Most of the old-timers in the North American orienteering community will know our friend Earle Phillips. He passed away on February 12th.
Earle Phillips was a board member of HKF, OOA and a long time COF board member including head of Canadian National Teams in the early 90’s. He was a many time meet director and controller of National events including the 1975, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1994 and 2013 Canadian Champs, 1978 Canadian 6-day, 1986, 1994 and 2006 North American Championships. He was the spark-plug that was always suggesting new adventures for us.
In addition to orienteering, Earle enjoyed road races. He completed North America’s oldest race, the 30 km Around the Bay, a total of 24 times.
Earle was in good health until recently, running a 10 km race in November. He began feeling ill earlier this year and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
His obituary- www.lifenews.ca/announcement/8151359-phillips-earl...