March 13, 1950 – January 22, 2005
It is with great sadness, I have to inform you of the sudden passing of the love of my life and best friend Phil. Phil died doing one of the things he loved most – curling.
Originally from Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, he was the son of Frances and the late Harold Clattenburg. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 26 years, Judy, his mother Frances, and his children, Troy and Cindy, sisters Dianne and Linda, brother Howard, several nieces and nephews and many friends whose hearts and lives he touched. He will also be missed by his beloved cat Whiskers.
Phil worked as a lineman most of his life and was well travelled with his job in both Canada and the U.S. He had been employed with B.C. Hydro since 1990 working in Duncan, on Vancouver Island, and Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands before settling in Terrace. He was a member of the IBEW for over 30 years. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 24 years. Phil will always be remembered for his larger than life personality. He was a big man with a big heart.
Memorial service was held at MacKay’s Funeral Home, 4626 Davis Ave., Terrace, Saturday, January 29th, 2005 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. A celebration of Phil’s life followed at the Royal Canadian Legion in Terrace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Phil’s favourite charity, The Alzheimer’s Society.
“Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
When you’re perfect in every way”