PHILLIPS, Richard Joseph

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Richard Joseph Phillips, 45, We’ko­qma’q First Na­tion, passed away on Sun­day, July 26, 2015, in the Vic­to­ria County Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal, Baddeck.

Born in Baddeck, he was a son of the late Richard and Mary Emily (Gould) Phillips. Richard was a vol­un­teer fire­man with the We’ko­qma’q Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment and was also a first re­spon­der. He loved life to the fullest and loved and re­spected fam­ily and friends. There wasn’t a mean streak in his body. He had a great sense of hu­mour and took pride in his job at We’ko­qma’q Se­cu­rity.

He was al­ways there when help was needed from all. He was known as “The God­fa­ther” from all his god­chil­dren. He loved hockey and was the big­gest Bos­ton Bru­ins fan.

He is sur­vived by his spouse, Delores Syl­li­boy; daugh­ter, Lau­ren Marie, We’ko­qma’q; son, Richard III, at home; grand­sons, Kayson and Raiden; sis­ters, An­gela (Ken Goo­goo), We’ko­qma’q; Mar­garet (Ekklit) and Steve Si­mon, Mala­gawatch; Carol Mar­shall, We’ko­qma’q; An­drea (Poop­sie) Paul, We’ko­qma’q; brother, Al Gould and Cindy, Eska­soni; step­brother, Calvin Poulette, We’ko­qma’q; aunts, Magit Poulette, Flo Young, Freda Bernard, Ma­rina Denny, Rita Isaac, Norma Doucette, Chris­tine Goo­goo, Clare Phillips; un­cles, Grand Chief Ben Syl­li­boy, Rod­die Gould, Fran­cis Gould, Rus­sell Gould, Kenny Gould, Rod Phillips; inlaws, Ge­orgina Ju­lian (Merle), Bernie ‘Bonky’ Syl­li­boy, Rachael Phillips; nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews; god­mother, Sally Cope, Mill­brook; god­chil­dren, Josh Poulette, Jesse Goo­goo, Hunter Ju­lian and Caro­line Phillips.

He was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents; step­mother, Dianne Toney; in­fant twin broth­ers, Si­mon and Joseph; step­brother, Kevin D. Poulette; grand­par­ents, Joe and Mary Ellen Phillips and Frank and Mary Jane Gould; god­fa­ther, Roger Cope; brother-in-law, Dave Paul.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be af­ter 4 p.m. Satur­day in the Multi Pur­pose Build­ing, 160 Reser­va­tion Rd., We’ko­qma’q First Na­tion. Fu­neral mass will be 2 p.m. Mon­day from Blessed Ka­teri Parish Holy Trin­ity Ro­man Catholic Church, We’ko­qma’q, with Fr. Paul Ab­bass of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial in the parish ceme­tery.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the care and di­rec­tion of Dennis Haver­stock Fu­neral Chapel, Why­co­co­magh.

Words of com­fort may be for­warded to the fam­ily at www.haver­stocks.com.

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