Phyllis was born to Fred and Pauline Ertman on September 18, 1933 on the family farm in the Millet area. She is survived by her sister Rosalien (Gary) Anderson and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her sisters Lillie (Ben) Kuhn, Ivy (Emanual) Erion and her brothers Norman, Bernard (Hannah), and Louis.
Phyllis spent her entire life on the family farm working in the garden, growing vegetables and flowers, raising chickens and even helping with the field work. Phyllis was always ready to go for a ride with her brothers and sisters to pick blueberries, pick up peaches and apples from BC or just to go for a visit and play Rook or Aggravation till the wee hours of the morning. Phyllis had many hobbies – bird-watching and looking out for her wrens and chickadees which would eat out of her hand every time she went for a walk. She was very creative and did ceramics, painting, sewing and knitting. She also enjoyed travelling with her family to various places around the world.
Phyllis was an active member of Wiesenthal Baptist Church teaching Sunday School and DVBS, playing the piano and singing in the choir. In later years, she continued enjoying her church family and outings with the ladies to Huckleberry’s.
After being ill with lupus, Phyllis was looking forward to meeting her Saviour and often expressed that she hoped her family would have the same desire.
Thank you to the Wiesenthal Church family for their love and support to Phyllis over the years.