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January 19, 2017
While at St. Paul’s hospital, Phyllis passed away and leaves husband, Harry Keller after 59 years of marriage, along with her daughter Lois (Mark Carter) and son Brian (Darcey) and granddaughters Susanna, Eve, Brooklyn, and Shelby. Survived by sisters Kay Martenuik, Doris (Al) Omand, sister-in-law Audrey Jessop and numerous nieces and nephews, Phyllis was pre-deceased by her parents Harry and Florence Jessop, brother Bill Jessop, sister-in-law Alice Chartier, brother-in-law Jim Keller, and brother-in-law John Martenuik. Born at the family farm north of Leask, Phyllis was brought into the world by a neighboring midwife and grew up there the youngest of four children. She attended the nearby rural school of Bramshot and Leask high school. After leaving the family farm for Saskatoon, Phyllis worked at the bank of Nova Scotia on 20th Street until her first child was born. Early married life brought Phyllis and Harry to the Mount Royal neighbourhood where they would reside on Tomlinson Crescent for 47 years. Phyllis stayed home to raise her children and during this time she loved gardening and canning the yearly bountiful harvest. She volunteered at Estey school library and she was the neighborhood canvasser for every charity going. She enjoyed visits with neighbours and kept this up for the entire time that she lived in the Mount Royal area. When Phyllis returned to the work force she worked at the Bank of Montreal accounting branch in the evenings and later the Sears Accounting department. Into retirement, Phyllis continued her volunteer efforts supporting the seniors’ program out of Mayfair Church each week and walking with Harry at the Field House when not travelling to warmer places. The family would like to say a special thank you to the Keedwell Assisted Living Center staff and the Luther Memory Care Program providers for their kindness and support over the last three years. A memorial service will be held for family and friends on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St, first right past Briargate Rd) at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Saskatoon Council of Aging (2020 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK. S7N 2W4). Online condolences may be sent to family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorial.ca