Phyllis Annie Iva Danford

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DANFORD;  Phyllis Annie Iva (nee Rusaw) ~ At the age of 94, passed away peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, August 16, 2019 in Peterborough, Peterborough County.  A special thank you to the Rubidge Retirement Residence and the Peterborough Health Centre staff for their love and support.  She was born August 2, 1925 to George Rusaw and Olive (Phillips) Rusaw of Kincaid, Saskatchewan.  On May 23, 1951 she married Elmer M. Danford of Cavan, Ontario.  Phyllis enjoyed family; the rural life and fun.  Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Elmer, and survived by her 3 children, Jayne (Jim) Delorme of Cavan, Ann (Jerry) Danford-Jessup of Bailieboro and Barry (Sherri Boyles) Danford of Fraserville; 5 grandchildren Becky (Dave), Katy (Ian), Joshua (Lauren), Christine (Amber) and Jacqueline; and great grandchildren Carson, Rowan, Doyle, Micah and Ryleigh; 2 sisters Lois Reddom of Trenton, and Norma (Bernard) Hogan of Belleville as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Harold and Herbert Rusaw; and 1 sister Joy Ellis.

Service Information

A time of gathering will be held on Thursday, August 22nd at the St. Thomas Anglican Church, 16 Centre St., Millbrook from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the church on Friday, August 23rd at 11:00 a.m. The interment will take place at Rosemount Memorial Gardens, Peterborough, ON. Family and friends are then asked to gather for some refreshment at the Millbrook Lions Den, 920 Larmer Line on the corner of Larmer Line and County Rd. 10 of Peterborough County. In memory of Phyllis, flowers are welcomed, or donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Fallis & Shields Funeral Home and online condolences or donations may be made at


Jane, Ann and Barry - We are so sorry for your loss - your mom was an amazing individual and shared such joy with others. I enjoyed a nice visit with her last summer in Millbrook @ U. Bill and A. Doris’ anniversary -feeling privileged I had that time with her. Diane, Dean and Alex Tymko

Diane Tymko

Dear Ann and family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a beautiful person. I used to love listening to Mom and Dad share stories of the times your parents and mine spent together. Thank you for calling Dad to let him know. He was very sad to hear the news. He’s not well enough to come out on Friday and unfortunately I have a commitment that entire day. I will be thinking of you, Ann. Hugs to you, from Ruth

Ruth Cameron

Dear Jayne, Ann and Barry I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. We had some great times over the years visiting your Mom and Dad and it was great to see her this past June at Harry and Lola's anniversary celebration. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Bonnie Danford

Dear Ann and Family, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Nathalie Giguere and family

Nathalie Giguere

Barry and Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother/grandmother. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Autumn Pearce

Our family sends our deepest condolences to yours. I cannot help but think that there is a euchre game going on with Floris, Betty, and Ruby. Sincerely, Lynn, Leisa & Leslie

Lynn (Armstrong) Froste

So sorry to hear of Phyllis ‘S passing. She was such a fun person, loved chatting with her. You always knew what was on her mind, she did not hold back. Condolences to all family

Ralph & Elaine Cole