In Celebration of

Dianne Phillips

July 26, 1940 -  October 11, 2018

Dianne passed away at home with her husband by her side after a lengthy struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born in Truro, Nova Scotia Dianne is predeceased by her son Stephen, survived by her husband of 60 years, LCol Duncan Phillips (Retd), sons; Kevin (Shirley) of Selkirk Manitoba; Bruce (laurel) of Greeley Ontario & Timothy (Olga) of Hollywood Florida and daughter Vallerie Griese (Ron) of Pembroke Ontario, along with eight grand children and six great grand children.

It was in Truro that she met her future husband and embarked on a long journey as a proud Army wife accompanying her husband to Europe and across Canada during his 32 year career. Dianne pursued a career in the nursing profession employed at Island Lodge in Ottawa, Ontario until her retirement. Dianne was invested into The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem as a Serving Sister in recognition for her contribution to the work of the Order Throughout her life she remained a true daughter of Nova Scotia and known for her compassion, generosity, sense of humour and forthrightness.

Our family would like to thank all the health care professionals and others who helped her through this ordeal as well as the many friends who expressed their condolences. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 - 4 PM on Friday, October 26th at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario.


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Phil curran (Family friendly)

Entered October 24, 2018 from Thompson ,manitoba

My condolences to family she suffers no more

Linda and Larry Mintz (Friends)

Entered October 25, 2018 from West Kelowna, BC

Duncan and Family,
We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Dianne. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We cherish the memory her friendship.

Gloria and Bruce Nienkirchen (Friends)

Entered October 26, 2018 from Pembroke

Wishing your family peace and comfort at this time. May your memories bring you healing as you grieve the loss of your wife,mother and grandmother.

Lilly curran (Brother in laws mom)

Entered October 26, 2018 from Thompson mb

I am so sorry for your loss.I am thinking of u all regularly :(:( I pray Gods comfort upon you all and especially on Duncan as he carries on his life's journey without his wife by his side

Lynn Bouffard (Family friend)

Entered October 26, 2018 from Barrie

Dear Phillips Family, your family was like my second family. Your Mom was like my second Mom. Sending my thoughts prayers and condolences to you. I hold Many wonderful and cherished memories of your Mom and of all of you in my heart. I love you all.



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