Obituary of Phyllis HURLEY (nee Clermont)
June 14, 1949– St. Lucia
June 8, 2021– Calgary, Alberta
Phyllis Hurley, beloved wife of Michael Ricardo Anthony Hurley, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the age of 71 years.
Phyllis was born in Saint Lucia on June 14, 1949, and later immigrated to Toronto, ON, in May 1968. Phyllis married Michael Anthony Ricardo Hurley on June 9, 1968.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Phyllis was particularly proud of her 1996 Editors Choice Award for her poem, as published in Fields of Gold. She enjoyed sewing, drawing, singing and teaching. As well, she had a passion for gardening and in her words, “felt best when my hands were in the dirt.” Phyllis’s most memorable vacation was when she travelled to the Philippines in 2015.
Phyllis’s favourite poem was as follows:
“In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore.
We shall sing on that beautiful shore.
The melodious songs of the blest,
And our spirits shall sorrow no more,
Not a sigh for the blessing of rest”.
She will be most remembered for her kindness, courage, and strength.
Phyllis is survived by her daughter Lisa Ribecco, and her two grandchildren, Tavien Ribecco and Zhia Ribecco.
Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Michael Hurley, and her son Ricky Hurley.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Phyllis’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Phyllis Hurley, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET SE, CALGARY, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.