Philip John Kereliuk
Philip John Kereliuk, 73, passed away at home on June 3, 2022 from pancreatic cancer. He had his loving wife and children by his side.
Phil is survived by his dear wife, Rose of 48 years; son Kevin (Silvia); daughter Tanya (Dale); adored granddaughters Paige, Chelsea, Valeria and Xiemena; siblings, Mike (Margaret), Margaret, Tony, Elizabeth (Gene), Marian, Theresa (Michael) and many nieces and nephews. Along by Garth (Ethel), Henry (Maureen) and Iris.
Phil was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Nettie Kereliuk; brother Paul; sister-in-law Mary; sister Irene Bouris; brother-in-law Norman Perchaluk; sister-in-law Laura Kereliuk and niece Susan Derraugh. Along by John (Lena) Mckay, Mareleen, Doug, and Elaine.
After high school in Vita and TCI in Transcona, Phil attended University of North Dakota for a short time, then joined the army.
Phil then took a job with Manitoba Hydro and worked there until his retirement.
Phil enjoyed his retired hydro friends and meeting them regularly for breakfast. Campfires or sitting on the deck, going to the Legion, family gatherings, and trips to Sundown or Grand Rapids were memorable times spent with friends and family.
Phil had a great sense of humour and his joking personality attracted many friends. He would light up the room.
He was especially close to his granddaughters Paige and Chelsea. His play acting during reading stories to the girls when they were young epitomized his wit, love, warmth and kindness.
His daily routines were driving Chelsea and Montana to school, and walking the Selkirk Park trails. His hobbies included gardening, reading, keeping up with the politics of the world, fishing at Grand Rapids and sitting in his chair watching baseball
Phil will be remembered for his smile, his sharp wit and his kindness. His memory will be with us always.
Donations can be made to Cancer Care in lieu of flowers.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 8 at 1:00 pm. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Selkirk, Manitoba. The service will be livestreamed via the following link https://youtu.be/w9kBXRCwZSs