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Michael Burke Phillips

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Michael Burke Phillips


Phillips, Michael Burke [former Canadian Ambassador to Ireland] – July 5th 2024. Born 1939, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, has died peacefully, his wife Oonagh and children Ciara and Conor by his side at St. Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire. He will be remembered by his siblings Marilyn, Kelly and Patricia, grandchildren Selma and Declan and by all those who knew him for his intelligence, experienced counsel and great wit. He was loved dearly and will be missed more than words can say.


Rest in peace.


Funeral Mass on Thursday, 11th July, at 11.30am in St. Stephen’s Church, Killiney Hill Road, Killiney followed by private cremation on Friday, 12th July. For those who cannot attend, the Mass can be viewed online using the following link: . Sympathy messages for Michael’s family can be left in the condolence section below. No flowers please. Donations, in lieu of flowers can be made to support the work of the International Rescue Committee (

Date Published:

Saturday 6th July 2024

Date of Death:

Friday 5th July 2024

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