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Phyllis Woodcock (nee Hodgson)

September 9, 2020


Peacefully at Extendicare-Haliburton on Wednesday morning, September 9, 2020, with her daughters by her side, in her 96th year.  Beloved wife of the late Russell Woodcock.  Loving mother of Sandra (Al Oakley) and Susan (Marshall Carter predeceased).  Loving nanna to Sarah (Brendon Peddie), Lindsey and great grandchildren, Hannah and Rhett.   Also lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her sisters Aileen, Muriel, Grayce Walton, and brothers, Tom, Bon and Reg.  In the 1940's Phyllis came to Haliburton to live with her Uncle Clayton and Aunt Phyllis Hodgson.  Fondly remembered by all their family.  In 1945 she started teaching in Maple Lake in a one-room school house with all grades and 30 students.  She earned a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1974.  Phyllis taught for 32 1/2 years in Haliburton County.   As an active Haliburton Curling Club member,  she was given a Lifetime Membership in 1988 for her many years of dedication.  Some of her community contributions were as a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, CNIB, and the Haliburton County Library Board.  Phyllis had a lively spirit and welcoming nature. Always busy, and on the go, she will be missed.

Private Family Service

A Private Family Service will be held. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Haliburton. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Haliburton County Library or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the HALIBURTON COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME 13523 Hwy. #118, Haliburton,  Ontario (705) 457-9209. 



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