Phylis died peacefully and with dignity on February 18, 2016, in her 89th year.
Phylis was born in Cudworth, Saskatchewan as Phylis Catherine Genevieve to Mary and Ernest Miller, she was the the 3rd of 15 children. The Miller Family homesteaded in the Erwood/Smokey Ridge/Porcupine Plains area of Saskatchewan.
Phylis came to Nelson B.C. in 1944 to join her grandparents Eugene and Marie Hammerer as well as her older sisters.
Phylis met Stan Bachynski, a returning naval veteran and it wasn’t long before they were married on December 1, 1945. Phyllis and Stan had a long and rich life together firstly building a home on a portion of the Bachynski farm on Silver King Road and then raising a family of three boys.
Predeceased by her husband, Stanley William Bachynski, Phylis is survived by her boys, Bob (Shannon), Tom (Shari) and Mark (Kathleen); her grandchildren, Shana (Mark), Roberta, Rhia, and Josh and her great-grandchildren, Keaton and Presley.
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. We miss you Mom.
The family gratefully acknowledges the wonderful support provided by the staff, the residents and her friends of the Lake View Village during the past few years.
A funeral service and a celebration of Phyllis’s life will be held on March 18, 2016, at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson B.C. Reception to follow.