Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, and opa, Phil Riese on April 24th, 2019. He fought a good fight while keeping his sense of humor, but in the end it was out of his hands.
Phil is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rosemarie; daughters Christine (Dave) and Helen (Bruce); grandsons Mitch (Lisa), Matt, Austin, Kevin (Kayla), and Tyler (Marisa); great-grandchildren Konley, Kai, Karleigh, Karter; his brother Hank, and sisters Dorothy (Gus), Chris, Margaret (Ray), and Helen.
Phil was born December 13, 1932 in Winnipeg. He grew up on the home farm in Little Britain, which is where he met the love of his life, Rosemarie. He continued to farm for 20 years. Phil then left farm life behind to start a new adventure in Real Estate, which he enjoyed for 20 years. He loved the excitement of a new project. He enjoyed the challenges and development of his many projects, but his greatest accomplishment was Larters Golf Course.
You could always find Phil at one of his favorite places – at Larters, in his garden, or driving his truck. His other passions included gardening, landscaping, woodworking and travel.
Cremation has taken place and a Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the St Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church on Little Britain Road in Lockport .
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Phil’s honor to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
You will forever be in our hearts.