Phyllis Greta Short (Corfe)
February 28, 1930 – October 22, 2015
Phyllis passed away peacefully in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 85. She is predeceased by Roy, her loving husband of 64 years.
Phyllis was born in Oshawa, Ontario. She moved west with her family, settling in Langley, B.C. where she graduated high school. She was an astute business woman, holding various office positions. After marriage to Roy, she joined him in several business and farming operations. They relocated to the Shuswap Lake region where they raised their family. Phyllis was a remarkable seamstress and was able to outfit her six children in the latest fashions. She was very competent at everything she undertook, never daunted by any challenge. Some would say she was stubborn! She and her husband owned and operated Macleods hardware stores in Chase and Golden, B.C. as well as the Golden Mohawk service station. Her career then veered to the Golden School District where she was a school secretary and then later administrative assistant to the Superintendent of Schools until her retirement.
Phyllis was an avid gardener. She enjoyed her beautiful yards everywhere she lived. Family was important and she loved nothing more than having all her children home for the holidays or special occasions. She always encouraged her children and grandchildren to strive for success in life and was very proud of their achievements.
She is missed dearly and lovingly remembered by her children: Steve (Gail) Short, Cheryl Clark, Cindy (Gord) Boettger, Kari (Les) Orme, Brian (Sonja) Short and Bob (Kiri) Short; and lives on in the hearts and lives of her 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Respectfully, a private celebration of Phyllis’s life will be held at a later date.