Death Notice
  • "Another face in the firelight, Phil. Thank you for your..."
  • "The light that you shared with me all those years ago. A..."
  • "RIP old friend"
    - Michael Penter
  • "Thank you for sharing stories through the music Phil. You..."
    - Bella Aitken
  • "Phil's name was synonymous with Folk Music. Thank you,..."
    - Deborah Williams

Philip Humphrey: QSM
Passed away suddenly, on March 15, 2017, at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton. Dearly loved partner of the late Jan. Much loved father and father-in-law to Niamh, Emma, Fiona, Felicity, Sally and their partners, cherished Grandad Phil to Liam, Isla, Zachary, Zoe, Indigo and Paxton. Loved brother of Joan and Michael and their families. Founding member of Christchurch Folk Club, champion of New Zealand folk music, and treasured friend to many. The family would like to thank Jan's family for all their help and support for Phil these past few months. A Funeral Service will be held at Knox Church, Bealey Ave, Christchurch, on Friday, March 24, at 1.00pm, with a private family cremation thereafter. A celebration of Phil's life will be hosted in conjunction with the Christchurch Folk Club at the Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon that evening, from 7.00pm. Please bring your instruments, stories, singing voices and a plate to share.


Published in The Press from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2017