Obituary: Christopher Phillips 


Christopher Phillips 

January 22, 1941 – February 27, 2022

It is with heavy hearts and much sadness that the family of Chris Phillips announces his passing on February 27, 2022, at the age of 81.

      Chris is lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Sue of 57 years; his daughters Belinda (Todd), Deborah (Andrew), Tanya (Will) and Cindy; his grandchildren Kristopher, Kody, Jenna, Wesley, Ashleigh and Addison; his great-granddaughter Khloe; and many loving family members in England.  

      Chris had a passion for everything in life - from his family, exploring his surroundings, investing, bird watching, his dahlia garden, and gourmet cooking. He had such an incredible charisma that could captivate the entire room with his witty charm and sense of humor. He loved to share his knowledge with others and support them where he could. He made an everlasting impact on many and his light will always shine through all he has touched.  

     Chris always wanted to know ‘what the plan’ was and while through this difficult time we don’t have a plan right now, he taught us well and we will take all of his lessons and work on a ‘plan’ that will allow us to move forward without him.

       His family is very grateful to all of the health care workers who touched his life - and those who knew him know that he often joked about the need to check back in at the hospital to visit with the nurses! Chris and his family are most appreciative of the comfort and support from all of the amazing staff at the St. Joseph Hospital who provided the love and care we all needed. To Chris’ friends - thank you for all of the continued love and strength. 

     A memorial service for Chris will be held at a later date with plans to have a livestream available for those who are unable to attend in person.  

     In lieu of flowers, Chris and his family would be grateful for donations to the St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation - Cancer Centre Patient Experience or to encourage everyone to give the gift of life and consider becoming a blood donor.

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