James’ Brand New Blog

#ldnont Kiwanis fest’s Phyllis Anderson Memorial Piano Award

- September 11th, 2012

phyllis anderson

Phyllis Anderson photography courtesy of Harris funeral home

There is a lovely way to honour the late Phyllis Anderson, a great Londoner whose contributions to our music scene — as a pianist, mentor, volunteer, leader & enourager — defy any easy summary.

Her family is initiating a memorial award at the London Kiwanis music fest, which is establishing the Phyllis Anderson Memorial Piano Award. More than $1,500 has been donated so far.

The amount of the award and other details will be confirmed later. For now, JBNBlog encourages you to join those who have already contributed to the new award.

Phyllis, you are missed but the young pianists who play the instrument you loved so much will have you smiling somewhere.

Donations can be sent to the Kiwanis Music Festival of London, PO Box 5008, London, Ontario, N6A 6H8.

 

 

 

Categories: Entertainment

Subscribe to the post

3 comments

  1. Suzanne Anderson says:

    My sister and I thank you so much for your lovely words and for promoting the Kiwanis Memorial Award we are creating in our Mother’s honour. We too think that she will be smiling, knowing she is still giving young musicians a helping hand.

  2. james.reaney says:

    Your mother made so many contributions & yet she was so quiet about it all . . . when I asked Phyllis to help with the Jack Richardson Music Awards, she immediately joined the group and helped lead our assessments without once mentioning — as almost anyone else would have — she had a few (my understatement) other things on the go at the same time & perhaps she was too busy to help this time.
    On behalf of the JRMAs, let me express our sympathy at your loss . . . like so many Londoners, we were fortunate to have Phyllis on our team, encouraging us and lifting our efforts.
    Let me know if there is any way to help provide details about the award.

  3. Charles R. Merredew says:

    Dear James
    Phyllis entered my life through the portal of marriage as I started on a new path in 2003 with her daughter Lori. One of my fondest memories of Phyllis is the two of us dancing a waltz in her daughter Suzannes living room in Toronto.
    Phyllis actively encouraged Lori and I to sing and create music. She encouraged me to paint and sculpt, to write and create. Her wit and humour brought much joy and pathos into our lives. Thank you for promoting the Kiwanis Memorial Award. Like the Rainbow we just experienced in London Last week its multi hued colours and double arc coursing over London brought huge smiles to her extended family as we gathered at her home to remember her.
    Thank you, Charles

Leave a comment

 characters available