William A. Phillips

Chihuahua, Mexico, British Columbia

January 05, 1955 - November 26, 2017


ExplorerBorn and raised in North Vancouver, Bil lived an exceptional life of compassion and adventure that led him to the highest levels of achievement in many pursuits. He was an accomplished drummer, a meticulous craftsman, and a caring animal-lover. But ultimately Bil became a world-renowned...

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January 27th, 2018 sitting by myself and having a coffee, I decided to google my old friend and see how he was doing. I was so sad to learn of Bil's passing, the passing of a great man. Bil was my instructor, mentor and friend. I really only knew Bil for a few years, before he went on to bigger adventures, but quite simply, he changed my life. Bil taught me the most important aspects of being an instructor and he led by example. I will always consider him to be one of the most important...

I was just doing a search on Bil, my cave instructor, and found this. So sad. Rest in peace Bil.

What a wonderful person. I've known and loved you for over 40 years. I'm so glad we kept in touch. I'll miss you, my brother. Thank you for sharing your amazing life with me.

To honor my dearest double cousin Bil I will mindfully attempt to carry forward his kindness, raw honesty, fearlessness and endearing Smile. His humble modesty and heart of gold I attempt to wear with pride. This is no small feat, but it was Who Bil was. Love you Bil

Bil will be missed by everyone that had the privlege of meeting and spending time with him

May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. (Isaiah 61:1,2) With heartfelt sympathy.

A life to admire. He lived his dream and showed others that it could be their dream if they wanted it. Well done Bil.

It was an honor to have shared time with you in this life . Thanx Bil

Everyone leave something behind when he dies you left a legacy . You were a legend in the scuba diving world. R.I.P. Bil