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Phyllis MACKAY

Phyllis MACKAY

Born In: Fox Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: December 28th, 1925

Passed in: Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: December 15th, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce that Phyllis Mackay passed away in Dawson Creek at Rotary Manor, December 14, 2015 at the age of 89. Phyllis was born at Fox Valley, Saskatchewan in 1925, and moved to Chilliwack at age 3. In 1945, while she was a student at Vancouver School of Art, she met and married her husband, Colin Mackay. Together they had 7 children to join Colin's daughter Joanna, and the family moved to Dawson Creek in 1957. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Colin, her brothers Vern, Keith and Lloyd Johnson, her daughter Heather Tatlow, and two grandchildren, Roger Dixon and Peter Mackay. She is survived by her children Joanna Weeks (Bill), Leslie Mackay (Geoff Dickie), Bruce Mackay (Lorraine), Graeme Mackay (Lisa), Christine Mackay, Gail Mackay and Douglas Mackay (Sheryl), and grandchildren Marie Gendron, Bill Weeks, Ann Iacovone, Alan Weeks, John Tatlow, David Tatlow, Nancy Tatlow, Sheila Dixon, Julia Mackay, Travis Mackay, Ryan Mackay, Lydia Mackay, and Chelsea Mackay. Phyllis also was the proud great grandmother of Russell, Claire and Sean Gendron, Adam Cox, Tim and Ian Tatlow, Josephine and Isabella Iacovone, Spencer and Frankie Dixon-Pasmore, and Aura Mackay. Phyllis spent her life working on her art, and has created an impressive body of paintings and drawings. She was a member of the Dawson Creek Art Society for 50 years, and has contributed significantly to local arts. In January 2017 a retrospective of her works will open at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery, and a Celebration of her Life will be held. The family wishes to thank the staff at Rotary Manor and Dawson Creek Hospital for their care and compassion during Phyllis' stay.




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