Philip Wendell "Phil"  Slayton

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Phil and Mike Levy, South Nahanni River, Northwest Territories, Canada, 1980


Posted by: Mike Levy - Broomfield, CO - friend   Jun 15, 2018

Tina and girls, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Treasure your precious memories to get you through. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Diane Tuttle-Cummins - Battle Creek, MI   Jun 14, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of Phil. I had the privilege of working for him over the past 26 years. He has always been a kind and respectful man. He loved showing me the videos that he made and narrated. I had many talks and laughs with him. He was such a adventurous and courageous man. I feel privileged to have known him.He will be truly missed by all who knew him. I am sure God has him in the palm of his hand.


Posted by: Sharon Smith - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   Jun 13, 2018

So sorry for your loss...Phil sure was a fighter!...so determined to beat his illness...i admired that so much!


Posted by: Mary Galloup - Battle Creek, MI - acquaintance   Jun 13, 2018

We are so sorry for your lost. Phil was an outstanding person and gentleman. He will be sorely missed.


Posted by: Earl & Janet Kincaid - Ceresco, MI - friend   Jun 12, 2018

Dear Heather and Family,
Sending condolences, love and prayers in the passing of your father. May the Lord, along with your friends and fond memories, bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Pat Squires


Posted by: Patricia Squires - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   Jun 12, 2018

Phil was a very special human being always kind very thoughtful enjoyed being around him is always a giving person and enjoy the outdoors and travel and I got to live a little vicariously through him. I'm sure he is in the hands of God and I wish peace and comfort for Tina, Heather, Jay and all the family and friends


Posted by: Bob & Cathie Dittrich - Harpswell, ME - Family   Jun 12, 2018

From 1969 to 1982 I was Phil's canoeing partner on our expeditions on northern Canada's wild rivers. The Phil I'll remember, is the Phil from those journeys.

We were a team, a very good team, making life and death decisions about running rapids. There was peril, too, on the big lakes in the Northwest Territories, Canada's arctic and subarctic region, as we struggled against strong headwinds and high waves. We had to use good judgment, work together, react quickly, and stay

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Posted by: Mike Levy - Bloomfield, CO - Friend   Jun 12, 2018

Tina, Heather and family: I too remember Phil for his smile and enjoyment in all that he experienced in this life, and trust that he is infinitely happy now. So sad for your loss....


Posted by: Patti Dunning - Wilmington, NC - coworker   Jun 12, 2018

Tina, so sad to hear about Phil. He was a calming soul with that friendly, reassuring smile. One of the great people I've met. Prayers to you.


Posted by: Paul Rogers - Parchment, MI - acquaintance   Jun 12, 2018