Posted: June 10th, 2022


Alfred Joseph ‘Alf’ Phillips 1933 -2022

Alf passed away at Lethbridge May 26, 2022. He is survived by four children: Lorraine (Rick) Wolsey, Richard (Karen) Phillips, Gary Phillips, and Janet Phillips, as well as 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and a sister, Kay Kenney. He was predeceased by his first wife, Kay Peterson; his second wife, LaRene Steed; an infant daughter, Debra; a grandson, Ryan Phillips; an infant great grandson, Wyatt McKee; a sister, Marion Pascal; and his parents, Herbert and Vira Phillips.

Alf was born in Lethbridge on June 27,1933. His family moved to a lakefront acreage on Kootenay Lake at Nelson B.C. when he was young, and he developed a love of fishing and boating there. They moved back to Lethbridge in his teens, and he graduated from LCI. In 1956 he married Kay Peterson, and they had five children. Alf was a great and generous dad, always thinking of his family first. Summer family vacations were a highlight of every year. He worked as a communications electrician for AGT/Telus in Lethbridge, retiring in 1991. In March 1994 Kay passed away suddenly, ending their brief but happy time as retirees. He married LaRene Steed in June 1995 and they moved to Magrath. He enjoyed good times with her and her family prior to her passing in 2018.

Along with fishing Alf enjoyed gardening, wood carving, and puttering in his garage. He was the ultimate handyman, eager to tackle any project. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spending many years serving in the Cardston Temple and serving a mission in California with LaRene.

A Funeral Service for Alf will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge with President Michael Steed officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. at the church.

Interment will follow in the Stirling Cemetery, Stirling, Alberta.

Live streaming will be available at the bottom of this obituary, approximately 15 minutes before the start of the service.

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