James Douglas Phillips

James Douglas Phillips


October 4, 1955 – April 16, 2011

Jim was born in Lachute, Quebec and spent his early years in Brownsburg, Quebec. Before he was a teenager the family moved to Salmon Arm, BC. Here Jim met the woman he would marry and spend the rest of his life with, Louise Phillips nee Laas. They spent their first years together living in a few different provinces. Jim attended Cariboo College graduating with honours and a degree in computer technology. Soon after, the couple settled in Airdrie, Alberta where they raised their son and daughter. Jim held a long term position at Lafarge. He was an active member in the community coaching many minor league sports teams and offering classes in photography. After fifteen years in Airdrie, Jim and the family moved back ‘home’ to Salmon Arm.

Jim had a lifelong love for all things outdoors. He was glad to be back in the mountains surrounded by lakes saying it took him back to his childhood in both Quebec and Salmon Arm. He loved hiking, fly-fishing, and photography. Jim was a true family man always putting those he loved first and helping out however he could.

Jim was predeceased by his father Peter Phillips and his wife Louise Phillips. Jim leaves behind to celebrate his life his daughter Casey Phillips, his son Eli Phillips, his mother Lillian Phillips, his sisters and brothers; Wendy, Elaine, Perry and Victor, and many extended family members.

A son. A brother. A husband. A father. A best friend.

In lieu of flowers a donation made to Habitat for Humanity on Jim’s behalf would be greatly appreciated.

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