Obituary – Phyllis Metcalf


Phyllis Luella Metcalf (née McConnell) of Cargill passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre – Kincardine on Friday, March 8, 2024, at the age of 99.
Beloved wife of the late Willard Metcalf (2003).
Survived by her children Eric Metcalf (Candy Keller-Metcalf) of Cargill and Cheryl Swirklis (the late Michael, 2021) of Holyrood.
Missed by her grandchildren: Tyler (Diane), Corey (Samantha), Logan (Ariel), Angela, Kristen (Kyle), Justin (Natasha), Marcella and Maxwell, and great-grandchildren: Coraline, Owen, Vincent, Jovi, Elysia, Mavis and Finnick.
Fondly remembered by her sisters and brothers: Glen, Audrey, Mel (Elaine), Kathaleen (Bob), Annetta (Ted), Sharon, Norval and sisters-in-law Norma and Janet. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents Mary (née Kerr) and Russell McConnell; brothers Eric, Orland (Jan), Calvin, Karl (Dorothy), Wray and Elwyn (Eleanor); sister Margaret; sisters in-law Isabel and Isabell; and brother-in-law Harold.
Phyllis was the eldest in a family of 15 children, this brought responsibility and along with that the joy of being part of a large family. Christmas dinners meant a houseful of people, food and laughter. When Phyllis was a young woman, she spent some time in Toronto as nanny/housekeeper but her heart was country and eventually she took on the role of wife and mother, helping on the farm and raising her family.
Phyllis was a hard worker; she loved to sew and take care of her garden. Her garden brought great joy and bounty. I am told she made “the best sweet pickles in the world”. Phyllis was an important part of her family and her community, she will be remembered by a large extended family, neighbours and friends.
Family will receive friends at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. The funeral service will be held there at 12 noon on Thursday, March 14, 2024, with Rev. Rob Hiscox as officiant and a reception to follow in the Davey-Linklater lounge.
Spring interment Purdy Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial online at

Obituary – Phyllis Metcalf was last modified: March 12th, 2024 by Dianna Martell