Phil Mander: Mandy’s obituary

06/12/2017

Last week Coin-op Community announced that Phil Mander finally succumbed to ill health and his funeral will be held on December 15. Here his wife Mandy shares some details about Phil the family man.

“Phil and I were married 34 years and 2 months to the day. He was the best man I have ever met.  Phil was a passionate family man who loved to be surrounded by his children and family and when he had to finally give up work, he was able to spend some quality time with them and me.  He loved me with every bone in his body and I returned that 100 fold.  We shall all really miss this honest, straight, funny, kind loving man for the rest of our lives.

Phil has four children: Emily (38yrs) Claire (35yrs) – married to Dave – 3 children Mason (6) Noah (2) Max (2) Paul (32yrs) and Aimee (28yrs) – married to Simon

 Aimee and Simon married 2 months and 1 day before Phil passed away and Phil achieved his ultimate goal, and her deepest wish, by walking her down the aisle to give her away to the man of her dreams.  His wedding speech was phenomenal, she was his baby girl. He was absolutely determined to make sure he handed his youngest daughter over properly and we all have fantastic memories that will be with us forever.

Phil was lucky enough to be blessed with 3 amazing grandsons that filled his heart with so much love he did not believe it possible.  Mason, Noah and Max were everything to him he adored them and loved our Wednesdays babysitting.

Things have been so unfairly tough for Phil in the past 16 years.  He has cheated death more than 5 times with pulmonary embolisms that could all have been fatal, he was in constant pain and desperately aware of his body slowing down and becoming less capable.. He hated being incapable of being the stand-up comic we all fell in love with, but he never lost his sense of humour.

Moving to Avebury felt like we had finally found our spiritual home and we both knew this was our home for life, we did not know it would not be for long enough but I have been given permission to have Phils ashes buried in our local church and now he will be with me forever.

Find more details about the funeral here

 

 

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if that dont make ya cry nothing will. he touched so many peoples lives in so many ways but all with humor, honesty and good Grace.
God Bless ya Phil Mander, truly one of the best x
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terry farr
CVA
06/12/2017, 18:29

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