In Loving Memory
Philip Edward Shanahan

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Philip Edward Shanahan
22/09/1949 – 02/10/2020
Cherished husband of Rosa (Rosie)
The love of my life taken too soon.
Now in God’s care.
Forever loved and remembered.

A Funeral service for
Philip Edward Shanahan
will be held at
David W Bull Drouin Funeral Home
2 Porter Place, Drouin on
Monday 12th October 2020
commencing at 11:00 a.m.
A private cremation will follow.
Invite only due to the
current Government restrictions
maximum of 20 may attend

Please click on the link below to view
the live stream Chapel Service for Philip
which is scheduled to commence at
11:00 a.m. on Monday 12th October 2020.

Click here to view the live stream of Philip’s service

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to the family, please leave a message on the
“Leave a condolence” link located on this page.

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  1. Uncle Phil, lm so lucky to have had such a loving and caring Uncle. I have so many memorise from when l was little girl to now. Im so glad you were a big part of Kane and Declan’s lives and we all got to spend many special occasions together. I will miss you so much and l promise l will always be here for your love Aunty Rosa, love your neice Sonia, Kane & Declan

    Sonia Mitchell
  2. Thank you Uncle Phil for all the happy memories that i will always cherish. I will never forget you telling me to never be afraid a hard days work. Also all the Friday and Saturday nights I spent with you, Rosa and Mum in Noble Park watching Hey Hey it’s Saturday and eating fish and chips.Thanks for all the help and advice you have given me since i was young boy. Love you Uncle Phil

    Ian Niall
  3. I have enduring and very positive memories of Phil, particularly in my time as Secretary of the RVR Association. Phil was always good company with a great sense of humour and a positive practical outlook. He had dedication to any task he decided was worth the effort. It was a real pleasure and privilege to know Phil. Please accept my condolences Rosa and family.

    Warren Block
  4. Sincere condolences Rosa. Julie and I have fond memories of each time we met. Our cousin Phil was a larger than life character whom we will never forget. All our love.

    Geoff & Julie Milne
  5. Hi Rosa. I was shocked and saddened on hearing of Phil’s passing. I immediately began thinking of those days at the Police Depot and the fun our squad had together with the main funny men and women keeping us entertained, Phil being up there with them. Also the fun times we had with wives/girlfriends being present and just enjoying ourselves laughing and enjoying ourselves when in each other’s company. I hope you can take some comfort in the words your receive from Phil’s old squad mates, remembering his laughter, joking and general upheaval we all created when Phil was around. Stay strong Rosa and remember the good times. Wish I could be there to say goodbye but certainly will be in spirit whilst watching the service. Best wishes, Ray Pooley

    Raymond Pooley
  6. So sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. He was a great mate and colleague in our Squad 15/72 . My thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Graham Thiessen
  7. To a wonderful man i was privileged to call my Uncle. Thank you for many great memories i have from my younger days. From fishing trips(i have never seen anybody catch so many flattys in my life) to you riding my motorbike and popping a mono and flipping it , also for you teaching me the importance of obtaining a trade apprenticeship and allowing me to live with you and Aunty Rosa so i could achieve this. You will be sadly missed and always remembered. RIP Uncle Phil Love Glenn xo

    To Aunty Rosa
    Our deepest sympathy and love goes to you at this sad time. We all have some great memories of Uncle Phil that we will always hold dear to our hearts.
    Uncle Phil may you Rest in Peace. Love Jodie, Jeremy and Jessica xo

    Glenn and Jodie Mitchell
  8. We have so many fond memories of family gatherings and interesting conversations with Uncle Phil. He always had a story to tell and loved a chat. Once we were discussing our upcoming trip to Europe and Uncle Phil shared his own experiences of Europe. We laughed when he said, “There’s so much f@#king history in Europe. Every corner you walk around there’s more history.” He was right and we often quoted him when we walked around a corner and found more history. Uncle Phil was interesting, intelligent and we’ll miss conversing with him. Thank you for the stories, the laughs and the good times. Much love to Rosa. Xoxo

    Graeme and Laura Mitchell
  9. Dear Rosa,

    Our sincere condolences are with you during this sad time, take comfort in knowing that Phil is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Wendy, Hilary & Family.

    Wendy Jayamaha
  10. To Rosa and family and friends. Can I please extend my sympathies and very best wishes to you at this time. Phil was a squad mate and good friend to me at a time when I was both new to this country and the early challenges of the Police Depot training. Phil nicknamed me Scotty (which amongst my then peers has remained to this day), and his humour, warmth, advice and encouragement steadied me with the very confidence to see me through. I shall always think kindly upon those days and the men and women of 15 squad and Phil will be a prominent figure within this memories.

    Vale Phil

    Dave (Scotty) Kinghorn

    David Kinghorn
  11. Thinking of you Aunty Rosa at this sad time. So sorry about your loss of Uncle Phil. Someone so special can never be forgotten
    Love Michael and Susan xxoo

  12. I spent a number of Anzac Days speaking to Phil at reunions for the RVR Association. Phil was great company always good for a story and had a wicked sense of humour with a gleam in his eye. It was a privilege to know Phil. Please accept my condolences Rosa and family.

    Dominic Fountain
  13. Deepest sympathy Rosa. Fond memories of the laughs we shared at the depot. I hope the caring thoughts and love from everyone around you gives you great support and strength at this time. Take care of yourself. Kindest regards Heather Templeton.

    Heather Templeton
  14. On behalf of the Royal Victoria Regiment Association, I would like to extend my condolences to Rosa and Phil’s family and friends.

    Phil was an active member of the Association, and he will be missed.

    His positive attitude and ability to speak with anyone of various ranks and backgrounds stand out as good memories of him.

    The online service was excellent.

    David Arden