At his home in Petrolia on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. PAUL H. “WHITEY” PHILLIPS was in his 71st year. He was predeceased by his wife Sophie Evans-Phillips (2010). He will be missed by his children Tena and Theo Boven, Anthony and Julie Phillips, Cindy Phillips-Merrill and Than Merrill, Tiffany Phillips, and Ryan and Kerrie Phillips, and by his grandchildren Ben Boven, Helen Willms, Alison Boven, Jacob Phillips, Jason Phillips, and Tyce Merrill. He will also be missed by his sister Holly and John Duncan and brother Randy Phillips. Paul was predeceased by his parents Harwood and Mabel (nee Young) Phillips and his brother Barry Phillips. Paul was a retired member of IBEW Local 530 in Sarnia.   Visitors will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at

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