It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Barry George Jennings Phillips at the age of 77. Barry passed away peacefully with his family by his side.
Barry was the much-loved son of the late Violet (nee Jennings) and Ralph Phillips
and the beloved husband of 54 years to Janet (nee Alton). He was the proud father of Kyla Lepore (Angelo) and Courtney Chiarotto (Paolo) and a wonderful grandfather to Christian, Gabriella, Julian, and Michael. He was the loving brother to Audrey (Edward) Soper and Allan Phillips and the loving uncle, affectionately known as Uncle Bud, to Sue, Sandie, Jim, Michael, and Lisa. Barry was a long-time employee of Ferranti-Packard Transformers and Moloney Electric.
He will be remembered for his kind and selfless nature and the love he had for his family. He was so proud of them and honoured when “Team Bud” was formed and the family participated for many years in the Father’s Day Walk for Prostate Cancer Research. Barry fought cancer valiantly for 18 1/2 years. He was a warrior!
Thanks are owed to so many doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Trillium Health Partners, and donations to them would be greatly appreciated.
He will be greatly missed but will be forever in our hearts and our memories.
A private family funeral has been arranged. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca