Atwood, Phyllis Jean- Age 91 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2021 in Dartmouth General Hospital surrounded by family. She was born in Upper Musquodoboit to Havelock and Annie (Burnett) Erskine, and had been married for 56 years and was the mother to three children.
Phyllis had several careers in her lifetime. She started out on the family farm in Upper Musquodoboit, then as caregiver for the McCurdy family. She was an office clerk at NS Power and Simpson’s, and she and her husband, Raymond, ran Atwood’s Confectionary. She worked for an upholstery shop in downtown Dartmouth and from home. In 1994 she retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse from the Nova Scotia Hospital. She liked to take care of her family and friends and enjoyed the time spent with everyone. Her presence was a gift she shared. She was an avid reader and had a great memory sharing many stories of her life spanning her nine decades. She took on all life’s challenges with resourcefulness, courage and innovation; her positive attitude served her well. She was an active member of Woodlawn United Church Women. Her compassion and generosity made everyone feel honored. She will be remembered by those who spent time with her.
Left with many loving memories are her children, Ronald (Nancy), Stephen (Paulette), and Kristine; sisters-in-law, Jean Erskine and Bonnie Richardson; grandchildren, Melanie, Sarah, Ben, Sonya, Jasmine; great-grandchildren, Hayley, Dana, Liam, Hannah, Leon; and many nieces, nephews and numerous friends; all who brought her great joy. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Atwood; brothers, Hugh and Willard Erskine; sister, Dorothy Fancy; sisters-in-law, Brenda Erskine, Mae Atwood; brothers-in-law, Keith Fancy, Wendell Atwood, Bernie Richardson; son-in-law, Kevan Haase.
Funeral service will be held in Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth on Friday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mary-Lynne Whyte officiating, with seating for 80-100. Masks are required and rules of social distancing will apply. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Upper Musquodoboit at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation www.dghfoundation.ca/
The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all the staff in the Emergency and on the fifth floor of Dartmouth General for their exceptional care and kindness.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
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September 11 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Phyllis Jean Atwood September 11 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Upper-Musquodoboit, Province: Nova Scotia