Gary Oja
B: 1953-12-15
D: 2018-04-22
View Details
Oja, Gary
Eileen Madunic
B: 1940-08-14
D: 2018-04-21
View Details
Madunic, Eileen
Peter Bruni
B: 1932-12-12
D: 2018-04-19
View Details
Bruni, Peter
Vesa Vanska
B: 1958-03-10
D: 2018-04-18
View Details
Vanska, Vesa
James Viklen
B: 1945-08-28
D: 2018-04-13
View Details
Viklen, James
Beatrice Lyrette
B: 1928-03-21
D: 2018-04-09
View Details
Lyrette, Beatrice
Donald Harris
B: 1938-05-07
D: 2018-04-08
View Details
Harris, Donald
Anna Ruberto
B: 1939-06-08
D: 2018-04-06
View Details
Ruberto, Anna
Margaret Tomasevic
B: 1926-11-12
D: 2018-04-04
View Details
Tomasevic, Margaret
Francesco Bruni
B: 1931-06-10
D: 2018-04-04
View Details
Bruni, Francesco
Edward Prochnicki
B: 1938-05-23
D: 2018-03-31
View Details
Prochnicki, Edward
Eero Pontynen
B: 1926-12-26
D: 2018-03-31
View Details
Pontynen, Eero
Diane Weatherby
B: 1942-03-03
D: 2018-03-30
View Details
Weatherby, Diane
Lina Talarico
B: 1949-01-02
D: 2018-03-29
View Details
Talarico, Lina
Dennis Cain
B: 1937-11-15
D: 2018-03-28
View Details
Cain, Dennis
Elena Pedri
B: 1923-10-14
D: 2018-03-27
View Details
Pedri, Elena
Mary Komistek
B: 1923-12-03
D: 2018-03-27
View Details
Komistek, Mary
Wayne Hurley
B: 1955-11-28
D: 2018-03-26
View Details
Hurley, Wayne
John Crooks
B: 1938-10-20
D: 2018-03-24
View Details
Crooks, John
Paul Beazley
B: 1948-07-28
D: 2018-03-23
View Details
Beazley, Paul
Dorothy Biloski
B: 1938-05-17
D: 2018-03-23
View Details
Biloski, Dorothy


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
21 North Court Street
Phone: 807-345-5351
Fax: 807-345-2015
Phyllis Bosnick
In Memory of
Phyllis Bosnick
1951 - 2017
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Sargent and Son Ltd.
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Phyllis Bosnick

Phyllis Bosnick
Phyllis Melina Bosnick, nee Cottam, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in Thunder Bay, Ontario on Friday, December 22, 2017, at the age of 66 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Phyllis was born and raised in Nestor Falls, Ontario, and moved to Thunder Bay after high school, where she met her husband, Morris “Borax” Bosnick. They would raise two daughters; Lindsey, born in 1979, and Ashley, born in 1984. Phyllis’ work included 14 years at the Bank of Montreal, along with over 25 years with Lakehead University. Her work with financial aid, scholarships, and bursaries at Lakehead helped countless students accomplish their educational dreams. During that time, Phyllis was very involved both provincially and nationally, and served as chair of OASFAA and president of CASFAA. For her profound dedication and hard work, she was awarded the CASFAA award of merit in 2013.

Phyllis’ bucket list was always changing, as she accomplished so much in her far too short time here with us. Racing a Ferrari around a private track in Montreal, parasailing in Cancun, driving the Zamboni at The Barn, and getting the chance to play Wolfie at a Thunderwolves game were amongst the kooky things that got her so excited, and made us love her all the more.

Phyllis could often be found holding a cup of coffee, a caesar, or sometimes both. She loved to camp and travel, and the people she met while doing so. Phyllis shared her two daughters’ love of figure skating, and served as a board member for the Thunder Bay Figure Skating Club, while also volunteering countless hours for competitions and ice shows.

Phyllis is survived by her husband of 41 years, Morris, daughters Lindsey (Michael Jim) Bosnick, Ashley (Kyle) Kokocinski, grandson Ryker Kokocinski, brother Brian Cottam, and the countless relatives and friends whose lives she has touched so deeply in her 66 years.

She is pre-deceased by her father, Norm Cottam, and mother, Pauline “Min” Cottam.

The Bosnick family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Exley, as well as the teams in both the Cancer Clinic and Oncology Unit for their care, comfort, and support throughout Phyllis’ treatment.

A celebration of life will be held at the Victoria Inn on Tuesday, January 9th from 1PM-4PM, where all those who knew Phyllis are encouraged to pay their respects. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Phyllis’ name to the Northern Cancer Fund. Alternatively, donations in Phyllis’ memory are suggested to establish a bursary in her name at Lakehead University through Online condolences may be made at
Order Flowers