Victoria Jean Dorothea Phyllis Loutit
Peacefully on July 5, 2021 with family by her side Phyllis Loutit (nee Truthwaite) passed away and is reunited with her beloved husband Stanley.
Reaching the age of 100 she experienced a lot through her lifetime. Growing up in Hodgson, MB until age 5 when her family packed up their belongings on their horse and wagon and started their trek to Gonor, MB. At the age of 8, she went to live with her Aunty in Cloverdale, MB. She and her cousins Buck and Irene spent their time milking cows, tending chickens and taking care of the horses. She attended school in Cloverdale and came to be known as Phyllis in grade 4 when another girl named Victoria moved to the area and went to school with her. At age 15 while attending a dance she met Stanley Loutit. They married 2 years later on November 20, 1937 and settled in Lockport, MB to raise their family of 12 (6 girls & 6 boys).
Phyllis worked alongside her husband Stan as he worked on the river minnow hunting to supply the bait shop they ran together. Besides being an Avon rep for many years, she had many other hobbies. During the winter she would work on a jigsaw puzzle by herself or with anyone that popped in for a visit. While visiting, many a chuckle was had over a cup of tea and cake by her quick wit and sometimes unexpected sarcasm. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and sometimes a family member was lucky enough to be gifted a pair of socks or mittens. Her all time favorite was curling and she was a member of the Selkirk Curling Club for over 25 years. She especially enjoyed being part of the Golden Gals and having a few laughs with her curling buddies. Although she loved curling, she was happiest during the summer when working on her flower beds and rose bushes, or just sitting on her deck on hot sunny days. While outside, she would walk across the road to the fence that overlooked the Red River to have one of her many chats with her cousin Buck (Clarence) Truthwaite who she missed dearly since his passing in 2014.
Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Stan on July 1, 1977, her daughter Marion Noonen, and sons Gordon and Robert Loutit. Left to mourn her passing are her 9 remaining children (in-laws), grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great grandchild, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
No tea or luncheon will be held after the service, instead if you would remember her by going for a drive and enjoying two of her favorites, onion rings and a strawberry milkshake.
A graveside service will be held at St. Matthews Church in Cloverdale, MB on August 21st at 11:00 a.m. Please bring your own lawn chair if you require a seat.
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