Mar 30, 1920 - Jan 26, 2013
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Phyllis was born March 30, 1920 in Regina to her late parents Walter and Ethel Western. A North Shore resident for over 60 years she passed away peacefully at her West Vancouver home on January 26, 2013. Predeceased by her husband David Simpson in March 2001, Phyllis is survived by her sons David (Carol) and Yale (Donna), grandsons Yale (Melanie), Michael, and Todd, step-grandson Cory Fleck, great-grandsons Luke, Campbell and Kai, and numerous nephews and nieces. Phyllis was a social worker in North Vancouver for 30 years, specializing in the care of seniors. Many will remember her for her community service. A trustee of School District 44 from 1962 through 1971, she was the first female Chairman in 1965. She was a board member of the North Vancouver Recreation Centre between 1966 and 1970, and wrote the first play to be performed at Centennial Theatre in 1966. She and her husband David were long-time members of the North Shore Community Players and the West Vancouver Yacht Club for whom she wrote many plays and skits. In her retirement she was a volunteer for the West Vancouver Library and Meals on Wheels. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Helga Simpson, Maribel Ranera and Marylou Biares who contributed so much to her happiness in recent years. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, on Saturday, February 2, 2013, St Martin's Church, 195 Windsor Road E, North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
Published in The North Shore News from February 15 to February 23, 2013