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Phyllis Schoenhals

Obituary of Phyllis Schoenhals

Phyllis Lillian Schoenhals, Peacefully entered the presence of her Lord, Tuesday July 24, 2012 at the age of 92. She was pre-deceased by Stewart, her loving husband of 55 years; her parents Tom and Lillie Elliott and 3 sisters Riva Wilson, Bernice Brown and Elva Cox; her son-in-law Gordon Barwell. She will be sadly missed by her children Paul Schoenhals (Holly), Nancy Barwell Kraft (Gerald Kraft), Mark Schoenhals (Rita Milenkovic); loving grandchildren, Susan Schoenhals (Ed Kaczor), Ryan Schoenhals (Katherine), Karyn Schoenhals (Hughe Rose), Kimm and Shauna Connally, Jay Barwell (Pam), Jody Barwell McQueen (Brian McQueen), Jeff Schoenhals (Tamara), Lindsay Schoenhals, Will Smith; great-grandchildren, Sydney and Delaney McQueen, Tanner and Jesse Barwell, Connor, Emmitt and Eliza Schoenhals, Sacha and Soren Kaczor, Stella and Angus Rose, and 4 week old Colten Mark Schoenhals. Phyllis was born in Bayfield, ON and lived in Clinton until 1959 when the family moved to Saskatoon, SK. In 1993 Phyllis and Stew returned to Ontario, moving into The Sands in Georgetown. Family and faith were the cornerstones of Phyllis' life. An active church member, Phyllis had a love for Jesus that she shared with with a gentle and infectious passion to family, friends and neighbours. Always smiling, valued by both young and old alike, Phyllis was a much loved and active member in the Georgetown Alliance church, until suffering a stroke in October, 2011. Phyllis was recognized by many in Georgetown for her lengthy morning walks taken daily until the time of her stroke at the age of 91. The family is extremely grateful to Phyllis' granddaughter Jody Barwell McQueen for the close and constant care she provided to "Greata" through her years in Georgetown and especially through the months following Phyllis' stroke. Jody's tireless care was a great comfort to an extended family spread broadly across the country. Special thanks to the caring staff and members of Georgetown Alliance church and the staff at Halton Hills Extendicare. A memorial service will be held at the Georgetown Alliance Church on Sunday July 29th at 1:30PM, reception to follow in the church. A private family interment will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Living Hope Center of the Georgetown Alliance Church.