GREEN, Phyllis Maude - Age 85, was surrounded by her loving family at Markham Stouffville Hospital when she transitioned into eternity on Sunday, September 4, 2016.
Born in Friendship District, St. Ann, Jamaica on June 20, 1931 to the late Cyril and Ethlyn Iris Fraser-Green, she entered this world a conqueror.
Doctors thought she would not survive infancy.
However, she defied medical logic and lived a long life of love, generosity, strength, faith, wisdom, sweetness, righteousness, joy and cheer.
In her mid-twenties she gave birth to her only child, a beautiful baby girl, Shamay Kemelle Williams-Blake. Little did she know that the birth of her daughter was the beginning of a legacy that includes four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, all of whom she shared close and personal relationships with.
Always seeking ways to give and pour into her family, she often found a way to meet the needs around her before anyone even thought to ask. She was known affectionately by so many names: Gumma, Auntie Doll, "P" Green, G.G., Mom, Grandma, Miss Phyllis, Woman or Ole Gal.
She embraced them all. Phyllis immigrated to Canada on August 20, 1969 and worked with the Watkins family for two years. She later retired from Sunnybrook Hospital after working there from 1971 to 1996.
She is also survived by her sister Rosalyn Green-Edwards and many nieces and nephews. May she rest in the arms of her Heavenly Father and – through the acceptance of Christ as our Saviour – we will surely see her again in Glory.
Visitation will be held at Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church (3 Clayton Dr., Markham) from 9:30 – 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m.
On Monday, April 25, 2016, 'Gus', surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully in his 92nd year. He was born in Loughrea, County Galway, Ireland in 1924. He flew in World War II with the RAF and immigrated to Canada in 1946. As one of twelve children, he is survived by his sister Eileen Hickey. Devoted husband to Dr. Vera Solowska for 60 years. Loving father of Helen (Marc Carere), Tom (Anne) and Peg (Tom Best). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Matthew, Emily, Andrew, Dominique, Luke, Jeff, Richard, Melanie, Amy, Colin, Jenna and his great-grandchildren Anna Bella, Sophia, Cosmo and Kiana. He was always a mentor and loving advisor to his children, their peers and his grandchildren. On May 2nd, friends may visit at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. (East Gate entrance) from 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service in the Chapel at 11 a.m - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-duane&pid=179788240&fhid=17702#sthash.yZVARBov.dpuf