Oct. 14, 1923 - Jul. 14, 2012. Phil is in love and light in higher form at the age of 88. He is predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Bronice Peterson, and his brother, Oscar Peterson. Surviving are his step-daughters, Tracy, Debbie, Cheryl, and Kim, step-son, James and other family members including in BC, Ontario and WA. Phil served in WW2 in the Seaforth Highlanders and was an Executive Member at the Royal Can. Legion #2 (New. West.). After his retirement from being a truck driver he enjoyed many years of volunteering and serving on various committees. He was a volunteer at The George Derby Centre for 12 years, where he lived his last 14 months. He also served on the Resident's Council as well as other committees. Phil loved his jazz music and in earlier years, his dancing. He passed away 14 months after his wife, on the 14th day of July and both he and Bronice had birthdays on the 14th of a month. Phil is now free, unencumbered and enjoying his light and love. He is very well loved by many. The family wishes to extend a special thank you with lots of love to the employees of George Derby Centre for their love, kindness, support and a place where Phil could express his great generous and humourous nature. A graveside service/interment will be held Sat., August 11th at 1pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3789 Royal Oak Ave, Bby followed with a Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #2, 631 6th St., New West.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 7, 2012