THORNTON, Philip August 10, 1920 - October 25, 2013 . Ucluelet's oldest pioneer, Philip Thornton, passed away peacefully at Tofino General Hospital on October 25, 2013 at the age of 93. Aside from three years in the Navy during the war, dad lived his entire life in Ucluelet. Predeceased by his wife, Ruth in 2004 and his brother Harold in 1972. He is survived by his son Russell Thornton, daughter Arlene Winpenny (Steve), the joy of his life, his grandchildren Steven Thornton (Emelyn), Marc Thornton (Sarah), Daryl Winpenny (Nathalie), Brenda Winpenny and his great grandchildren Jhon Thornton, Alyanna Thornton, Etienne Winpenny and Amelie Winpenny as well as one niece Darlene Thornton of Maple Ridge and numerous cousins. Cremation has taken place. There will be no service by request. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.chapelofmemories.ca Chapel of Memories Funeral Directors (250) 723-3633
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Published in Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2013