Carman Keith Phillips

January 9th, 2021


Carman “Keith”

April 12, 1956 – January 09, 2021

Keith passed peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday, January 9, 2021. He always was a morning person, still getting up early many years after he no longer needed to, so it seems a fitting time for him to leave us.

Keith leaves behind his wife Judy of 35 years; his daughter Jewel, his son Jason, his daughter-in-law Alanna and granddaughter Adelynn. As one of ten children Keith leaves behind many of his siblings; Geraldine Thompson (Frank), Ralph Phillips (Elaine), Darlene Pearce (Garry), Judy Lambden (Al), Don Phillips (Glenda), Karen Young (Allan), Carol Peterson, Kevin Phillips (Tammy) and their respective families, as well as his predeceased brother Raymond’s children & their families; brother-in-law Dale Switzer, sisters-in-law Debbie Andersen (John), Linda Kelly (Tim) and their respective families. As well as the many colleagues & friends whose lives have crossed paths with Keith throughout the years. 

Keith worked hard and played hard throughout his life, until various health issues slowed him down. Much of his work life was spent as the proud owner/operator of Keith Phillips Trucking. He also worked with his Father & brothers under Carman Phillips Trucking Ltd  and in later years managed the Company. When Keith was no longer trucking, he stayed close to his roots by working in auto parts, first in Sundre at Sundre Truck Parts and then Napa Auto Parts in Cochrane.

In his younger days, Keith loved to snowmobile in the backcountry with friends & family and spent summers riding his Harley Davidson. He also enjoyed travelling to Hawaii with Judy, where they spent time on the islands of Maui and Kauai.

Keith was predeceased by his parents Carman & Florence Phillips, in-laws Doug & Ethel Switzer, brother Raymond Phillips, sisters-in-law Dolores Phillips and Fern Phillips, brother-in-law Ron Peterson, nephew Russel Phillips and niece Garalene Groshko.

Considering current health restrictions, the decision has been made to hold a service at a later date to be determined, when the weather is warmer, and people can gather.  

In leiu of flowers you may donate in memory of Keith, the family asks you to donate to your local Food Bank, or Alberta Mental Health at


Although we have not had any contact in many years we are so sorry to hear that Keith has passed away.Our deepest condolences to his family and all our cousins. Carlyle (Chic) and Di.

Keith’s passing stings. Killer was a major player in one of the best years in my life. Grade 12 at Sundre school. At the time I was living 10 miles out of town, and when the party was winding up Keith often gave me a ride home. Better than the two hour walk. Keith was a good friend, even if we didn’t hang together much after high school. We had our times back in the day. Miss you Keith.

We send our deepest sympathy to you, dear Judy, Jason, Alana, Addie and Jewel. With hugs and love and prayers, John and Debbie, Micah, Jesse

Deepest Sympathy to Keith’s family Judy,Jewel,Jason and Family. We Will Miss you Dear Brother. Rest Easy. I know you are free of pain now. Love Karen, Allan, Brian, Julie and Family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Judy ,I want to offer my prayers and condolences to you and your family. God loves you and can restore your spirits, give you peace, and strengthen you.

Our hearts go out to you and your family Judy. Although I don’t know exactly what to say, I want you to know that I am with you in thought and prayers, and wish you comfort and peace. We want you to know that we are here for you if you need anything.

Aunt Judy, Jason and Jewel. We are so sorry to hear about uncle Keith. I have amazing memories of all of us gathering at Grandma and Grandpa’s ranch and their house in Sundre. Lots of laughter and good times. Please know we are here for you. Love Always Heather, Tom and Ella

Dieter and I would like to express our sincere condolences to Judy, Jason and Jewel and the rest of the family as you mourn the passing of your loved one. We wish you Peace.

My deepest Sympathy and love to Judy, Jewel,Jason and Family. Sending you Comfort and Friendship..♥️ Sleep well my dear Brother.. I’ll miss you . Love you Forever..♥️ Geraldine.. rtq

Our deepest of condolences to Judy and family, all of Keith's brothers and sisters and their families. Thinking of you all during this difficult time, Love the John Phillips Family

Our deepest sympathy to Judy, Jason and family, and Jewel. And to Keiths sisters and brothers and their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hugs from us. Vi and Robert and family

Sincere condolences, big hugs and lots of love to Judy and family, Keith’s brothers and sisters and families from Mary Jane (MJ), Julie, Clark and our families. Rest easy cousin.

Rest In Peace Uncle Keith ♥️ Our deepest condolences to Aunt Judy, Jason, Jewel & family XO

Our deepest condolences to you Judy and your family. Our prayers and love our with you at this difficult time. Much love from Donald,Lucille and Family.

So sad to hear of my Brothers passing. We loved him and always told him that when we spoke. May he finally be at peace. Al & Judy

My deepest condolences on the loss of Keith. I will always remember him giving me his sgt.rock comic books. :)

Dieter and I would like to express our sincere condolences to Judy, Jason and Jewel and the rest of the family as you mourn the passing of your loved one. We wish you Peace.

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