← View All Tributes

Phyllis Henthorne

Tribute Notifications

Click below if you would like to be notified when a new tribute is posted.

Sign Up

← View All Tributes

Phyllis Charlotte Hariett Henthorne

September 15, 1923 - June 5, 2013


Phyllis was born in Calgary on September 15, 1923.  When she left school she trained in Commerce and worked for the Royal Bank as a teller.  She met Bill Henthorne in 1941 and they were married on the 2nd of September, 1942.  They remained devoted to each other all their lives.  Bill was posted back to England and Phyllis followed, crossing the U-Boat infested Atlantic Ocean in an old, slow, coal-burning steamer which broke down mid-ocean.  Left behind by its convoy and escorts, it drifted vulnerably until it was repaired and able to complete the crossing on its own.

She worked for the Royal Bank of Canada in London and after the war returned to Canada.  Later, she was re-united with Bill who was still in the Royal Air Force, serving in Germany where their first child, Roger, was born.

In 1952 the family was back in Canada where two more children, Colin and Tim, were born. 

Here, Phyllis returned to work with the Royal Bank and then enrolled at Notre Dame University in Nelson where she graduated at the age of 50.  She taught school in Nelson and Castlegar until her retirement.

She had a great love for travelling, gardening, cooking and entertaining and was at her happiest when surrounded by the people she loved.

Phyllis leaves behind her children, Roger, Colin, and Timothy, daughters-in-law Marg, Lorna, and Jean, and grandchildren Erin, Ben, Katie, Aleta, and Elsa.


Send a condolence, light a candle and/or share a memory, click "Send Condolence". Once your message has been approved by the moderator it will be posted to the website.

From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Pat and Brent Bisson
Relation: Nephew

Roger, Colin, Tim and families.
It was with great sadness that I heard of your mother’s passing. I have many wonderful memories over the years during the times spent with my favorites, aunt Phil, and uncle Bill. You will surely miss your mother but your memories of her full and happy life will remain forever. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

From: Linda Zeznik
Relation: through the legion

I knew your Mom through the Nelson Legion and always enjoyed her. She was such a nice ,gentle person.
Rest Peacefully Phyllis,
Linda Zeznik

From: john eggleton
Relation: Family friend and colleague.

I enjoyed my times with Phyllis. We would often connect a teachers conferences and share a few giggles and laughs. We had mutual friends who gathered during the seasons for special dinners. We always had a great time. She loved her work and the children for whom she served. You made a difference Phyllis.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 10, 2013
Beginning at 1:00pm

St.Savior''s Pro-Catherdral
723 Ward Street
Nelson, Select your State or Province V1L 1T3

723 Ward Street
Nelson, Select your State or Province V1L 1T3

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

Send Flowers

default-floralFloral Tributes may be ordered directly through our supplier. Please have the name of the deceased, the funeral date, the address and phone number of the delivery location for handy reference:

621B Herridge Lane, Nelson, BC V1L 7B3
Phone: (250) 352-5592

2870 Georama Rd, Nelson, BC V1L 6Y7
Phone: (250) 352-3468 / Toll Free: 1(800) 712-6797

Flowers & Yoga Studio
513 A  Front Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4B4
(250) 505-5222


Donate In Memory

Send Condolence - For Phyllis Henthorne

Use the form below to send a Condolence, light a memorial candle and/or share a personal memory.

Your email address will not be published.

Please upload a small jpg file (Max file size is 1MB)

← View All Tributes

Home | FAQs | Obituaries | Send Condolence | Services | Resources | What Do I Do | Preplan | Contact

© Thompson Funeral Services Ltd. | Site Map | Admin Login