65, Whitney Pier

We, the family, regret to inform you that Harry Phillips, East Broadway, passed away on Dec. 8, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after battling with cancer.
Born in Bolsward, Holland, Aug. 23, 1946, Harry was the son of the late Hugh and Fredricka (Keesen) Phillips.

Harry worked for Irving oil doing pump maintenance. He also worked at Mullins Coal Bank, the former coke ovens and retired as a millwright at Sydney Steel. Harry was also known for his expertise at fixing compressors and also as the man who owned “The Tank”. He was also foreman for the building of South Bar ball field.

Harry is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary (Fraser) Phillips and by his two sons, Warrant Blair Phillips (Tina), Lawrencetown and Mark Phillips, at home. He is also survived by two grandsons, Alex and Scotty; six sisters, Hughena ‘Weinie’ (Dave Robinson), Moncton, Linda (Greg Murphy), Bernita ‘Honey’ (Danny MacNeil), both of Hamilton, Patsy (Alan Moss), Lyda (Bobby), Mary Anita ‘Bunny’, all of Sydney; six brothers, Donnie ‘Bruchie’, Toronto, Hilton ‘Jr.’ (Trish), Wendell (Bip), Melvyn, Johnny and Glen, all of Sydney; sister in-law, Margie Parr and brother-in-law, Kevin Young. Harry also leaves to mourn his mother-in-law, Florence Fraser; sisters-in-law, Betty (Greg Hill), Diane Delaney, Donna (Blair McKinnon) and brothers-in-law, Jimmy (Frances) Fraser, Michael (Mary) Fraser. He will also be missed by his aunts, Clara Gale, Thelma, Olga and Myrna; uncle, Elmer along with numerous nieces and nephews, and special cousin, Norma.

Besides his parents, Harry was predeceased by a sister, Brenda; brother, Larry; brother-in-law, Blair Fraser, Pat Delaney; nephews, Donnie Fraser and Kendall Hill; niece, Pam Moss and his sister-in-law, Rose Marie Fraser.

Visitation for the late Harry Phillips will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd., Sydney, today (Saturday), Dec. 10, 2011, 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Harry Phillips will be held Monday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.

Donations in memory of Harry may be made to The Lodge That Gives, Halifax, Palliative Care Society-An Cala unit or Cancer Center Patient Care Fund-active account, c/o Tom MacNeil.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                            Online Condolences

Mary, Mark, So sorry to learn of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and yours at this sad time. May all your memories of Harry be wonderful and comforting.
From: Patrick McNeil

Dear: Mary & Family! Please know our thoughts, love and prayers are with you at this time. How much we wish we could be with you. But we are in Heart and Mind. We Love Harry (Me "Muffin") very much. He was a great "Man" and will be missed. Love you Randy/Rose
From: Rose Berkshire

Mary and Family. I was saddened to learn of Harry’s passing. He was a kind soul. We will be praying for you and your family.
From: Darrell Chiasson

Thinking of you and your family.God Bless
From: Robert Hennick

Dear Mary & Mark My heartfelt condolences goes out to you both. I was very surprised to read about Harry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the Phillips Families. I am so sorry Mary, Harry was a wonderful person. May he rest in peace.
From: Mary Borden

Hi,Mary im sorrow for your loss of harry,he was a good friend bye.

We wish to send condolences to Mary and family on the passing of her husband Harry. So very sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Tom & Frances Foster

So sorry to hear about Harry.A very nice man who’ll be missed .
From: Belinda Deveaux

Words can’t express what you and your families are feeling at this time, our prayers and thoughts are with you and all your families
From: Donna & Annette French