A Memorial Service is being held for Vancouver Island businessperson and community giver, Phillip Malcolm Dagger.

Dagger, passed away Monday Aug. 9, 2021 at the age of 69. After immigrating to Canada from the United Kingdom, Dagger pursued his passion as a chef before purchasing the already existing Galaxy Motors in Colwood in 1990. Over the years he expanded the business to include locations across southern Vancouver Island.

Dagger was a world traveller, with favourite destinations including Hawaii, India, Ethiopia, Laos and Cambodia. He loved to spend time with his family including his dogs and cook for others.

Dagger was a community builder; he was often found barbecuing for his staff, helping to organize food drives, sponsoring minor teams and contributing to various charities.

Dagger is survived by his niece, Amy Jones, her husband and her two daughters, and nephew Mark Jones, his wife and son. Dagger’s sister, Janice Jones, passed away 10 years ago.

A Memorial Service will be held for Phil on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm , for invited guests to attend in person due to Covid-19 restrictions. All others are welcome to join virtually via Zoom by clicking on the link below.


Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Robin Cameron and Barbara Carr

    Mark, Amy and families. We are so sorry that you have to endure another loss.
    You have grown to be wonderful human beings that your mother and uncle would be so proud of.
    Big hugs from Rob Cameron and Barb Carr

  • Alex Tiginagas

    Gonna miss you man. You were my boss, my friend and someone I considered my uncle. Thank you for everything you taught me and the opportunities you gave me. I’m proud to say I knew you. Until we see each other again. Forever loved, forever missed. Uncle Phil.

  • Jordan Demontigny

    Phil you created an empire that changed many lives whom belonged to it. Families grew over the years and created new families thanks to your hard work and drive to build a great business. You changed many lives directly and indrectly by taking the leap you did many years ago and will not be forgotten by your team and family. May you rest in peace and your dream and legacy live on through the hard working staff and empire you created…. save me a seat good sir till we meet again…

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