PHELPS Earl (Pop) Ronald. Born in Mission Hospital on October 27, 1931 and, surrounded by the love of his family, Earl passed away peacefully at Mission Memorial Hospital on February 9, 2013. Earl had a long successful career in the logging industry, including stops in Harrison Mills, Stewart BC, and Vancouver Island. Earl finished his career with his best years at Millstream Timber in Mission, before early retirement at age 55. Earl’s passions included cooking for the family, camping with the Osoyoos group, and spring time trips to Palm Springs with family and friends. Earl is survived by Doreen, his wife of 59 years, daughters Wendy (Gordon) Buker of Dewdney BC, Kelly (Duane) Meeks of Mission BC, son Chris (Tamara) Phelps of Mesa Arizona, and grandchildren Brenda (Ed) Buker, Steven (Casandra) Buker, Joshua Meeks, and Ciarra (Brad) Meeks. Also sisters Cora Lee (Art) Parent of Surrey BC, Beverley (Larry) Parent of Delta BC, and Audrey (Barrie) Peterson of Agassiz BC. Extended family includes Diana (Vic) Beaulieu of Coquitlam and Karen (Sean) O’Brien of Osoyoos and their families, and many more nieces and nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Earl’s life will be held at the Best Western Lodge, 32281 Lougheed Highway, Mission, BC on Saturday February 16th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Mission Food Bank, or to the charity of your choice would be very much appreciated.