She decided to volunteer at Misericordia General Hospital, right in her own neighbourhood. For the next 32 years, Phyllis spent countless hours touching numerous parts of the Hospital. She was an integral part of the Misericordia family.
Phyllis believed deeply in the legacy created by the Misericordia Sisters. She embraced their values of compassion and caring, and wanted to support this important work. When she retired from volunteering, she decided to create her own legacy. Beyond her generous gift of time over the years, she decided to make a financial gift to ensure the future of care at this special place.
Phyllis made a bequest to the Misericordia Health Centre Foundation in her will. She wanted to make sure the health centre could continue the work started by the Misericordia Sisters.
Phyllis’ planned gift will join many others. It will enhance patient care, leaving a lasting legacy through the new buildings and spaces being built here.
While it has changed over the years from a maternity hospital to a community health centre focusing on healthy aging, Misericordia has remained true to its values of caring, respect and trust. Her commitment to these values was reflected in the warmth of her spirit and generosity of heart.
She will be remembered at Misericordia for years to come.