Phyllis (Phyll) Neilson, age 99, passed away peacefully at Cedarcroft Place, Stratford on December 29, 2017. Beloved wife of the late James C. Neilson. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. St. G. Lee. Loving mother of Victoria (Renzo) Frati, London; James (Geraldine) Neilson, Kitchener; Rick (Cyndi) Neilson, Detroit. She had been a member of the Perth Regiment IODE and Past President, a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, on the Board of the Children’s Aid Society from 1971-1975, had been a member of the Red Cross, the Festival Theatre, the ACW of St. James Church and volunteered for several local charitable organizations. She is survived by a sister Nancy Carruthers, Ottawa, many nieces and nephews, seven grandchildren, one great granddaughter and one great grandson. She was predeceased by brothers Dr. H. H. Lee, Hamilton and Richard Lee, Oakville, sisters Peggy Moore, Apsley and Barbara Lee, Ottawa. Respecting Phyll’s wishes there will be no visitation or church service. Cremation has taken place and burial will be in Avondale Cemetery beside her husband. If desired a donation of one’s choice can be made through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411


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