Philip Duncanson Fielding, 87, of East LaHave, and formerly of Hantsport, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.
Phil was born on April 29, 1931 in Wolfville. He was a great husband and friend to many throughout his career and during his retirement. Phil, with his wonderful wife Elsie, of 47 years, enjoyed their property, gardening and travelling the Maritimes.
Phil commenced his working career in the local bank in Hantsport, then transferred to its Moncton and subsequently Corner Brook, Newfoundland branches.
In 1950 he changed his career and joined the Simmons Furniture group in Montreal, working his way up the ladder to become Credit Manager of Eastern Canada; then through their Accounting Departments, being transferred to their Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg offices. He then was brought back to the Company’s main office as the Manager.
In 1970, he was transferred to Nova Scotia where he took part in setting up the companies new Manufacturing and Distribution Centre in Burnside, where he rose to the position of Operations Manager for the entire Complex until his retirement in 1987; at which time he and Elsie then retired, full time, to their country home where Elsie was born in 1922.
Phil is survived by his loving wife (formerly Elsie Wamback), brothers, Douglas W., Calgary, AB; and David E. (Jeanette) of Dartmouth; nephews, Chris, Stephen (Min Jie), Eric (Asia), Peter, John, nieces, Cathy (Labelle), Mary (Gautier) and several grandnephews and grandnieces.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, George H. and sisters, Octavia (Clayton) and Moyra Leigh (Osborne).
He will be sadly missed by all, especially his newfound friends at the famous (“Tims coffee shop at the mall”) and the friendships they have all enjoyed.
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #. 3, Lunenburg. A memorial service will be held at Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations made to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
May God Bless His Soul.