The Reverend Phil Gandon

Obituary of The Reverend Phil Gandon

GANDON: The Reverend Phil


Phil Gandon was born in Manchester, England in 1931. He married Jean Croft in 1956 and they emigrated to Canada in 1958.

He had a challenging career as an Anglican Parish Priest and as the CEO of several major non-profit charitable organizations, most notably Goodwill Industries.

He and Jean retired to Goderich from Toronto in 1992 and in his retirement he volunteered with a number of non-profit charitable organizations and Boards throughout Huron County. He took services in several churches in Huron and Perth counties.

Phil completed his earthly life peacefully on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Huron Residential Hospice in Clinton.

He is survived by his wife Jean after 63 years of loving marriage and by their sons Peter and Richard and daughter Debbie (Doug) and by six granddaughters, Chelsea, Eva, Darah, Abigail, Hannah and Madison, as well as two great-grandchildren Ella and Jaxon. His daughter Catherine predeceased him.

A memorial Eucharist and celebration of  Phil's life will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 87 North Street, Goderich on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation or the Huron Residential Hospice and would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes - Bluewater Chapel, Goderich. Messages of condolence for Phil's family are welcome at


Memorial Eucharist and Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019
St. George's Anglican Church
87 North Street
Goderich, Ontario, Canada
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