Wilkins (née Hill), Phyllis Marie

Wilkins (née Hill), Phyllis Marie

October 28th, 2016

Phyllis Marie Wilkins (née Hill) passed away peacefully at her residence at Earls Court Village, London, on Friday, October 28th, 2016, with her daughters by her side.  She was in her 91st year and had a long struggle with cancer.  Phyllis was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Robert E. Wilkins (2003).  Loving mother to her daughters Cheryl Dinnin (Bill) and Lisa Stunda (Tom), she was the beloved grandmother of Aimee Huff, Will Dinnin, Ed Stunda, Tommy Stunda and Shauna Doucette, and great-grandmother of 11.  Predeceased by her daughter Sheila Blackwell (2015).  Phyl is also survived by her brothers Douglas Hill, Alan Hill and Sherman Hill, and by many loving nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Florence and Garfield Hill, her sisters Helen Hawthorne, Eleanor Gidley, Dorothy Davies and Edith Pratley, and her brother Stanley Hill.  Phyl was a lifelong and dedicated volunteer, most notably as a charter member and past president of the Huron Country Playhouse Guild; an honorary life member and past regent of the Col. Wm. M. Gartshore Chapter IODE; and an honorary life member of the London Municipal Chapter IODE.  She had served on the board of Mission Services and was involved in the Women’s Association of First Baptist Church, London.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be conducted at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Alan Roberts of First Baptist Church, London, officiating.  The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.  Donations in Phyl’s memory may be made to First Baptist Church, London or to the Huron Country Playhouse Guild and will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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Dave and Karen HillCheryl Lisa and family, So very sad to hear of Aunt Phyllis's passing, she was such a beautiful lady inside and out. We will miss her smile a great sense of humour. Hugs to all Dave and Karen
Pete and JaneThinking of you and your entire family.
donald crawfordSo sorry to hear the news. Remember the good times! Don & Kathy Crawford
Ann RobertsonSorry to hear of the passing of Phyllis! I had the pleasure of meeting her through the Huron Country Playhouse Guild. She was a lovely lady and I know will be missed by many.
Jen HaskettCheryl, Bill, Aimee, Will and family, Thinking of all of you at this sad time. I know you provided so much support to Phyllis over the years. I hope that memories and time together will bring you some comfort in the days ahead. While I can't be there in person to express my condolences, please know that I am thinking of you all, and that I am so very sorry for your loss.
Fanshawe College Foundation staffWe were sorry to hear of Phyllis' passing. We had the pleasure of working with her on the IODE Gartshore chapter award supporting students at Fanshawe College. Phyllis attended the ceremonies annually and even did when she wasn't well. She presented the IODE award representing the chapter to students and always did so with a kind demeanour and enthusiasm. We send our sincere sympathy to her family and IODE sisters. Elinor
Nette PachlarzCheryl and your entire family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Nette
huron country playhoouse guildto the family of phyllis wilkins please accept our sincere condolences may happy memories warm your heart and caring friends surround you with comfort at this difficult time
David Rivard - RPNWhile Phyllis lived at Earls Court Village, I had the honour and pleasure of holding her hand through many tough moments, consoling her when she shared her deepest fears and struggles, encouraging her when she was down, and advocating for her best interest and comfort through her suffering. I became a nurse to serve the public, but my profession does not over-ride the truth that the life and passing of great people like Phyllis DOES impact us in a very real way. What a brave champion she was! Phyllis lived a testament of proven character. She of had a heart of kindness, a love for God and people, and an attitude of gratefulness, dispite her difficult circumstances. She truly was a joy to know! I only wish I could have been there in the end to say "good-bye". My condolences to Cheryl and Lisa, and to all of their respective families. You both were also such a blessing to serve! With sincerity and with my thoughts and prayers, David Rivard - RPN
Laurel MartinPhyl was such a special lady. My condolences to her family and to all who loved her.
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