Vernon Cole

Phil was FUNNY, wickedly, spontaneously, genuinely, inappropriately and consistently funny. You could hear his laugh two floors away, you could hear it during lunchtime chatter, you could hear it during board meetings and you could hear it during annual reviews. Phil had the great knack of finding humour in almost anything and anyone, but if you happened to be the object of it, and we all were at one time or another, it never seemed malicious.