Kenneth Phillips, a long-time resident of Williams Lake, B.C. and recently of London, Ontario, passed peacefully on Friday, December 24th in Parkwood Veterans Hospital London, aged 91, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Vancouver, B.C. on June 21, 1920, Ken was a six year veteran of WWII. He served overseas with the Canadian Infantry and was a member of Canadian Legion Post 139. He is predeceased by his wife Mary and brother Douglas. He is survived by his niece Shirley (BC) and nephews Barry (AB) and Roger (BC) and by his long-time partner Peggy McKinnon; his Ontario step-family and great friends Penny and Tim Harding and Lee Nairne of Williams Lake. Special thanks to Christina Scornaiencki and Wesley Thompson of London for their loving care.
Ken and his wife Mary operated the Drummond Lodge in Williams Lake for many years. Ken drove school bus between Williams Lake and Anaheim Lake and he knew every ranch and First Nation community along the route. He was an avid bowler, outdoorsman and fisherman.
A family celebration of Ken’s life will be held in London. Interment and a memorial service will be held this summer in Williams Lake.