Age 87 of Halifax, born May 20th, 1931 in Sydney, Nova Scotia and left us suddenly on March 8, International Women’s Day. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary Jane Lively. Phyllis was married for 55 years to the love of her life, Thomas Sudds. Phyllis lived her life with a full heart and dedicated herself to the raising of her family, helping others, and ensuring that everyone near and far felt the depths of her love and care. She was the embodiment of a true ‘care-giver’ and always put her focus on the physical and mental well-being of those in need. Her working hands have left lasting effects near and far.
Phyllis was always up for an adventure, for the telling and remembering of stories, and the next project or gathering there was to attend. She lived her life with an unmatched passion of joy and excitement. Phyllis spent her years between Sydney, Montreal, Lake Ainslie and Halifax and gathered close friends wherever she lived. Her favorite hobbies were sewing, cooking, and enjoying as much time as possible with her family and friends. She was certainly made of the finest cloth that life had to offer, and she will be missed by all.
She is survived by her children Wayne (Karen) and Darlene, her grandchildren Trevor (Angela), Tammy, Reid, Ainsley, Cynthia (Baldwin), Kyle (Alyssa), Melissa (Kyle), J.J., her many great-grandchildren and her dear son-in-law Andy Sarka. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Tom, her brothers Buddy, Wayne Sandy, and Jack, her sisters Mary, Virginia, Helen and Gladys, her loving children Gary, Heather, and Keith and her grandson Matthew.
Phyllis will be sadly missed by all that knew her and will remain a lasting part of everyone’s heart. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Inverness Palliative Care Society.
Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd, 149 Herring Cove Rd. In keeping with Phyllis wishes there will be a visitation on March 14, 2019 from 2-4 at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held March 15, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the chapel.