Suddenly but peacefully, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, at age 73. Mary Lou (nee Hunter) of Sunderland, beloved wife of the late Dave Phillips. Loving mother of Vickie and her husband Stan Holder of Brechin, Robert Phillips and his wife Michelle of Sunderland, and Dale Phillips of Sunderland. Loved granny of Susan, Shavonne, and Laura Holder, Adam, Noah, and Emily Phillips. Dear sister of Fred Hunter and his wife Carolyn, and the late Shirley and her husband Albert Bond. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. The family of Mary Lou Phillips received friends at the Thorne Funeral Home, 98 River Street in Sunderland (705-357-3144) on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life was held at the St. James United Church Vroomanton (Corner of Sideroad 17A and Concession 7 Brock) on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment Sunderland Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to St James United Church Vroomanton. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.thornefuneralhome.ca.