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September 19, 1933 - May 16, 2022
In loving memory ~
The Phillips family regrets to announce the passing of long-time Sooke resident, William Eric "Sonny" Phillips, on May 16th, 2022.
He was born on September 19th, 1933, in Calgary, Alberta, and came to Sooke, BC, around 13 years of age. He is fondly remembered as a self-made gentleman, and a gentle man.
Honest and hardworking, he proudly co-owned and operated Sooke Motors and Phillips' Auto Parts for 55 years to support his family. In his precious spare time, he loved yard work, playing cards, and watching TV.
He is predeceased by his brother and business partner Richard (Jean), brother Cli ord (Margaret), and daughter Dorothy (Bill). He leaves behind his wife Phyllis; daughters Mary (David), Anne, and Betty (Calvin); sons Dan (Irene), and Dave; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Phyllis would like to give a special 'Thank you' to her children and to the sta at Island Health.
A memorial service was held in his honor on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, at Sands Funeral Chapel - Colwood, followed by a burial at Hatley Memorial Gardens. This event was also livestreamed and recorded; for details, please email He will be sorely missed.

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