Phillip Allan Nolin
May 10, 1951 – March 25, 2017
Phil passed away peacefully in the afternoon of Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 65. He was surrounded by his family at home at the Rose Villa in Rosetown, SK. Phil was born in North Battleford, SK to Armand and Rita Nolin and grew up on the farm at Turtle Lake, SK. Phil loved horses and he spent most of his life in the wagon. Following in his dad’s footsteps, Phil started his career racing wagons with his brother Genne. At the age of 10 he was hooking the cart to their old pony and racing around the farmyard. He raced with the North West Saskatchewan Pony Chuckwagon and Chariot Association for many years. Phil married Pauline Gratton on May 18, 1974 and they started their family in Meadow Lake, SK with Zane born in 1976 and Stacey born in 1981. Eventually they moved to Herschel and finally settled in Rosetown, where he continued racing with the South Saskatchewan Pony Chuckwagon and Chariot Association. Phil excelled in many sports including boxing, hockey, curling and bowling. He coached his sister Trudy’s baseball team, his son’s hockey team and his daughter’s bowling team. As a bowler, Phil competed at a national level eventually being featured on TV for a spot on TSN Bowling. His picture still hangs at the bowling alley in Rosetown as a Provincial Champion. He was very involved in his community. As a member of the Elks Club he helped organize town dances, turkey shoots and sleigh rides. He was a heavy duty mechanic for the RM of Mountain View until his retirement in 1997. He slowed down a little, but remained active by learning how to golf, camping with his grandkids and of course he continued to follow the chuckwagon races in the summer.
Phil is survived by his wife Pauline, his son Zane (Anna), his daughter Stacey and his mother Rita. He will be missed by his grandkids Seth, Dante, Syree, Raidon and Abby, his sisters and brother, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his dad Armand, his brother Genne, his sister-in-law Teresa and his nephew Laine.
The Vigil of Prayer was held on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Memorial Mass celebrated on Thursday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. both held from St. Theresa’s Parish, Rosetown, SK. Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1738 Quebec Ave Unit 26, Saskatoon SK, S7K 1V9. To send online condolences please visit shanidarfuneralservices.com. Arrangements entrusted to Pierre A. Charpentier.