CARLETON, Phyllis Elizabeth - Passed away peacefully, on September 21, 2021 one week before her 102nd birthday.
She will be dearly missed by family and many friends and colleagues. Special thanks to Marion Leslie Bethune for her amazing care and friendship with Phyllis, especially over the past few years.
Phyllis graduated from the University of Toronto, Occupational Therapy in 1940. During WWII, Phyllis served in the Canadian Army (R.C.A.M.C.) in England, at Bramshott Hospital from 1944 – 1946.
After returning to Canada and working for The Red Cross; in 1952 Phyllis attended Duke University, North Carolina and graduated in Physical Therapy.
Phyllis was a pioneer in her fields, a leader and mentor to many. During her career Phyllis worked at The Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society, The Wellesley Hospital and Toronto East General Hospital. As a talented weaver and longtime member of the Toronto Spinners and Weavers Guild, Phyllis won awards for her artistic creations.
Phyl’s family wish to thank so many of her friends for their visits, their love and support. Phyllis lived a productive and creative life, and achieved many accomplishments, both personally and professionally.
Also thanks to all the staff at Sunnybrook Veterans’ Hospital, where Phyllis received such excellent care over the past 5 years.
Cremation has taken place and plans for a service will be announced at a later date.
Donations in honour of Phyllis, can be made to a charity of your choice or to the Sunnybrook Veterans’ Comfort Fund.