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Gananoque’s Elin Phillips shares her poetry

Editor’s Note:


Elin Phillips, 88 years young, was born in Gimli , Manitoba in 1928, the daughter of Icelandic settlers. Elin met her husband Oliver (Sonny) Phillips, during his RCAF posting in Gimli. They moved back to Gananoque in 1946 and she immediately fell in love with the town, the Thousand Islands and its people.

Elin’s main role in life was mother to 12 children, but her son says, “Somehow she found time to pursue one of her other true loves, poetry. Over the years a number of her poems have been published, for people to enjoy.”

She currently resides in Gananoque, where family and friends visit often.

Gananoque poem elin phillips


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My 1000 Islands

Poetry by Elin Phillips, Gananoque, ON

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Patrica Butchart
Comment by: Patrica Butchart
Left at: 5:49 PM Sunday, July 17, 2016
I am so happy to see your Mom's poetry finally in print. It was something that Lou and I talked about how great it would be to have her poetry out there for people to read bit so this is lovely. Thanks for getting it together.
Eileen Truesdell
Comment by: Eileen Truesdell
Left at: 7:52 PM Sunday, July 17, 2016
Beautiful Poetry Elin and a beautiful friend ! Remember when we would meet for a visit and walk our babies down King Street. Lots of places to shop back then but the money wasn't too plentiful Keep writing Lovve & Hugs
Terry Bolton
Comment by: Terry Bolton
Left at: 8:32 AM Monday, July 18, 2016
One of the most respected and cherished members of our community. I had the priviledge of being part of this family for part of my childhood. Elin treated me as one of her own, just a truly great lady. Thanks for sharing a talent that I, for one did not know about. Love the poems. Love and hugs sent your way.
Comment by: Beulah
Left at: 8:39 AM Monday, July 18, 2016
Beautiful poetry from a beautiful lady!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Carole Deir
Comment by: Carole Deir
Left at: 7:57 PM Monday, July 17, 2017
Elin was a all around beautifully caring, lovely lady ..... fond memories of visits with her with Sylvia or just around Town ..... she is missed by many but great memories to cherish by all who knew your mom 😊👍

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