Agnes Scott (Bunty) Phillips passed away in Quesnel in her 84th year. Agnes was the first child born into the Galbraith family in Stewarton, Scotland and came to Canada with her family when she was 4 years old. She spent her childhood in the Ladner (Delta) area outside Vancouver, B.C. She met and married Jack Phillips in 1945 and they were together for 61 years. With their three children they moved to Quesnel in 1957 where they owned and operated the Highland Glen Motel for three years and Phillips Excavating business for over 40 years.
Agnes was well known for her baking (especially her butter tarts and matrimonial cake), canning (mainly pickled beets, jams & jellies) and crafts including quilting, crocheted afghans and embroidery. She was often seen zipping around on her John Deere ride-on lawn mower taking care of their park like property. She was very giving, loyal to her family & friends and always there when they needed her. Above all, her family meant everything to her.
In the early days Agnes was active in the ladies division of the Rotary Club and the Quesnel Flying Club, then later in the Gold Wing Association and in the Quesnel Legion. Agnes and Jack loved wintering in Arizona and she became a valued member of the shuffleboard and women’s pool teams. She took up many activities such as tap dancing and bead making and made many friends. Although she had a tremendous fear of flying, she always went along on the many trips her and Jack took in their own aircraft, flying anywhere from Alaska to Mexico and across Western Canada.
Agnes is survived by her children Shirley Johannesen (Les) of Calgary, Gordon Phillips (Carol) of Quesnel, Beverley Peacock (Selwyn) of Australia; grandson Brent Johannesen (Jenny) of Calgary and great grandchildren Taylor, Justine, Jordan, Robbie & Evan. She was predeceased by her husband Jack and granddaughter Jill. She will be sadly missed by her pet dog Sussie, her children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday November 26th, 2010 at 1:00PM at Clayton’s Funeral Chapel. If friends and relatives so desire, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94, 262 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 2R2 or any local charity of your choice.