Christman, Phillip

CHRISTMAN – Phillip Christman,  beloved husband of Emma Christman  of Brooks, passed away in Medicine  Hat on August 17th, 2003 at the age  of 81 years. Phillip was born on the  family homestead, 6 miles southeast  of Schuler, Alberta, on February 2nd,  1922. He drove truck and worked on  his sisters Freda’s farm, before working  at the Chemical Plant in Medicine Hat.  Phillip and Emma Lutz were married  in Calgary on September 17th, 1960  and resided in Medicine Hat until 1966,  when they moved their young family  to farm in the Duchess area. He also  worked at the auction mart and in 1973  they moved to Brooks where Phillip  continued to work in various fields. His last job was delivering the mail from  Brooks to Rosemary and east along the mail line to Bindloss. Phillip enjoyed  his job because of the opportunity it gave him to make many new friends, he  retired in June, 1990. More than anything he enjoyed his family, especially  his grandchildren, who were a source of pride and enjoyment. Phillip was  predeceased by his parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. He leaves to cherish  his memory, wife Emma of Brooks; son Earl and his wife Joy of Brooks and  their children Bonnie and Andrew; daughter Valerie Heiland and her husband  Rob of Hanna and their children Tyler and Calvin; son Danny and his wife  Dione of Tilley and their children Collin, Kyle and Cassidy; special sister  Freda Bauer of Medicine Hat; 3 brothers Emil, Reuben and Clifford and their  families and numerous other family members. Funeral services will be held  at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 21st from the TrinityLutheranChurch. Rev.  John Theiss officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are All of Phillips grandchildren.  Active Pallbearers are Albert Snyder, Ed Rath, Dennis Will, Frank Virovec,  Ron Janke and Ken Zorn. Interment to follow at Brooks Cemetery. In  memory of Phillip, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to  STARS, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary T2E 8M7 or to the  Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary  T2T 5C7. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME. Telephone  362-4636 or 1-866-362-4652.