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RIP - Chris J Phillips

1947 Chapel Yard. C J Phillips (centre) with J St Q Howells and John Colebrook
1947 Chapel Yard. C J Phillips (centre) with J St Q Howells and John Colebrook

Christopher John Phillips: Orchard, 1946 - 1951

Born 18th March  - Died 6th January 2023

Chris began his life the only son of Olive and John Phillips

He was a boarding pupil at Christ’ s College in Brecon from the age of eight to eighteen. He often spent holidays with school friends in Wales and had a special affinity with that country.

He met his first wife Joan when he was eighteen but he had to do National Service for two years. This was done at the War Office in London, but allowed his relationship to continue.Chris graduated with a degree in Science and education

Family life was very strict and he didn’t marry until 1959. 

Chris was a very ambitious man with high ideals, and soon became Deputy head of a very large comprehensive school in a Leicester.. Beaumont leys

He became a chief examiner in Science for a number of universities. By this time he had also gained a further diploma and masters in Education.

He divorced Joan in 1986 and met Margaret whom he married in 1989, and lived in Rugby till they moved to Portishead. 

He continued in education until he was well into his 70’s gaining great acclaim from all areas he worked for. He was a wonderful husband and father, always prepared to give the very best to his family. 

He was a lovely and caring father and husband and was loved by all that knew him. 

He loved collecting stamps with Marcus his son creating a lifetime of memory that they shared.

He leaves behind his wife Margaret, son Marcus, step daughters Sue and Teresa, and grandchildren Tom, Victoria, Natasha, Freya, Ailsa, Morgan and great grand child Eevie. Gone but never forgotten.




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