July 30, 1928 – May 6, 2019
Philip is survived by his devoted wife of eighteen years, Eleanor Ryan. He is predeceased by his eldest son Peter (JoAnne), and his first wife, Ruth.
Philip will be sadly missed by his children, Shannon (Kenneth), Kathy (Eric), Shivaun, and Mark, grandchildren Jenn, Rob, Michael, Kevin, Chris, Matt, and Heather, four great-grandchildren, and step-children, Robert Connolly, Christopher Celli, and Ian Celli.
Philip worked with the R.C.A.F. in Communications, the Vancouver Wireless Station in Ladner, and Immigration at the Border crossing. In retirement, Phil volunteered for more than thirty years. He was a founding member of the Langley Seniors Center, and taught woodworking at Douglas Elementary School, along with his good buddies Robert Purcell and Gordon Bens. He assisted his wife, Eleanor, with the production of plays entered in the B.C. Senior Games each year.
Many thanks to Langley Lodge for their outstanding care. Celebration of Life is May 14 at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Langley.
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