away on February 2, 2018 at the age of 72 years after a brave fight against breast cancer.

Amy was always a fighter, right from the time she was born premature on January 30, 1946 at the Davidson hospital in Davidson, SK, and was named after the nurses because she wasn’t expected to survive. She grew up with her seven sisters and two brothers on a farm near Craik. Amy married her husband Stanley in 1963 and Calgary became their home. She worked various part time jobs while she and Stan raised their family. Amy loved gardening, the outdoors, reading, and many crafts such as knitting. Amy could be blunt, but her honesty and advice was appreciated. She remained positive through a long struggle with her arthritis, and eventually also with the cancer, right to the end.

Amy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Randall and Andrea; daughter Victoria; grandchildren, Natasha (Husband Arah), Dean, Amanda, Samantha, Kristyna, Bryan, Keith, Kaitlyn; her great-grandsons Aidan and Nolan. She is also survived by her sisters, Lucille, Mary, June; brothers, Duncan and Angus; and numerous nieces and nephews. Amy is predeceased by her parents Iva and Eldon; her husband Stanley; her daughter Lesley; and her sisters, Ramona, Eileen, Jean and Doris.

A service will be held later this year in Saskatchewan with details to follow at Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, #300, 1301 – 8th Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433., or to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada, 420 East Street North, Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 6Y5.
In living memory of Amy Purves, 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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