It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we mourn the loss of our husband, dad, uncle and brother. Phillip Wilfrid Sabourin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 28th, 2023. Age 51 years.

Beloved husband of Sandra. Loving father of Rachel. Dear brother of Steve. Son-in-law of Marg and Jim Milne. Brother-in-law to James and Andrea Milne, and Tamara and Nigel Pearce. Uncle to Ella, Daniel, Jakob, Adam, Ben, Jenna, Evan, Sloane, and Alexa. Pre-deceased by his parents Wilf and Jean.

Cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Phil's life will take place at the Salvation Army Church, 61-A Gibson Street, Parry Sound on Saturday, January 20th from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the family would be appreciated.


We remember Phil as the tall skinny dock kid at Sound Boat Works, and then as he matured into the tall skinny guy who always turquouse shorts (he assured us he had several pairs), then the proud tall skinny husband and father... always quick with a smile and a helping hand.

-Chris and Kathy Zammit

So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. Sending prayers for the whole family as you go through this difficult time.

-D'Arcy and Rose Bailey

So sorry for your loss Sandy and Rachel. So young. Big hugs from Shirley and I.

-Frank Stallard

I will always and forever miss your hey Chick. And your I love you at the end of talks or visits always. You had the best laugh. Kind heart And I will Cherish our hide away island memories at Grandma's fishing and making memories 🥰 Sandy and Rachel sending you all my love and strength at this difficult time. xo RIP flip 😪

-Kathy Purcell

Sandra & family, our deepest condolences on your loss….Phil may you R.IP. Bill & Renee Karwaski

-Renee Karwaski

Dear Sandy and Rachel,
We are so sorry to learn of this sadness. We send you our deepest sympathy.
Sincerely Pat and Richard Poole

-Pat and Richard Poole

There are no words to express the sense of loss. My condolences Sandy.

-Neil J Dewar

Phil was the little brother of my best friend, Steve, and he was my next door neighbour. Phil was always around, whether it was riding bikes, playing road hockey, skating, swimming at the old town beach, hanging out in the Sabourin’s basement, or out on Georgian Bay in their boat. I remember Phil as happy, smiling and fun. I didn’t know Phil as an adult, but I imagine he was much the same. Steve, and Sandra and Rachel and families, I am so sorry for your loss, and I and my family send you our deepest sympathies at this tragic time.

-Jeff Secker

Sandy & Rachel, we are very sad to hear of Phil’s passing. We always enjoyed our chit chats outside of your house. Sending love to you both. RIP Phil.

-Tish & Rob Olsen

My deepest condolences to you Rachel for your loss. I know how much your Dad meant to you. Thinking of you and your Mom at this time.

-Sue Osborne

Our sincere condolences.

-Paul & Cheryl Forth

Deepest condolences Sandy, Rachel, Steve and family. Phil was a dear childhood friend to me and I think of those days fondly and often, still being next door.

-Jen Wilde

My deepest sympathies, Sandra. I'm at a loss for words.

-Drew Bennett

So sorry for your loss Sandra and Rachel. Hopefully Phil has a beer glass that never empties and a large print laptop that never needs charging.

-Peter & Dawn Conway