LANGSTON, Phyllis May (nee Bysouth)
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother. Phyllis passed away on December 15, 2014, with her children David, Cindy, and Michelle surrounding her.
Phyllis was a loving wife of 64 years to the love of her life, Vernon, whom she has missed dearly for the past 5 years. Phyllis’ family was her pride and joy. She leaves behind her 3 children, David (Christine), Cindy (David), and Michelle (David); her 7 grandchildren, Sabrina, Elise (Jonathan), Michael (Bev), Ryan (Laura), Darren, Alexandra, and Ian; and her 10 great grandchildren Ethan, Bradley, Caleb, Haylie, Keenan, Chloe, Brooklynn, the twins Emmett and Joshua, and Bella. Phyllis was predeceased by her brother Eric and is survived by her sisters Doris and Audrey, as well as her brothers Chris and Bob. She will be greatly missed by her family, including her many nieces and nephews. Phyllis remained strong and determined to live to the fullest to the very end. She kept a smile on her face even through her recent health trials. She continued to work in marketing for Today’s Seniors News Magazine and was active in her community, including her volunteer work at Ridge Meadows Hospital. She enjoyed socializing with her close friends, line dancing, and being a member of the Red Hats Society.
Phyllis loved the Lord Jesus Christ and made certain that her family knew Him too. In her church she served as a layperson, was involved in women’s groups, and sang in the choir, which she did since age 13. She loved to sing. After church on Sundays you would often find her in residential care homes singing to the seniors. As well, she was a Spiritual Care Volunteer in the hospital for many years. A celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held at: St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 21299 River Road, Maple Ridge (V2X 2B1), Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either of Phyllis’ favourite charities: Covenant House Vancouver and Union Gospel Mission