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Phillip Verigin

May 23, 1936 - March 12, 2013

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Phillip Verigin passed away in the very early hours of Tuesday, March 12, 2013 with his wife at his side at the Kootenay Lake Hospital after a short, valiant fight with cancer.  Phillip was born in the small community north of Ymir called Porto Rico on May 23 1936 to Nick and Mary Verigin.  Phillip was a hard worker all his life starting as a very young lad helping his Dad and Uncle skidding logs down the mountain to make fence posts.  Durring one summer vacation, Phil, at the age 15, got his first job at the emerald mine for the summer and decided that he was now old enough to join the regular work force full time.  After many varied career experiences throughout  his younger days he finally decided it was time to settle down and met his future wife Barbara French at the skating rink and bowling alley in Nelson.  They were married in Nelson on August 8, 1970.  Phil’s had many job experiences along the way but they always revolved around trucks and equipment, logging industry falling trees, even running a tracked air drill when they were building the Salmo Creston, eventually settling  down to working for the Ministry of Highways and later becoming the Yard Foreman at Winlaw.

Phil had many hobbies he was passionate about most of which were outdoor activities.  You would often find him down by the creek if not with gold pan in his hands then a fishing rod.  The last few years Phil found a new hobby that brought many happy hours to him.  He started off by making wooden fishing bubbles, and then decided to make wooden pens.  His pen making has been of great pride to all the family and we all carry one.

Phil is predeceased by his parents Nick A. And Mary Verigin, brother Nick, of Salmo, Sisters Anne and Lucy, Nieces Laura and Sandra of Merrit.  He is survived by his wife Barbara, daughters Michelle (Chaychana) in Penticton, Heather (Chad) in Salmo, four grandchildren, Sarah, Ty, Olivia and Leah, brother Harry in Salmo, and many cousins and nieces and nephews.

 

 

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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Valerie Swetlishoff
Relation: Former co-worker at Winlaw Yard

We were sad to hear of Phils’ passing. Our deepest sympathies extend to his family both near and far. And yes, we have fine examples of his workmanship via the pens.

From: Dawn Wrangler
Relation: friend

My deepest sympathies for your loss.

From: Colleen Driscoll
Relation: friend

Thinking of all of the family….so sorry and sad

From: Gary and Christine McCandlish
Relation: friends

Our condolences and warm thoughts to Barb and family. Phil was a very fine man.

From: Eric & Aline Winje from Slocan
Relation: when he worked for Highways

We were very saddened to hear of Phil’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 21, 2013
Beginning at 10:00am

Location:
Thompson Funeral Service Chapel
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

 

Date & Time:
March 21, 2013
Beginning at 10:00am

Location:
Thompson Funeral Service Chapel
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Canadian Cancer Society, and the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation
 

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