Philip Richard Creed - December 21, 1927 to September 5, 2022
Phil was predeceased by his first wife, Lena in 1980, and his siblings Bert Hunnisett, Eileen Portier, Phyllis Kitt, Frank Creed, Madeline Attrux and Bill Creed.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Helen; siblings Les Creed, Marcelle White and Joanne Attrux; his daughters Sandi Puls, Judy Creed, Janice Creed, Lori Jackson, Kim (Ray) Smith and Lynn (Wayne) Canfield; his grandchildren Jada (Curt) Siwak, Cody (Brittney) Puls, Ashley (Troy) Miner, Josh (Emily Meas) Jackson, Sam (Josh) Nelson, Mac (Ashley) Smith, Madi Smith and Kylie (Matt Taylor) Woolsey; his great-grandchildren Aurora, Orion, Owen, Meredith, Payton, Carter and Ava.
Phil married Lena Kulikowski in 1952 and the family was completed with the addition of their four girls. Over the years ‘every’ family vacation was spent camping and fishing much to our chagrin. Dad was always searching for that elusive Secret Fishing Hole No. 13!
Besides his family, Dad loved the great outdoors and whether he was camping, fishing, hunting or guiding, as long as he was on the water or under the stars, he was a happy man.
It’s not surprising that he spent his formative years guiding for various tourist lodges in the Kenora area. His other passion was playing left wing for the Kenora Thistles where he acquired the nick name ‘King of the Sin Bin’. In 1952 - 53 these local boys won the Western Canadian Intermediate Championship and as a result, were invited to Japan for a Goodwill Hockey Tour in 1954. This same team was inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1985. Phil’s love of sports then pivoted to coaching his daughters in fastball where he initiated the development of the A&W Baseball Diamonds.
In 1984 Phil married Helen Woolsey and gained two more daughters, Kim and Lynn. After retiring from a Letter Carrier career that lasted over three decades, he and Helen enjoyed several winters travelling in the United States and wintering in Mexico. Eventually he returned to his original love of fishing and guided in Sioux Narrows and Minaki. He enjoyed these activities into his late 80’s. What a lucky man!
We will miss his love, humour and quick wit immensely.
Thank you to the nurses and doctors of the third and second floors of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital; our dad truly appreciated your care and compassion.
A Celebration of Life to honor him will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the Super 8 Minis Hall, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
P.S. Well dad.…is that ‘neat & tidy’ enough for you?