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Joshua Phillpotts It is with great sadness that the family of Rev. Joshua Phillpotts announces his sudden passing on April 12, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife Yvonne and will be lovingly remembered by daughters Margaret, Kathleen, son Andrew and grandchildren Brittany, Catherine, Matthew and extended families.

A memorial service will be held at All Saints Anglican Cathedral, 10035-103 Street NW, Edmonton on May 2, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial donations in memory of Joshua may be made to Schizophrenia Society of Alberta-Edmonton Branch or Edmonton Humane Society. No flowers.

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Published in Edmonton Journal on Apr. 25, 2015.
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January 3, 2016
Phillpott family!
Our sincere condolences to you all,Joshua will be dearly missed. He always made the effort to stop & stay with us in Airdrie last few years and made our wedding in Kelowna 23 years ago! We met him in St Paul with my brother & sister-in law, Randy & Violet. He was a very loving & generous man always going out of his way to serve where God has called him.I know he is resting in our heavenly Father's arms, & our Lord is saying "Well done, good & faithful servant!"
Heidi & Tom Pack
December 12, 2015
Margaret: sorry to read this. Please e-mail me, or call me (I'm in the directory still). Missing you.
Cary Anne Conder
July 22, 2015
You'll be missed, dear uncle Joshua.
Marcel Duvoix
June 2, 2015
I was a neighbour of Joshua's and was just amazed by his kindness and generosity. In the summer, he was often seen in his neighbours' gardens, using his big rototiller to turn up the soil. He did our garden more than once. One year, he even staked my tomatoes and pruned my apple trees. I looked outside my window and there he was, working away in his helmet and goggles (he was very safety conscious). I wish I'd had more opportunities to get to know him. What a lovely man.
Caitlin Crawshaw
May 3, 2015
In my life, I have met few people as magnanimous as Father Joshua. He will be dearly missed by the many individuals to whom he has been a role model, a friend, and a gift for so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
May 2, 2015
Sorry to hear of your passing, you were truly a wonderful man. -Cindy
May 2, 2015
To Joshua's family
Your father was a great friend to our Dad, Charles Toogood, a senior at both Riverbend and Kipnes Centre. He always found time to be with Dad and he did a wonderful very meaningful memorial service when Dad passed away last October at age 105. We are so grateful for his care, kindness and fun over the years. His passing is a great loss to our community. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
The Toogood family
May 2, 2015
I have known Joshua for many years as a priest and friend. We laughed a lot! Sincere condolences to all the family. I will miss him.
Cynthia Cordery
May 2, 2015
Dear Margaret and Brittany,
I was so sorry to read of your dear Dad's /Granddad's passing. Joshua was such a kind and gentle man, ever thinking of others and putting them before himself. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate today a life well lived. I loved meeting him at the cathedral and on the few occasions when he took a service at St. George's church in Devon. I will miss him and will be praying for you all.
Wishing you love and God's blessings at this hard time and always.
Mary Burridge
May 1, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Margaret.

May 1, 2015
My condolences to your families. I only met your Dad a couple of times when he came out to our tiny church in Millet as a guest minister. His warmth and love of God shone through like a bright light. I always wished he would have been available to minister to our small congregation on a regular basis. May God bless each of you.
Donna Monahan
April 29, 2015
To Margaret, Kathleen, Andrew and family. I am so sorry to hear of your father's death. He was so loved by the Ross and Freda Henry fact he called my dad Henry the VIII,! Us 'Kids', Heather, Stuart, Angela and I and our families thought the world of him. He was always there when we needed him. I don't think I ever heard him complain or say an ill word about anyone. He loved you all and your mother dearly.
He's the only one I ever had to my home for a turkey dinner that didn't like turkey!! Peace be with you.
Darlene Duggan
April 29, 2015
We knew Rev. Phillpotts only a short time but he was always gracious and welcoming. In fact on our first meeting, he gave me a big hug, which I very much appreciated. He is a wonderful man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our most sincere condolences to his family. Richard and Tannas McLaughlin
April 28, 2015
W would like to send sincere condolences to Joshua's family. He was dearly loved and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.Maybeth Drozd and family, Past Grand Matron of The Grand Chapter of Alberta, The Order of the Eastern Star,
April 27, 2015
Josh will be remembered with fondness and affection by the many members of St John Ambulance and the Order of st John throughout Alberta. We're all saddened by his passing and express our sincere condolences to his family.
David Hook
President & CEO
St John Ambulance Alberta
April 27, 2015
A lit candle to commemorate the light he was.
Arthur Lau
April 26, 2015
Arthur Lau
April 26, 2015
April 26, 2015
Here is another picture of him.
Arthur Lau
April 26, 2015
It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Joshua. I knew him when he came to the Yukon in the 60's and always cherished him as a friend. He was recently in Whitehorse and I had the pleasure and opportunity of visiting him for an hour during which time we compared our lives over the past years. I was surprised that he had hardly changed at all from the 60's. A loss of a good man. Condolences to the family.
Tom Mickey
April 26, 2015
He was a great man. He will be missed.
April 26, 2015
Please accept our sincere condolences .
I call it the end of an era .Joshua was a great , caring ,giving men . Always on the go ,always helping ,always comforting whoever needed him .Joshua was our neighbour for the last 16 years and our neighbourhood will never be the same without him .We will miss his kind words , his stories his singing , his helping hand with planting and weeding . We will miss him forever and ever ....
Barbara Nowaczynska
April 25, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I know you and Brittany will miss him dearly. He was always so jovial when he would come to visit you in ER.
Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Tammy George
April 25, 2015
My deepest condolences to the Phillpotts family. Joshua was a treasured part of the St. John Ambulance family and our Fellowship gatherings will not be the same without him.
Liz Richards
April 25, 2015
Margaret and Brittany
Deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad and Grandad. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Elaine Jensen
April 25, 2015
Our sincere condolences to the Phillpotts family. My father passed away last year after a brief few months at the Riverbend Retirement Residence. Joshua attended his funeral and said a lovely reading which we much appreciated at our time of sorrow. Rev. Phillpotts will be missed by all.
Ted & Doreen Myroniuk
April 25, 2015
So sad to hear of Joshua's passing. I loved him so, as did our entire family. Such a lovely, caring, giving, generous man - the likes I've never seen before and likely never will again. We lost our Mom, Freda Henry, 4 months to the day that we have lost Joshua. He was not feeling well but it didn't keep him down and he was there to officiate and pay tribute to Mom at her service - it meant so much to us all. He did so very much for so very many people and left a path of love wherever he went.
Everyone he met was touched by him and I will miss him and his endless energy. As you all know, each and every one of you meant the world to him. He will live on in my memory forever.
Heather Henry
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