Phyllis has left us after a short bout with cancer on Saturday, November 17, 2012.  She is now free of this world and in the arms of her heavenly father.   Phyllis was born in Emmitt, Michigan, on January 26, 1939 to John and Rosemary Donahue.  She lived  her young life in Michigan.  As she got older she met and married Pasquale Ferrera on November 12, 1971 and just recently celebrated their 41st anniversary.  Phyllis is survived by her husband Pasquale and her two sons, Mark (Kelly) and Paul (Kelly VanSickle) and grandchildren, Karlie, Noah, Alivia, Tyler and Paige.  Phyllis will be sorely missed by her brothers and sisters; John and Sharon, Joanne and Lee, Barb and Lee, Marion, Carolyn and many nieces and nephews.  In the three years she lived at Landmark Village she made many friends who will also miss her.  Thanks goes out to all the staff of Bluewater Health Palliative Care, St. Joseph’s Hospice and the staff of Landmark Village.  They have all been so wonderful to Phyllis in her journey.  If you wish to express sympathy, in lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Phyllis’s name (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Family and friends will be received at THE SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of the funeral home) 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Prayers will be offered at 3:30 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at St. Benedicts Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave. Sarnia at 10:00 a.m.  The interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Dante Club.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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