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ROSTAD, Phyllis Muriel

August 21, 1926 — February 27, 2022

In loving memory of Phyllis Muriel Rostad, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She passed away on February 27, 2022, in her 96th year.

Phyllis was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, August 21, 1926, to Alice Maud (née Bailey) and Thomas Charles Bowers.

Raised and educated in Saskatoon, Phyllis first worked in the office for Dunn & Bradstreet.  On June 18, 1946, she and Jens Hubert Ross Rostad eloped and married in North Battleford, SK.

The couple then moved to Cadomin, Alberta where Ross worked in the coal mine and Phyllis had mine pit ponies stop by her door for treats.

In early 1947, Phyllis joined Ross in Levack, Ontario. Their two children, Dallas Irvin and Bonnie June were born and raised there.

Phyllis was a great homemaker, seamstress, and for a time figure skating instructor. She worked at the medical centre in Levack as a receptionist and then at the post office for many years, retiring as Postmaster in 1983.  She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was an excellent scrabble, cribbage and euchre player.  She also enjoyed singing and participated in many sing songs at Three Links Manor during her later years.

After retirement, Phyllis and Ross moved west in 1985, settling in Kelowna, BC.  They made many wonderful friends and were active members of St. Paul’s United Church.  They hosted social evenings at their home where they were joined by their circle of friends playing games and enjoying potluck meals.

Phyllis lost the love of her life after 62 years of marriage on February 14, 2008. For the last 12 years, Phyllis lived at Three Links Manor and was adored by her many caregivers.

Phyllis will be deeply missed by son, Dallas (Paulette) and daughter, Bonnie (Anatol); grandchildren, Tobias Korolow and Tanya (Justin Fitzpatrick); and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Charles and Albert, and sisters Sylvia, Dorothy and Winnifred (Sam Williams).

Special thanks to Dr Gayle Klammer and the dedicated staff at Three Links Manor for caring for her so lovingly over the past 12 years.

At this time, there will be no service.  Flowers are graciously declined, but you are welcome, if you wish, to donate to KGH Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society in her name.

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KGH Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society Link: www.kghfoundation.com, alzheimer.ca




  • Janet Mott (Mcfarlane) says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I lived just down the street from your parents and new your mother very well.

  • Kathleen (Holford) van den Biggelaar says:

    I send you heartfelt sympathy as you cope with your Mom’s passing. We hope you find comfort in your treasured memories. Her spirit lives on.

  • Suzanne Kinnear says:

    Bonnie and family,
    My deepest condolences. You sure took good care of your mom. Hugs ….

    • Karen says:

      We are so sorry for your loss Bonnie. We know it was difficult visiting the past two years with COVID, but you have been there for her whenever possible. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family, and also we send our sympathies in the recent passing of Tolys brother Walter. A difficult time for you all. ❤️🙏

  • Susan Shaw says:

    So sorry for the loss of your beloved mother

  • Patricia Gutcher says:

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. Through the many stories you shared of her over the years and as reflected by her obituary, she was a remarkable woman and leaves a legacy to be proud of.

  • Ron & Debra Forget says:

    Bonnie and family !
    Ron and l send our condolences to you and the family . the picture of your mom looks the same as when she was younger . Such a beautiful person . She will be missed . 🙏🙏🙏

  • Diane LeBlanc Dane says:

    Dear Bonnie and Toly, please accept my sincere sympathies on the loss of your mother. You were so fortunate to have had her for so long and have many wonderful memories to sustain you. I can still remember your Mom at the post office Bonnie, she was a very nice lady,

  • Charron Finn says:

    So sorry for your loss remember your mom fondly. I had a great time catching with Dallas at the last reunion in Levack . RIP dear Phylis

  • Linn Rygh says:

    What a woman <3 BE proud Bonnie and Dallas, your mom was a special lady! My sincere thougts and love to you all<3

  • Elaine Glassford And Bill Glassford says:

    Our sincerest condolences, Dallas and Paulette and family in the loss of your Mom. It looks like she lived a good life over all of her years. May you have many happy memories to help you through your loss. Hugs to you both.

  • Deb and John Dekkers says:

    So sorry for your loss Dallas and Paulette and extended family We are never ready to lose our Mom. It looks like she had a long full life.

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