Robert William Phillips (Xowlets Sts’ailes) passed away suddenly on Monday, July 7, 2003 at Vancouver General Hospital at age 68 years. He was born on November 9, 1934 at Chehalis.
Bob is survived by children Robert Jr. (Naomi), Denise (Harvey), Laverne (Matt) and Mike (Rhonda); sister Millie Silver (Ray), Virginia Peters, Pat Charlie (Tunny) and Loretta Felix (Glen); brothers Reg (Louise) and Gerald (Paulette); 18 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Ann; parents William and Nancy Phillips, Martha and Alex Joe; brothers Arnold W., Ronald, Arnold Alvin, Theodore and William Earl and sister Eleanor.
Viewing for the family and friends was held on Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at 1008 Phillips Road, Chehalis, B.C.
A Funeral Service was held on Friday, July 11, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. from Chehalis Community Hall; Father Gerry Guillet officiating. Burial took place on Friday, July 11, 2003 at Chehalis Cemetery (main village), following the funeral service.
Pallbearers: Robert Bird, Clarence Pennier, Carl Simon, Terry Denealt, Mike Joe, Tom Kealy, Carey Jefferson, Gordon Phillips, Eddie Jules and Andy Louie. Honourary Pallbearers; Cliff Scott, Merle Phillips, Irving Felix, Peter James, John Roberts, Ab Kelly, Leonard Fisher, Al Charlie, Johnny Leon, Johnny Williams, Larry Morgan and Benny Joe. Robert worked at G & R Cedar, attended our Lady of Fatima Church, was the founder of the Chelhalis A.A. Group, former player for the Sasquatch Soccer Club, member of Chehalis Elders Group, manager for the Chehalis Cobra’s Ball Hockey Club and was a great hunter and fisherman. He was a devoted family man and a role model for the community. Bob was an avid story teller and is deeply loved by all that knew him.
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