In Memorium

In loving memory of Jacqueline Phillips

Jacqui died peacefully at North Shore Hospice surrounded by members of her family. She will be very much missed by all her family - husband Andrew Clark; sons Josh (19), Toby (14) and Slater (12); sisters Sissi (Jim), Elsa (Fred), and Ileana ...

PHILLIPS, Jacqueline (Jacqui) March 16, 1966 - September 5, 2018

Jacqui died peacefully at North Shore Hospice surrounded by members of her family. She will be very much missed
by all her family - husband Andrew Clark; sons Josh (19), Toby (14) and Slater (12); sisters Sissi (Jim), Elsa (Fred),
and Ileana (Marten); brother John (Tracey) and all of her much beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews;
by her many very dear friends and by her ever-faithful and loving companion Tico, the family dog, who she continued
to take for regular walks with friends enjoying her surroundings. Jacqui was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, as her
father travelled on business all over the world for long periods at a time and took his family with him. When they
returned to Canada, they settled in Burnaby for a short period and then in West Vancouver. (Jacqui's parents,
John Phillips and Cira Phillips, died in 2009 and 2010, respectively.) As well as being a registered nurse, Jacqui
graduated from UVic with a degree in Health Informatics. She worked extensively as an administrator in public health
policy - introducing many innovative practices - both in Toronto and in Vancouver, finishing her career as the
Director for Clinical Solutions at Provincial Health Services Authority. Impressive as this is, it was the way that she chose
to live her life that made her truly remarkable. She was a "free spirit" - a person full of joy and a love of life - travelling
on the Green Turtle (nudist) Bus as the resident nurse; backpacking to Central America with 8 week old Josh; and
raising her children to think outside the box. She was an artist, creating beautiful pottery even towards the end. She was
brave and courageous, refusing for 10 years to concede to cancer and carrying on as if it was a minor inconvenience.
She did this for her wonderful sons whom she loved more than anything. If you ever wondered what heroism looks like,
you need look no further than our Jacqui. Her family would like to thank the Lions Gate Hospital's wonderful and caring
chemo clinic nurses, doctors and staff where she went almost every week for 8 years and the Palliative and
North Shore Hospice nurses, doctors and staff. There will be a private celebration of life at a later date. For those who
wish, the family would appreciate donations in Jacqui's memory to the North Shore Hospice (www.lghfoundation.com).