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Phyllis Lake

Obituary

Phyllis Lake passed away on December 28, 2021 at the age of 101 years. 

Phyllis was born in Alida to Mattie and Harry Fuller on July 5, 1920. She grew up on the farm at Alida.  She took her early school years in Alida and High School years in Oxbow. After High School she attended Normal School in Moose Jaw and took her first teaching position at a country school near Handsworth. This is where she met and married her husband Charlie.

Since Charlie was in the Airforce at that time, they spent the first year of their married life in Ft. McLeod, AB where Charlie was stationed. They then returned to the family farm at Handsworth to take up farming and to raise their family of five children. Phyllis was actively involved in all aspects of farm life. She enjoyed her friends and supported her community through her involvement in the Handsworth Homemakers Club and the UCW.

Sadly, Phyllis was widowed at the age of 54 years.  At this time: she moved to Stoughton, continued to manage the farm, took accounting classes from the University of Regina and became involved in many community organizations (Church Board, Library Board, Agricultural Activities). Through these activities, Phyllis met and maintained many cherished friends. Phyllis loved to garden. Her flower gardens were a joy to her and others who passed by. Phyllis was a painter and enjoyed many fun-filled moments painting with “The Group of Seven”.   Phyllis was able to travel rather extensively. Sometimes it would be with a friend or two on an excursion or sometimes to visit one of her children and their families wherever they happened to be living in the world at that time. She was always most comforted to return home and spend time with Gary and Anne on the farm she loved so dearly.

Phyllis spent the last number of years living in Swift Current, SK. to be close to family. She   enjoyed living in her own condo at Riverview Village Estates and in the last two years at Willow Creek Manor.

Phyllis was predeceased by her parents: Mattie and Harry Fuller; in-laws, Mary and Rob Lake; husband, Charlie and son-in-law David; as well as brothers: Dudley, Jack and Reg and sisters: Anna, Sylvia and Millie.
 
Phyllis is survived by her five children: Kathleen, Linda (Keith), Rick (Nancy), Dorothy (Grant) and Gary (Anne). She has nine grandchildren and eleven great-grand children.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in Stoughton at a later date.

Donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to:

Grace United Church
216 Main St. Stoughton, SK S0G 4T0

Stoughton Public Library
232 Main St. Stoughton, SK S0G 4T0


Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.

 

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Services

Private Family Graveside Service

Stoughton Cemetery
Box 397
Stoughton, SK S0G 4T0

Donations

Grace United Church
216 Main Street, Stoughton SK S0G 4T0

Stoughton Public Library
232 Main Street, Stoughton SK S0G 4T0

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