Thursday, August 30, 2007

Memories of Phil

To say Phil Collins was a friend to KAXE is an understatement. Phil was a friend to all that heard him on the airwaves of KAXE - whether it was his maple syrup report from Pengilly, his Harry Potter trivia questions from his grandchildren on Green Cheese or his stories of his life on Between You and Me, Phil was a part of this community we call home.

Behind the scenes of KAXE Phil was a board member and a volunteer at almost all the KAXE functions. We could always count on Phil and his daughter Beth to set up the Maple Syrup cotton candy and Maple Syrup popcorn stand when we needed it. And, Phil Collins was a damn good drummer for his former band Genesis.

Phil's funeral will be held Wednesday September 5th at 2pm at the Peterson Funeral Home in Coleraine, with visitation 1 hour before. Phil's family has asked that memorials to go to KAXE, Boy/Girl Scouts, or your favorite charity. Call KAXE if you need more information, 218-326-1234.

Life at KAXE won't be the same without Phil, we miss him already and send our condolences to his family. We'd love to have you post your memories or stories of Phil here in the days and weeks to come as we celebrate Phil Collins.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's been such a pleasure to know Phil for the all too short time I've had the privilege to know him, chat with him on Green Cheese and visit with him at various functions. Phil was a person anyone would be honored to have as a friend, father, brother, grandfather, neighbor, hey any way you could know him. I never heard Phil say an unkind word about anybody or anything. He'd always have a bright, cheerful and positive outlook on life and would poke a little fun at himself too. We can all learn a lesson on life from our buddy Phil.

Kind, gentle and caring only begin to describe our friend. And Phil truly was the Master of subtle hinting on Green Cheese!

KAXE, Green Cheese, Pengilly and New Uffda will all have a hole with your loss Phil. To use an old cliche, Thanks for the memories!

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