Phyllis Marie Garneau
  • 63 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 21, 1952
  • Place of birth:
    Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 16, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
Let the memory of Phyllis be with us forever

Phyllis passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 16th, 2015 after her 3rd fight with breast cancer in 29 years, and a final 1 1/2 year battle lost.  She was a strong-willed, health oriented, Bible believer who sought to teach everyone she knew how to be healthy and heaven-bound.

Born in Chicopee, Massachucettes to Norma and Marcel Legare (a great navy engineer), she went to high school in Guantanimo Cuba, and later moved to Virginia Beach where she persued her career of Nursing and gave her life to Jesus Christ at Good News Baptist Church in 1980.  Later moving to Bradenton, FL in 1990 with her daughter Shelby Hutchinson where she met the love of her life, Richard Garneau, she continued in Home Health Care and later decided to study herbs and supplements becoming a sales leader for healthy living products like NSA water filters, Shaklee, and Youngevity.  They settled in Port Charlotte where she achieved her Daycare license, and Real Estate license, and owned her own Dance studio. She then became a Personal Fitness Trainer and volunteered at the Charlotte Cultural Center where she helped many people achieve their fitness goals and made many friends who loved her dearly.
  She is survived by her loving father Marcel Legare, step-mom Kathleen Kirk, faithful husband Richard Garneau, thankful daughter Shelby Hutchinson, tenderhearted grandchildren Austin McDaniel, McKenzie Roe, Brenton Roe, only sister Karen Nuskiewicz, brother-in-law Ray Nuskiewicz, niece Kimberly, and nephews Aaron and Brian.
  In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Phyllis's name to the wonderful, kind, and passionate people of Tidewell Hospice at #1144 Veronica Street. Port Charlotte, FL  33952. All your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated, and we cherish everyone who knew and loved her as well.
  A memorial to celebrate her life will be held at Sonshine Baptist church (#23105 Veterans Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL  33954), on Saturday, Octber 31st, 2015. at 11:00 a.m.

Phyllis may be kindly remembered at and on Facebook at

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by dewayne smith on 27th October 2015

"My dear brother, my words are shallow at this time. But God's are not ... Please read Psalm 23; psalm 147:3; and Hebrews 4:15-16 in your quiet time. God will comfort you. Phyllis is home !"

This tribute was added by patricia garneau on 25th October 2015

"Words escape us at this time of deep and your dear family are in my prayers daily. I LOVE"

This tribute was added by Pamela Garneau Ernst on 24th October 2015

"Dick please know how sorry we are for your lost our prayers are with you and the family, please call if there is anything we can do.
with prayers and love Don and Pam"

This tribute was added by Ray Garneau on 23rd October 2015

"Richard my brother. You know that my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Know that Phyllis is watching over you and all your family. You know I love you and my prayers are with you and family every day."

This tribute was added by Ted Robedee on 23rd October 2015

"Phyllis, I will miss you and will always be indebted to you for all your help when I took over at the Fitness Salon 2 The Cultural Center. I will always love and cherish the memories. RIP Phyllis
Love to the family, Ted Robedee"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 23rd October 2015

"R.I.P. Phyllis"

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