Mary Hughes (formerly Phillips)

Mary Hughes (formerly Phillips) (nee Bedwell)

Friday, October 10th, 1924 - Sunday, October 20th, 2019
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Passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Sunday October 20, 2019 at the age of 95 years, Mary Hughes (formerly Phillips, nee Bedwell) of Glenboro MB, formerly of Brandon & of the Marchwell SK & the Russell MB area.

Mary leaves to mourn her passing her son Brian (Janis) Phillips of Surrey B.C., daughter Melinda (Klaus) Herrmann of Glenboro, four grandchildren Christine Phillips, Terrena (J.D.) Phillips, Jeremy (Pam) Herrmann, Patrick Herrmann; ten great grandchildren Sabrina, Lillian, Samuel, Alexandra, Adam, Amber, Jaxon, Rory, Chayne, Braylon as well as numerous extended relatives & friends.
Mary was predeceased by her husband's Alfons Phillips & Dennis Hughes, son Sheldon Phillips, parents John & Emma Bedwell, brothers Bert, Charlie, Bill, Jim, John and by sisters Rita Bedwell, Margaret Roulston, Doris Ferguson & Nan Glass.

Mary was born October 10, 1924 in the Ingelside District in Saskatchewan, the youngest of 10 children to John & Emma Bedwell. She began playing the piano at the age of 3years & upon graduating high school continued her studies with Professor Shin at the University of Manitoba.

After a brief stint as an office secretary, she accepted a teaching position in Russell MB & taught music for over 20 years. In 1974, Professor Lorne Watson asked if she would come to Brandon University to become an associate teacher of music, a position she held for 15 years.

Throughout the years, she was an adjudicator at many festivals in Manitoba and played the organ at many Sunday Lutheran church services, funerals & weddings.
Mary taught piano lessons to many students, up until she had a stroke at the age of 80 years.

Music was a gift that Mary carried throughout her life and will continue on in those she had taught as well as her children & grandchildren.

A Celebration of Mary's life will be held on Friday November 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Pastor Laurel Seyfert of Brandon Redeemer Lutheran Church officiating.
Interment will take place at a later date in Parksville B.C. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Glenboro Royal Canadian Legion Hall. Everyone is welcome.
Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Mary's memory to the Baldur Palliative Care, Box 128, Baldur MB R0K 0B0.
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  • Service

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 2:00pm
    Willmor Chapel
    415 Broadway St.
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    Pastor Laurel Seyfert
  • Reception

    Glenboro Royal Canadian Legion Hall
    109 Broadway St.
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Marilyn Maryniuk

Posted at 01:10pm
Mrs. Phillips (Mary) was my music teacher for 6 years in Russell, Manitoba. I believe her son Brian and I are about the same age. The picture posted is like I remember her. I am so sorry I did not know about her last years, as we both lived very close to each other in southern Manitoba.
My condolences to her family.
Marilyn Maryniuk (Collins)

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Posted at 12:03pm
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Clair Denninger

Posted at 11:51pm
Rest In Peace Mary - Rev. CP Denninger

Sharon Segade Richaud

Posted at 09:56pm
Thoughts & prayers to Brian & Melinda and families. Your mom was a great lady. So sorry for your loss.

Brent & BJ Hill

Posted at 02:18pm
Melinda and family, sorry to hear of your mom's passing, glad I had the opportunity to meet her, she was a very nice lady. Our thought are with you all.

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