Thursday, June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023


Edna May Phillips

August 14, 1930 – April 5, 2016

Edna May Phillips (nee Reed) of Salt Spring Island was the wife of her loving husband for 63 years, John Alexander Phillips. She is survived by her four children: Susan (Robert) Metzger, Douglas (Debbie) Phillips, Matthew (Cathy) Phillips, Mark Phillips (and partner Margo). Grandchildren include Nina, Alexandra, William, Kat, Brandon, Melissa and great-grandchild Braelynn. Special friends are Leah Hansen and Diane Minichiello.

Edna served her communities in many volunteer capacities including extensive service and leadership at all levels of Scouting and Guiding; through her church and in many other charitable organizations.

Many thanks for the loving care provided by the staff at Greenwoods Complex Care Facility on Salt Spring Island where Edna lived for the last several years. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation at or Greenwoods Foundation at 

Funeral mass will be celebrated on Salt Spring Island at Our Lady of Grace Church, 135 Drake Road, Salt Spring Island on Thursday April 14th at 12 Noon. This will be followed by a light lunch / reception at the church where the family would love to share memories with her friends. Burial will occur at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Fulford Harbour following the reception.

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