Price, Phyllis Eva

Price, Phyllis Eva

April 11th, 2021

Peacefully passed away with her loving family at her side, on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in her 97th year. Survived by her adoring nieces, Nancy and June Moser. Predeceased by her sister, Blanche. Phyllis spent her life in the service of others; education was her passion. She was born in London, and attended St. George’s Public School, Central Secondary School, and one year of Normal School for teaching on the University of Western Ontario site. She taught at Lobo Public School, Huron Park Public School in Woodstock, Medway High School, and then at Oakridge Secondary School for 19 years (1958 – 1980). She taught English, Library, and Geography. After receiving her Masters in Library Science (in Kalamazoo, Michigan), she served as school librarian. Phyllis had a love of the outdoors and travelling and was a “super” gardener. She enjoyed all of her trips to China, Japan (twice), England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Bermuda, and the Islands. She was an avid reader and had a remarkable memory. Cremation has taken place. A family memorial service will be held later at the graveside. The family extends its greatest thanks to all of the medical support staff. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Phyllis are asked to consider the Children’s Health Foundation, of which Phyllis was a longtime donor. 

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Lisa Anne WhiteheadMy sincerest condolences to Nancy and June. It has been an honor to get to know Phyllis these last few years. She will be missed. PSW Lisa
Maria Van Der VeldenI remember her well. Phyllis was the head librarian at Oakridge Secondary when I was a student in the 70s. A fixture at Oakridge, she was an anchor for many of us. I remember her as calm and reliable, an adult who created a safe space. May she rest in peace.
Pat Hammerton I remember Miss Price and volunteered along side her from Gr 10-13 (1970 to 1973) through the Library Club. While there really was only time to put away the books, there were also some sharing of her stories/memories. She created a calming atmosphere within the library, and I always enjoyed going there/speaking with Miss Price. My sincere condolences on her passing, and my thoughts and prayers are with her family. Miss Price you will be forever in our hearts, thoughts and memories. May you Rest in Peace.
DOUGLAS NELSON BAINPhyllis was the life of Oakridge library.It was reading central ;party central----a comfortable location for staff and students. I will always remember her for her style and wit . Rest in peace Phyllis after a life well lived. I`m sure you will care on in the memories of those you touched as well as your future journey love doug bain
Wendy HerrettMy deepest sympathy to Nancy & June. It was a privilege to be a caregiver to Phyllis. I will miss our many conversations of travel and books. She was such a dear lady. Cherish your memories to help you through this difficult time. She will be missed very much. Wendy (psw)
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