Phillip Charles Hoover
July 20, 1944 – October 30, 2010
With so much sorrow we announce the passing of Phil on Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband and best friend to Anne Michiko Hoover (nee Baba) for 33 years. Phil fought with an incredible quiet strength for 12 years—put so eloquently in his own words, he was “a tough old bugger.” Through all the surgeries, chemo and radiation, time and time again he held his head high with determination that the disease would not beat him. His legacy to his children wasn’t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and as a father. Pre-deceased by his sister Marnie (age 3), his mother Peg and his father Len. Phil leaves behind his wife Anne, daughters Shannon (Farshad) and Michelle (Rafie), grandson Austin, brother Alan (Leni) and many nieces and nephews. Among the many friends and loved ones who supported us, we especially want to thank extended family Ray (Shig) Baba and Carolyn (Dee) Baba, friends Roger and Pam Cousins, Sheila and Jack Ueda and Sherrill Fix. Through his journey there have been numerous amazing doctors and medical teams: Phil especially would want to thank Doctors Taylor, Erasmus, Leco and Pollock. A celebration of Phil’s life will take place this Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna at 10 AM. Memorial Donations can be made to Kelowna General Hospital, Palliative Care Program, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9Z9 or the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.