Nature Pattern 01

Vanessa Creagh Phelan

March 27, 1940 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Vanessa Phelan Obituary

PHELAN, Vanessa
After a lengthy arduous battle with cancer Vanessa passed quietly at home early Sunday morning, November 24, 2019. Vanessa was such an interesting woman, a trait everyone quickly surmised upon first meeting.  She had an adventurous life stemming from England to Australia to Africa to right here in Canada.  Her love of animals and nature, her absolute command of the English language, historic facts and personal memory bank was beyond extraordinary.  Her stories and recants of life events captivated her audience. Vanessa dedicated over 30 years of her life to the Toronto Zoo as one of their valued animal care givers.  She is a pioneer in the field of gorilla care with immense knowledge pertaining to husbandry and breeding.  Upon retirement she travelled to Africa sharing her knowledge with people and projects helping orphaned great apes.  Vanessa was a devoted advocate to all animals and conservation efforts worldwide.   A real champion and heroine. Her caring compassionate nature, witty sense of humour, and absolute zest for life will be greatly missed by all touched by her. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Reception at Lakeland Funeral & Cremation Centre, 19 Moose Road, Lindsay on Friday, November 29 from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Vanessa Creagh Phelan?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Vanessa's memory.


Memorial Reception
November 29, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lakeland Funeral & Cremation Centre
19 Moose Road
Lindsay, ON K9V 0A2


Community Care Health and Care Network's Hospice Services
2 Kent Street West, Lindsay ON K9V 2Y1
Tel: 1-705-879-4123

Formerly Hospice Kawartha Lakes


© 2024 Lakeland Funeral and Cremation Centre. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility