Donald Douglas BOCK-PHILIPPS

22 January , 193724 December , 2018

Donald Douglas Bock-Philipps January 22, 1937-December 24, 2018 Every year on Christmas Eve, we shall remember the birth of baby Jesus as well as the death of our loved one. Don passed away under the grateful care of hospice at the age of 81. He fought a valiant battle with cancer with Pat by his side from beginning to end.

Fondly remembering Don are his wife of 57 years, Patricia; daughter, Deena; granddaughter, Sophie; brother, William (Joanne); sister, Susan; sister-in-law, Chris; Auntie Jane; many nieces, nephews, his hockey buddies and friends.

Don was also known as “Bock” or “Donnie” by his friends and he was warmly called “Boone” by his Scottish grandfather which is a boy’s name meaning “my blessing”.

Don enjoyed playing goal in hockey and he always recalls riding his horse to hockey practice from the B.X. in the early forties. He loved downhill skiing and would get up to the mountain early to catch the fresh powder. He travelled to many ski resorts with Pat.

Don was passionate about life and fishing. He would tie his own flies and head for the high lakes to do some fly fishing. Don would spin cast for Salmon in the Thompson River teaching Pat to do the same.

His fishing highlights were the high lakes in the Yukon, only accessible by air. Don claimed he knew more than the guide. Other memories were fishing in Belize with his nephew, Brian, and in Kitimat every spring with his friend, Andreas, from Germany.

Don completed his electrical apprenticeship with Okanagan Electric and completed his career with BC Hydro as a wireman.

Happy fishing Don.

Following cremation, there will be a private interment of Don’s ashes. Those who wish to remember Don may make a donation to North Okanagan Hospice Society.


Donald Douglas BOCK-PHILIPPS

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Darrell Callander

9 January 2019

I never knew Donny for long. Only 5 years. I began playing goal then and Donny was the other goalie. He was an inspiration and role model to me. It always amazed me how good he was even at 80 years of age. Donny played goal right up to a few weeks of his passing. He loved it and he loved being around the guys. And we loved him. We will miss him and I will never forget him.

Dave Friesen

6 January 2019

We shared many good times on the Thomson
You were always fun to be around Donny

Brian Jones

5 January 2019

To his dear wife, Pat

You may remember us or you may not, but here goes!

Brian and I have now been married 54 years, and our "honeymoon" beginnings were at that place on 21st Ave., old renovated army barracks. You were our next door neighbours and how I admired you two. I've ALWAYS remembered your beautiful kitchen in red and white - red and white gingham curtains, table cloth, whatever; it was gorgeous!
And, now onto the "jealousy" part! I was 20 yrs. old, and only married a no. of months, and here was this gorgeous next-door babe, deeply suntanned in a little fringy white bikini sun-bathing out on the lawn! I'm sure my husband couldn't help but admire! I remember you told me how you laid under a water sprinkler in the sunshine out at your parent's place in Coldstream, I believe.
I wouldn't have remembered your last name, but Brian did. Many moons ago!

Yours and our lives have had loads happen over all these years; too much to talk about.

Now, Brian is fighting cancer. He is 76. We moved last July, after 25 years of enjoying our gorgeous 40 acre river frontage property on Shuswap River Dr. , after living for 25 years on 5 acres in Lavington where we, ourselves, built a beautiful log home. We now live in one of the most beautiful retirement places around, as far as we are concerned - Pine Ave. in Lumby - it is like a village within a village! Our unit has a park outside our kitchen windows and a park outside our livingroom windows - deer and all! Spectacular mtn. views and all. We are so blessed in our remaining years - we love nature! Deer still roam past our place, although we don't have the river, huge assortment of birds, and wilderness critters.....

Sending you our love, caring and memories!

Brian and Penny Jones

Linda Garrett

5 January 2019

Dear Pat, Deena and family
Gil and I are saddened to learn of Don’s passing and extend our sincerest condolences. Gil has fun memories from his senior hockey games with Don. One of the clearest memories for me that comes to mind of Don goes back to the late fifties when our family would visit your parents home and there would be Don and your dad, John Panasuik, in an enthusiastic game of crib. I now envision Don rejoining his family and the Panasuiks, Shymanskis and the Scherbas in heaven around a very large card table. We must cherish these happy memories and I pray you will all find comfort in them. God Bless you all. Love and hugs, Linda (Scherba) and Gil

Tannis Barr

5 January 2019

Dear Aunt Pat, we are so sorry to hear if the passing of Uncle Don. Our family as found memories of him when we visited you in Vernon. He always wore a contagious smile and brought laughter to the room.
Our love and prayers to you and your family.
Tannis, Gordon and Bob Barr

Bill and Lynne Nimmo

4 January 2019

Dear Pat: Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, Don. Our blessings are with you at this difficult time.
Sincerely, Bill and Lynne Nimmo, Enderby, B.C.