MERVIN GEORGE PHILLIPS
Born In: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Born: June 25th, 1928
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: September 13th, 2012
Mervin (Merv) George Phillips passed suddenly into the light filled presence of his Creator on September 13, 2012.
Merv was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 25, 1928 to parents Irene (Chatterton) and Stanley Phillips.
Merv Graduated from Pharmacy at the University of British Columbia in 1951. Soon after, he bought Kipps Pharmacy on the corner of 3rd and Victoria Street in Kamloops, B.C. where he operated independently for many years. He partnered with his good friend David Allen, of Mallery Drugs in the late 1970's and together they formed Kipp-Mallery Pharmacy. David Allen passed away earlier this year and was greatly missed by Merv.
Merv married Mavis Hartley on July 16, 1952. They made their home in Kamloops in 1956. This union was blessed with four children: Greg (Lydia), Grant (Pamela), Christopher (Mary) and Melissa (Gerry). Merv is the beloved Baba ("Buba") of seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren: Kirk (Jen), Christina, Chelsea, Kieran, Devin, Ethan, Austin, Izabella and Liveea.
Merv is predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years Mavis, his parents Irene and Stanley Phillips, his brother Gerald Phillips and sister-in-law Merle Hartley. He is remembered by his close friend Irv (Lois) Brown, brother-in-law Sheridan Hartley of Calgary, Alberta and sister-in-law Nola (Don) Scott of Naniamo, B.C. as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Merv had many passions, but his two foremost were for gardening and his relationships with people.
Merv Phillips was a founding member of the Kamloops Alliance Church, and throughout his life, Merv touched the hearts and lives of those he met with his characteristic warmth, gentleness, infectious sense of humour, and the feeling of genuine friendship.
All are welcome to join the Celebration of Merv Phillip's Life on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kamloops Alliance Church with Pastor Larry Boss officiating.
Should friends desire, donations to the New Life Mission, PO Box 712 Stn Main, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 9Z9 or the Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 125 Palm Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2B 8J7 in memory of Merv would be appreciated.
Condolences may be expressed to www.schoenings.com
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250-374-1454.