Mattila, Phyllis Margaretta Patricia

mattila wNovember 28, 1925 – April 29, 2015
at the age of 89 years

We regretfully announce the passing of Phyllis Margaretta Patricia Mattila on April 29/15 after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her common-law husband Orville Gordon, 2 daughters Jenny Marchand and Sandy Grassie (Randy Rehman), 2 sons, Doug Lagore (Lynne) and Roger Lagore (Roberta), 1 stepson Donald Mattila (Joan), 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great grandchild. Also survived by Orville’s 2 sons Robert (Candy) and Tim and 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Phyllis was predeceased by her first husband Leonard Lagore and her second husband Allen Mattila and her step-daughter Alana.

She was born in Luton, England on Nov. 28, 1925. She came to Canada as a war bride and lived in Stettler, AB until Leonard started working in the oil industry. They moved around Alberta for a number of years. In 1959 she moved to Golden, BC where she married Allen Mattila. When Allen retired, they moved to Revelstoke, BC. After Allen’s death she met Orville Gordon and they moved to Salmon Arm, BC.

Phyllis was an avid knitter, loved shopping and outings for coffee with friends.

We would like to thank the staff at Hillside Village for the exceptional care given to her during her stay there.

There will be no funeral service, as to Phyllis’ wishes, but a family gathering may be held at a later date.


  1. We were saddened to hear the passing of our step-mother, Phyllis Mattila. We have many fond memories of her, with lots of laughter on the many wonderful visits. We always received cards and notes on special occasions as she never forgot them. And correspondence between us was constant, keeping us updated on all the family going ons. Our visits with here were always well received as she treated us like royalty.
    Now she is at rest with no pain and no more “leash” (oxygen hose). We will miss you Phyll and love you dearly.

  2. Hi Phyllis’s family
    I knew of Allen and Phyllis back in their days in Golden. They lived in a trailer court and where neighbours of the Durrant family. Then I got to know them again when they lived in Revelstoke in Columbis Park neighbours of the Gosel family.
    About every 2-3 years either myself or Phyllis would have visited the Durrant family in Kamloops and learned of the families latest endeavour or incident as it may be. Then either myself or Phyllis would wait till we ran into each other somewhere in Revelstoke where the one with the news would relay same. It became a bit of a game to see which of us would have the best story to relay. I know she enjoyed the banter as she would track me down either at my business or at a Revelstoke function to let me know what she had just learned. It was all in good fun as we both loved the family, they just seemed to have a lot happen in their life.
    I have no dought she will be missed a lot by your family. I will be seeing one of the Durant family next weekend in Golden for a funeral. I will miss not being able to pass on the latest I find out to Phyllis.
    Garth Nixon

  3. I called her “Grandma” for 35 years, since I was 5 years old. She was always so kind to me and my family and I will miss her. My condolences to the family. xoxo

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