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Phyllis E. Hutchings

January 7, 1941 - May 13, 2020

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Phyllis Evelyn Hutchings (Achtzener) 1941 to 2020

Wife, Mother, Sister, Nana, Grandma, Great Grandma, Auntie and Friend to so many.

Where there was injustice, inequality, democratic indifference Phyllis’s voice in opposition could be heard.

She took tremendous pleasure in the everyday like: planning and cooking meals, sitting on the front porch watching the flowers grow, sharing in conversation and laughter with family and friends, listening to music on the radio or watching a program. She was both simple and complex in her thoughts and opinions and she loved expressing herself.

Phyllis grew up in a large loving family in Regina Saskatchewan and that is where her final journey will take her. She spoke so fondly and proudly about her childhood and the adventures of her youth.

Dramatic Arts was a passion for Phyllis. In her early 20’s she was a member of Regina Little Theater where she performed in several productions. After moving to Toronto in the early 70’s she joined Scarborough players. Shortly after that she found her true calling directing school musicals at Blantyre Public School, she inspired children and youth to use drama to gain confidence.

If you asked her what her most important role in life was she would quickly say it was being a Mother and teaching her children to be responsible, loving citizens of the world. She did this with the incredible love and support of her life and political sparring partner Terry. They shared 59 years together.

In honour of Phyllis’s life and legacy, donations are welcomed to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Newmarket, for the Street Outreach Van: