Jan. 28, 1967-April 2, 2016
Garry Phipps, 49, of Homer, Alaska, died Saturday, April 2, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer after a 10-month battle with cancer.
A gathering of friends and family was held on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at the family’s home.
Garry was born Jan. 28, 1967, in Christchurch, New Zealand. He had lived in Michigan before moving to Alaska. He was an employee of Ravn Aviation in Homer. He was well loved by all and will be remembered by his amazing skills to fix anything and making everyone laugh.
Garry’s favorite past times were anything aviation, the ocean, sailing, Morse code and a love for learning new things. He also enjoyed gliders, welding and small engine repair.
Most importantly, Garry loved spending time with his kids and family both near and far.
“We love you Garry and you will be missed,” his family wrote.
Garry leaves behind his mother, Heather; his father, Gordon; his wife, Helen; brother, Kelvin; and children, Bradley, Sarah, Emma, Hannah, Sidney and Gordon.
Memorial donations may be sent to Helen Phipps, P.O. Box 1812, Homer, AK 99603.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai, Alaska.