Phyllis Rebecca Bonnycastle1,2

#2505, (1917 - 2000)
FatherJohn Bonnycastle1,2 (1874 - 1955)
MotherHattie Blanche Langille1,2 (1885 - 1973)
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of John Bonnycastle
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847)


Frederick John Baggs (1911 - 1984)
  • Victoria Moira Baggs2
  • Fred Baggs2
  • Wendy Baggs7,2
  • Rebecca Baggs2 (1947 - 1947)

Life Events

BirthPhyllis Rebecca Bonnycastle was born on 10 Aug 1917 in Midnapore, Alberta.
[Midnapore is now part of Calgary]3 
(with Parents) 1921 CensusPhyllis appeared on the 1921 Census of Vancouver, British Columbia with her parents. She was 4 years old and born in Alberta.4 
MarriageShe married Frederick John Baggs on 25 Nov 1937 in Williams Lake, British Columbia.
Details from the registration: Frederick John Baggs Jr, occupation mining, bachelor, age 29, Baptist, residence Williams Lake, birthplace Rochester, New York, father Frederick John Baggs born England, mother Hilda Victoria Carey born Halifax NS;
Phyllis Rebecca Bonnycastle, spinster, 21, Anglican, residence Williams Lake, born Calgary Alberta, father John Bonnycastle born Saskatchewan, mother Harriet Langille born Nova Scotia;
They were married by a United Church minister and the witnesses were Thelma MacBrayne Luscombe and George Meyrull Wall (?)5 
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in John Bonnycastle's 1955 obituary as daughter Mrs F Baggs.6 
DeathPhyllis died on 30 Apr 2000 in Gorge Road Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia.2
Baggs - nee Bonnycastle
Mom, Grandma, Og
Phyllis died peacefully, April 30 2000 at the Gorge Road Hospital. She is the daughter of the late John Bonnycastle, and Hattie Blanche Bonnycastle (nee LANGILLE). She is predeceased by her husband Fredrick John Baggs,
daughter Rebecca, and Grandchild James Pitt. She will be missed by her
three children; Daughters Moira (Alan) Simonds, Wendy (Jim) Geib, and Son
Fred, seven grandchildren, and many great grand children and by her chosen
family Dave and Connie Thompson, and Merv and Ruth Markell. She spent many
years camping and fishing with her family at Deep Bay, and Travelling to her second home in Mexico. O.G. will be fondly remembered by her Victoria Kids,
Jonathon, Lucus, Curtis, Riley and Great-Great-Granddaughter Ayla.
No Service will be held at her request.2
Last Edited9 Aug 2014


  1. Letters from Jean Himmelman (California) to J Kolthammer, early 1990s;.
  2. Obituary of Phyllis Rebecca Baggs in Victoria Times Colonist, 2 May 2000.
  3. E-mails from Patricia Martin to J Kolthammer,.
  4. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at British Columbia, Vancouver, Sub-District 50, Ward 7, Page 22.
  5. British Columbia Marriage Registration. Frederick John Baggs & Phyllis Rebecca Bonnycastle, #37-09-453462.
  6. Obituary of John Bonnycastle in Vancouver Sun, 29 Aug 1955.
  7. E-mails from Wendy Geib to J Kolthammer.