1975 – 2011.
On December 18,’11 Philip passed away suddenly in Nanaimo, B.C. at the age of 36.
He leaves behind his two young children: Evan Lee Lorne (5) and Sophia Maartje Mary Bot (2) and their mother Tracy Bot-Harrison.
His parents Marsha Bergen (Ron) in Coombs, B.C.; Marten Bot, Athabasca, Alta; and brother Oscar Bot
(Rhonda) in Castlegar, B.C. are stricken with grief.
Philip is survived by many uncles, aunts and cousins in Canada, the U.K. and The Netherlands. He was born in Calgary on April 28, 1975 and lived in Alberta and British Columbia. He followed a series of career paths and was proud to have completed his third year
towards his journeyman carpenter’s ticket. Philip confidently provided Industrial First Aid on the jobsite.
Philip enjoyed art and painting all his life. Before taking a job in carpentry he worked in graphic arts.
Many enjoyed his wit and comedic talents.
He took on life with great energy which was evident through his mountain biking, outdoor activities and skateboarding.
His gentle character and sense of humour was most evident in the company of his children. Many were touched by his frank and compassionate personality. We miss him terribly. Cremation has taken place.
A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Yates Funeral Service and Crematorium, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, B.C. Correspondence can be directed
to Box 238, V0R 1M0; Coombs.
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A trust fund for the children will be created.