Peacefully with her family by her side at Bluewater Health-Palliative Care on Friday November 8, 2013, Bettina June Phillips of Sarnia passed away at the age 83. Beloved wife and best friend of Ernest Phillips. Loving mother of Murray Nixon (Pat), Mark Nixon, Grant Nixon (Debbie), Gwen Grant (Jeff), Kim Somers (Phil). Cherished Nanny of Cheryl, Vicky, Brett, Ryan, René, Tiffany, Pam, Branden, Vanessa, Ashley, Reuben, Bridgette, Phillip and great-grandchildren Brittany, Jace, Gavin, Zoey, Kyler, Joseph and Benjamin. Survived by brother Bill Phillips (Jane), sister of Barbara Hyatt (Dick), Beverly Dionne (late Ken), Barry Phillips, Brenda Butler (Lorne) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents William and Margaret Phillips, son Ernest Phillips Jr. and brother Barton. Bettina was a wonderful mother to her children and Nanny to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid walker; she loved to crochet but most of all she was known to have a twinkle in her eye that would light a room. Bettina will be missed for her warm heart and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 11:00 with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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