PHILLIPS, Gordon Robert
February 23, 2024 — February 23, 2024
By Gord’s side while holding his hands, his best friend and loving wife of 24 years, Brenda Phillips and Mom-in-law Gayle Macaulay, Gord passed away peacefully at 53 years young after a short, courageous struggle with cancer, always keeping an upbeat and accepting attitude.
Survived by brother-in-law Brad Macaulay (Cindy) and family of Kelowna; parents Bob and Mary Ann Phillips of Mission, BC; brother Bobby Phillips and partner (Patti) of Princeton, BC; sister Colleen Phillips and family of Williams Lake, BC and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews across Canada, as well as extended family also including friends and co-workers.
Gord was raised in the Likely, BC area where he developed a love of fishing and became an avid fisherman. He spent many hours fishing Quesnel Lake, Quesnel River, Shannon Lake and Woods Lake, but was happiest fishing off the wharf at Campbell River and on the ocean at Quadra Island, his and Brenda’s romantic getaway.
Gord and Brenda shared a love-bird marriage of almost 25 years. They enjoyed the outdoors, going on many road trips, taking pictures and hunting for Hot Wheels. They enjoyed spending time together. “Everything I do, I do for you,” was their wedding song and that’s what they lived by. Gord was well loved and will be missed.
There will be no service at his request. You may wish to remember Gord with a donation in his memory to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, Kelowna, BC.
When others wonder why Gord’s missing,
we will tell them, “He’s gone fishin’.”
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