Phillips, Douglas

Memorial reception will take place at 12:00PM (noon) on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at the Roland Memorial Hall. Viewing will be from 7PM-9PM on Tuesday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Private family interment prior to the service at Fairview Cemetery. Donations may be made in Doug's memory to STARS.

Douglas Hartley Phillips
July 1, 1942 – June 7, 2019
On Friday June 7, 2019 at his home, Douglas Phillips, aged 76 years went to his eternal rest. It is with heavy hearts that we lay Doug to rest with his loving wife, Barbara. We will forever cherish the time we had and the memories we made with Doug. Along with his wife, Barbara, their daughter, Kim and her two boys, Ryan and Derek were his whole world.
Doug was born and raised on the family farm in Roland where he continued to live and farm his entire life. Doug met his loving wife and they married on July 30, 1977. Doug worked very hard on the farm and particularly enjoyed working with his cattle. Never afraid of a hard day’s work, Doug worked till the wee hours many days to provide for his family. When it was time to take a break, it was off to the cottage on Twin Lakes Beach for some family time. As family and friends were very important to Doug everyone was always welcome to join. Doug never disappointed to entertain with his stories and jokes and even playing the banjo. His sense of humour kept everyone laughing and wondering what was coming next. Doug’s passion was his two grandsons, and seldom would he miss a hockey or baseball game. Taking Ryan and Derek fishing and camping was always a favourite time for Doug. A great supporter of his community Doug was always quick to lend a hand wherever he could. Doug could call himself a close friend to five generations of families around the community of Roland. His presence was felt by all and everyone was better for having known Doug. After the passing of his beloved Barbara, Doug did his best to keep all the family traditions going, though he never found it the same without her. He kept Barbara’s cookbooks on the counter and continued to bake and can as she used to do.
He leaves to mourn his passing his daughter, Kim Wiebe and Harvey Friesen of Morden, two very special grandsons, Ryan and Derek, his brother, Blake Phillips of Carman and Cam, Rick and their families, brothers-in-law, Russ (Nancy) Rach, Gerald (Deb) Rach, sister in-law, Joyce (Vic) Fehr and many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews as well as his special friends and neighbours, Dean (Penny) McClaren and their sons. He was predeceased by his father, Hartley and mother, Audrey Phillips of Roland and wife, Barbara Phillips, brother-in-law, Howard Rach (Claudette) and sister-in-law, Peg Phillips (Blake).
Private graveside service on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at Fairview Cemetery in Roland with a memorial reception at the Roland Hall. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Doug’s memory to STARS.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements


#1 Bob & Deb 2019-06-08 13:29
Kim and family, we are so very very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Our memories will always be of his kindness, generosity and willingness to help others.
#2 Gyles Family 2019-06-08 14:53
Kim, Ryan & Derek we were all sorry of Doug’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#3 Bob and Grace Fehr 2019-06-08 15:10
Kim our deepest sympathy to you and your
family during this sad, sad time. I will miss seeing and chatting with Doug at the rink.
#4 Dave and Lorna 2019-06-09 08:06
We remember Doug being a very kind and generous neighbour to Lorna’s dad Clarence Stocks. He stopped in every couple of days to check on him and often brought preserves for dad to enjoy. We will really miss his phone calls keeping us to date with community happenings.
#5 Garry Dickinson 2019-06-09 09:51
Kim, I am deeply saddened to hear of Doug's passing. My sincere condolences to you and the family.
#6 Shirley & Ed Zacharias 2019-06-09 14:21
Our condolences to the family. We were very sad to hear of Doug's passing. He and Ed were buddies in school.
#7 Lee and Ken 2019-06-09 17:24
Kim and family
We were so sorry to hear of Dougs’ passing on Friday. You are in our thoughts and will have to share some good stories of Doug with you! Our sincere condolences and if we can do anything at all just let Ken know!
#8 John Peters 2019-06-09 20:43
Sincere Condolences.
There’s an empty place in the world, that will never again be occupied by an equal to Doug.
Rest easy Doug.
#9 Daneen Johnston 2019-06-09 20:55
My sincere condolences Kim, thinking of you and your family.
#10 Ken Preston 2019-06-10 12:45
When I heard of Doug's passing,my first memory of Doug went back to our time as teammates playing minor baseball, my first experience with a team sport. Good times, well remembered.
#11 Lynne 2019-06-10 13:27
So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. The best to you ,Kim, and your family.
#12 Doris& Wayne 2019-06-10 16:53
Kim & family our deepest Sympathy in the loss of Doug he will be will be missed by all who knew him.
#13 Paul & Arlene 2019-06-10 18:16
Our condolences to Kim, Ryan and Derek.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at
this difficult time.
#14 Karen Lumgair 2019-06-10 21:27
Thinking of you Kim and family with sincerest sympathy.
#15 Mavis Allison Green 2019-06-11 09:19
Oh Kim, I’m so sad to hear about Doug passing away. I have so many happy memories of overnights at your place. Your folks were always so fun and made me feel so welcome. Doug will sure be missed.
#16 Larry & Heather Davidson 2019-06-11 11:57
So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Our sincere condolences to all the family
#17 Stew and Barb Adams 2019-06-11 21:50
Our sincere condolences to the family. Doug holds a special place in the hearts of everyone who knew him.
#18 Mavis Martin 2019-06-11 22:40
Condolences to all the family and special friends.
#19 Evelyn & Mike Bernard 2019-06-12 11:20
Our condolences to Kim and to all the Rach family.
#20 Bunny & Judy Trapp 2019-06-12 23:26
So sorry to hear. So many wonderful memories.
#21 Claudette, Charles and Peggy Philippot 2019-06-12 23:32
We are very saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. Doug was so kind and considerate to our family, always keeping in touch and we will miss his phone calls. Our heartfelt condolences, Kim, Ryan and Derek.
Claudette, Charles and Peggy Philippot
#22 Don Hamm 2019-06-13 10:33
Kim, Ryan and Derek we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. For the bit that we knew him, he was a great person. He will be missed by all! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Cherish the memories. Sending love and hugs.
Kathi, Don and Geoffrey.
#23 Mark & Cathy Sandercock 2019-06-15 12:44
Kim our Sincere Condolences to you, Ryan and Derek for the loss of Doug. He will be fondly remembered and we wish you comfort in the memories you share.
Mark, Cathy & Meghan Sandercock
#24 Bob and Helen Rowe 2019-06-15 16:09
We were saddened to hear of Doug's passing. Countless fond memories from many years ago come to mind . He was a great friend to us and a really great guy. Sincere condolences to the entire family.
Bob and Helen Rowe

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