A private Celebration of Life was held for Philip Walter Owen on November 13, 2021 at St. John's, Shaughnessy
The livestream of the Celebration of Life is posted below.
For a lifetime of service to St. John's, Shaughnessy and the Diocese of New Westminster (Bishop's Nominee) Philip Owen was Invested into the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster on November 2, 2014.
His Citation read as follows:
Philip started his lifelong association with the parish of St John Shaughnessy in kindergarten in the original church and parish hall, and later in Cubs and Scouts. He attended The Saturday Night Club at the church, the only place for teenagers of the day to assemble and dance. He was confirmed and married at St. John’s, served as Rector’s Warden, and was a member of a Canonical Committee. Philip chaired the Bishop’s Men, for Archbishop David Somerville. He is currently a Trustee. Many of your will know Philip as “Mayor Owen” given his service as Mayor of Vancouver from 1993 to 2002.