Mrs Phyllis Mary Moffatt

PHYLLIS Mary Moffatt has died peacefully in her sleep at Porthgwara Nursing Home, Coverack, Cornwall, after a short illness.

She was 94.

Born in Boston in 1916, she had lived in this area for 89 years.

A widow since 1960, she is survived by daughters Judy, Bridget and Gill, five grandsons, three granddaughters and 18 great-grandchildren.

Mrs Moffatt nee Cannon spent her early years at Cowbridge and later at Boston West.

She attended Boston High School and later worked as a telephonist at the Post Office.

Mrs Moffatt married Ted in 1939, living at Priory House, in Frieston Road, and was a volunteer ambulance driver during the war.

Moving to Sleaford Road in 1948, Mrs Moffatt ethusiastically supported her husband’s involvement in Boston Rowing and Aero Clubs, while running a family household.

As a widow, Mrs Moffatt moved back to Boston West and worked as a receptionist for the late Maurice and Frank Walt at the Main Ridge doctors surgery.

She helped with Brothertoft charity luncheons and delivered Meals on Wheels around Boston.

She enjoyed baking cakes and often made them for weddings and christenings in the town.

Mrs Moffatt also liked bridge, gardening and travelling with friends and family.

In 2005, Mrs Moffatt moved to Cornwall to be cared for by her daughter.

The last three years were spent close by at a nursing home by the sea.

Her funeral was held at Penmount Crematorium, Truro, and was officiated by the Rev Owen Blatchley.

The service was attended by close family from Cornwall and the bearers were her grandsons Wolfe, Leo, Jamie, Christopher and Andrew.