Phillip Thomas Newton, beloved husband of Marilyn Newton, of Airdrie passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at the age of 47 years.
Phillip was born on August 3, 1957 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. He immigrated to Canada at a young age, growing up in Brandon, MB. Phillip married Marilyn on September 23, 1989. He was employed for over twenty years with Pepsi Cola in Winnipeg, MB, until being transferred to Calgary in 1993 and taking up residence in Airdrie. Phillip was active in his community, especially in hockey, either as a scorekeeper or just being a fan. He was very involved in his children’s activities, giving selflessly of his time to be with his family. Camping trips to the Okanagan were one of Phillip’s favorite activities.
Besides his loving wife, Marilyn, Phillip is survived by two sons, Kyle and Scott; a brother and sister-in-law Grahame and Elaine Newton of Calgary; a sister Elizabeth Mudray and partner Rick Fontaine of Saskatoon, SK; two brothers-in-law, Michael Mudray of Brandon, MB, and Marty and Wendy Olson of Stonewall, MB. He is also survived by four nephews, Devin (Heather) of Winnipeg, MB, Sean (Lindsey) of Calgary, and Kristopher and Bradley Olson of Stonewall, MB; and two nieces, Tara (Steve) of Vancouver, BC, and Aimee of Nanaimo, BC. Phillip will also be dearly missed by his family in England – cousins Shirley, Lynn and husband Andrew Rutter, and his Uncle Harold and Aunt Pat. Phillip is predeceased by his parents Violet and Walter.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Airdrie Chapel (300 Towerlane Drive) on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at the Airdrie Town & Country Centre (275 Jensen Drive, Airdrie) on Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Airdrie Minor Hockey Safe and Caring fund.
In living memory of Phillip Newton, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.Print This Obituary & Condolences