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Phyllis Blanche Tilden
Saturday, December 1, 2018
At age
90
VISITATION

Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm at the funeral home

Wednesday 11:00-12:00 at the church

SERVICE

Wednesday 12:00pm

First Baptist Church

BURIAL / CREMATION

Innisvale Cemetery and Crematorium at 2:45pm

ANNOUNCEMENT

A reception will be held at the church following the service

VIEW THE OBITUARY/DEATH NOTICE

OBITUARY

 

PHYLLIS TILDEN (NEE TATTERSALL)

April 20, 1928 – Dec. 1, 2018

 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Phyllis Blanche Tilden on Dec. 1, 2018.

 

Phyllis was the beloved wife of Cameron Tilden (deceased) for 62 years and the cherished mother of Cate Tilden, Susan Cadeau (Dave), Caroline Tilden (Musbah). Holding a special place of affection is Albert Barker.

 

Phyllis was a loving and devoted Grandma to Ibrahim (Sarah), Fatima, Hussein, Zak, Yusuf and Mohamed BenHalim.  She was thrilled to recently become Great-Grandma to baby Noah, son of Ibrahim and Sarah. Her grandchildren and Noah provided Phyllis with one of the greatest joys and happiness in life.

 

Phyllis is predeceased by her parents Harry and Ella Tattersall and her parents-in-law Charles and Vera Tilden.

She is also predeceased by her sister Dorothy Helsdon (Sam), brother Robert Tattersall, sister-in-law Olive Tattersall, brothers-in-law Bev Fewster (Doreen), Mackenzie Tilden (Elva), Charles Tilden (Audrey), sister-in-law Margaret Knight (Phillip).

Mom will be remembered with love by her extended family and friends, including her sisters Doreen Fewster and Judy Brown, nieces and nephews: Phillip Watson (Eileen), Tim Knight, Barb Tattersall, Teresa Tattersall (Richard), Jeff Helsdon (Karen), John Helsdon (Deb), Barry Fewster, Clare Fewster (Jeannie), Melanie Watson (deceased), and Kaylie and Jessica Brown.

 

Although Phyllis has been retired from nursing for quite a few years, she will be missed by her friends from the VON and Grove Park Home where she worked.  Phyllis worked in the geriatric nursing field for many years and loved caring for her patients.  She was passionate about nursing, and only retired near age 70 when her own mother advised her that it was “Time to stop and smell the roses.”Many people who knew her when she was working have commented on what a great nurse she was.  Mom will also be missed by her friends at the Senior Encounter program that she attended twice per week.

 

Love and eternal, heartfelt gratitude are extended to Phyllis’s caregiver Arsenia, who became a part of our family.  She treated Phyllis as if she were her own mother, tirelessly, selflessly, and lovingly providing care and companionship for the last years of her life and making it possible for her to remain at home. For this we are truly grateful and appreciative.  She holds a special place in the hearts of our family.

Special thanks also to Lala, Joy, Mila, Nina, and Olivia, who also provided loving care to Mom (and Dad) before Arsenia came to stay with Mom.

We want to thank Nicole, Ruth, Norla, Lindsay, Kristie and Bayla who assisted Mom at home over the last few months.

With these wonderful people, we were able to keep Phyllis comfortable, happy and at home where she wanted to be.

 

Cam and Phyllis had a long and loving marriage, always supporting one another and providing a wonderful example to their children of what true love is.

 

Phyllis extended unending love and care to her family, patients and everyone who knew her.   She was a gentle, kind and beautiful person who always gave everyone the benefit of the doubt and taught her children to do the same.  She loved gardening, reading, crosswords and most of all, visits from family.

 

Arrangements:  Friends may call at the Jennett Funeral & Cremation Centre 152 Bradford St., Barrie on Tuesday from 7:00-9:00pm. and on Wednesday December 5th at First Baptist Church 550 Grove St. E., Barrie from 11:00am until the time of service at 12:00pm. Reception at the church to follow. Interment Innisvale Cemetery at 2:45pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Always so good, unselfish and kind, few on this earth her equal we find, In our hearts your memory lingers, always tender, fond and true, there’s not a day, dear mother, we do not think of you.

 

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VIEW OR LEAVE A MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE FOR THE FAMILY

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My deepest sympathy to the extended Tilden family on the death of Phyllis. I would also like to salute a life well-lived that was a source of love and strength for all her family. God bless you all.
By Barbara Samson-...

I just heard of Phyllis's death through Barbara Willis, and must say how sorry Marion and I are to learn of this sad moment in all your lives. While I was not real close with Cam and Phyllis, I was family and remember meeting with you at Cameron's funeral. Please accept our most sincere sympathy, and remember the good times. While a difficult time of the year to try and be happy, I am sure this is what she and Cameron would want to happen. All our love, Bev and Marion Willis
By ALBERT willis (Bev)

OUR LONDON VICTORIA NURSING CLASS OF 1953 WILL MISS ONE OF OUR BEST. WE REMEMBER YOUR WARM SMILE AND WILL HOLD OUR MEMORIES IN OUR HEARTS. "MAY FLIGHTS OF ANGELS "
By LUCY WILLIAMS

Sad to lose another class mate,Sept/53 from Vic and also we shared an apartment with Jean Deverall for a few months. It was delightful to see her at our 65th dinner, so thoughtful of her family to bring her to London for that. Deepest sympathy to all her family
By Catharine McKenna

So sad to lose not only a class mate but an apartment mate following our graduation from Vic. It was really delightful to see and talk to her at our 65th dinner earlier this year, Thanks to the family for bringing her down.After a long life together ,she and Cam are united again My sympathy to all the family Catharine.
By Catharine McKenna

It was wonderful to see Phyllis at our 65th nurses reunion. She was so happy to be there and converse with her nursing friends .I believe she was determined to make that long trip to London. Thank you to all that were involved to accomplish this. You will miss her.
By Eleanor Corlett

To Phyllis's family; I just learned about your mom's passing today and want to convey my sympathy. Your mother was a cherished friend of my mom when she lived across the street from you at 20 Bothwell. They were both nurses and spent many years working with geriatric patients so they had lots in common. Both she and your dad were very good to my mom. We were always grateful that she had so many good neighbours living around her. When I had the chance to chat with your mom, it was very apparent how proud she was of all of you. You will have many happy memories to cherish. We are thinking of you.
By Judy (Siddall) ...

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