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Phillip Gordon Foster

April 27, 1951 ~ February 7, 2022 (age 70)

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Phillip Gordon Foster.  DOB (4-27-51) DOD (2-7-22)

Phil had 3 children,

Eben Foster, wife: Shaneen Foster

Grandchildren:

Rhyker Peter Foster 
Amilyia Autumn Foster 

 

Nathan Foster, 

Leah Foster Ettamimi, Husband: Achraf Ettamimi 

Grandchildren:

Eliza Aisha Foster Ettamimi 
Illias Foster Ettamimi  

 

Phillip’s life written through the eyes of his sister: Jetta Nastally.

When Phil was born, he had a genius mind.  He had a photographic memory, and a very high intellect.  Through a series of mini-strokes which he was unaware he was having (this was hereditary, his mother, Peggy-Lou Foster, had the same condition). This caused him, along with the wrong choices he made in life, to lose the ability to retain information both long-term and short-term memory.

The road Phil ended up on was to take him to the greatest level anyone can arrive at, and that is to know and embrace Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  His two sisters would call him on a daily basis, alternating days.  We all became very close. 

Sister Sandy would read him pages from Mom’s diaries.  They took many trips throughout the United States, and through Canada.  Sis was able to make him laugh and since they had traveled together, he began to remember the many fun times they had shared.  What a great blessing that was to him.

Sister Jetta, on the other hand, would faithfully read him scripture and we would dissect it and bring it into today’s world.  We shared many deep times in the Lord and it brought him great comfort to know that God loved him so much that He bore his sins on that cross at Calvary.  Although the dream that was in our hearts, his complete and divine healing on earth, did not come to pass in the way we had anticipated, we know that he is in a far better place than we who live here on earth.  He now has restored youth, (a restored youthful body), and is up there in heaven with his mother and dad and with his grandparents and so many more.  What a blessing that must be to live in divine peace and joy without the many trials and tribulations we endure on earth.  Living in perfect peace that passes all understanding. 

Phil was in the nursing home for 7 years.  The lockdowns paralyzed his mobility and in the end he overdid it and had a heart attack.  His heart could not take the immobility that the covid pandemic brought to everyone.  In the end with having to experience the covid shots and the booster, his immune system just was unable to sustain him and his little heart just stopped beating and he went home to be with Jesus. 

Phil found the Lord Jesus Christ through reading a book called: “Unshackled”.  He so identified with the three persons of the Godhead:  Father God, the Lord Jesus, and the mighty Holy Spirit.  It was amazing how he was able to stay in that nursing home with a positive attitude, praying for all the lost souls who were around him. 

The desire of Phil’s heart was to see his grandchildren grow up in love.   His life was lived by the memories he experienced through those grandchildren.  They were the apple of his eye and were constantly on his heart and in his mind.  Covid made it very difficult for him to be able to see them and interact with them for the past several years, but I know he prayed for them all with all his heart and soul, he loved those grandchildren so much.     

Phil learned in the 7 years in the nursing home, that the important things in life could not be purchased with money.  He found that the relationships with his family, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, relatives, and friends were the real treasures in life.

He learned humility and the ability to walk in the love of God.  He requested that he have no funeral because he wanted no attention drawn to himself.  He was only concerned about walking in love towards his fellow man.  He learned not to take offense about the actions of others, he wanted the best for everyone.  We all could learn from this dear sweet man of God.

 

 

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