Phyllis McCabe Obituary, Prince Edward Island resident has passed away

Phyllis McCabe Obituary, Death – Phyllis Ruth McCabe (Taylor) passed away on December 31, 2022, in her 80th year, and her family wishes to express their deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved her. She was born on April 28, 1943, in Millview, Prince Edward Island, to Horace Taylor and Mary (Murphy), and she spent her childhood there. Phyllis earned her teaching certificate from St. Dunstan’s University, her Bachelor of Arts in History degree from the University of Prince Edward Island, and her high school diploma from Montague Regional High School. Phyllis graduated from all three institutions in 1978. On August 20, 1966, Phyllis wed Kenneth William McCabe in a ceremony that took place at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Vernon River.

They began their life together in Iona, and then in 1985, they relocated to South Pinette. Together, they built a life. Phyllis was a devoted educator for over 30 years, during which time she worked at the Millview school, the Iona East school, and the Iona West school before moving on to the Belfast Consolidated school when it first opened in 1968. She taught not only her own children, but also a large number of nieces, nephews, and neighbors, many of whom went on to become lifelong friends. She taught all of her children up to the third grade. She continued to attend the graduation ceremonies for the 12th grade at Montague Regional High School even after all of the students she had taught in the 3rd grade had completed their education and earned their diplomas.

Phyllis devoted the majority of her life to giving back to the community through her work as a volunteer for organizations such as 4-H, Women’s Institute, CWL, Belfast Historical Society, Millennium Group, and Fellowship Group. She was an avid weekly card player as well as a Scrabble champion, having competed in the 55 Plus Games both provincially and nationally, winning multiple medals for her accomplishments in both games. Phyllis’s personal passions included “doing things right” and collecting, in addition to her devotion to the care and education of her own children. Phyllis’s children were the center of her life. She was frequently seen with a pair of scissors or a blue bag in her hand as she went through the newspaper making sure that every important article was clipped from the paper and that every piece of recyclable material was sorted in the appropriate manner.

Her husband and her children, Bonnie Jean MacDonald (Bruce), Rhonda McCabe, Darcy McCabe (Ambyr), Kenda McDonald (Colin), and Devin McCabe, will remember her with affection, laughter, and profound gratitude. Phyllis is the grandmother of Kaitlyn, Jaden, and Alexa MacDonald as well as Brooke, Dylan, Charlotte, and Ethan McDonald. She is also the godmother of Lisa (Doyle) MacBain, Rose (Connolly) Brown, and Randy Taylor, all of whom will remember her fondly. Phyllis will be greatly missed by all of her grandchildren and godchildren. She is survived by her sisters, Virginia Martell (Paul Martell passed away) and Dianne Connolly (Vernon Connolly passed away); and brothers, Wayne Taylor (Janice), Art Taylor (Liz), and Eddy Taylor (Cindy); in addition to a large number of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and cousins. Arnold Taylor, his younger sister Elizabeth, who was still an infant, passed away before him. Phyllis was a well-known member of her community, and she will be missed tremendously by a large number of friends and coworkers.

Phyllis and her family will be eternally grateful to both the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Provincial Palliative Care Centre for the extraordinary care that Phyllis received at both facilities and the amazing kindness that she was shown. Everyone in the medical staff, including the doctors Champion, Head, Lecours, Baker, and MacLaren, as well as the nurses, caregivers, support workers, and volunteers, did an outstanding job of providing excellent care to the entire family. She experienced an overwhelming sensation of being loved as a result of all of the visits, phone calls, cards, gifts, letters, best wishes, prayers, good food, and hugs that she received from her friends and family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro Funeral Home, where the deceased is currently resting. St. Joachim’s Parish in Vernon River will be the location of the funeral mass that will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. Iona’s St. Michael’s Parish Cemetery is going to be used for the interment of the deceased. Donations in memory of the deceased can be sent electronically to the Iona Cemetery Fund, the Provincial Palliative Care Centre, or the Belfast Historical Society. Visit www. if you would like to offer your condolences online.

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