Phyllis Ann (Craig) Tufts

July 21, 1918 ~ January 25, 2019 (age 100)


Phyllis Ann Tufts (nee: Craig) passed away peacefully on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the age of 100 years old. Phyllis, a daughter of the Prairies, was born in a farm house in Langdon, Alberta. She moved to Calgary early in life, where she lived until her death. Her love of the southern Alberta was evident in her love of hiking, cross-country skiing, and the Ghost Lake cabin.

Mom's greatest love was her family. Her five children, four step-children, and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her joy and happiness. Phyllis enjoyed a large circle of friends and had an active social life, enjoying many moments of love and laughter. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Ruth Craig; brothers, Aaron and Harris Craig; sister, Irene Craig; her first husband, Dr. Noel Smith; and her second husband, Dale Tufts. Phyllis is survived by her five children, Patricia Wiltshire, Brian Smith (Clara), Ann Smith, Niall Smith, and Kevin Smith. She is also survived by her step-children, Marina (Cos), Kurt (Nell), Robin (Patty), and Tim (Les) Tufts; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank all the caregivers at Revera Scenic Acres whose kindness and compassion are greatly appreciated.

At her request, a private family cremation has been held. A celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held at Wild Rose United Church (1317 1 Street NW), on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00am. Reception to follow in the Wild Rose Church Hall. 

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of your choice. 


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Celebration of Life
May 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Wild Rose United Church
1317 1 St NW
Calgary, AB T2M 2S5

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