In the late evening of Thursday, April 18, 2019 in the ICU at the Queensway Carleton Hospital after a brief but sudden illness, Phil left this world with his devoted wife Gayle curled up beside him; his adoring daughter Paula’s cheek pressed up against his; his caring son-in-law Stephen Cherry and his loving grandson Chad, the light of his life, sitting at his bedside. The hockey match was playing in the background. The son of the late Frank Hayes & Eveline Daze and son-in-law of the late Jean Brandimore of Arnprior, Phil leaves behind his brother Brian (Gail), his loving sister Helen (late Lyle Ross) and Sandra Elliott along with his sisters and brothers-in-law Beryl and Bruce Campbell, Shirley and her husband (and Phil’s best friend) Johnnie Kelly, Heather Campbell (late Phil Brandimore). He will be missed by his many adoring nieces and nephews. Phil gave us everything that his body could give us in its final hours. He is finally free of the pain of the cluster headaches he endured for over 20 years and is breathing effortlessly. We know that his best pal “Honey” is curled up at his feet as he chats with those that have went before him. Thank you to Dr. Iyengar and the ICU Critical Care Team for their incredible medical expertise and compassion. Phil’s final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior where visitation will be held on Sunday afternoon, April 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. and again on Monday, April 29 from 11 to 11:40 a.m. A Tribute to Phil will take place in the Pilon Family Chapel at 12 o’clock. Luncheon will follow.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make donations in Phil’s memory to the charities that were near and dear to his heart: the MS Society of Canada or The Canadian Guild Dogs for the Blind.