Phyllis MILLS nee Buxton

Mills, Phyllis, (nee Buxton), died November 17, 2011 with her children at her side to dance again with her devoted husband and the love of her life, Ted and oh, how they loved to dance!  Mom was the 7th of 14 children born to Percival and Phoebe (nee Wells), “The Buxtons” in Esquimalt on July 26, 1921.  She is survived by her daughters Carol (Hal), Diane (Don), Gail (Peter), Pam (Steve) and son Greg (Cindy); 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Travelling in their motor home was something mom and dad loved to do and spent many happy days doing just that, often with family.  We were blessed to have a full time mom who loved to cook, bake, sew and who loved us unconditionally.  Mom cherished every moment spent with her family, most especially watching her grandchildren learn to swim. Our children adored her as well and loved to spend time together whether it was picnicing, camping or just eating a bowl of her yummy home made soup after a swim.  Our mom was everybody’s mom and everybody loved her.  Their lakeside home was the centre of our universe.  It was a gathering place where all were welcomed.  Their lives were us, that’s just how it was.  We will miss you mom as we do dad. Following mom’s wishes, no service will be held.  A huge thank you to the staff at the “Priory”  who cared for mom with such care and compassion.

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