In loving memory of my wonderful sister Phyllis Reynolds
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In loving memory of Phyllis Reynolds who sadly passed away on 12th December 2020
Our Family Tribute
We remember and commemorate the life of Phyllis, our beautiful Mum who we sadly lost on December 12th.
But as much as grieve for our loss, we are here to rejoice in a life that was long, a life that was fulfilling, a life that brought Phyllis much happiness and in turn brought joy to all who knew her.
Phyllis was greatly loved – a Wife, a Mum, a Nan, a Great-Nanna, a Sister, a Mother-in-Law, an Aunt – all roles she relished and cherished and gave her best to throughout her life.
Phyllis married Les, the love of her life, in 1952. All their lives they were head-turners! Les was tall, strong and handsome, a catch in every way. Phyllis was petite, gentle and film-star beautiful right to the end. It is said that opposites attract and their contrasting natures brought out the best in each other.
In some ways, Phyllis was an unworldly soul and this made her so much more loveable. Totally devoid of cynicism or malice, there was not a single bad bone in her body. Her glass (Martini and Lemonade preferably) was perpetually more than half-full and she looked for the good in everyone (unless they misbehaved in Coronation Street!) and she delighted in the exploits and adventures of her family.
That gentle demeanour concealed a spirited heart. When occasion demanded she could show her mettle and to the very end that fire was never extinguished.
But the quality that underscored her personality and character was jollity. Generally, Phyllis found life very good fun and that was infectious for all her knew her. If she telephoned, you were obliged to wait for the giggles to pass before she could start the conversation. Without a clue about what she was doing, she managed to captivate every taxi driver and waiter in Rome. On her visit to Florida she eagerly pursued Mickey, Donald and Goofy and all the Disney characters for autographs and photos and was up for every roller coaster ride.
In short, Phyllis was a life force who brought interest, care and merriment into everyone’s lives.
Our only regret should be that she did not deserve the cruel illness that stole the joy from her final years. Her courage and spirit never deserted her even when she lost Les, her rock.
And it was her heartfelt wish that they should both be joined together for all time. And so they shall be.