May 6, 1935October 4, 2020

RABER, Philip of Kelowna passed away on Oct. 4, 2020 at the age of 85. Philip was born in Vauxhall, Alberta. In his younger years he loved sports, especially basketball. He met Ida and they moved to Vernon in 1955. He worked at Columbia Brewers and would come home to a house on a farm with many animals. They relocated to Kelowna and bought a semi-truck and created P&I Trucking. He followed this by working for other trucking companies for many years. He then retired and they did lots of travelling, fishing, camping, and enjoying the good times.

Survived by his loving wife, Ida Raber, of 66 years. Lovingly remembered by Marlene Reilly (Mike), Dwayne Williams (Marlene), Darrell Williams (Deb), Ken Williams, Phylliss Ohashi (Lawrence), Bev Simonin (Stan), Betty Kam (Randy), and all the grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Due to Covid19 restrictions a Private Family Service will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 at 2:00 PM. For those family and friends that wish to view the service or leave a condolence for the family, you may do so by going to and click the live stream link button on Philip’s obituary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation on one’s choice in memory of Philip.

Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299


  • Ida Raber, Wife
  • Marlene ( Mike ) Reilly, Daughter
  • Dwayne ( Marlene) Williams, Son
  • Darrell (Deb) Williams, Son
  • Ken WIlliams, Son
  • Phylliss (Lawrence) Ohashi, Daughter
  • Bev (Stan) Simonin, Daughter
  • Betty (Randy) Kam, Daughter
  • Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren

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  • Private Family Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020




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Wade Knutsen

October 17, 2020

We were so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending our deepest condolences and lots of love to everyone.

Wade, Nikki, Breanna and Aidan

Wayne Raber

October 17, 2020

Aunt Ida and Family.
We are saddened to hear that Uncle Phil has passed away.
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.

Wayne & Peggy Raber and Family

Mary Lou Henkelman

October 12, 2020

Auntie Ida and Family. Our hearts are with you at this very sad and difficult time. We pray as time heals the pain, your hearts will fill with all the cherished and treasured memories of the adventures in life you shared with Uncle Phil. We are so grateful for the many wonderful times we shared together over the years with the Rabers. Take Care and Love to all.

Vernell Komant

October 9, 2020

Ida and family:
I am so sorry to hear of Phil's passing....I always looked forward to seeing him when he came to see Ida at Mountainview....Phil was always very kind to me which made the day refreshing...He will always be remembered with fondness...My heart goes out to each and everyone of the family...Rest peacefully Phil.....

Vernell Komant

Philip Plourd

October 8, 2020

I have many happy memories of Uncle Phil. Our deepest condolences to Aunt Ida and Family. Lots of love! Phil and Bernice Plourd

Faith Kinoshita

October 7, 2020

Dear Ida and family ,
We are so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. I was just reading in mom’s diary and she wrote of the time many years ago, that Phil came to help her when she had car trouble. We have enjoyed your friendship over the years and please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
With much love,
Ethel and Faith

Charmayne Toma

October 7, 2020

Dear Ida and family, I am sad to see of Phil's passing. It had been many years since I seen him, but I will always remember how much he enjoyed being with his family, and the great smile he always shared. My condolences to all.

Jean Simmons

October 7, 2020

My heart aches to hear the news. My deepest sympathies to Ida and Family. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.

Jason Raber

October 6, 2020

Uncle Phil. I was so looking forward to seeing you in a few days. You were there for as an advisor, a friend and an uncle that wouldn’t hesitate to tell me straight up what I needed to do. I’m glad we had the time together before I moved away.
I am sad as I move back that I don’t get to have more time with you.
I love you.

Michelle Reilly

October 6, 2020

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near .still loved , still missed ans very dear.deayh leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Rest peacefully grandpa/ opa, All the memories we have of you we will treasure, we will think of you always,. All our love Michelle, Wayne , and Alyssa.


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