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Phillip Prain

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Prain, Phillip Carl

March 25, 1950 - January 23, 2018


An explanation of why this picture was chosen:
Many years before Phil’s cancer diagnosis, he asked me to promise that when he died I post this photo in the paper and that it should only read: “Phil’s dead”. That was it. Nothing else. No matter how many times we talked it over, trust me there were many times, he insisted to have it that way! Unfortunately, we all know this photo could not be posted in the paper. So for the paper, an edited version was provided!
Words alone cannot express the loss of my soulmate of 25 years.’ Phillip was my everything. He unconditionally accepted my 3 children and me into his life for an amazing adventure! His last project is an example of how much he loved me…his only regret was that he couldn’t finish it himself. I know that in spirit he will guide me to completion of this project so I can live in his legacy!
Thank you to Dr’s Winter & Sandwith, BC Cancer Agency Victoria Oncologists, Ruth from Cancer Care, all the ER staff on Monday January 22 along with Dr Pappenfuss, internal medicine Dr Kohen for his guidance,  3rd floor colleagues for their incredible compassion. Danny & Conny, my children and their families, my friend Al A. who stayed with Phil and me until the end of his journey, and for which I am eternally grateful. Thank to all the numerous friends, too many to mention, for their support and caring during Phil’s life with cancer. Last but not least thank you to Toneff for the wonderful service and support in such sad time. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Eric Toneff.


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From: Toneff Funeral Services

Toneff Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Charlene
Relation: Good friends

You were a wonderful , Funny , typical Irishman . Thanks for so many laughs and fun times we all had together . You will be dearly missed but not forgotten .We will all keep you in our hearts & until we meet again RIP Philip . Sincere condolences to my friend Susan , and the family .Philip will be your Angel on the shoulder always watching over you and guiding you until your together again . Much Love Charlene & Family 😇❤️G

From: Al and Jill Grant
Relation: Went to school together and did some hiking together

Sorry to hear of Phil passing, Al and I went to elementary- high school with him, had some great times. He was a great guy!

From: Joyanne Brown nee Martin
Relation: used to hang out with him when I was 19 and go scuba diving with him and friends.

I have not seen Phil in years and am very sorry to hear of his passing. i can always remember his wicked sense of humor though and his picture just makes me smile. Be at peace Phil. Joyanne Brown (nee Martin)

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