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.