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"EGM" 2008 Obituary


EGMORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-09 published
MAYES, Philip Frederick
(August 6, 1921)
Peacefully at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Saturday, June 7, 2008 in his 87th year. Philip will be sadly missed by his wife Bernice (née PRZEDWOJEWSKA " Prescott,") sisters Christine (Bill predeceased) Pearson and Wendy (Norman) LAWRENCE, his children Diana (Barry HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON) EGMORE, Suzy MOORE (predeceased) and husband Peter, Bernice (Jim) HOLLETT and Richard STEVENS. Grandchildren Jamie HOLLETT (predeceased,) Anna (Mark) CUTHBERTSON, Willy (Amy) HOLLETT, Matthew and Chad STEVENS, Samantha and Tiffany EGMORE, Naomi and Joanna (predeceased) MOORE, and great-grandchildren Jessica and Jacqueline CUTHBERTSON and Wyatt and Everett HOLLETT. Philip grew up in Birmingham, England, went to King Edwards school and at age 18 went directly to the Territorial Army. In 1939, Philip enlisted in the British Army as an anti-aircraft gunner. He then became a Lieutenant and was sent to India where he served until the end of the war. He then graduated from the University of Birmingham in Electrical Engineering. Philip came to Canada and worked at Canadian Westinghouse and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., where he met his wife Bernice. He retired at age 62 and enjoyed his gardening, theatre and travelling. A special thanks for the wonderful care provided by Champlain Manor Retirement Residence and the Palliative Care Unit at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. The late Mr. Philip MAYES will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West Street North, Orillia, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Then from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel, Tuesday afternoon June 10th at 3 p.m. Interment Saint Martin of Tours Cemetery, Whitney, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations to the Parkinson's Foundation or the Charity of Ones Choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at

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