Phillip Kyle: 1958 - 2021
Sadly, my uncle Phillip died Monday 15 February 2021 after a long 2-year battle with Bowel Cancer.
Phillip was born at Kempsey Hospital in 1958, an only son and brother to five sisters.
At the age of six with his Parents Geoff and Beverly Kylie siblings Sandra, Carmel, Annette, Elaine, and Georgia moved to Lithgow on 13 July, 1965.
Phil was enrolled at St Patrick Catholic School in 1965 then progressed onto De La Salla.
In 1973 was enrolled at the Lithgow High School to complete Years nine and 10.
In 1975 he successfully gained a four-year carpenters' apprenticeship with James Wallace Constructions in Bathurst.
His first position was a bridge carpenter with the NSW department of Main Roads (DMR).
My uncle Philip loved to dance; he wasn't too proud to dance with is many sisters twirling them across the dance floor when the opportunity present itself. Being able to dance made him very popular with girls.
It is often said 'a man who can dance is a man in demand!'.
His first car was a little Subaru which he called Mister Magoo, one time while driving down the Bells Line of road the left wheel fell off, went whizzing pasted. Phillip thought some poor bugger has lost his wheel just before the car tilted alarmingly to the right. It was NRMA to the rescue after a long walk to retrieve his wheel.
He loved hockey, participated in the local completions each winter, playing for the Lithgow Hotshots where he was goalkeeper. He would often take me his niece to the games. The Hotshots players would often take turns watching over me.
He was a very sociable guy, joined the local Lithgow charity organisation called Rotaract. He enthusiast participated in the many social functions arranged by the group.
Uncle Phillip once marriage, made his home in Melbourne, survived by his children Joel, Julia, Jenevieve and Kathryn, grandchildren Olivia and Kyran.
Phillip was loud, jovial, affectionate, outspoken, sometimes stubborn, and proud.
What you saw, was what you always got and we his extended family wouldn't want it any other way.