KINCH, Philip Michael

November 18, 1948 – October 28, 2022

Philip Michael Kinch passed away on Friday October 28th on his farm with his wife and daughter by his side. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sheila; children Jason (Leslie), Jamie (Erin), and Jennifer (Rob); as well as much loved grandchildren, Laeken, Aspen, Cache, Levi, Pepper and Gus. Family was everything to him. As one of sixteen kids, he leaves behind many brothers and sisters, and oodles of treasured nephews and nieces who lovingly referred to him as “Uncle Phil”. Philip was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Mary Kinch, brothers; Tommy, Dale, Pat; and sister, Mick.

In his younger years, Philip worked away well testing in the oil field and for his father’s company L. Kinch & Sons Construction. He took over the family farm breeding Salers and Charolais cows, following “Shorty’s” death in 1976. Many will recall the sound of his horn honking and the occasional curse word as he managed his herds and crops. Philip was an avid outdoorsman and passed on his passion to his children and grandchildren. He started Deersprings Outfitting and cherished time hunting in the mountains and around home with family and friends. Philip had a soft spot for strays and those in need and his door was always open to help a friend or a family member. He was much loved and will be deeply missed by many.

Services will be held Friday, November 4th at 11:00 at St. Mary’s church in Cochrane with interment and Tea Party to follow in Water Valley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Philips’s name to the Alberta Hunters Education Instructors Association (AHEIA) or the Eastern Slopes Association to benefit junior sportsman and the trails he pioneered and the lands he cherished.

Cochrane Country Funeral Home –

Arrangements entrusted to Emily Champ, Funeral Director

  1. On November 1, 2022 at 11:19 am Patrice Said:

    My deepest sympathies on your loss. I am so grateful that we got in a visit this summer. Loss of one’s soul mate is catastrophic, but I know the love from family will keep Sheila strong. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. On November 1, 2022 at 12:07 pm Gary davis Said:

    Fly high uncle Phil from the guys from alabama

  3. On November 1, 2022 at 9:47 pm Connie Schwieder Said:

    I am so VERY sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, Philip. Keeping you and yours in my prayers.
    Such a loss.

  4. On November 2, 2022 at 1:50 am Linda Dolen Said:

    My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you all in this time of great sadness and heartbreak know you are all in my heart and prayers. May God hold you in his loving arms in this most difficult time.
    We don’t know why things happen as they do we only know that in our heart where love lives Philip will live forever in the love you shared and the memories you built together .
    I am so sorry for your loss
    Linda Dolen

  5. On November 2, 2022 at 8:58 am DAVE AND PAT BUCKLER Said:

    May the memories of many years bring you comfort at this time. The joy and the sadness of the years together bring peace.

  6. On November 2, 2022 at 9:29 pm Chery Black Said:

    Sending my love, hugs and sympathy to you all at this difficult time.Rest in peace uncle Phil ❤️❤️

  7. On November 3, 2022 at 9:19 am Ken Grove Said:

    Jason and family:
    I was saddened to read of your dads passing.

    May your heart soon be filled with wonderful memories as you celebrate a life well lived. He was truly a good man.

    Take care…..

    Ken Grove

  8. On November 3, 2022 at 4:01 pm Clint Buckler Said:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Phil. Prayers and condolences to his family.

  9. On November 3, 2022 at 4:44 pm Edward Hewitt Said:

    My deepest sympathy to Sheila and all the family

  10. On November 3, 2022 at 7:08 pm Terry and Doreen King Said:

    Our deepest condolences to the family and friends who knew and loved Philip. A life well lived.

  11. On November 3, 2022 at 7:09 pm Terry and Doreen King Said:

    Our deepest condolences to the family and friends who knew and loved Philip. A life well lived.

    Terry and Doreen King

  12. On November 4, 2022 at 11:29 am Wayne and Arlene Black Said:

    Sending our sincere condolences to all Philip was a great guy a nice man who will be missed by all who knew him. Sending much love and hugs to everyone ❤️

    Wayne and Arlene Black

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