It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Philbrie (Phil) de Freitas on February 21st, 2021. He died peacefully at home with his loved ones beside him at the age of 74 after a lengthy battle with cancer. An infinitely loving Husband, Dad, Grandfather; the patriarch and pillar of our family.
Phil was the epitome and embodiment of the classic Gentleman. With Dad chance day to day meetings would often turn into an opportunity to engage in deep conversation on music, cricket, politics, religion, Shakespeare, and life; no topic was off limit. His penchant for meeting and engaging people wherever he went left a life well lived and loved. Phil will be missed deeply by his brothers, sisters, extended family, and many of those he met along his life’s journey.
Phil is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Georgeana; children; Andrew (Dana), Kevin (Vicky), Kim (Kevin), Amanda (Richard) and 11 grandchildren Jasmine, Isaiah, Lauryn, Michael, Brayden, Sarah, Brianna, Ava, Shiloh, Tristan and Liam. `
Above all, family mattered most to our Dad. He will remain forever in our hearts.
We would like to thank the many individuals who provided care and support over the past few years.
Phil will be laid to rest at Brampton Funeral Home and Cemetery on Friday, February 26th, 2021. A celebration honouring the life of Phil de Freitas will be held when Covid restrictions are lifted.