McDow, Phyllis Miriam (nee Thurston) – After a valiant fight with congestive heart failure, Phyllis passed away on July 16, 2014 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, just a month short of her 91st birthday. Loving mother of Clark, Alan, the late Janet, Heather, Keith and Grant. Phyllis has one surviving brother, Norman Thurston, and is predeceased by three sisters and four brothers. Phyllis is survived by ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of GNGH, and her caregivers for their care and compassion over the past five years and a special thanks to Dr. Dargavel. Family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME 5917 Main Street, on Saturday July 19th from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. followed by a service in the chapel. A private interment will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the GNGH Foundation.