It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Phyllis B. Hebert at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 at the age of 78 years.
Phyllis was a retired employee of Atomic Energy. She worked in the documents and control section at the Deep River Site.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy, her two sons, Dan Bisaillon and Joel Way, her granddaughter, Neriah Bisaillon, her step-daughter, Kerrie-Anne Hebert, her step-son, Rickey Hebert, and her brother, Kenny (Barbara) Roche. She was predeceased by parents, Joseph and Anastasia Roche (nee Chippior).
Phyllis was a member of the C.W.L. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Petawawa. She had a very strong faith and a special devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus. She prayed the Rosary every day of her life. Phyllis was an active member of her church community. She was a reader at church, a eucharistic minister and she also sang in the church choir. Phyllis was a very talented singer and dancer who performed in numerous plays and musicals with the Pembroke Musical Society. She believed that “Giving is Living” and her life exemplified this saying. She shared her talents, time and resources very generously. Phyllis was a volunteer at the Breakfast Club at Our Lady of Sorrows School. She was an usher at Festival Hall in Pembroke for various performances. She worked at the cafe of Miramichi Lodge and the gift shop at the Pembroke Regional Hospital. Phyllis entertained for many years with her husband, Jimmy, at the various retirement and long term care homes in the Pembroke area. Her generosity was exceptional. She supported many charitable organization, namely the Covenant House, the Monastery of Mount Carmel, the War Amps, the United Way, the Cancer Society and many more. Phyllis was truly a “blessing” to her family, friends and people she met along the way of life. This was exemplified by the way she lived her life. There’s no doubt, when on meeting her Good Lord, He will say “Well done good and faithful servant.”
A very special “Thank You” to my sister, Betty-Ann Pelletier (Retired Registered Nurse) who was there every step of the way assisting and supporting Phyllis through her illness and last days. Her dedication, helpfulness and compassion were so much needed and appreciated. Also, thank you to all the medical staff, health care workers and all the hospital staff at both the Pembroke Regional Hospital and the Renfrew Victoria Hospital for all their support, kindness and compassion.
Respecting Phyllis’ wishes, there will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Petawawa on Monday, October 24th, 2022 at 10:30 am. A private family interment will take place at St. Columba’s Cemetery, Pembroke.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Convenant House or the War Amps would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home, 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8 – (613) 732-7481. Online Condolences may be left at www.nevillefuneralhome.ca