Obituary of Brian John Phillips
It is with broken hearts, that our family said goodbye to Brian, who took his last breath while he was surrounded by love, on Thursday, November 5, 2020, in his 61st year. Brian will be lovingly remembered and missed by his loving wife, Chantale Noel-Phillips also by their tiny fur babies, Clohie and Zohie. He leaves behind his two daughters and son who made beautiful children of their own. Beloved son of the late Robert John Phillips, and Ellanor Ann (Holland) Phillips, and son-in-law to Laureen Duclos, of Marathon, Ontario. He will be greatly missed by his 4 siblings: Sharon, Linda, Mike, and Barry, and by his sister-in-law Lisa Noel Duclos of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Brian was born and raised in St. Catharines and was a longtime native of the Niagara Region, or what he would call “Wine Country”. He worked in the auto body industry for over 36 years. Those who met Brian love him because he was a selfless beautiful soul. He always put others needs before his own and is described as a genuine, gentle, and generous person. He would help his neighbours, elders, family, and friends any chance he could.
Brian’s fight with cancer has ended. The angels rescued him from his pain. Now he soars above like an eagle. At peace, with love, only memories remain.
We reflect on some of Brian’s favourite pastimes. He enjoyed playing golf, camping and fishing at Byng Island, cheering his Ottawa Senators on, watching football as he was a proud Philadelphia Eagles fan, gardening, and collecting vintage knives.
Brian’s greatest love was his soulmate and wife, Chantale. His unwavering love was evident throughout their entire relationship. They were married on August 2, 2002, in a small church named Wayside Chapel, in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Their love and devotion to each other was very rare but carried them though life especially when some big obstacles came their way. Together they both adapted and accepted change. They supported each other fully and lived each day honouring their vows between each other;
in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, til death do us part.
Brian wanted to know that everyone will go on and be okay without him. Remember him with a smile today, he was not one for tears. Reflect on your memories with him through all the happy years. Recall to mind the way he spoke and all the things he said. His strength, his stance, the way he walked; remember those instead. The good advice he'd give us, his eyes that shone with laughter. So much of him will never die, but live on ever after.
Arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Brian’s life will be held in the springtime (2021), when it is safe to gather and comfort each other in person. Memorial donations given to The Brain Injury or the Cancer Society would be appreciated by Brian's family.
Goodbyes are not forever,
Goodbyes are not the end
They simply mean I miss you
Until we meet again.
R.I.P. My Love xxxooo
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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