Phillips, Brian Arthur
June 15, 1955-October 22, 2019
After a long, brave battle with cancer Brian Phillips passed away on October 22, 2019, at 64 years of age.
A native of Flin Flon, Manitoba, Brian had an extraordinary sense of humour, made friends easily and loved the outdoors. He was an Oilers fan, who always had music playing. He was dependable, honest, kind and funny. He adored his family and was born to be a grandfather.
Brian was a millwright by trade who had a natural mechanical aptitude. He had a gift for recognizing, developing and nurturing the talent of others. He loved being involved with the Apprenticeship program and helped many tradesmen to attain their red seal - he was far prouder of their accomplishments than any of his own.
Brian and Lori enjoyed their trips to Elliot Lake, Ontario where Brian’s sister and her Husband had settled with their family. During these trips, they deepened their relationships with Lynda and Gerald, his nephew Rob (Chrissy), nieces Rhonda (Paul), Sunday (Gary), and Chantal (Mike). He felt fortunate to count them amongst his best friends.
Brian is survived by his wife who he’d been “going steady” with for 47 years, Lori (nee Russell), son Ryan (Melissa Skrove), daughters Chancy (Laverne Friesen) and Jaime (Alex McVey), and Grandchildren Jordyn, Lillian, Nolan and Elliot. He was the best dad in the world, but managed to be an even better grandfather.
Brian’s loss is being felt by the members of his extended family - his friends. Thank you to Cindy and Jim Papp, Wanda and Gerard Benoit, Jeff Scott, Kevin Wallace, Cynthia Finch, Leona Seykora. He loved you and you made sure he knew you loved him too.
Brian was predeceased by his daughter, Holly, his parents, Frederick and Edna (McPherson), his in-laws, James and Flora (Moore) Russell, his brother-in-law, Gerald (Lynda) Bear.
A Celebration of Bri ’s life will be held at 11 am, on Wednesday, October 30th at the Hinton Legion, 250 Pembina Avenue, Hinton, AB.
While under treatment, Brian required multiple blood transfusions, as such, in lieu of flowers, the family asks you to please consider giving blood, signing your organ donor card, or making a donation to a charity that’s close to your heart.
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