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CREIGHTON: Phyllis Ruby Creighton (nee: Bicknell) passed away peacefully on November 13th, 2018. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, Cliff, her parents Emma and John Bicknell of Minnedosa, Manitoba, where she was born, sister Gwen (Robert) of Calgary and brother Allan Bicknell of Saskatoon. She will be lovingly remembered by her six children Richard, Lorrie (Randy), David (Debbie), Darrell (Coralee), Cheryl (Steve), Darren (Danna). Grandchildren Cory (Kyla), Christopher (Kayla), Jodi (Jonathan), Ashley (Cole), Tyler (Kylie), Jason and Chad. Great grandchildren Asher, Lucas, Chloe, Jack, Brooks and many nieces and nephews in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Phyllis moved to Brandon in 1940 from Bethany, Manitoba. She attended McLaren Elementary, Earl Haig Junior High, Brandon Collegiate and St. Michael’s Academy. She spoke fondly of taking piano and skating lessons through school and spending many hours at the tenth street arena. In 1956 she married Cliff Creighton and they resided in Brandon their entire lives. Phyllis was employed at CFB Shilo and in 1967 commenced a 26-year career at Assiniboine Community College as an instructor in the Business Department. Throughout their retirement, Phyliss and Cliff enjoyed their time at their cabin located in Minnedosa and then Clear Lake. Phyllis valued her volunteer work at the Red Cross and the Alzheimer’s Society. Phyllis enjoyed music and loved to dance to the music of “Big Bands” Jive and especially loved Michael Bublé. She had a fondness of animals, especially dogs, which was evident by the numerous dogs she adopted from various animal rescues. Phyllis was an avid attendee of her children’s and grandchildren’s many sporting activities, enjoyed travelling for them and was always supportive. She loved pampering her grandchildren and great grandchildren and her face would light up when she saw them or spoke of them. Each member of Phyllis’ family has many special memories of her, her spirit will live on and she will be lovingly remembered and missed by all who knew her. A Celebration of Life was held for Phyllis on November 17th, 2018. The family would like to thank the staff on the 5th Floor of Fairview Personal Care Home and Brockie Donovan Funeral Home. Special thank you to Kim Lewarne for officiating such a beautiful service. 
2018-12-01 issue of the Brandon Sun