It is with heavy sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. James (Stewart) Phillips. Stewart passed away peacefully in Kelowna, BC, on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the age of 90 years.
He was born in Armstrong, BC, on October 25, 1924. As a young adult, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 54 years. In 1952, he and his wife Nonie moved to Revelstoke, where he worked as a conductor with the Canadian Pacific Railway. He later started and operated the Columbridge Mobile Home Park. Nonie and Stewart spent many happy days with their family at the cabin that he built on Shuswap Lake. In later years, they enjoyed travelling to Las Vegas each winter. They spent many happy times golfing and Stewart was very proud of his two holes-in-one.
Stewart is survived by his children: Jim (Jackie) Phillips of Revelstoke, and Beth (Bruce) Ross of Lake Country; four grandchildren, Todd, Adam. Jennifer, and Allison; and one great grandson, Finn. He is also survived by his sister, Beverley Clare (Venice, Florida), and his brother, Duff Phillips (Vernon), and numerous nieces and nephews. Stewart was predeceased by his loving wife, Nonie, and his brother, Ross.
Stewart will be interred with Nonie at the Columbarium in the Revelstoke Cemetery. As requested, there is no service planned. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in the name of Stewart to the Canadian Cancer Society at 202 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H5, Phone: 1-250-762-6381, or to the charity of one’s choice. Stewart’s family would like to graciously thank Doctor Brian Martin, Homestead Place and the Central Okanagan Hospice House for their ongoing compassion and support.