April 28, 1933 – November 19, 2019
Phyllis was born in Barnes Crossing, Saskatchewan to Lizzie & Dave Liesch. In 1956 she married Patrick Beston, and they moved to Sayward. They had 3 children (Shannon, Maureen and Sean) and lived there for over 30 years. Phyllis came from a very close-knit family and along with Patrick made many lifelong friendships through their involvement in the Sayward Valley. When Patrick retired, they moved to their much-loved home on Singing Sands Road and made many new friends. Phyllis was very creative. She loved to decorate her home, sew and garden, especially with the challenge of a tight budget.
She loved all family visits or gatherings and any type of travel or adventure, from early days camping with basics to later European trips and cruises. She especially loved going to Mexico.
Phyllis was very brave in her approach to life and raised her daughters to believe they could do anything they wanted. She was the first woman on the Sayward council and was proud of the work she did. She lost Patrick in 2001 to ALS, but Phyllis was strong and graceful through the challenges that life presented her. When diagnosed with late stage cancer she fully recovered, surviving another seven years, spending even her final days in her much loved home and community.
Left behind to cherish many happy memories are her children, Shannon, Maureen (Bruce), Sean (Brenda), her “adopted son” Abraham, her grandchildren (Patrick, Jillian, Danika and Megan), siblings Lloyd, Shirley, Blake, in-law’s Mike, Sue and Bev, plus dozens of nieces, nephews, “adopted” grandchildren and great-grandchildren, neighbors and friends. A celebration of life is planned for the Spring (April).
In Phyllis’s memory be kind to all and generous with your love to family, friends and the community, treasure time with your loved ones and live each moment to the fullest.
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