It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Philip Douglas Hartford on January 28, 2019 at the Charlotte County Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Phil leaves behind his loving, devoted wife of 39 years Joanne (Magee) Hartford; children, Meagan Flowers (Justin), Doug Hartford (Emily) and Alicia Denyer (Tom); grandchildren Nathan, Jack, Owen, Reagan, Rylee, Ellis and Roslyn; mother, Jean Hartford; sisters, Brenda Amos and Darla Hartford (Gary); sister-in-law Debbie Gregory (Ron); several nieces and nephews and many great friends. Predeceased by father, Doug Hartford, maternal grandparents, Philip and Alice Doten, mother and father-in-law, Doris and Russell Magee and brothers-in-law, George Amos and Greg Magee.
After graduating from St. Thomas University, Phil began a 33.5 year career with Service Canada. He was an active member of his community and served three terms on town council. After retiring, Phil enjoyed his daily “coffee break” with the boys, trips to the camp for Skeet Shooting and spending time with his family.
Being a Mason was a source of great pride for Phil, having joined Victoria Lodge #26 in 1980. He was active in the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick, including having been appointed District Deputy Grand Master. Phil was also a Noble of Luxor Shrine and a drummer for the Luxor Flag Unit.
Phil was a devoted family man and put those he loved before all else. Of his many accomplishments in life, earning the title of “Grampy” was by far his favourite.
Words cannot express our gratitude for the staff at the Charlotte County and Saint John Regional hospitals. The care and compassion he received were unparalleled and will never be forgotten.
A funeral service will be held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd, St. Stephen, NB on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2 PM. The family will welcome visitors at the funeral home on Thursday, January 31 from 7-9 PM and Friday, February 1 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A Masonic Service will take place at the Funeral home Friday, February 1 at 6:15 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Phil’s memory to the Luxor Shriners, Charlotte County Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Philip Douglas Hartford October 21 1955 January 28 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: St-Stephen, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick