Passed on August 8, 2021 on the age of 95 years, 11 months. Phil was a 70 12 months resident of Port Credit. Predeceased by his spouse of 65 years June (nee Whitaker). He is survived by his sister, Barbara. Phil was the very best Dad of Philip Jr., Patricia (Robert) and Anne Marie (Scott). Phil was the beloved Papa of Phillip George (Emily), Preston (Jessica), Philip Eric (Merissa), Katie (Paul), Ian and Gregory. He was the Great Papa of Max, Emerson, Charlie (Wild Root), Zackary, Layla, Clara and Paul Jr (PJ). Phil was “Uncle Phil” to over 50 nieces, nephews and household associates.Phil started working to help his widowed mom and little sister on the age of 12. He joined the Canadian Navy at 17 serving out of Halifax throughout WWII. Phil attended Ryerson submit warfare the place he realized carpentry. This began his profession the place he rose to Site Superintendant on initiatives throughout Canada together with the East/West Subway, renovation of the historic King Edward Hotel and the Halifax Hospital. Phil had an unflappable demeanor and eager sense of humour. He was an avid reader, chook watcher and mannequin boat builder. He loved good-natured mannequin boat racing on Lake Ontario along with his crusing buddies. Phil favored a chilly beer, a recreation of euchre and socializing with household and associates. Some of Phil’s finest instances in life had been spent at Lake Kasshabog (aka Crazy Lake) along with his sister and her giant clan of in-legal guidelines. Phil and June had been additionally typically invited to Lake Couchiching and Florida as visitors of longtime associates. They had been fortunate to journey to locations like Alaska, England and Hawaii. More not too long ago, Phil was dancing within the honky tonks of Nashville for his ninetieth birthday and viewing nice blue whales within the Saint Lawrence at 92. Phil all the time had a venture on the go in his basement workshop. Over his lifetime, he made lots of of things for household and associates together with grandfather clocks, cupboards, toys and customized furnishings. Phil and June shared internet hosting events for any or no purpose with their associates from the “Port Credit Fun Club”. They supported and celebrated one another by each milestone or bereavement. Phil was a loyal husband, a beloved Father, a preferred Uncle, a very good neighbour and cherished pal. He was measure-of-a-man in each respect. To know him was to like him. Due to ongoing covid considerations, there might be no visitation or service. A Celebration Of Life might be held on a future date. For those that want it’s possible you’ll make a donation on to the Nature Conservancy of Canada or the Canadian Wildlife Federation in Phil’s reminiscence.
Published in Waterloo Region Record on Aug. 13, 2021.