OSMON: Phillip James -
A resident of Toronto, born in Chatham, Phillip Osmon passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the age of 35 after a long battle with mental illness.
Phillip will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Janice Tofflemire, his parents Gwen Claxton and Frederick (Christina) Osmon and his brothers and sister, Chad Allen Ritchie, Nadine Osmon, and Matthew Osmon. He will also be lovingly remembered by his grandparents Frederick G. (Marian) Osmon, and his in-laws Teresa (Erwin) Wilson, Jennifer (Peter) Lacey, and Steven Tofflemire. Phillip will be dearly missed by his many aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, extended family, and dear friends. Predeceased by grandparents Ron and Carole Claxton and Janet Osmon.
Phillip was an infantryman with the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment from 2002-2007. He received a Bachelors of Forensic Science from the University of Windsor (2007) and studied genetics technology at The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences (2010). Phillip worked as a genetics technologist at Toronto General Hospital since 2010. Phillip will be remembered for his kind heart, intelligence, creativity, and sense of humour. He loved music and was an amateur musician, he had a passion for movies, theatre, and art, and he loved camping and being outdoors.
Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street Chatham on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 11, 2020 with Jacob Rowe officiating.
Donations made in memory of Phillip to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040