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Gordon Timothy Raymond Phillips November 28, 1940 - June 19, 2024

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in the presence of his family, Gordon Timothy Raymond (Gord) Phillips of Bunyan’s Cove. Predeceased by his loving wife, Alice Phillips (Holloway); parents: Timothy and Selina Phillips; his brothers: Gary and Clayton Phillips; and sister, Melita Phillips. Leaving to mourn his sons: Raymond (Cindy Strong) and Randy (Kathy); daughters: Pauline Garrett (Derek), Pamela Phillips (Chris Dawson), Donna King (Rupert), Darlene Young (Steve) and Wanda Keats (Brad); and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Also, leaving to mourn his brothers: Frank (Pearl), Gilbert (Doris), Lloyd (Gloria) and Philip (Grace); and sister, Vera Lynn Reid (Randy). As well as, his sisters-in-law: Glenda Phillips and Bessie Holloway; brothers-in-laws: William Holloway and William Butler; and many nieces and nephews.

Gordon began work in the lumber camps in his early teens and moved on to work in construction as a heavy equipment operator working for multiple companies in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.  In the early 1980’s, he returned to Bunyan’s Cove to start his own business with the hard work and support of his wife, Alice. Together they built a very successful Construction company, Phillips’ Enterprise, and Gas Station that serviced the Clarenville and Bonavista Bay area. Gord was renowned for his strong work ethic and love for heavy equipment. Up until his recent passing, he continued to work on his heavy equipment.

In addition to his work, he was also a founding member of the Lions’s Club in Bunyan’s Cove and donated to many charities.

Gord leaves many strong and fond memories for his family, as well as the many people who had the privilege to work alongside him throughout the years and for the entire community of Bunyan’s Cove where he lived his entire life.  He will be missed by all!

Resting at St. Paul’s United Church, Bunyans Cove.  Visitation will be on Friday, June 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at St. Paul’s United Church, Bunyans Cove with interment to follow at the United Cemetery, Bunyans Cove.

Funeral service 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at St. Paul's United Church, Bunyans Cove with interment to follow at the United Cemetery, Bunyans Cove.


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    Peggy Miller says

    My sincere condolences to Pam and the Phillips family. Thinking on you as you say goodbye and pay tribute to your Dad. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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    Ann Marie & DJ says

    Heartfelt condolences to Pam and all your siblings. So sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. May he rest in peace.

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    Gus & Cindy Gallant says

    Donna (Rupert) & Phillips family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Marie King says

    Donna, Rupert and all the family: Our deepest condolences for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Willis, Marie and family

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    Sandra & Kevin Dawson says

    Pam & family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your father.
    We enjoyed the recent visit of your Patrick & Chris. Patrick spoke fondly of his grandfather.
    We offer our condolences to your entire family.
    Take care dear!
    Kevin and Sandy Dawson
    Mattapoisett MA USAk

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    Terry and Norma Penney says

    To Pauline and the rest of the Phillips family. We are so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you all. Hugs to the family.

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    Rex & Glenda Ralph says

    To all the family and friends of Gord Philip we extend our deepest sympathy. He was always only a phone call away when you needed a job done. RIP Gord!

    Rex and Glenda Ralph

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    Sharon Kyle says

    So sorry for your loss of your dad no doubt you have lots of cherished memories hold them close ..Terry Sharon Chris and Alissa

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    Ray, Betty & Jonathan says

    To Pauline, Darlene & the Philips family.. Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We offer our condolences to you. Hugs to you all.

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    Ron and Penny Oldford says

    In our thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.

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    Dolores Sutherland says

    Pam, Chris, Patrick T, Pam’s siblings and their children
    So sorry for your loss. Pam the obituary is a great tribute to your father. You will have many
    great memories of your Dad. So sorry that I will not be able to make the funeral.

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    Sally Ackerman and Peter Morris says

    Pam, so sorry for your loss. Your dad meant so much to you. Our condolences to you, Chris and Patrick and the rest of your family.

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    Heather conrad says

    Ur in my prayers & thoughts thinkn of u all & I’ll cherish my many memories, loves u all

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    Jim & Michelle Hughes says

    To The Phillips Family, Gord was one of a kind. I enjoyed his views on all matters and appreciated his work ethic. Our deepest sympathies.

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    Betty Dawson says

    Pam, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss of your dad.
    My sincere condolences to you and all your family.

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    Patrick, Miyuki, & Erick Dawson says

    To the Phillips Family:
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. You are all in our thoughts & prayers during this sad & difficult time!

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