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Born: Aug 23, 1939

Date of Passing: May 12, 2020

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Peacefully, on May 12, 2020, James
Douglas Philp passed away of a stroke.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon; daughter Nicole (Denis) of Regina; and brother Bruce of Toronto.
He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Jean (Lane) Philp.
Jim was born August 23, 1939 in Souris, MB. He spent most of his career at the
University of Manitoba, teaching in the
Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural
Engineering Department. This is where he worked until his retirement in 2009.
Jim loved teaching, and he loved his
students. He felt very fortunate to educate so many bright, keen young people and he kept up with many of his students over the years. Jim was the recipient of many teaching awards throughout his career, from both
Diploma and Degree students. He was
delighted that Nicole, who had only lived in a city, got her degree in Agriculture and has worked in agriculture since graduating.
A family service has been held; a larger gathering in his memory will be announced at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Agriculture in the Classroom - Manitoba would be
appreciated. Please indicate "In memory of Jim Philp."

"Death leaves a heartache difficult to heal; love leaves sweet memories
impossible to steal."

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Happy Memories. - Posted by: Muriel Ann Philp (Cousin from Cornwall,England) on: Jun 08, 2020

  • Our sincere sympathy on the loss of Jim. I have heard he was a very popular teacher at the university. Ray & Sharon - Posted by: Sharon & Ray White (Cousin Sharon) on: May 20, 2020

  • Thank you Jim for some of the best memories in University. His course actually was useful from Day 1 on the farm.....and I even roll up my sleeves on shirts just like he did! My condolences to his family. - Posted by: Marcel Hacault (Student) on: May 20, 2020

  • I have always felt honoured to have been Jim's colleague and to have taken machining from him. His wisdom in teaching was to let students know what he expected of them, that he would mark according to his expectations and he would let students know when they could do better. His breadth of experience was as remarkable as his knowledge of his past students. He could easily tell stories of teaching two or three generations of students from a single family and remember the individual character of each. I will miss him and am grateful for the lessons he taught me. - Posted by: Jason Morrison (Co-worker / Student) on: May 19, 2020

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