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In Loving Memory of Josephine Phillips on her 100th birthday


Formerly of Brantford, Dunnville and Guelph, after a long and courageous journey with Alzheimers, Mom passed away peacefully at Edgewater Gardens in Dunnville on Sunday, May 2, 2021 with family by her side.

Josephine Phillips, in her 100th year or 39th in Mom’s years, was predeceased by her loving husband, Bernard (2002). She will be greatly missed by all of her children, Joanne Barless (Robert) of Niagara Falls, Carol Schmidt (John) of Dunnville, Linda Harrison (Ken Lilley) of London, Nancy Phillips (Joe Barth) of Guelph, Kathleen Quinlan (John) of Oakville, Bernard Phillips (Pamela) of Whitehorse, YT, Michael Phillips (Penny Vair) of Leith, Dianne Jentsch (Peter) of Tampa, FL, and Paul Phillips (Laura) of Guelph. Josephine is fondly remembered by her brother Peter Luciani (Marie) of Tillsonburg, 17 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Peter and Kathleen Luciani, sisters Pauline and Bernice, brothers Leo, Bill and Tom, and four grandsons Brian, Peter, Sean and Brent.

Mom’s life revolved around her family. Family gatherings at holiday time and all special occasions brought our mother great joy and were usually followed with hours of card playing, laughter and of course, one of Joey’s delicious meals. Everyone loved Joey’s haystacks and heavenly pie. One of her passions was bingo. Whether it be with family or neighbourhood friends, Mom’s bingo dabbers were always at the ready when the call was made. Mom was also a longtime member of the Holy Rosary Parish in Guelph. She will always be remembered for her optimism, compassion and kindness toward others.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private family Graveside Service was held at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario on Friday, May 7, 2021.

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