Philip Lalley

April 13, 1930 - August 31, 2018

Obituary

With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather Phil on August 31, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Phil is predeceased by his loving wife Pat. He is survived by his six children Patricia (Kevin), Carol, Philip (Jane), Brian, Morag (Ken), David (Jen) his grandchildren Richard (Kristina), Melanie (Paul), Derek (Jaclyn), Chris (Taaira), Alison, Fiona (Charlie), Kelsi (D’arcy), Dana (Eric), Ian, Scott. Sarah, Stephen, Laura, Madyson and Paisley and great grandchildren Nathan, Josh, Kayla, Megan, Amy, Mason, Liam, Mya, Emma, Ellie, Evangeline, Keenan, Tanner and Raya.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Phil was active in the Boy Scouts, he served for a short time in the RAF, and became a journeyman electrician. Phil developed a love of soccer and became a lifelong Celtic fan. In 1954 Phil married Pat, the love of his life and his partner for the next 55 years.

In 1967 Phil moved to Canada with Pat and their children and they were welcomed to Powell River by a close group of Scottish friends who became a second family. Phil worked at the pulp and paper mill and was involved with the local soccer program, coaching and refereeing his favorite sport.

Moving to the Lower Mainland in 1975, Phil went to work for the Department of Highways. He joined the local badminton club, and later the mens club at the Fort Langley Golf Club. With Pat he took up Scottish Country and Old-Time dancing and together they became founding and active members of Saint Nicholas Catholic Church.

Phil always put his family before everything else and was a source of strength and love for his children and grandchildren throughout the years. For him the greatest legacy was the family he created. Even as dementia took hold of him, he kept his fiery spirit and his sense of humour still shone through. Our sadness at his loss is eased by the knowledge that he is freed from the suffering of the last months and is reunited with his loving wife Pat.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 20675 87 Ave, Langley on Monday, Sept 10th preceded by a eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the St. Nicholas Parish Centre.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Phil’s name to the Alzheimer Society of BC

Linzie Cornwall Long

Sep 6, 2018 12:56am

Rest In Peace Uncle Phil! Say hi to Aunt Pat, give her a cuddle from me! I’ll miss your hugs that always took my breath away! xo

Agnes & Robert Pook

Sep 6, 2018 3:55am

We have very fond memories of time spent with both Phil and Pat on cruises and at Disneyland. Even on a cruise, he had a lot of fun participating in a golf tournament. Our deepest condolences to his family.

Theresa Swanson

Sep 6, 2018 5:13pm

R.I.P. Uncle Philip will always remember you with fondest of memories.You were always there for us and for Mum when we needed you when our Dad died.so Uncle Philip rest in peace now with Aunty Pat and your Mum and Dad and your brothers and sister.💔 We will have a Mass said here in Rothesay where you often brought us in your wee green van.💜

Nora Murray

Sep 6, 2018 8:52pm

Remembered as a very loving uncle to our family, always smiling and making us laugh. I don't know why but one memory sticks out from my childhood..... One was of him taking me in by bus to the Royal Infirmary when I split my tongue open. He was always around to help us all.
You will forever be in our Hearts. Rest in Peace 💜💜💜

Bill Cornwall

Sep 9, 2018 12:09am

Remember take your Red and Yellow cards, gone but not forgotten.

Maria and Jim Bartfai

Sep 10, 2018 3:19am

Our deepest condolances to all of you. He was a proud family man who loved his family deeply.

Tom Hyslop

Sep 11, 2018 6:55am

He was all that one would want in a man.Good , kind, generous, loving , and with a great sense of fun, I give thanks for his support during our early years in Glasgow. God Bless, Uncle Philip

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