Born in 1933 in Kitchener into a family of sixteen children. She is survived by her brother Don Tracey. Phyllis passed away peacefully on July 12 surrounded by family following a short stay in Palliative care. Beloved wife of Larry Ertel and loving mother of Gary (Elizabeth), Tracy (Stephen), Sandy (Lindsay), Jeff (Angela). Nana to Aurora, Veronica, Marlowe, Erik and Amy. Great grandmother to Henry and Dylan.

A private memorial service will take place at a later date.

A special thank you to the wonderful Palliative Care nursing staff at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.


Gary and Beth so sorry for your immense loss. My thoughts are with you.

-Blake Jean

Dear Larry & Family. Very saddened to read that Phyllis is no longer here. Nevertheless, we will meet again .... time, the most valuable commodity of all. I offer You my sincere condolences
Jim Bunsch. (Pat's boy)

-Jim Bunsch

Larry and family, so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful lady. Always remember you both as active and kind members at St. Peter's Church.

-Maureen & Joe Ryman

So sorry to hear this news Uncle Red. She was such a vivacious lady. Sympathies and love to all the family.

-Robert and Monica Partridge

We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Phyllis’s passing. A classy and beautiful lady. Thoughts are with all of you

-John & Brenda Partridge

“Larry, Gary, Tracy , Sandy and Jeff. I was so sorry and sad to hear of Phil’s passing. Your mom was a kind and loving person. She seemed quick to laugh and smile. Behind that warm exterior was a complex woman. It was my privilege to have known her over the years. I cannot remember when we first met. Either at your family place in Beaver Valley or on the shores of lake Manitouwabing. She always welcomed me. My deepest condolences. Mara.”

-Mara Kerry

So very sad to hear of Aunt Phyllis. Such a wonderful lady n always smiling!
My sons remember her n say she was so nice.. My sympathies to Uncle Larry n my cousins. Dawn.

-Dawn Ertel

Larry and family: May the memories of a life shared remain in your heart and bring you peace during your sorrow and beyond. My condolences.

-Wanda Jackson (Glenbriar Home Hardware)

Larry, so sorry to read of the loss of the lovely Phyllis. Always remember her kindness to me as a kid who hung around Mrs Ertel's. It was always a place of activity and laughter. Wanted to grow up and be like Phyllis.

-Liz (Kaufman) Payne

So sorry to hear of Phyllis's passing. She was a beautiful lady. We have many Great memories of our parents together. Best of friends. Take care of each other. Hugs to you all.

-Robert and Vickie hennig

Dear Larry and family
I am very sorry to learn that Phyllis has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences on her passing.

Wilfred Zalman

-Wilfrid Zalman