(April 23, 1914 – April 21, 2009)
Phyllis passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2009 at the age of almost 95.
She was born on April 23, 1914 and raised in England, where she was a secretary until the outbreak of hostilities in 1939. She volunteered shortly after the start of World War II by joining the WAAF in the Royal Air Force. It was at this time that she met Ted Bolton who was in the Canadian Air Force and they both enjoyed each others company.
Shortly after meeting, she was sent to Palestine where she was stationed until hostilities ceased in 1945. She was released from the WAAF in Palestine and joined the British Government Judicial Service in Nyassaland where she served for a number of years.
At the time Nyassaland became Malawi, she retired to England where she established a comfortable residence in Garstang near Liverpool. Here she followed her many interests in tatting, sewing, cooking, and traveling to visit her many friends and acquaintances.
It was during this period that she and Ted once again happened to meet, though they had each lost the address of the other during the war. The meeting led to their marriage in 1988, at which time she emigrated from England and they settled in Chilliwack.
During their marriage they both enjoyed many trips not only in BC and the USA but also to England to visit friends. She was a very faithful member of St. Thomas Church in Chilliwack and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Services will be held on Friday May 1, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church located at 46048 Gore Avenue in Chilliwack. Burial to follow at the Anglican Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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