It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Stanley (Stan) Philips in Quesnel on April 18, 2016 at the age of 86. Stan was born in Eston, Saskatchewan on April 19, 1930. Stan was predeceased by his wife Rose, mother and father Russ and Eva; brothers Barry, Melvin and Robert and his sister June.
He married his wife Rose in July of 1954 and was married to her until her death in November 2011. Stan and his wife Rose fell in love with Quesnel and made it their home in 1968. After logging his property he built homes for himself and Rose and his mother and father.
Stan became a well-known and well-loved citizen of Quesnel through his active volunteerism and contribution to the music scene in Quesnel. Stan volunteered with Quesnel Search and Rescue for 17 years. He was a member of the Old Time Fiddlers, Hudson’s Bay Coffee House, the Antique Machinery Park and Quesnel Fall Fair, to name a few. Stan thoroughly enjoyed music. He played many different instruments, sang and called square dances. When Stan moved into Dunrovin Lodge many of the staff and residents recognized him through his earlier musical entertainment at the Lodge.
Stan was recognized by the City for initiating the development of our popular Riverfront Walking Trail. Stan was voted Citizen of the Year in 2000, in recognition for his community work in Quesnel. Stan was known as a hardworking, fun loving and generous person.
A memorial service will be hold for Stan at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 621 Abbott Drive on May 8, 2016 at 6 pm with catered refreshments to follow at 6:45 at the Quesnel Senior Centre. All of Stan’s friends are invited to attend and reminisce.
In lieu of flowers donations in Stanley’s memory may be made to BC Alzheimer’s Society