Obituary of Phyllis Barbara Felix
It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell to our precious mother, grandmother and beloved partner and companion, but at the same time we rejoice that she is now with her Father in heaven.
Phyllis was born on May 15, 1953 and resided in West Arichat, NS where she raised her family with her husband Gerald. Once the nest was empty, they later moved to Lower Sackville, NS and she was able to spend the last 16 years near and dear to her children and grandchildren. Early in her marriage, Phyllis made a selfless commitment to stay at home and raise not only her four boys but opened up the family home to foster 15 children over 14 years. Two of the children, Randy and Tracey (sisters) stayed with the family for 12 years before leaving as young adults. Phyllis was the heart and soul of the Felix family and was best described by her daughters-in-law as caring, kind, compassionate, devoted, thoughtful, selfless, heart-warming and loving. Her artistry and imagination added much beauty and warmth to the family home. She had a special talent working with colour and fabric and successfully completed an interior decorating course. Phyllis was a very spiritual and private person who loved the Lord. She was able, prior to encountering several health setbacks, to complete five pilgrimages to Medjugorje in Yugoslavia (apparition site of Mary). Attending Sunday mass with the whole family was very dear to her heart. Following Sunday mass, the whole family would often gather at Nanny Clorey's for Sunday diner, a feast to behold! Phyllis continued the family gathering tradition on special occasions and holidays up until this year. The sound of grandchildren running and playing was music to her ears.
She is survived by her loving husband and long life companion of 49 years, Gerald, her four boys; Chad (Jen), Corey (Tammy), Chris (Iran) and Jared (Jen) and her 11 grandchildren; Nick, Riley, Jillian, Josh, Meghan, Landon, Claire, Mya, Porter, Elie, and Vincent; two sisters Doreen and Leona and two brothers Ron and Roy. She was predeceased by her parents Alcide and Muriel Clorey and two brothers Richard and David.
In the days before her passing, Phyllis was able to spend a few minutes with each of her grandchildren and tell them how much she loved them. This truly was a final blessing. Phyllis, Mom, Nanny will be dearly missed by her whole family, but her legacy will remain in our hearts for ever.
May the Lord bless her and keep her in His arms for ever!
Due to COVID 19 restrictions the Funeral Mass and interment will be held at a later date.