Phillips, Betty. It is with a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of Betty Phillips (nee Ratzlaff) at the age of 70, having succumbed to cancer. She was a gentle, loving and caring person who brightened the lives of those around her. A teacher and a counsellor in the Abbotsford School District for many years, she influenced the lives of many, many children. She leaves behind a loving husband of 46 years, Murray; three children: Christine Phillips- Hing (Martin); James Phillips (Inga) and Jonathan Phillips (Kerri). She was a devoted grandmother of seven: Brock, Grant, Marin, Tessa, Jaida, Hazel, and Ruby. She is survived by three brothers: Harold (Viola), Eric (Katie), and George (Jenny) as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Betty had a resilient faith and a gracious spirit that encouraged so many. Her memorial service will be held at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140 St Surrey, Thursday, June 6 at 2 pm. We are deeply grateful for the care of her doctors: at Vancouver General Hospital the medical staff led by Dr. Scudamore and Dr. Yoshida and in Langley, Dr. Hansen and Dr. Adamson; as well as the devoted and loving care of the staff at Langley Hospice. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Langley Hospice Society.
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Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643