Obituary of Tracey Ann Phillips
Born on January 3, 1958 in Burk’s Falls, Ontario. Tracey (nee Ehl) passed away peacefully at home on December 23, 2022 after a lifelong battle with chronic illnesses. Tracey was an incredibly resilient person, who despite her illnesses, brought much love and laughter to all those around her. She was the beloved wife of Thomas Phillips and an amazing mother to Michaela Phillips. Tracey is remembered fondly by her family; her brothers Rob Ehl (Nancy) and Mike Ehl (Marian) and their children Sean, Trinity and Nicholas; her mother Janet Ehl (Leonard Ehl, deceased), her parents-in-law Ken and Annaliesa Phillips; her sister-in-law Carol Adams (nee Phillips) and her children Cassandra and Jessica. Many friends, including family friends, work friends and her daughter’s friends will miss her deeply. Her infectious laughter and sense of humour will be a comfort to all in the days ahead.
Tracey and Tom met at work in Ajax, Ontario and spent 35 wonderful years together. They resided with their daughter in Oshawa for many years. Tracey loved animals and her nurturing spirit made it so that any animal to ever come into her care could not want for a better, more loving home. She also loved gardening and could often be found in her backyard tending to the garden, enjoying the sunshine. Over the years Tracey travelled with her family to the east coast twice, where she loved the lighthouses at Peggy’s Cove and driving along the Cabot Trail. She and Tom took trips down south together to different countries, where you would find her curled up on the beach with a book, loving the sun or mesmerized by the beautiful fish while snorkeling in a nearby reef. Another fond spot of Tracey’s was Northern Ontario, on week long fishing trips with their beloved dog Rosko. Tracey loved nature and being immersed in the beauty that life had to offer.
She will be put to rest in Burk’s Falls in the Spring alongside her late father, brother and other family members. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate any memorial donations made to the Ajmera Transplant Centre at UHN Toronto.