Philip Bonderoff

Philip Bonderoff Passed away on Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016 at the age of 72. Philip Bonderoff was born October 18, 1943 in Trail BC to Nick Bonderoff and Laura Stoochnoff. He grew up in Penticton, BC and then moved to Vancouver where he met his future wife, Olga Konkin. Phil began working for BC Tel, then married Olga and together had two children, Jennifer and David. They left New Westminster to move to Williams Lake, BC and then Fruitvale, BC. The family moved to Kelowna, BC in 1985. Phil retired from BC Tel in 1999 and began to volunteer, enjoy regular golf games and breakfast with his work buddies. Phil began to have health problems in 2003 but continued to be as active as possible. He loved animals and it was not unusual for him to out of the blue bring home some poor dog no one wanted. Phil passed away after a brief battle with cancer, at Victoria General Hospital where he moved shortly before his death to be closer to his kids and granddaughter. He is predeceased by his parents, sisters Lil and Win, brother Sarge, and his wife Olga in May 2015. He is survived by his sister Ellen, children Jennifer (Chris) and David (Janna), and granddaughter Jordyn. He is also fondly remembered by his best friend since childhood, Wayne Nevens, extended family, and many friends and animals. The family wishes to extend gratitude to Helen Doucet, Wayne Nevens, Dave & Darlene Kuhn and Bernie Bay for assisting Phil over the past 1.5 years, and the staff of 4B South at Victoria General Hospital for their compassionate caring for Phil in his last days. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a local SPCA are gratefully suggested. His ashes will be laid to rest along with his wife in Hatley Memorial Gardens in Victoria, BC. No service by request.


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