ELLERT, Philip

Posted: October 24th, 2020


PHILIP ELLERT, of Milk River, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Milk River Health Centre on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the age of 71 years.

Philip is survived by Melanie, Ryan and Everly Anker; Ryan, Brynne and Amber Ellert; and his sisters, Doreen, Joan, Arlene and Valerie.

He was predeceased by his father, Raymond Ellert, his mother, Iona Ellert, and his brother, Daryl Ellert.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main St. NW, Milk River, AB on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM with Father Salvador Ahumada officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrating.

Both events will be livestreamed and can be viewed via Philip’s obituary on Cornerstone’s website. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@ cornerstonefh.ca. Seating at both events will be limited to 45 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

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2 Condolences for “ELLERT, Philip”

  1. Colleen Kinniburgh says:

    My condolences to all the family. Phil was always with the coffee crew at A&W in Taber and always stopped to chat with my mom and me when we were there. I don’t think I ever saw him without his trusty coffee mug in hand – except st church of course.
    He became a large part of our congregation and volunteered wherever he could help.
    May God be with all of you and I am sure that there will be a pot of coffee on waiting for his arrival in heaven. Rest in peace Phil.
    God bless
    Colleen Kinniburgh

  2. Randy Vos says:

    My condolences to the family. 51 years ago in the fall of 1969, Phil and I were college classmates, basketball teammates, and friends.

    A number of years ago we re-connected in Taber. Had coffees at A&W, a few meals together and a 1 day road trip together to the areas where we each grew up.

    We kept in touch in the Lethbridge hospital and lastly in Milk River.

    He enjoyed the fact that I reminded him that he was the Captain of our college basketball team in 1969 at OAVC.

    Phil was a kind soul. May he rest in peace. Randy and Grace Vos at Burdett.

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