July 17, 1932 - May 5, 2014
We announce with deep sorrow the loss of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. It was very difficult to say goodbye. Consolation is that he no longer suffers from his arthritic pain. Lovingly remembered by his devoted wife Linda, sons, Kenneth (Diana), Karman and Kirk Klassen, Barry (Myanna), Alissa (Brandon) Sawyer Christensen and Kimberly, Braxton Klassen. Predeceased by daughter Roxanne Klassen March 17, 2013.
Also left beloved siblings Anne, Susie and Ed Klassen. Predeceased by parents Aganetha and Isaac, siblings, Isaac, Tina, Nettie, Marry, Lily, and Abe. Also leaves many dearly loved nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by four nephews. Greatly missed by in-laws Dave and Betty Bergen, Dick and Kathy Neudorf, Pete and MaryAnn Sawatsky and their families.
Phil was born in Lowe Farm, Manitoba. Married in 1957 and moved to Alberta in 1958 working in Road Construction, Oilfield, Seismograph and Heavy Duty Mechanics. Most times he spent four months in the bush and ten days out. He had a major heart attack in '88 and retired in '89 to do hobby woodwork for family and friends. Moving to a condo in 2008 gave him the opportunity to make and enjoy many new friends. He became the chief coffee maker for the morning coffee. He made Linda promise to keep it up after he was hospitalized when he had a stroke March 8, 2014. On April 16th he was moved to St. Joe's nursing home where he passed away.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service to be held May 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Hainstock's Funeral Home, 9810 - 34 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 6L1. We would like to thank all the Doctors, Paramedics and Nurses that cared for him. Donations may be made to your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be
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Published in The Edmonton Journal on May 10, 2014