Thomas James Phillips was born in 1912 and passed away peacefully in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on October 23rd, 2011.

Thomas was predeceased by his wife, May, in 2001; two children, son Bert and daughter Grace; three grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and ten siblings. He is survived by: son-in-law, Hector Tourangeau of Port Alberni; daughter-in-law, Merle Phillips of Carstairs, AB; seven grandchildren: Wade (MaryAnn), Myrna (Jacque), Blair, and Carol (Al), Budd (Priscilla), Dawn (Bob), and Gale; eighteen great grandchildren: Rene (Carrie), Andre (Amanda), Marie (Jody), Melissa (Jonathan), Amanda, Ryan, Marcell (Nelly), Carleen (CJ), Stephane, Sean, Coral, Caletja, Melissa (Rob), Kim, Kelsey (Calvin), Tyler (Kayla), Jamie (Justin), Jean-Luc; eleven great great grandchildren: Clara, Pearl, Elizabeth, Aiden Thomas, Joseph, Nicholas, David, Angeline, Samara, Rhys, and Makenna; extended family and friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. with Father Dale Normandeau, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A reception will be held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Tea Room.

In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Thomas may do so to the Halina Seniors’ Centre, 3310-37th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2Y5.

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