Phyllis passed away on September 15, 2011, at the age of 88. Raised in Victoria, Phyllis moved with her family to Vancouver so that she and her brother could attend UBC. After graduating, she worked for the City as a social worker. She married her husband, William Hodgetts Tisdall, BASc’51, after a whirlwind wartime romance while he was on leave from the Seaforth Highlanders during the Italian campaign of WWII. In 1951, the family moved to Calgary after the oil patch opened. After raising her three children, Phyllis earned a second degree in education and worked for two decades in the Calgary Public School system as a librarian. She is survived by her children, Rob (Polly), Barbara, and Philip (Holly), nine grandchildren and two great granddaughters.