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In loving memory of Philip Raymond Paxman, who passed away peacefully at home, aged 71 years, having battled Mesothelioma.
Beloved husband of Gloria, adored father of Adam and much loved foster father to Craig, Philip was also a loving brother of Duncan and the late Susan, a dear brother-in-law of Elizabeth, a cherished uncle of Tara and Jane, a loved father-in-law of Anna and Gemma, and Grandpappy Pippy to Lucian. A devoted family man, he will be dearly missed.
Having apprenticed and worked with various building firms, Philip was a self-employed joiner for many years in and around York, before taking on a maintenance role at The Mount School York, where he remained until his retirement. He was also a qualified lifesaving instructor.
Outside of work, Philip had many diverse interests and hobbies. He was passionate about motorcycling with his not entirely motley gang The Hogs, walking in nature, bird spotting and swimming. He enjoyed dancing with Gloria and was a keen gardener. Philip was also a member of York Acorn Running Club, and ran competitively in all manner of marathons and fell running races. Occasionally he sat down long enough to enjoy a pint with dear friends in the Wellington Inn.
Service to take place on March 31st, 2021. Due to current restrictions, donations in Philip's memory may be given to Cancer Research UK. All enquiries to JG Fielder & Son Funeral Directors on 01904 654460.