(CWO, MMM, CD2, Retired)
Born on September 1, 1943 in Wilkie Saskatchewan. He passed away peacefully on December 24, 2006 with Donna, his loving wife and best friend of 42 years by his side.
Phillip joined the military in 1960 at the age of 16. Starting as a Sapper Apprentice, he went on to enjoy a long and successful career with the Canadian Military Engineers. He retired in 1995 and although he and Donna settled in Chilliwack they spent their summers RV’ing in Edmonton, Alberta, close to the grand-kids. An amazing man, a good son and brother, a loving husband and father, a proud grandfather and a loyal friend.
Predeceased by his father, Dolor (Slim) Hebert, Phillip is survived by his mother Elizabeth (Betty) Hebert of Calgary; his wife Donna of Chilliwack; his daughters Kim Hawkins-Gillingham (Randy) and Debi Hawkes (Charlie), both of Edmonton; five grand-daughters, Katie (Ray), Jessica, Ashley, Delaney, and Dallas; two great-grandchildren, Aspen and Brody (born Nov. 30, 2006); Phillip was a big brother to and survived by Gary Hebert and Jeannie Trach, both of Calgary and Faye Bystrom of Wetaskiwin, AB. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
A celebration of life service for Phillip will be held at the Masonic Hall, 45905 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack, at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2007.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Phillips’ name to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation’s Neurosciences Program; 6th floor, 260 Sherbrooke St., New Westminister, BC, V3L-3M2.
We would like to thank all of the staff in the ICU and Unit 6 North at the Royal Columbian Hospital for their compassionate care.