Philip John Lungal passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Esterhazy on July 13, 2019. Philip was born June 23, 1940 at Russell, Manitoba, the eldest son of Jessie and Paul Lungal. He attended Silverton and Russell schools. After growing up on the family farm south west of Silverton, he moved to Saskatchewan. He started working for Schentag Construction and later was employed by IMC. Philip enjoyed his work and retired in 2004 after working for 42 years. He received his Industrial Instrument Mechanics ticket in 1982, a significant accomplishment after being out of school for many years and having a young family to support.
Shortly after moving to Saskatchewan he met Arlene Fruin of Gerald. They were married in 1964 and lived on the Fruin farm for several years before moving to Churchbridge in 1967.
Philip was always active in sports, he enjoyed curling, bowling, golfing and later in retirement fishing with buddies Bruce and Tom. Philip’s all-time favourite sport was baseball, playing on several local teams when he was young. He was an avid Blue Jays fan. Also a great fan of his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments. He spent countless hours and travelled many miles to support them, attending regular and provincial hockey and ball games, figure skating carnivals, band concerts, dance and piano recitals.
Philip served on the Concordia Church council for many years, the Saskatchewan Housing Authority for nine years with several years as President and the Senior Curling Club as Secretary - Treasurer for a number of years.
Philip was predeceased by his parents Paul and Jessie Lungal, his in-laws Bill and Josephine Fruin and his brothers-in-law Clarence Klimack and Art Fruin. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Arlene; children Richard (Margaret), daughter Mackenzie; Greg (Dale), sons Austin, Levi and Hunter; Carolyn (Shannon), daughters Nicole (Kirby), Jaklynn (William) and their children Deegan and Everly, Chelsey and Paige; Kathryn (Nick) sons Tyler, Tanner and Brodie; Murray (Leiflynn) daughters Amalie and Estelle. He is survived by his sisters Darlene Klimack and Angela (Barry) Wylie, and his brothers Bill (Gloria) Lungal; Jim (Rosemary) Lungal; brother-in-law Glen (Darlene) Fruin; sisters-in-law Lynn (Bruce) Norsworthy and Loreen (Chris) Nagy plus nieces, nephews and many close friends.
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