Philip Zwicker

Philip Ernest Zwicker

Thursday, January 24th, 1929 - Sunday, August 16th, 2020
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Philip Ernest Zwicker, age 91, of Oshawa. With heartfelt sorrow we announce his passing on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.
Born in Kentville, NS on January 24, 1929, Philip was the first child of Paul and Beulah Zwicker. Beloved husband of Thelma (nee:Cassel) for over 61 years. Adored father of David (Susan), Beverley Nicholson, Shelley Smith (Glen) and Natalie Zwicker. Grandfather to Adam, Brittany, Ryan, Denver, Kylie, Jessica, Jaclyn, Mitchell, Julia and Cara. Great grandfather to Brianna, Braxton, Serenity, Emmett, Sawyer, Clarke, Clayton and Rowan. Cherished brother of Bernie (Sylvia), Greta Doherty (late Fred), Grace Moores (late Bruce) and Pauline Vanderzwet (Peter). Philip was predeceased by sisters Ruth Gartland (late John), Joan Kosnaskie (late Tony) and Rosemary Anthony (late Delbert). Philip will be dearly missed by his extended family and friends.
Philip grew up in rural Nova Scotia where he developed a love for the outdoors and a lifelong passion for fishing. As a young man Philip joined the Canadian Armed Forces and that brought him to Ontario where he would eventually meet and marry Thelma and raise their family. After the Army he worked for Ford, Ontario Malleable Iron and achieved over 28 years service at General Motors retiring at 65. Philip enjoyed his retirement fishing, reading, watching favorite tv shows and sharing the couch with his dog Zac. For Philip, spending time with his growing family was a source of joy.
Visitation was held at the Armstrong Funeral Home (124 King Street East) on Saturday August 22nd from 12-2pm. The Funeral service, officiated by Pastor Bob Ernst, was held in the Chapel at 2pm and interment followed at Thornton Cemetery Oshawa.
Thank you to the pallbearers Mark Bragg, Denver Nicholson, Bernie Zwicker, Paul Zwicker, Dan DesChamps and Travis Risnyk.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family expresses appreciation to the Armstrong Funeral Home and Thornton Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Armstrong Funeral Home
    124 King St. E.
    Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Registration is required, please RSVP through the website, email or call 905-433-4711. Masks are mandatory.
  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Armstrong Funeral Home
    124 King St. E.
    Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Registration is required, please RSVP through the website, email or call 905-433-4711. Masks are mandatory.
    Pastor Bob Ernst
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 |
    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
    Thornton Cemetery
    1200 Thornton Road North, 1200 Thornton Road North
    OSHAWA, Ontario
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Ken Keenan

Posted at 06:07pm
Sending condolences to the family from Ken at Keenan Property Maintenance.

Barbara Anderson

Posted at 07:45am
So sorry to hear of your loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Thinking of you all today with love and prayers. Barbara Anderson

Linda and Harry Cassel

Posted at 11:13pm
So sorry to hear of your loss of a great father, husband and grandfather. He will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences.💕💕

Brian & Shirley Lake

Posted at 05:53pm
We are so sorry to hear of Philip's passing. While we really didn't know him well he would always stop for a chat around the green box. A lot of the stories were about fishing, a subject he seemed to love, stories of his army days, stories of back home. He liked to see the kids around the court and always carried treats for the dogs on the court.

Rest in Peace Phil, you will be missed.

Linda Hargreaves

Posted at 07:58am
My sincerest condolences to Thelma. Dave,Bev,Shelley and Natalie. Had many fond memories of being neighbours and friends. I know Phil's in a much better place with the Lord.
Praying and thinking of you all. Love Linda Watson Hargreaves

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