Martin (Marty) Joseph Phillips passed away on Tuesday May 12th at the age of 84. Marty was born in Flin Flon Manitoba and held a variety of positions before landing into forestry where he spent most of his career before retiring at the age of 55, when his real life began. Marty loved anything and everything outdoors. He was a fisherman, cross country skier, snowshoer but above all loved his trapline.
Most importantly he was a husband, father, grandfather and a friend. His summers were spent with his grandkids teaching them to build kites, boats, crib boards and crafts and later in life as they got older he would spend many hours with them on the deck listening patiently to their stories and career aspirations over a cold beer.
Marty was a quiet, gentle man who was fiercely loyal to family and good friends. When he wasn’t on the mountain he loved spending his days with his wife Phyllis or hiding out in his shed with his woodworking projects.
We will all miss him for something unique he brought to each of our lives. While it is not completely clear all of the illnesses that Marty succumbed to we believe it was likely from a broken heart as his love of 57 years Phyllis passed away only 8 months ago.
Marty is survived by his son Mark(Angelica)Phillips, daughter Carla (Mark)Phillips, grandchildren Brandon, Nathaniel, Ryan and Bella and his brother Allan.
An open house in celebration of Marty’s life will be held on Saturday June 6th at his place in the Bonaventure Trailer Park #15.