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Phyllis SHERK
Père : SHERK
Décès le : 2005-10-07
Parution : 2005-10-11
Conjoint(e) : Arthur PYE
Paru dans : The Standard, St. Catharines, ON

PYE, Phyllis, Passed away peacefully at Crescent Park Lodge, Fort Erie, on Friday, October 7, 2005. Phyllis Pye (Sherk), wife of the late Arthur Pye (2001) and loving mother of Elwood (Margaret) Pye, Wendell Pye, Elaine (Ron) Lewis, Brian (Laurie) P ye, and Sharon Peat. Dear sister of Bill (Lenora) Sherk, Claude (Louise) Sherk and Betty (Fraser) McCulloch. Much loved grandmother of Amy Pye, Crystal and Brian Ernst, Heather, Lauren and Christopher Pye, Joshua, Caitlin and Aaron Pye, Leah, Ashley and Jonathan Tallman. Phyllis completed 15 years of mission service to the Barjora community in Bihar, India from 1950-1965. She supervised the orphanage and girls' hostel, and was involved with the women's work including training of Hindi speaking a nd lay leaders. Many of the children still think of her as their "mother". Phyllis and Arthur founded the Scholarship Program for International Children's Education (S.P.I.C.E.), which has become a thriving sponsorship program for children in Bihar, Orissa and Nepal. Phyllis had many experiences in education. She was an elementary teacher in Ontario for 17 years, high school teacher at Niagara Christian College for 4 years, and elementary school principal for 13 years at Pelham Centre Public Sch ool. She excelled both as teacher and as an administrator. During this time she earned her Masters of Education Degree in counseling and guidance in 1972 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She retired from education in 1980. Predecease d by brothers Lewis and Joe Sherk and sisters Viola Winger, Kathryn Sider and Mary McCulloch. The family will receive relatives and friends at THE WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 722 Ridge Road North, Ridgeway from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral servi ces in the chapel Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Maple Lawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Scholarship Program for International Children's Education, 905-774-6865, would be appreciated by the family. www.willia msfuneralhome.ca The family expresses heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Crescent Park Lodge, Fort Erie, for their loving attention and care of Phyllis. - 10/11/2005 - ID7207286

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