Phil Vercouteren

A photo of Phil Vercouteren


St. Mary's Church
Wednesday July 26, 2017
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Tuesday July 25, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Pharaildus (Phil) Vercouteren passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on July 21, 2017.  Phil was born 79 years ago to his late parents Franiscus and Adriana (Geilswijk) Vercouteren. He married Martha (Meidinger) in 1961 and celebrated 52 years together before her passing in 2013. Phil was a self-employed painter for several years. He will be remembered with great fondness and extremely missed by his children Christena Vercouteren of Blenheim, Laurie and Andy LaBrosse of Essex, Phillip and Susan Vercouteren of Blenheim and Liesa Hodgins of Blenheim. Very proud and loving grandfather of Joel and Melissa Caughy, Jennifer Caughy (Chris), Nathan Vercouteren, Kevin Vercouteren, Jolynne Vercouteren, Mitchell LaBrosse, Rachael LaBrosse, Zechariah Hodgins, Kuper Hodgins and Great Grandfather to Noah Reis and Scarlett Mathieson.

Dear brother of Anne and Tony Versteegden, Adriana Wilson-Dowler, Hank, Tony (Joanne) and Albert Vercouteren and brother in law to Marjorie Meidinger, Stephan and Pat Meidinger, Paul Jaster, Theresa Regier, Virginia Denomme, Mary and Gerard Ducharme, Anne and Cyrille Hartman. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his sister Marie Oostrom, brothers in law Roman, Ivan and Leo Meidinger, Lloyd Denomme and Clem Regier.

Phil was a quiet man of very few words with great family values who had a love for coffee. If not at home, his children always knew where to find him. Besides his passion for horseshoes and shuffle board, he had a big lover for the COR and Cursillo movements.

We would like to thank all of the nurses and support staff at the CKHA and Dr. Martha Clendenning along with all the AMAZING staff at the Hospice and family, friends and neighbours for their support during Dad’s illness.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street in Blenheim for visitation on Tuesday July 25, 2017 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, 95 Marlborough Street North, Blenheim on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Following the interment service at Evergreen Cemetery, a reception will take place in St. Mary’s Hall. Friends wishing to remember Phil with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

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I was sorry to hear about Phil passing away; my condolences to his family. cousin Helen.

the Vercouteren family. My deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you these days. May Phil always remain in your thoughts. as a good and loving father.

Phil and Susan, My sincere condolences to you and your families on the loss of your Dad. Your message here really summed him up, sweet and very quiet but with a great smile, almost smirk, like he was up to something. And yes, I did see him quite often at the Venus. My thoughts are with you all.

Our condolences and thoughts are with Phil and the entire Vercouteren family during your loss.

Our Deepest Sympathy. May Uncle Phil rest in peace.

You will be missed my coffee shop friend.

To Nathan and Family, Our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your grandfather. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Paul and Shalynn Hamilton

To the Vercouteren family , our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time . Carol & John.

Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. Our heart is with you in your time of sorrow. RIP Uncle Phil

My deepest sympathies to all of you in the loss of Uncle Phil. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Judy (cousin)

Sincere sympathy to you all❤️

Our sincere condolences to all xo,,RIP Phil,,, Russel ,Linda & family

Phil and Susan Our condolences to you and your family.Remember all the good times and charisma them in your hearts

Liesa and family, So sorry to hear about your dad. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Carol Boylan

Our condolences. Jack often remembered 'shuffling' with Phil and other Seniors in the church basement. Phil always had a smile and a ready Hello" when he saw us. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The McCrae Family

Thinking of you all at this sad time. Don ,Anne Paul Eastman and family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and to my dear friend Liesa thinking of you during this difficult time. Rest peacefully Phil. Love Jeremy and Wendy Gold

Our sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. We hope that you grieving will soon pass and be replaced by many wonderful memories of times shared.

Phil & Susan and family-My deepest sympathies to you in the loss of your dad. I talked to him once & a while at Tim Horton's before he became ill. Your Dad & Mom were always very friendly people. May they rest in peace. Rose Kozlof-Clayton

My condolences and prayers to all of you on the passing of your Dad Catherine Blonde Ellis

Your father and mother were a wonderful couple. He will be sincerely missed. May his soul join his life partner's soul and rest in peace together.

Our sympathy is with you all. Prayers are being sent to you. Don and Anne Gammage

My condolences go out to the Vercouteren Family. I think of your mother often. Now they will be together again. RIP Phil.