It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Malcolm Lee Phillips, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck, surrounded by his loving family.
Malcolm was born in Inverness, on August 31, 1954 to parents, Thomas and Olga (Ross) Phillips. He was employed by the Department of Natural Resources for 40 years until his retirement in 2014, where he made many lifelong friends. He talked endlessly about the many road trips and adventures they went on. Dad loved the outdoors, cracking jokes, working in his garage and on his plow truck, spending time with his family and drinking a hot cup of coffee.
Malcolm leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his wife of 43 years, Verna (Ryan) and children, Natasha (Tom) Bona, Troy, Andrew (Natasha), Mabou and Carrie (Terry), Margaree Centre. Also left behind are his pride and joy, with whom he had a special connection, his grandchildren, Morgan and Kali Bona; Brody, Bradly, John Thomas and Nathan; Noah, Willow and Eliza. Malcolm is also survived by his siblings, Tom (Karen) and Harriet (Tommy) Chiasson; his nieces and nephews, Chris and Amanda; Edna and Robert. He is also survived by his in-laws, Margaret McNamara and Frances Ryan.
Besides his parents, Malcolm was predeceased by his mother and father in-law, Patrick and Jenny (Dorton) Ryan; as well as many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Visitation for Malcolm Lee Phillips will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 2-9 p.m. in St Patrick’s Parish Hall, North East Margaree. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery.
Family flowers only please. Memorial donations in memory of Malcolm may be made to the Victoria County Memorial Hospital’s Palliative Care Department.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.