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Whynot; Phyllis Mildred

Posted By Obits On June 30, 2013 @ 10:06 am In Obituaries | 51 Comments


Whynot, Phyllis Mildred, 86, of Milton, Queens County, passed away on Saturday, June 29th, 2013, in the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.

Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Mahar) Gritt.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. There was nothing Phyllis enjoyed more than spending time with her family and her dog Snuggles. She was a volunteer for many years at the Milton Bingo and an active player right up until her final days. She helped her family run a canteen in Milton for many years.

She is survived by daughters, Norma Mitchell, of Brooklyn, Frances (James) Gaskell, of Milton, Carol (Keith) Crosland, of Chipman Brook, Judith (Wayne) Anthony, of Milton; grandchildren Wayne (Darlene) Benham, Millie Benham, Scott Mitchell, James Mitchell, Kyla (Mark) Genge, Krista (Kevin) Seyffert, Neil (Susan) Gaskell, John Gaskell, Michael Anthony; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Edna Bastie, of Halifax; sister-in-law Jean Lyle, of Barrington Passage; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Albert; grandson Jeremy Gaskell; sisters Mary Deal, Evelyn Pitts, Marion Hicks; brothers Jim Turner and John Gritt.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013, from 7-9 p.m., from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A Celebration of Phyllis’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., from the Milton Baptist Church. Reverend Corey Pickens officiating. Burial will be in the Milton Community Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Milton Baptist Church or to the Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com



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Condolence from clyde and david whynot on June 30th, 2013 10:12 am


Condolence from Dale and Suzanne Verge on June 30th, 2013 10:37 am

Norma and family …so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing.. we are thinking of you ,,and our prayers and thoughts are with you Dale and Sue

Condolence from Tish Fisher on June 30th, 2013 11:30 am

To Fran and family, Sorry for your loss. She sure was a nice lady.
Sincerely, Tish .

Condolence from Dianne Wamboldt on June 30th, 2013 11:53 am

Norma, Carol, Fran & Judy…..

David & I are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Growing up, your house was like a second home to me as you all know, and your parents always treated me the best……. many happy memories from those days. Phyllis was always the same way, friendly and kind to everyone. Take care…….thinking of you all.

Condolence from Brenda and Ira Huskins on June 30th, 2013 12:20 pm

Sympathy to Norma and the rest of the family in the passing of one of your dear ones.

Condolence from sylvia whynot on June 30th, 2013 12:34 pm

I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing ,she was a lovely lady, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Sylvia Mansfield Fancy on June 30th, 2013 1:34 pm

To the girls and their families,

Many years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Phyl when I attended Milton School. Memories of time spent at the “canteen” and of my spending time in her home was and always will be cherished .. A more kind and gentle soul I have never met. Judy, a special rememberence to you as we were buddies back then and we shared a lot . May you all hold your memories of your mother close to your heart and pls accept my sincere condolences at this very difficult time. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all.


Condolence from Viv Croft (Whynot) on June 30th, 2013 2:41 pm

So sorry to hear about the passing of Phyllis. She was such a sweet lady……….lean on each other in the days ahead, my thoughts and prayers are sent your way

Condolence from Brenda Lawrence on June 30th, 2013 3:17 pm

Fran and family . Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing . She was certainly loved by her family and will be great missed by all of you . She was a very pleasant lady . God bless. Her suffering is over . Sincere sympathy to the family .

Condolence from Erin and Jeff Ingram on June 30th, 2013 4:40 pm

We are so sorry to hear that Phylis has passed away. Our deepest sympathies to all of her family.

Condolence from midge on June 30th, 2013 4:59 pm

norma,carol, fran and judy, so sorry to hear of your mom,s passing .you will be in my prays .

Condolence from irving whynot on June 30th, 2013 5:33 pm

So sorry to hear about the passing of Phyllis.She and Albert were such nice people.Spent so much time there in my younger days.She will be missed.Irving,Jeanette, Scott and Dwayne Whynot

Condolence from Connie Mooers & Danny. on June 30th, 2013 7:44 pm

Dear Norma, Fran & Families,Extending much sympathy during the passing of your dear Mother. I remember her being a very friendly lady, always sharing her beautifull smile .May God Bless & comfort you in the days ahead.

Condolence from Gerry & Phyllis Leaman on June 30th, 2013 8:34 pm

Family of Phyllis Your Mom was a special lady , quiet and so pleasant. Always enjoyed our little chats. I am sure you have so many good memories that will help your sad time now.Thinking of you all at this time.

Condolence from angie wamboldt on July 1st, 2013 4:21 am

norma,fran.judy.and carol so very sorry about your moms passing she was a very nice woman .whenever I seen her be it in the grocery store or out in the yard with her dog or at Milton bingo when she used to go we always used to have a little chat she will be missed by a lot of people.my heart goes out to you all god bless

Condolence from Marilyn (Wagner} Daniels on July 1st, 2013 4:53 am

So shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Phyllis. She seemed so well and happy just a week ago, and it was so nice to see you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Your Mom and Dad were very special to us. Hugs……

Condolence from Pat Wigglesworth on July 1st, 2013 5:07 am

Fran and Family

So sorry to hear of your Moms passing, my thoughts are with at this difficult time.

Condolence from valerie &gary joudrey on July 1st, 2013 5:37 am

norma so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing.when i used to go to bingo i used to see her there selling cards or at the canteen.nice lady always smiling.

Condolence from Judy Vey on July 1st, 2013 6:05 am

Norma and family – I was so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. It is hard to lose a parent regardless of age or health. My thoughts are with you, Millie and the rest of the family.

Condolence from Donna and David Dicks on July 1st, 2013 6:22 am

Fran, Judy and Family, Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Our sincere sympathy to the family Take care.

Condolence from Robert & Sally Fader on July 1st, 2013 6:41 am

Judy and family:

So sorry to read of your mum’s passing. She was such a quiet, gentle person and I always enjoyed my chats with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Ann Kent (Keating) on July 1st, 2013 6:58 am

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom – she was a wonderful lady, very outgoing, and one of the friendliest people.

On behalf of the Keating family, please accept our sincere condolences and know that you are all in our thoughts.

Condolence from Maurice & Betty Whynott,Mersey Place CT. on July 1st, 2013 11:19 am

So sorry for you loss. Prayers and with you all.

Condolence from julie whynot on July 1st, 2013 12:13 pm

Norma,Fran,Judy and Corol and the rest of the family so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom she will be very much missed I know I will miss walking by the house many times a day n having her stand in the door window waving her hand saying hi and along with many other things that myself n many others will miss my thoughts and prayers are with u all may the beautiful angel R.I.P in heaven

Condolence from Doris Schnare on July 1st, 2013 3:45 pm

Jimmie, Fran and family, My sincere condolences in the death of your mother. She was a pleasant and friendly lady.

Condolence from Glen, Diane Dexter and Family on July 1st, 2013 4:56 pm

Norma, Carol, Fran, Judy and Families, So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Monica Roberts on July 1st, 2013 5:34 pm

Norma and Millie,
Sorry to hear of your loss. I will miss seeing Phyllis out in her yard whenever I drove by. She was always smiling. Take care

Condolence from Boe Boutlier on July 1st, 2013 5:37 pm

Norma and families,
Saddened to hear of Phyllis’s passing. I ate a lot of her fish and chips back in the day when she ran the canteen. She was always friendly and took the time to talk. Take care
Boe and Marilyn

Condolence from Tim McDonald on July 1st, 2013 7:31 pm

I was so sad to hear of Phyllis’s passing. She was such a wonderful person. She enjoyed her night out to Milton Bingo so much and I will always remember her gentle voice saying “Bingo” when she won. I know all of you will miss her greatly and so will all of us who were lucky to know her.

Condolence from Eldrige/Phyllis Whynot& Family on July 2nd, 2013 3:36 am

Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You In Your Time Of Sorrow.

Condolence from Joanne Frost on July 2nd, 2013 4:55 am

My sincere sympathies on the passing of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers, my friend.

Condolence from Barb and Lorne Redmond on July 2nd, 2013 6:35 am

We wish to convey our deepest sympathy to all the family. You are in our thoughts at this sad time. You certainly were very devoted to your mother which was lovely to see.

Condolence from Judy Hyson on July 2nd, 2013 6:50 am

My deepest sympathies to the family on the passing of your mom.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Noweta and Ron on July 2nd, 2013 9:09 am

To all the family,
Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you as you go though this sad time of losing a loved one .

Condolence from Enid MacKay on July 2nd, 2013 11:27 am

Fran and family Please accept my sincere sympathy.No words can erase the pain Just know you are in our prayers

Condolence from Bessie Harnish on July 2nd, 2013 3:13 pm

Norma & Families,
Norma,i was so sorry to hear of your mother passing,cause I just seen you two the other day.May God be with you.Think of all the good memories you had together.
Bessie & Brothers

Condolence from Sharon & Ronald Verge on July 2nd, 2013 4:12 pm

Fran and Family, so sorry to hear that your Mom passed away,Please accept our sincere sympathy .Our thoughts and prayers are with the you and the Family.

Condolence from gloria aulenback…gary on July 2nd, 2013 5:03 pm

to: norma, carol, fran & judy,

our thoughts and prayers are with you girls and your families. think of the good times i had at your home when growing up. Phyllis was always very nice to me.


Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on July 2nd, 2013 5:19 pm

Our condolences to all the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Marina Jesso {MacLeod } on July 3rd, 2013 2:54 am

Carol, Norma, Fran, Judy and families, It was such a shock to hear your MOM had passed away. My thoughts are with each of you

Condolence from Lynn Rafuse on July 3rd, 2013 6:28 am

Fran, My condolences to you and your family at this sad time.

Condolence from Barbara Carr on July 3rd, 2013 8:07 am

Norma, Carol, Fran, Judy and Families:
So sorry for your loss, it was my pleasure to play at your Mom’s funeral, to have an opportunity to see the love among your family and to learn of her “grit”. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to meet you all after, as I had to go to work.
Blessing to you all: Barbara Carr

Condolence from Judi & Ken Minard on July 3rd, 2013 11:58 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Your mother was always smiling and kind to all.

Condolence from Diane Smith on July 3rd, 2013 5:24 pm

Fran and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Let your memories console you during the days to come.

Condolence from Bruce and Melanie Inglis on July 4th, 2013 7:22 am

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. I hope your happy memories give you comfort in the days to come.

Condolence from Rika Bolivar on July 4th, 2013 10:43 am

sorry to hear of your mom and grandmother of her passing may knowing that she loved you all and one day will see her be of comfort to you all.

Condolence from Peggy Kelley on July 7th, 2013 4:05 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Kathy and Wade MacLeod on July 7th, 2013 7:07 pm

To: Carol, Norma, Fran, Judy, and Families.

So sorry to hear that your mother has passed away. She was a wonderful lady and I always enjoyed our chats. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Joanne MacLeod and Family, on July 7th, 2013 7:11 pm

To: Carol, Norma, Fran, Judy and Families.

So sorry to hear that your mother has passed away. May happier memories help you all through this tough time along with support from family and friends.

Condolence from bonnie dalby flemming on July 8th, 2013 7:13 am

so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing..i am thinking of you judy..xo

Condolence from Phillip and Darlene Mulle on July 15th, 2013 7:21 pm

Sorry for your lost. When I think of Phyllis a smile come to my face. A great person.

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