Phyllis McVey Forcier passed away peacefully on January 18, 2022 at the age of 94. She is predeceased by her first husband, Frank McVey, and their two children, Leah (Forsythe) and Barry McVey. She is also predeceased by her second husband, Edward Forcier and her brother, Hugh Price.
Phyllis was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan to Phillip and Ethel Price on December 3, 1927. She attended school in Yorkton and married Frank McVey in 1948. In 1955 they made their home in Regina with their children, Leah and Barry. After Frank’s passing in 1976, Phyllis moved to Winnipeg to be closer to family and met and married Edward Forcier.
Phyllis enjoyed being a member of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1959. She worked at the Royal Canadian Legion in Regina for many years and also worked as admitting clerk at the Regina Pasqua Hospital and Winnipeg Grace Hospital. After retirement she and Ed moved to Kamloops, BC in 1986.
Although Phyllis had her share of heartache and loss, her boundless energy, optimism and resolve to carry on was remarkable. In her later years travelling became an important part of her life, reaching destinations as far away as Europe, Hong Kong and New Zealand. She fiercely loved the abundance of family and friends that surrounded her and always stayed in close touch, recounting cherished family history often.
She is survived by her brother, Leighton Price, and 6 granddaughters, Tara (Brad Spencer), Ryah (Chris Swain), Bree (Mike Horne) of Kamloops. Seonaid (Jeff Wittig), and Kristin (Chad Bakke) of Regina, and Hilary (Adrian Echtner) and stepdaughter Brenda (Neil Swanson) of Calgary and many beloved nieces and nephews and dear friends. She also delighted in her 12 great grand children and 5 great great grand children.
Phyllis will be remembered for her love of life, her love for family, and a good sip of scotch.
Charities were important to Phyllis, in lieu of flowers please make a donation in her memory to a charity of your choice.
Your Grandma Phyllis was a very special person. I’m not sure how she Survived the loss of her very dear children. To lose one’s child is the most devastating loss a parent can have, but to lose both of your children must have been beyond crushing for her. Still, she managed to find pleasure in life in the most difficult of times. She was kind, thoughtful, generous in spirit and So Very special. Yes you 6 Granddaughters had the Best Grandma ever, I Know you will miss her so so much. I can only be happy for her to re-unite with her loved ones. Happy Trails Phyllis.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your grandma. Although I didn’t know her well, I knew her through Real Estate and found her to be the most charming person. She was so kind, considerate and thoughtful to everyone she met. I know you will miss her. May the Lord bless you and keep you in His care
Tara I am so sorry to hear of your grand-mother's passing. She sounds like someone who cherished her family and friends and who had an impact on people's lives.
Sending my deepest condolences to all of the family. Phyllis was an Incredible and very interesting lady. I loved our chats we had back when Love to all Lucy
I will miss this lady, we had become fast friends the very first time we met and I loved her. I consider myself lucky to have known her as I am sure all that have known her are. The world has lost one of the good ones!