Hello good folks in the LSC community. Unfortunately, we have some sad news to report.
Long-time Lake St. Catherine Association Trustee Phil Pope has passed away.
You can read about Phil in his obituary appearing in the Rutland Herald by clicking here.
LSCA President Jim Canders wanted to share this comment about Phil:
"We all lost a true American and outspoken advocate for the health of Lake St. Catherine. As his obituary noted, he was a man for all seasons, Lake St. Catherine in the summer, salmon fishing in Alaska in the fall, a ski trip to the Western US during the winter and skiing at Bromley after he returned from his trip to the West. However, and most importantly to each of us, he was our friend. As a Board member, he held an unwavering concern for, and care of Lake St Catherine. He will be truly missed."
Other LSCA board members offered their thoughts and recollections of Phil:
- "He was a dedicated and valuable member who had determination and focus on stewardship of the lake for nearly 50 years."
- "What a full and joyful life..."
- "Phil Pope not only loved Lake St. Catherine, but he also worked hard as part of the Lake Saint Catherine Association to keep it special. What a great man!"
- "He and Polly loved LSC, and were dedicated to the health and beauty of the lake for so many years."
- "Phil was always a true Gentleman with a smile and warm greeting. He will be greatly missed."
Funeral services will be held at the First Congregational Church of Manchester at 2 p.m. on March 28, 2020. A gathering will be held at the church fellowship hall following the service. A brief graveside interment ceremony will be held on Aug. 1 in Poultney, with a celebration of life to follow at the Lake St. Catherine house.
We all thank Phil for his many years of dedication and hard work in service of the betterment of Lake St. Catherine.
We offer our sincere condolences to Phil's family.