ABBOTT, Phillip Henry - Peacefully surrounded by family at Parkwood Hospital on Friday, November 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Edna (Blain). Loving Father of Wayne (Jan), Mike (Deb), Bonnie Walls (Michael) and Stepfather of Marie McNaughton (Dan), Charlie (Deanna), Bev Kelly (Ron) and Dan Blain. Dearest Papa to 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren and 18 great step grandchildren. A much-loved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife of 41 years Kathleen (1986), his infant son Robert William (1947), his brothers Albert, George, Lawrence, Oliver Abbott and sister Florence Seafoot and his daughter-in-law Lorrie Abbott. Born July 4th 1924 in Robsart, Sask. He was a member of The Canadian Army, served overseas based out of London, England. After the war he settled in Newbury where he was a valued member of his community working in the insurance business for 35 years. He was a member of the volunteer fire department, belonged to the IOOF, Masonic Lodge, treasurer of Christ Church Newbury, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 583, where he was a life member and a recipient of The Palm Leaf award. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at the VAN HECK FUNERAL HOME, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Tuesday from 2- 4 & 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st at Christ Church Newbury. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Phil are asked to consider Christ Church Newbury, Parkwood Hospital or a charity of your choice. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 583 will conduct a service Tuesday 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca 12117491
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Posted by Leonard & Sharon Degraw (Friend) On Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Our sincere condolences to Edna and families on Phil's passing. We have many fond memories of Phil. He will be missed by all.
Leonard & Sharon Degraw
Posted by john and betty weber (former neighbours) On Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Our sympathy to you Edna and your families. We will always remember you and Phil as two of the best neighbours anyone could ever have. We remember especially Phil walking across our back yards to see our son Alan's Indian motorcycle and telling us the story of his war experiences on an Indian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Edna at this very sad time in your life. John and Betty
Posted by Paula Roose (family friend) On Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Dan and I send our deepest condolences to you, Edna and families. Phil was a wonderful man and will be missed.
Posted by C MCDonnell (friend) On Monday, November 19, 2012
On behalf of my dad and myself, we send our deepest condolences to Wayne and family for the loss of their Father, a very good and kind person as anyone who knew him will know without reading this..
Thinking of Phil and his Family
Posted by Tanya Hubbard (friend) On Monday, November 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you Edna and the family. Phil will be missed dearly.