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"YAG" 2008 Obituary


YAGER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-09 published
POTTS, Phyllis (McLEOD)
Passed away peacefully in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Sunday, January 6, 2008. Phyllis (McLEOD) POTTS in her 82nd year, beloved wife of the late Dean POTTS. Dear mother of Judy (Dan) WICKENS of R.R.#1 Badjeros and loving grandmother of Katie and Lori WICKENS. Dear sister of Hazel (Harry) ROWLEY of Dundalk, Don (Betty) McLEOD and Marion (Bill) GORDON both of Creemore, Mildred (Jim) WALKER of Barrie and Helen (Ron) WRIGHT of Maxwell; sister-in-law of Maureen McLEOD of Glen Huron and aunt to several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Jean (Joe) YAGER and a brother Charles McLEOD. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service in the chapel on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 1 p.m. Spring interment in Badjeros Cemetery. Donations to Markdale Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
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YAGER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-26 published
POTTS, Phyllis Catharine (née McLEOD)
Phyllis Catharine POTTS, beloved wife of the late Dean POTTS, passed away after a brief illness on January 6, 2008 in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale, Ontario in her 82nd year.
Phyllis was born on December 24, 1926 to Katie (CAMPBELL) and Marshall McLEOD, on Lot 11, Conc. 9 Nottawasaga Township, nestled between the hills of Glen Huron and Dunedin. She was the third of eight children, namely Hazel (Harry ROWLEY,) Don (Betty,) Jean (Joe YAGER,) Marion (William GORDON,) Charles (Maureen,) Mildred (James WALKER) and Helen (Ronald WRIGHT.)
Phyllis earned her education at S.S.#16 Nottawasaga, Glen Huron, Ontario, writing her entrance in Singhampton. After completing school she would go to work at Dunedin General Store. She worked in the homes of the Bowerman's and Sherlock METHERAL's before venturing off to Collingwood to work in Dominion Woolens Textiles Peerless factory which made denim products; and Woolworth Department Store. During that time she boarded at the homes of the Aikins', Hornsby's, Martin's and Wilson's.
Phyllis married Wallace Dean POTTS on October 15, 1955 in Dunedin Knox Presbyterian Church, with a reception in Stayner. A honeymoon was enjoyed in Niagara Falls and also a few days in Northern Ontario. Then returning to start a new life on the family farm on the third line of Osprey Township, between McIntyre and Badjeros. Phyllis continued to work in Collingwood for awhile, before coming home to help Dean on the farm and sawmill and preparing many meals for the hired men who helped in the fields and at the sawmill. No one ever left the table hungry.
Phyllis and Dean had two children, a stillborn son in 1961 and a daughter Judith Phyllis in 1965. Judy married Dan WICKENS on October 15, 1988 and lives close by. Phyllis enjoyed watching her two grandchildren Katie and Lori growing up next door, taking advantage of every opportunity to watch them in their activities. She was indeed a "proud" Grandma.
Phyllis and Dean celebrated 44 years of marriage at the time of Dean's passing in 2000. She was fortunate to live on the family farm until her time of passing.
Baking, flowerbeds, visiting and chatting with family and Friends, and the occasional bus trip, were some of the things that she enjoyed and that helped to pass the time for Phyllis.
Phyllis was predeceased by her parents Marshall in 1987 and Katie in 1989. Husband Dean (2000), sister Jean (1999) and brother-in-law Joe YAGER (1998,) brother Charles (2007.)
A Celebration of Life was held at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home in Dundalk on January 9, 2008 with Pastor Heather McCARREL officiating. Daughter Judy gave the eulogy and niece Mariane McLEOD played the organ and pallbearers were nephews Roger GORDON, Donald GORDON, Blair GORDON, Robert McLEOD, Alex McLEOD and David WRIGHT. Flowerbearers were granddaughters Katie and Lori WICKENS and nieces Sally STUHL and Dianne ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Spring interment in Badjeros Southline Cemetery.
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