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Phyllis Joyce Marie EPP
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PHYLLIS JOYCE MARIE EPP (née Windsor) Phyllis passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on October 12, 2020, in her 89th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Donald, and deeply missed by her children, Heather, Sharon (Norm), Lorraine (Mike), David (Cindy), and brother, Craig. Predeceased by parents, Blanche and Maurice and brother, Garth (Helen). Loving grandmother to Brent (Mika), Sarah (Tim), Chelsea (Marc), Anne, Russell, Claire and adoring great-grandmother to Lenn, Rose, Keito and Callum. Remembered with great affection by her many nieces and nephews. Born in High Prairie, AB and raised in Driftpile, AB and Haliburton, ON, Phyllis attended high school in Lindsay and went on to nursing training at Oshawa General Hospital. Her studies were interrupted when she contracted TB, which she fought for over a year at Muskoka Sanitorium. She returned to graduate as an RN in 1954. The following year, Phyllis earned an extended qualification in Public Health Nursing from the University of Toronto, and it was there that she met Don. Over the years Phyllis and Don lived in Toronto, Windsor, Ohio, Waterloo and Montreal. Wherever she went, Phyllis made close friendships and contributed to the life of the community. A compassionate person, she volunteered extensively, both inside and outside the church. Phyllis had a great love of reading, theatre and travel. She was especially happy on visits back to the Haliburton Highlands. She adored and maintained close contact with many aunts and cousins over her lifetime. Phyllis was a warm and affectionate mother with an infectious laugh. Her family and friends benefitted from her kindness and empathy. She also loved a party and a good joke! The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at The Village of Humber Heights, Etobicoke, who took such good care of Phyllis through the pandemic, the loss of her husband and her last days. A private graveside service will be held. We will celebrate Phyllis's and Don's lives jointly when it is safer to do so. Condolences to www.morleybedford.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21, 2020.
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October 17, 2020
She will always be Aunt Phyllis to me even though she was my cousin.
I can still hear her laugh and remember the wonderful summer days spent in Carnarvon.
Sending my love and strength to Heather, Sharon, Lorraine, David and their families.
Thinking of all of you.
Love,
Barb Parsons
Barb Parsons
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October 17, 2020
To the Epp family:
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mum/grandmother. She was gracious and kind. I can never eat a President's Choice chocolate chip cookie without thinking of her (and her generously stocked kitchen)! God bless,
Diana Furlong.
Diana L Furlong
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