With sadness in our hearts we announce that Phyllis Mary Devlin passed away peacefully on June 15, 2019. Phyllis was born June 24, 1924 to Albert and Ellen Boles in Ochre River, Manitoba where she grew up on their farm. Phyllis married Jim Devlin on July 11, 1946 and they raised their family in Swan River, Manitoba. As well as raising five children, Phyllis worked at a number of businesses in Swan River, including The Valley Hotel, The Co-op Creamery, Sears and lastly, in administration at the Swan Valley School Division Garage where she worked for 21 years until she retired in 1988. Phyllis moved to Calgary, Alberta in 2000. Phyllis loved to curl and was an avid curling fan travelling to many world curling events and making curling friends in many different countries. She also loved to knit and all her grandchildren were the beneficiaries of many gorgeous sweaters. Phyllis was predeceased by husband, Jim, brother and sister, Bill Boles and Vinetta Jahner and step-daughter Kathleen and her husband George Drescher. She will be greatly missed by her children: Jim (Lynne), Bob (Jennetta), Garry, Maureen (Gerry), Shelley (Doug); her grandchildren: Ryan & Gina, Kent (Kim) and Kirk (Tiffany), Gerry and Jessica, Shanna,(James), Scott (Breanne) and Terri (Derek) as well as great grandchildren: Tylan, Hayden, Mason, Miles, Hazel, Ingrid, Sienna and Ayla. As well as her step-son John (Mary) and step-grandchildren: John (Elaine), Jim (Winnie) Karen (Paul) and George, Julie (Bruce) and Joanne (Ross) and all of their children. Phyllis will be laid to rest August 12, 2019 in Swan River, Manitoba. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Phyllis’s family through www.evanjstrong.com. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199
You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want:
open your eyes,
and go on.