September 16, 1933 - August 24, 2017
William Harold Phillips
September 16, 1933 – August 24, 2017
It is with sadness we announce the passing of William “Bill” Phillips of Okanagan Falls, beloved husband of 58 years to Margaret.
Bill passed away at the South Okanagan General Hospital on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the age of 83 years. He will be dearly missed by his wife Margaret, children Paul Phillips of Langley, Christa Phillips of Okanagan Falls, sister Marilyn Brickenden as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Bill was predeceased by parents Cecil and Winifred Phillips as well as by his son Willy.
Bill was born and raised in Vernon where he began his lifelong broadcasting career at CJIB radio in the 1950’s. He continued to work throughout the lower mainland at various stations, most notably CBC and CHQM, until his retirement to the Okanagan in the mid 1990’s.In the 80’s and 90’s he was also the familiar voice of BC Tel. In the Okanagan he was an active musician, chorister and performer.
The family wish to extend a special thank you to the Oncology and Palliative teams at Penticton and Oliver Hospitals.
Memorial Donations in Bill’s memory may be made directly to the BC Cancer Agency, 399 Royal Ave, Kelowna BC V1Y 5L3.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Spring of 2018 and will be announced at a later date.
To share condolences, please visit www.grahamfuneralhome.ca.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Graham Funeral Home, Oliver, BC, 250-498-3833.