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Audrey Dorene Phillips

April 30, 1928 - May 7, 2011


It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Audrey Dorene Phillips. Audrey, beloved wife of the late Matthew A. Phillips, passed away peacefully May 7, 2011 at the age of 83.
Audrey was born in Kenora, Ontario on April 30, 1928. She was born to Bertha E. Joynt and Lyle Wilfred Todd. As a young child she moved to Oak Lake, Manitoba where she grew up and met the love of her life. Audrey married Matthew A. Phillips on February 7, 1946 and moved to Bissett, Manitoba where she gave birth to five children. In November 1957, Matthew and Audrey moved to Nelson, British Columbia where she gave birth to four more children and resided for the remainder of her life.
Audrey enjoyed her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse working at Mount St. Francis hospital beginning in 1967. Audrey took great pride in being the driving force behind the initiation of the nurses union at Mount St. Francis. In 1983, Audrey retired from nursing to care for her husband.
Audrey was a loved and involved member of her community. Audrey served on Nelson’s city council as a Senior Representative, volunteered at the Legion, numerous schools and on the Hospital Auxiliary, and brought about the installation of the traffic light on Front Street and Poplar Street.
Audrey is survived by seven of her nine children; Todd (Linda) Phillips, Keith (Lori) Phillips, Shari (David) Platt, Kirk (Luzie) Phillips, Cameron (Linn) Phillips, Kimberlee Phillips (Denny Williams), Shawn Phillips and her grandchildren; Jason, Luke, Matthew, Scott, Stephanie, Stacey (Matthew), Ashley (Rory), Dallas (Melanie), Christina, Trenton, Melanie, Sarah (Michael), and Brandy (Jonathan) and great-grandchildren; Lochlyn, Kyla, Sullivan, Brooke, and Pheonix. She is also survived by her brother Clarence Todd, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her parents Bertha and Lyle Todd, her husband Matthew A. Phillips, her son Kelly Phillips, her daughter Tracy Phillips, and her sister June Davis.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca Donations in Audrey’s memory may be made to the Kootenay Lake Foundation 3 View St Nelson BC V1L 2V1. Memorial Service will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home 613 Ward St, Nelson BC on Friday May 13, 2011 at 1:00 the service will be officiated by Robin Borrows. The family wishes to thank the many friends she met along the way and the staff and residence of Lakeview Village for being helpful and kind to our Mom.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Tom and Shirley Ratcliffe
Relation: Friends for many years

Kim and family, we are out of town for 2 weeks, but heard of your moms’ death . We are so sorry – and our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. We’ll miss her as well – she was a great little lady !

From: Tom and Shirley Ratcliffe
Relation: Friends for many years

Kim and family, we are out of town for 2 weeks, but heard of your moms’ death . We are so sorry – and our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. We’ll miss her as well – she was a great little lady !

From: ken & glenna hall
Relation: friend

Kim, Shawn & Family
we wre sorry to hear of your Mother,s passing.we spent many summers as neighbours at Cedar Glen Campground,lots of happy times.our condolences to all the family.
Ken 7 Glenna Hall

From: Donna M. Todd
Relation: Aunt Audrey

To the family of the late Audrey Phillips:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of great loss. Aunt Audrey will always hold a special place in my heart for the years of kindness she so openly expressed to both my mother (Lorraine Byron) and to me. I will surely miss the emails and the Christmas cards that always contained a little letter telling us about how she was doing and all the wonderful things that had been a part of her year. I (and I know my mom) had always been so happy to hear from Audrey.
My deepest and most heartfelt condolences.

From: Evelyn and Ted Cartlidge
Relation: Friend

Kim and family it is with a sad heart I read this note . Audrey was such a fun lady and had a wonderful sense of Humor. We all loved her and she always remembered me. Evelyn

From: Rhonda Williams
Relation: Her daughter is my sister-in-law

From my family to yours, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Tears help heal the present, cherished memories heal forever. All our love Rhonda, Steve, Dylan & Sadie xo

From: Louise Hogue, Marlene (Hogue) Oussoren & Faye (Hogue) Ormsby
Relation: Longtime Bissett friends

So, so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Though long ago, we have lasting memories of good times in Bissett. Your Mom will be a loss to all her family and friends and to her community but know that she was loved and will be missed.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 13, 2011
Beginning at 1:00pm

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Chapel
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

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