Phyllis May Thorne
Peacefully at the Passamaquoddy Lodge in St. Andrews NB on Tuesday, September 15, 2021; Phyllis May Thorne passed away surrounded by many who loved and adored her at the young age of 95. Born in Saint John, NB on July 2, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Gladstone and Alice "May" (Clark) Carr.
Phyllis spent her young adult life as a devoted homemaker to her husband and children. She was a hard worker, from raking blueberries and making wreathes, to make ends meet for her children. Later in life, it wasn’t unusual to find Phyllis playing in her garden with her daughters whom she was so proud of, trucking through the woods scouting for tips with her sons, creating beautiful crafts that filled her home, in the kitchen baking rolls and her famous "poor mans pudding" with her grandchildren, toe tapping to her favourite hymns, and looked forward to running the roads with her brother Jim during his trips home to visit with family and friends. She especially loved her lunch dates with family for the occasional "Big Mac" or fish and chips.
Phyllis will be forever truly missed by her children, Kim (Larry) Vance, Tammy Voutt, James "Allen" Thorne, Beverly (Jean Rock) Bernard, David (Sharon) Blagdon, and Carole (Brian) Dickeson. Her Brother, James (Bettina) Carr from Burlington Ontario and sisters Connie Richard and Susan Creary. Countless nieces and nephews, as well as her many grandchildren and great grandchildren who all cherished her. Along with her parents, Phyllis was predeceased by her loving husband, John Thorne, by her sons Gordon "Maurice" Thorne, infant Son "Dougie", and son-in-law Phillip "Sam" Voutt. And also by her sisters Ruth Green and Norma Nason.
As per Phyllis’ request, cremation has taken place. A graveside service and celebration of life will commence at the St. George Rural Cemetery on Sunday, September 19th at 1 pm with Reverend Mary-Ann Langmaid officiating. All who loved and treasured her are welcome to attend, as her family would love to hear the many memories and stories of our dear Phyllis.
A special thank you to the staff of both the Ridgeview Manor and the Passamaquoddy Lodge for the exceptional care and devotion displayed to Phyllis during her time spent with them. Phyllis spent her late years happy, healthy, and cared for which is all that could have asked for. The family truly appreciates each and everyone who loved our Mom/Nan, and showered her with love, kindness, and respect.
Donations to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of one's choosing would be greatly appreciated by her family.
"Although your work here on earth is done, Your life in heaven has just begun. Your struggles here were hard and long, but they’re gone now; you’re finally home. Life wasn’t easy, by choice or fate. A decision made, sometimes too late. A fight to the finish, always strong. Rest easy darling, you’re finally home."