August 22, 1951 – July 29, 2014
Philip George Markin of Nelson passed away suddenly July 29th in Vancouver, BC. Philip was the eldest of four children. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Tina Markin of Blewett. Philip is survived by his son, Anthony Markin of Vancouver, sister, Shirley (Paul) Evdokimoff of South Slocan, sister, Marcie (Michael) Lebedow of Castlegar, brother, Steven Markin of Kelowna, Anthony’s mother, Brenda McCormick of Nelson and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Philip grew up in Blewett and attended school in Nelson. He developed many life-long friends in the area. As a young adult, he aspired to fast cars and he loved rock-n-roll. Throughout his life, Philip was an avid outdoorsman who explored hunting, hiking, mountain climbing and ice climbing, a sport he took very seriously. He was a talented artist who enjoyed wood carving, drawing and painting from an early age.
Philip spent many years working as a finishing carpenter. His stretch for perfection was always evident in his exceptional work. Recently, he re-discovered his early love of photography. He had an amazing eye for capturing shots in and around Nelson. He could often be seen walking in the early morning searching for the mist, a perched eagle or something unique that Nelson offers. His talent was evident in the beauty of his photographs.
Philip loved spending time with his son Anthony. There was never a dull moment… laughing, fishing, hiking and watching soccer games, listening to the blues, and recently attending concerts together. He was a very proud father and he spent his final few days “hanging out” with his son in Vancouver.
Enjoy your journey Phil….. looking through the lens as you climb to the glacier, soar with the eagles, visit loved ones, and move with the mist. May the wind always be at your back, and the radio always play your favorite tune. May you be at Peace. You will be missed.
We will especially miss the amazing birthday cakes you created for Anthony for many years!!!
Interment at the Nelson Cemetery: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 4 pm.