Phyllis Smith (nee Izod) passed away unexpectedly Oct. 3, 2004 at McIntosh Lodge in Chilliwack.
She was born Feb. 24, 1923 in Ladysmith, B.C., daughter of John and Laura Izod.
The family came to Chilliwack in 1931. Phyllis attended Central Elementary and Chilliwack High School, and was the Chilliwack Cherry Carnival Queen in 1939.
She was a teacher at Greendale Elementary in the early 1940s.
Phyllis married Charlie Smith in 1944. They moved to Vancouver in 1945, returning to Chilliwack in 1947 to start up Valley Cycle. After raising two children, she returned to work in the office at Central School in the 1960s.
She completed a five year Fine Arts program at Fraser Valley College, and was involved in the Chilliwack Horticultural Society, the Spinners and Weavers Guild, and the Bobbin Lace Club.
In the 1980s and 90s she spent many weeks motorhoming the west coast of Canada and the U.S.
Phyllis is survived by her daughter Jacquie (Grant) Carter and son Ken (Anne) Smith of Chilliwack; sisters Adelaide (Jack) Nelson and Marjorie (Walter) Hares of Vancouver; four grandchildren: Glen Carter, Shawn Carter, Cheryl Mueller and Laurie Smith; and four great-grandchildren.
Phyllis was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Charlie Smith, in 2002.
The family wishes to thank McIntosh Lodge staff for their exceptional care as Phyllis dealt with Alzheimers.
By request, no service will be held. Cremation at Valley Crematorium.
If friends so desire, donations in Phyllis’s memory may be made to the Chilliwack Arts Council.