Frank Alan Phillips, beloved husband of Gay Phillips of Calgary, passed away from prolonged Alzheimer’s disease at the Colonel Belcher Care Centre, August 6, 2004 at the grand old age of 87 years.
Frank was born in Hazelton, BC in 1917 and was educated at UBC, graduating in Commerce in 1947. In 1939, while studying at UBC, he joined the Royal Officer Training Corps. and was called into service in 1940. Frank served three years overseas with the B.C. Regiment in the tank corps. until 1945. He was twice wounded, once in France and once in Germany where he lost his left leg. Upon graduation Frank was employed by Shell Canada Limited. At the time of his retirement in 1978, Frank was Comptroller, Treasurer and Director of Shell Canada. Frank served as director of the Easter Seals Society (1972), President of United Way of Calgary (1977-1979) and the Third President of Financial Executives. Frank was a member of The War Amps of Canada, Calgary West Rotary Club, Earl Grey Golf Club and attended St. Laurence Anglican Church. Frank enjoyed extensive off shore traveling, books, music, golf and conversation with his many friends. For the past twenty years he lived between Calgary, Yakima WA, and Maui.
He is survived by his wife Gay, his children and their spouses, Alice (Mike) Campbell of Adelaide, Australia, Frances (Stephen) Pickett of Vancouver, BC, Tom (Susan) Phillips, Robert (Melissa) Phillips of Brookfield, MA, Doug (Paula) Dawley of Portland, OR, and Gregg (Kris) Dawley of Ross, CA; fourteen grandchildren, Robert (Tina) Campbell, Mary (Kevin) Levere, Patrick and Laura McKnight, Rachel and Blair Phillips, Martha, Ian, and Graham Phillips, Lia, Ella and Clara Dawley, and Will and Emma Dawley. Frank was predeceased by his first wife Myrtle of forty-one years and mother of his children; sister Grace and brother Bob.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Colonel Belcher Care Centre for their loving care to Frank.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Laurence Anglican Church (5940 Lakeview Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 11:00 A.M To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Tributes may be made directly to the The War Amps of Canada , 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 0C4 or your favorite charity.
In living memory of Frank Phillips, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences