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It is with deep sadness that the family of Phyllis Bedard announces her passing, at the age of 93, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. with family by her side.

Phyllis was born March 15, 1920 in St. Catharines, Ont. She later moved to Winnipeg, Man., where she met the love of her life, Peter Bedard, in 1941.

In later years, Phyllis was a member of the Redwing Rebekah Lodge and the St. John’s Anglican Church Guild.

She especially loved her family and friends. She enjoyed visiting and going for coffee and Friday night dinners with her special friends, “The Rocking Grannies.”

Her latest joy was looking forward to Thursday night Lions TV Bingo.

Phyllis will be greatly missed by her daughter, Linda (Fran) Brigham; son-in-law, Ben Romyn; grandchildren, Tim (Tammy) Romyn, Debbie Romyn, Darryl (Anna) Brigham, and Leeanne (Luc) Quesnel; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are her extra special niece, Colleen (Ted) Beck, and their children, Clint (Laureen) Beck and Clayton (Trish) Beck; sister, Shirley Bruyere; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, George and Nellie Miner; husband, Peter Bedard; daughter, Marilyn Romyn; great-grandson, Tyler Romyn; sister, Margaret Edenburn; and brothers, Clarence and Stanley Miner.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Fr. Wayne McIntosh officiating.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Fort Frances Community Chest.

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To the Brightest

Star in the Sky

We’ll remember your smile, your laughter and tears

The talks we had

The jokes that you made

…Lightened our hearts in so many ways.

Your depth and complexity of a person we’ll always ponder

Your accomplishments, talents, happiness we’ll always admire

Your knack for conversation and style we’ll never forget

Your will to go on even through the pain

The way you helped others when you needed it too will always amaze us

We’ll cherish these things close to our hearts

We’ll always be thankful for having been a part of your life and a part of ours.

Love from the whole family.