January 17, 1930 – December 31, 2014
Phil passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He lost a brave, lengthy struggle with kidney failure.
Phil retired from the Prince Rupert Pulp Mill in 1993 and kept very busy with his love for gardening, woodworking, camping and
fishing. In more recent years he took up
carpet bowling and playing cards at the Senior Centre where he made many new friends.
Phil will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 63 years Marjorie, his son Norman (Tami) Laporte, daughters Brenda (Harry) Young, Karen (Ron) Coolin. Grandchildren Jason (Tiffany), Cody (Stephanie), Leah (Adam), Jaymi, Blaine, Jeff (Courtnee), Mike (Sunni) and Eddie. Seven Great Grandchildren, numerous family members, nieces and nephews.
There will not be a service by request and interment will be held at a later date in memory of Phil.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation
or the United Ostomy Association (Vancouver chapter).
United Ostomy Association
732 – 27th Avenue East,Vancouver, B.C. V5V 2K9
A special thank you to the Prince Rupert Hospital Emergency team, nurses on 3rd floor, Father Rabino and especially Doctor John Fawell for going above and beyond.