Phillip Bartley

Obituary of Phillip William Bartley

Phillip William Bartley, born on May 20, 1951, passed away at home in Buffalo Narrows on April 21, 2024.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Canwood Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Canwood, SK.  There will be a Celebration of Life held at Buffalo Narrows at a later date, an update will be made when the date is confirmed.


Phillip was a very loving, caring and thoughtful man.  He was a great wood worker and had made a few pieces of furniture for his children and wife.  He was an avid reader and spent many hours on the computer reading novels from his favorite authors.  He loved watching curling championships on tv as much as he could and also, watched golfing tournaments.

Phil began his career with the government in the early 1970’s as an equipment operator with the Department of Northern Saskatchewan (DNS) based in Beauval. He was responsible for the maintenance of Beauval, Patuanak, Ille A La Crosse, Buffalo Narrows and La Loche Airports and also the ice roads to Dillon and Patuanak. In the 1980 & 90’s Phil was the Area Manager for the Ministry of Highways in Buffalo Narrows and was responsible for the area from Beauval to Cluff Lake. In the later years of his career, he was based in Prince Albert and was instrumental in developing a Maintenance Management Program for Highways and was the Area Manager for the Athabasca area from Wollaston Lake to Uranium City. One of his responsibilities was constructing and maintaining the ice roads in the Athabasca area. Safety was a huge part in Phils work and he was key in developing an ice road maintenance manual, which is still used today. Phil loved working in the north and was only out of sorts when he had to go south for meetings!

Phillip will be forever loved and remembered by his wife, Denise (nee Pedersen) and his two children, Travis (Melanie) Bartley, Geraldine Eldridge; two stepsons, Russell (Jolene) Pedersen, Thomas Pedersen, as well as eleven grandchildren:  Leo Apesis, Kenley Aubichon, Chance Bouvier, Keirstin Chartier-Eldridge, Kerissa Petit-Eldridge, Kiara Pedersen, Kiana Pedersen, Makenna Pedersen, Malia Pedersen, Thomas Pedersen Jr, Brighton Pedersen; one great grandson, Brandon Campbell.  He is also survived by his brother, David (Carmen) Bartley; his sister, Regena (Darrell) Liski and their families; his aunt, Patricia (Gordon) Bartley; his mother-in-law, Germaine Pedersen; his father-in-law, Teddy Pedersen; siblings-in-law, Bev (Herbie) Norton, Dora (Dan) Sankey, Russell Sr. (Janet) Pedersen, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Vera Bartley and his brother, Gary Bartley.  Phillip will be dearly missed by all his family, relatives and friends.

Donations in memory of Phillip can be directed to the Canwood Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 132.  Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lori Saam Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK 306-747-2828.



Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Canwood Royal Canadian Legion Hall
585 1St. W.
Canwood , Saskatchewan, Canada

Celebration of Life

Buffalo Narrows
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Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan, Canada


Canwood North Cemetery
SE1 51 5 West 3rd
RM of Canwook, Saskatchewan, Canada
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