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OBITUARY – Rev. Dr. Philip Dale Stairs was born June 19, 1941 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick and went into the manifest presence of his Resurrected Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in Cambridge, Ontario on July 28, 2019 at 78 years of age. He liked to say he was the original Dr. Phil. Foremost he was a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ! Phil was the beloved husband of Lelia for over 53 years. He was the loving father of Jonathan (Lori) and Stephanie (Tim). He will be dearly missed by his 6 grandchildren: Jessie Stairs, Josiah Stairs, Brodie Roddick, Noah Stairs, Danica Roddick and Luke Stairs. He is predeceased by his parents Wynn and Margaret Stairs as well as his brother Earle Stairs and sisters Robena Forgette and Anne Stairs, but is survived by his sister Joan Dunwoody and brother Rolfe Eugene Stairs. Phil was a faithful pastor for over 50 years serving His Lord and His congregations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Massachusetts and Ontario. Most recently, he was the Associate Teaching Pastor at Temple Baptist Church in Cambridge. Phil was a life-long learner and was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, North Central College (B.A), Winona Lake School of Theology (M.A.T.S.), Gordon-Conwell Seminary (M.A.) and Westminster Seminary (D. Min.). He majored in the Bible! Visitation will be Tuesday, July 30 from 7-9 PM, Wednesday, July 31 10-11 AM with funeral on Wednesday, July 31 at 11 AM all at Temple Baptist Church, 400 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge, Ontario. Reception to follow the funeral. Any donations can be made to Trailhead Baptist Church, Petawawa (make cheques out to Calvary Baptist Church, Pembroke with “Trailhead” in the memo), Temple Baptist Church, Cambridge (https://www.templebaptistchurch.ca/giving) or bringing clean water to Togo, West Africa through Global Aid Network (https://give.globalaid.net/p-1560-clean-water.aspx).