In Celebration of

Phyllis Eva Hunt

March 22, 1921 -  October 16, 2020

Peacefully at the May Court Hospice on Friday October 16, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 99 years.

Phyllis grew up on Bayswater Avenue in Ottawa and attended Devonshire Public School and the High School of Commerce. During the war she joined the RCMP Intelligence Branch as a stenography and after 17 years left to raise a family with her beloved late husband Frank of 44 years.

Phyllis was especially close to her youngest sister Nancy who just recently passed but she always had a special place in heart for her late brother and sisters Jim, Jean and Gladys. She is remembered dearly by her cousin Mary Ellen Moore.

She will be greatly missed by her daughter and son, Patricia and Shawn and son-in-law Jon. She had a profound impact on everyone she knew and she will be loving remembered by her nieces and nephews Jeff and David; Marsha and Maureen; John, Shelley Jennifer and Scott; Michael and Kelly; Alison and Christopher; She kept in contact with her late husband Frank’s nieces and nephews in Newfoundland especially Nancy Dawson and the late Billy Houlihan.

Growing up and working in Ottawa, she is remembered by her close friend, Norma Cummings, and predeceased by her good friends Shirley Lahey, Shirley Droughan and Doris Galt.

She loved her many trips to Newfoundland, England, Florida, Vermont and lately her shopping trips to Northern New York State where she could always find a good bargain.

We are thankful for the time we had and memories we share and have been blessed for Phyllis’s ninety nine years.

We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the May Court Hospice for their exceptional care, kindness and compassion.

As Phyllis leaves this world we are inspired by words, “Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and put out my hand and touched the face of God” by John Gillespie Magee.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hospice Care Ottawa. Online condolences may be made at


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Jeff Atkins (Nephew)

Entered October 20, 2020 from Toronto, Ontario

This photo and the words shared about our Aunt Phyllis' life capture the wonderful, energetic and loving personality of a very special person. Anne and I will treasure memories of Aunt Phyllis' and husband Frank's, and children's, Shawn and Patricia's, warmth and hospitality every time we visited their home. We continued to be amazed at how young-looking Aunt Phyllis was, even as she entered her ninety years decade a few years back. She loved her PBS British mysteries and this was always a special subject of mutual enjoyment, when she and I got talking on the phone. I will miss our conversations, but as fellow Believers in Jesus Christ, I look forward to our next meeting together, in His timing, recalling the hymn, "Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King.... Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We're going to see the King!" Love you so much, Aunt Phyllis, and looking forward to seeing you again, in the Sweet By and By, in God's glorious Heaven! Jeff and Anne Atkins

Shelley and Philip Lyall (Niece)

Entered October 20, 2020 from Mountain Ontario

The fact she made it to 99.5 years is a testament to her fortitude and had been so fortunate to have been cared so lovingly by her children .

David Atkins (Nephew)

Entered October 21, 2020 from Ottawa

My family fondly remembers Aunt Phyllis for her outgoing and sunny personality. She was very kind and loving and her gracious hospitality was on display at family gatherings and special celebrations. She always greeted us with a big hug and kiss which l was blessed with for more than sixty years. Her good nature and caring for others was I think part of her secret of a long and happy life well lived and well loved. We will miss you Aunt Phyllis but look forward to seeing you some day in Heaven. Dave and Carol.

Chris Dawson (Nephew)

Entered October 26, 2020 from St. John's NL

To Shawn and Patricia,
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Although she certainly lived a very long life I know that her loss must be difficult for you. She is the last of her generation for our families so this really hits home for all of us. When I first came to Ottawa in 1982 I stayed for awhile with your Mom and Dad. She was very kind and made me feel so welcome in your home. I hope your sorrow will soon give way to fond memories of her.


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