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Family 'proud' of all that our John achieved

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

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THE family of a well-known North Cornwall man who died in a cycling accident two weeks ago have said they are "proud of all he achieved".

John Phillips, 50, was out cycling with two friends on Sunday, November 11, when he was in collision with a Land Rover and trailer between Longstone and St Mabyn.

Mr Phillips, from Delabole, died from his injuries at the scene and police investigations into the accident are continuing.

He was the former manager of a Cornwall Care home at Wadebridge but had recently taken over a county-wide role from the company's head office in Truro. Their chief executive, Douglas Webb, described Mr Phillips as a man "liked by everyone".

He also took a leading part in the community as chairman of the governors of Camelford Primary School and chairman of Camelford Carnival.

He leaves a wife, Sandra, and son and daughter as well as his mother.

In a statement, his family said: "John was a devoted husband and father and a beloved son to May Phillips.

"He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and all the committees and organisations that he devoted his time to.

"We are very proud of all John achieved in such a short time. Thank you for all the many cards, flowers, support and love that the family have received since the tragic event."

The funeral service will take place at Lanteglos Parish Church, near Camelford, next Friday (November 30) at 2pm followed by private cremation.

Donations in lieu of flowers are invited for Padstow Lifeboat, The Alzheimer's Society and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The family say items of red clothing may be worn at the funeral.

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