April 2, 1952 – December 27, 2018

Passed away suddenly in his home in Conche at the age of 66 years. Phil was a young boy when he began fishing on his father's boat in Conche along with his brothers. With a heavy heart, he left the island briefly in the 1970s and again in the 1980s and worked tirelessly for decades at Chantler Packaging Inc. in Ontario.  Upon his retirement he finally returned to where his heart and soul belonged by the Atlantic Ocean. He spent his retirement doing what he loved most -- on a longliner fishing with his dear friends. He is survived by brothers and sisters - Angela (Jerry), Madonna, Maurice, Evangeline, Frank (Dianne), Albert (Debbie) Wayne, Fabian (Gina), and Linda as well as his adored nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and countless friends. Phil was predeceased by his loving parents Rita and Cornelius, Sister Joan and Brother Anthony. Visitation was held from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic with the funeral mass taking place on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 11:00 am with Father George officiating. Interment followed. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Alicia Patey, Funeral Dirctor.

I pray that I may live to fish
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray;
When in the Lord’s great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in His mercy I be judged
Big enough to keep
— Fisherman's Prayer; Author Unknown