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Phyllis Brownsett

1950 - 2013

Following a courageous battle against a long illness bravely borne on the10th October 2013 at The Marie Curie Hospice, Phyllis aged 63 years of Oakenshaw, The much loved wife of Brian, Loving mum to Mandy and John, cherished grandma to Jaydine, Reece, Meg

Following a courageous battle against a long illness bravely borne on the10th October 2013 at The Marie Curie Hospice, Phyllis aged 63 years of Oakenshaw, The much loved wife of Brian, Loving mum to Mandy and John, cherished grandma to Jaydine, Reece, Megan, Kye and Mitchell, a dear mum-in-law, sister, auntie and friend. A celebration of Phyllis’s life was held at Nabwood Crematorium on Friday 18th October 2013 at 10:50am. Donations in memory of Phyllis, were given for the Marie Curie Hospice. Phyllis’s family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to all the staff and nurses at the Marie Curie Hospice for all there care and attention given to Phyllis and themselves. All enquiries to Gateway Funeral Services, Birkenshaw, Tel: 01274 653115


Brian Brownsett

I do not know how life can go on without you, I know that you will always be by my side guiding me as you have done for the last 45 years. I will try and stay strong for our two wonderful children, and our grandchildren. I love you so much and every day will be a struggle without you, and I know just how much you loved me and believe the poem you sent me all those years ago. You will be waiting for me, in time we will be re united until then goodbye my

John Brownsett

My mum. Words cannot even begin to describe the love I have for you. I cant imagine not being told off anymore or not being able to give you a hug or see your smile when I bring my kid's to see you. I love you from the bottom of my heart and I know you'll be watching over us with grandma. . We will never forget you mum and you will forever be with us still in our hearts xxxx

Mandy Stoneham

My amazing mum is now at rest. I am the luckiest girl alive to be born into such a loving family mum was the kindest most generous person you could ever meet. Mum lived and loved for her family. I have so many happy memories . Mum was the most bravest courageous person you could ever meet. She fought her illness with such bravery dignity and strength. Always a smile on her face. Such a kind person I am going to miss our daily phone conversations . Mum you have not gone away as you live on in all of our hearts. Love you mum. Rest in peace until we meet again . I know you are not far away you are now my guardian angel watching over us from up above. Love you mum for all eternally. Love always Mandy, Trent, Reece and Kye xxxx

Richard and Evelyn Carpenter

Treasured memories of a loving sister, who suffered with great dignity and endurance. We will miss her deeply. Love Richard and Evelyn x.

Jaydine rowling

It's hard to know when I call your name you won't answer,when I need your advice and comforting words you don't reply , it's hard to know when I say I love you, I don't here it in return, But the hardest thing ill ever have to do is say good bye , You will never know what you mean to me ,you have lead me on my path in life and you have given guidance when I've needed it ,i am the person I am today because of you, you were kind,loving ,supportive person who was loved by all ,I hope i will be half the person you were because to me you were amazing . So rest in peace now grandma and know I will always love you ,

Diane Scaife

A beautiful picture that says it all...... Phyllis was a beautiful woman inside and out, just like Brian an amazing, loving man. It's no wonder that my best friend in the whole world is such a loving person for how could she not be? She is a combination of the two people who I feel privileged to call my friends. Phyllis was always warm,loving , funny, kind and a woman with a big heart. I will never forget you Phyllis

Vicky Verdeyen

Auntie Phyllis, you fought a long hard battle with such dignity and determination and always had a smile on your face. You will be missed deeply but remembered for the beautiful person you were and no-one can take away our lovely memories which will be treasured forever. I hope Grandma is looking after you, as you did her for so long. Love always from Vicky, Paul, Lewis and Matthew xxxxx

Diane Scaife

A beautiful picture of a beauriful woman inside and out. Phyillis was a warm. loving, funny and kind woman who would do anything for anyone and the love that her Brian shared in abundance just overflowed and encompassed everyone who were lucky enough to know them both.. Mandy who is my best friend in the whole world is just a perfect friend and in my eyes she's just pefect in every way. How could she not be when she is the daughter of parents who showed her everyday in every way what true love is xxx


sorry to hear of your loss, sending all my love to all the family at this sad time, xxx


I know I've said this before lots of times to both you and Brian . Thankyou both for your kindness and friendship. In the short time I have had the privilege to know you, you have shown me nothing but kindness. Our loss on this earth is God's precious gain in heavev. I will continue to thank your adoring Brian for your kindness and friendship. I will remember a wonderful lady with love and fondness. Night God Bless Phyllis. Love and kisses from Sam xxxx

Reece stoneham :)

Hey grandma I know ur up there looking down on me keeping me safe. You are one of the strongest people and defiently the bravest. You called me the lucky one with me always having the luck when it came to games, Facebook games we always shared a laugh together and had good times together which I'm going to miss more than anything. You kept a smile on my face and I won't forget them times when you always called grandma names which was hilarious. I know you will keep me safe and I can't wait to see you again up there in heaven love u grandma xxx

Mark, Grandson

grandma was someone you would depend on, A thoughtful lady, and wonderful friend. grandma listens, with an open heart, She knows how to make things better, grandma will always love us all dearly,


We shared many good memories Phyllis, the one we always laughed about is after shopping in the City of Sydney we decided to have a drink at the well known Pumphouse, we ended up "drunk as skunks" singing this song all the way back to the train. How we made it home I will never know. I loved all our times together London, Yorkshire, Sydney, our never to be forgotten Cruise. These memories will stay with me forever and I thank you. We will miss you Phyllis more than words can say xx

Dee Percival

Dear Brian,Mandy and John, I am thinking of you all, There is an extra bright star in the sky above. Rest in Peace Phyllis x

Katherine Fearnley

Being silly having fun, friends together from day one, Being nosey, being nice, giving hugs and good advice. Knowing when push comes to shove, he'll give you never-ending love year to year my whole life through, you have been right here for me You have been in my life since the moment I was born and I can't imagine my life with out you in it. When the phone rings I expect it to be you.I could talk forever about what I will miss about you.only you know the special bond we have and though you are not here nothing can ever break that. words can never express how much we will miss you.


Phyllis I couldn't of asked for a better mother in law you have always been so generous and loving towards our family I cherish the times we all spent together especially all our holidays as a family you will be missed so very much and I know you will be looking over us all and keeping safe and in line i wish I could be there to say goodbye properly though will be looking forward to when we meet again all my love Trent xxx

Kye Stoneham :)

Hi grandma i am missing u every day like theres no tomorrow and i will continue to miss u one of my greatest memories about u was in spain when me and grandad walked to the beach to look at boobs and you got cranky at us but in a laughing matter i dont know what i would of done without you for the times we had together and u were such an inspiration to me and i will miss u heaps All my love to my very special brave grandma that fought this crap diseasebut well done grandma u will be in my memories every day and even at school i cant stop thinking about how much i love u all my love love from kye ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️:)


Phyllis, you have touched so many people's lives in more than one way. You are an inspiration to us all. You fought right to the last minute - for that we are all so proud of you. You memories will always live on in Brian, Mandy, John & your beautiful grand children. One memory that will stay with me forever is our cruise in January 2007 - YES Riley and I roomed with Grandma. Well sea sickness was well known to you for a few days. The first night you crawled along the floor to get to bed. Riley and I were in stitches of laughter. That was just the beginning of our gorgeous holiday with you, and a memory that will be cherished in my heart forever. You will never be forgotten and dearly missed everyday. xxxxxxooooooo

Beryl and Ricky Hirst

Dear Phyllis What a brave lady you were, you fought your illness with such courage and dignity you and Brian have made such a big impression on our family, we will miss you so much. "Rest In Peace know" We will support Brian and your lovely in any way we can. All our love Beryl, Ricky & Family xxx

Vicky & Alan Holland.

We have shared many a chat and gossip in the garden Phyl and i will miss that the most. We honestly could not have asked for better neighbours than you and Brian, from the bar-b-cue invites to the bottles of bud and glass of red wine in the garden with your lovely family you always made us welcome, we will never forget how hard and with such dignity you fought, and even though you were bravely battling on you and your family organised and raised thousands of pounds to help others, to us Phyllis that selflessness and generosity goes to show what a lovely person you were and what a wonderful lady we have lost, rest in peace.

Megan Brownsett

My comment is so late because I haven't been able to do it. I dont even know what to say:'( I love you so much and im going to miss you more than anything, but i know you're a rest now and you're not in pain anymore. We had so many memories, even remember when we went to london together and met the big brother people hehe:) I hate to know that i cant see you anymore, cant give you a big cuddle or ask for advice or make cards with you. But you're still with me in my heart.You we're the strongest, bravest woman i have ever known, you're an angel watching over me and the rest of our family now and we all love you loads, forever and ever. <3 <3 <3 xxxxx

Brooke Duggan

Phyllis you were the most amazing, courageous lady especially the last 3 years fighting this horrible battle. I've got so many wonderful memories of you but I think the funniest one is when you were out staying at Trent and Mandy's and we had a get together at mum and dads. Well you were given the task as designated driver home as everyone else was drinking. Loved the fact you hit the silent cop on the road and have them all a big scare. That will teach them for wanting to have a drink! We have has so many memories with you, I loved that you were there only a year or so ago at my boys christening, I will never forget this and I looked at those gorgeous money boxes in their rooms and cried the other day. They even have a piece of Grandma in their rooms. You have been the most amazing wife, mum, grandma, sister, Aunty and friend. I know we will still feel your presence around and working with your wonderful daughter and my sister in law I know you will be spoken about every single day. Wish we could all be in England on Friday to celebrate your life with all your family but we will all be thinking of them and sending them our strength. You will be missed so very much and until we meet again some day please rest in peace. Lots of love forever and ever from Paul, Brooke, Emily, Beau and Corey xxxxxxxxooooooo


There are so many things I could say. One of the things that makes me smile is remember when I was little and we used to come to your house to stay. Donna and I used to pick rose petals and put them in water to make 'perfume' and then make you and Uncle Brian wear it, and you always did - without complaining :-) You were so loved and I know that you'll be watching over us all to keep us in check and make sure we clean the skirting boards. You were so brave and I have never been more proud when you were walking with your pots and laughing about the zimmer. You were so loved by so many people and will never be forgotten x


My Auntie Phyllis always showed me and my son more kindness and love than anyone could imagine from an Auntie. She and my amazing Uncle Brian gave us our first holiday when I couldn't afford it myself. Together they supported me in various ventures and I already miss her more than words could say. Take my love to heaven with you and thank you for everything xxx

Tony & Pam Elgie

Happy memories of Phil and Brian "impulsively"buying a caravan on the east coast after spending a weekend at ours and enjoying dinner at Da Carlos in Hornsea. My thoughts are with Brian, Mandy, John and the family at this difficult time

Natasha Joseph

I still can't believe you've gone, seems a little bit surreal if I'm honest. After visiting you week in week out having a chat, a catch up and sipping wine I never thought I'd be writing this, you put up a fight, a fight I've never seen before by such a brave strong woman. The laughs we had makes my tears go away. I cherish the time we had together, and the advice you gave me. Forever in my heart xxx

James and Angela

Phyllis, there will be a massive void in so many lives now you are gone. You were always much more than just our neighbour, you were a true friend. It has been difficult to watch you endure your illness but also inspiring to see such bravery and dignity from you and all your family. You were a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandma and friend and we can all learn from the way you touched so many lives with your kindness and generosity. Rest in peace xx.

Megan Brownsett

I still miss you beautiful. Think of you every day. <3 <3 <3

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