Funeral Service

Time: 2.15pm

Date: Thursday 9th February 2023

Service Details:
A private family funeral will be held and a celebration of Philip's life will follow at The Sanctuary of Healing, Langho BB6 8AF

Philip Clarkson

On 28th January 2023, peacefully in hospital, Philip, aged 70 years of Whalley. The dearly loved son of Edna and the late George, much loved brother of Antony and Gill and dear brother in law of Roy and Sheila.

Philip combined his love of travel with his work as an accountant and spent most of his life abroad in France, Africa, Thailand and Greece. Being fluent in 5 African languages gave him a great edge whilst working in Africa. Philip started playing table tennis as a youngster and found that he had a natural aptitude for the sport and excelled at national level, winning many trophies. He enjoyed reading and he had a great sense of humour and was quick witted and funny. A reserved and gentle man, Philip will be dearly missed by his family.

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Nicola Crawford

Sad to hear of Phil’s passing he was best friends with my late uncle Mike and visited him often when he was I’ll on his return trips to the UK

Mike Turner Fixtures Secretary of the East Lancashire Table Tennis League

We are shocked to hear of Phil’s untimely death. Phil was an excellent table tennis player and great fun to play against. When he was home from Thailand or Africa he came to our Bat and Chat sessions at Hyndburn Table Tennis Centre to try to knock us all off the table with his powerful attacking game. We wouldn’t see him for ages then he would suddenly turn up with a big grin and start playing. He also sometimes played for us at Whalley Table Tennis club in league fixtures. Phil and I got on personally very well, sharing a similar birthday and being the same age. The last time I saw him was in the Swan in Whalley with Edna for lunch when he told us of his condition. His table tennis friends across East Lancashire will miss him. Mike Turner – Clitheroe