A service for British Columbia farrier Philip Hind will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at St. Mathias Church, 600 Richmond, Ave., Victoria, British Columbia. A tea will follow at 1908 Richardson St.

Hind was born to English parents, Millie and John, in Victoria, B.C. Too young for the forces, Philip joined the Coast Guard, later moving to Rocky Point until retirement.

Hind’s long affection for horses and a desire to work with them, led him to Texas for training as a farrier.

His wife, Nigella, and the youngsters, Paul, Noelle, Scott and Mike enjoyed the country life as did Hinds’ extended family. Philip was a deeply happy man and a joy to know. Whatever road he is traveling now is richer for his presence.

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