Phillips, Ernest Henry “Sam”

It is with heavy hearts, the family announces the death of Ernest Henry “Sam” Phillips. With family at his side, Sam passed away January 5, 2022 in the Souris Health Centre at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Florence and his sons; Steven (Sharon) and Scott (Keri). Also mourning his loss are his sisters; Marie, Betty and Janette, and his brother, George, and their families. He will be sorely missed by his sisters-in-law, Leona, Dorothy, Marguerite and Janice, and his brother-in-law, Bob, and their families. A public graveside service was held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery; Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday January 12, 2022. In memory of Sam, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund, Souris Health Centre, Souris Minor Sports or a charity of your choice. “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss.

Video of Sam Phillips Service available click here

37 thoughts on “Phillips, Ernest Henry “Sam””

  1. David and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sam was an amazing man. Every time I would see him, he would always say hello and have a great day. He will be missed….

  2. I am so sorry Florence, Steven and Scott, Sam will be missed by so many people. I will miss seeing him and the little red truck everyday. May Sam now Rest In Peace.

  3. So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time Florence, Steven and Scott and families.

  4. Florence, Scott, Steven and families please accept our sincere expression of sympathy in the loss of a husband, father, friend.
    It is always difficult to say goodbye. May your happier memories give you comfort in the sad days ahead.
    Thinking of you with sadness, Brian & Kathie Saunderson.

  5. So sorry for your loss and for the loss the community of Souris will feel in the loss of this gentleman who always seemed to be “there” at the rink in the ticket booth and around the ball diamonds.
    Woody and Pat Shearer and families

  6. Florence and family,
    So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. I am glad that I got to know him better through all the years of Cougar organization interaction. The hours he spent selling tickets to get into the game-amazing! It will not be the same not seeing Sam behind the window. If there is a hockey rink in heaven I know Grant will be standing there ready to greet him. As
    one of the other Cougar volunteers said – It truly is the end of an era.
    RIP Sam

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sam was such a nice guy and always took the time to say hello!

  8. Condolences to Florence ,Steven and Scott. Just saw a picture in the Dec.10 Recorder of 2 very notable sports figures involved in the game of hockey.
    “Rest Easy Sam ” !!

  9. Florence and family, so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He was always a pleasure to meet in town. He quietly went about his day fulfilling volunteer positions that most will never know of, he will be missed. Definitely a local community supporter!
    Sincere condolences.
    Joe Goodwill

  10. We were so sorry to hear of Sam’s death. He always had a smile and a friendly greeting. Our sincere condolences to all the Phillips Family. You are in our prayers.

    Keith, Denise Paul & Family

  11. Ellen & Cecil Huff wish to extend deepest sympathy on Sam’s passing. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  12. We send our sincerest
    condolences to you, Florence, Steven, Scott and families. We enjoy good memories of Sam as do all who had the privilege of knowing him.

  13. My sincere sympathies to Florence and family, Sam’s kind and considerate ways made it a pleasure to work with him on the Conservation District board . Rest In Peace Sam , you will be missed

  14. Condolences to Florence and family. Sam will be greatly missed. As a brother elk he was so knowledgeable in helping all in the membership. He was always willing to help whenever you needed help

  15. my condolences to the family.Sam was such a presence in the Souris community and will be missed. Verne saunderson

  16. I met Scott’s Dad & Mom at the Deleau Store. I found Sam was very easy to visit with. I was amazed that he was coming out every day from Souris to visit with who ever was there or with Scott. He will be greatly missed there & by so many people.
    My condolences Scott & Keri.
    From: Carol Stairs

  17. Florence, Steven, Scott and families, so sorry to hear about Sam’s passing. Always enjoyed visiting with him whenever we met.
    Our sincere condolences.

  18. Sam lived in Miami for many yrs & was a friend to so many of us great guy .My hubby Roy curled & played ball on the same team as Sam for afew Years ! Many good times we all had ! Thinking of you all Florence & your family ! Cherish the good memories because you will have lots of them .

  19. Florence and family,
    Very sorry for your loss. Sam will be greatly missed.
    Elaine Phillips

  20. Florence and family,
    Sam’s sense of humor, generosity, and deep sense of community will be forever remembered and deeply missed. Please accept my sincere sympathies.

  21. So sorry to hear this Florence. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Lindsay and Heather McGill

  22. Florence and Family. Our sincere sympathy. We are thinking of you at this very difficult time.
    Robert & Marilyn Pearce

  23. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, Scott. He was a nice man…my sympathies to your family.

  24. Florence and Family, sorry to hear of Sam”s passing, remember Sam when was in Somerset. Adrienne worked with Sam at the coop grocery store and I played baseball and curled with Sam. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time, Take Care

    Tom & Adrienne Foster

  25. Ed and I feel so honoured that we met Sam. A true gentleman and we have missed him at Friday night meat draws. Sincere condolences and we offer prayers for the family and the community. Rest in Peace dear friend. Ed and Delores Genaille

  26. We were very sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. We will miss seeing him driving in his little red truck. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Sincere condolences from Ruth, Garry and family

  27. We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family, Florence. Sincerely, Fred and Phyllis Colvin

  28. Mrs. Phillips, Steven , Scott and families.
    We are so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    Chanlie & Trevor Kozak

  29. Florence and family, So sorry to hear about Sam’s passing. Sam was such a friendly person, he always took the time to stop to have a chat and laugh.

  30. So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing – Souris rink lost an amazing volunteer- always loved being greeted by Sam at the Cougar games

  31. So sorry to hear of the loss of Sam. He was such a community supporter and always willing to help out. He was always so happy to help the boys at their farms. Florence you will have many great memories from the lake and all your friends their. I always enjoyed our conferences and the help he offered me at work. Working with Sam in the Elks lodge was great. He looked after the 250 draw and will be greatly missed. We will all miss him but have many great memories to look back on.

  32. Florence and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincerest sympathy.

  33. Florence and family,
    John and I were saddened by the news of Sam’s passing. I personally have great memories of Sam giving me a hard time every time he entered the Modern when I worked there. Even when we came back to Souris to visit and we bumped into him, he always had a smart ass comment for me! Sam was certainly a great presence in the community and will be missed by all who had the pleasure to cross his path.

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