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Melvin John Phillips

November 29, 1944 ~ June 14, 2018 (age 73)
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It is with a sad heart we announce the passing of Melvin (Mel) Phillips on June 14th, 2018 at the age of 73 years.

Remaining to cherish Mel’s memory are his wife Lynda; sister Mary Butler (Steve) of England; several nephews and nieces; his god children and sister-in-law Nancee Grundy (Russell). Mel will be sadly missed by his many friends.

Mel was predeceased by his mother Jessie Phillips; niece Dominque Butler; both sets of grandparents and his mother and father-in-law.

Mel was born in 1944 in England, he came to Canada at the age of 19. He worked in Thompson for Inco Nickel Mines for approx. 10 years. Lyn and Mel moved to Swan River in 1974 and Mel was employed by the Town of Swan River for Water works until his early retirement in 1993.

Mel had a passion and zest for life as evidence by his many interests; people, photography, tropical fish, antiques, fishing, cooking, camping, horses – just to name a few. A great story went with each of his adventures.

In compliance with Mel’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held. A small private gathering of family and friends will be held at a late date to honour his life and memory.


With upmost respect, flowers are           

  declined. Instead the family asks that you make a donation to:


The Community Foundation of Swan Valley

(Box 1509, Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0)


The Swan Valley Animal

Protection League

(Box 2375, Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0)


Cremation has taken place at

Heritage Memorial Gardens

Swan River, Manitoba.




Donations may be made to:

Community Foundation of Swan Valley
Box 1509, Swan River MB R0L 1Z0

Swan Valley Animal Protection League
Box 2735, Swan River MB R0L 1Z0

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