Kevin J. Philpott, the founding father of Mississauga, Ontario-headquartered Philburn, is being acknowledged as a “character in each sense of the phrase”, following his loss to most cancers.
In a press release on the fleet web site, he leaves the phrases: “No Regrets! I did all of it and I did it surrounded by love, from my bride of 52 years, Lynn, my unimaginable household, my buddies, my staff and my prospects. I’m blessed. I really like you all.”
“He vowed to not stay a boring life and he actually didn’t. He lived day by day with pleasure and with ardour for any activity he took on,” the obituary reads.
Philpott moved from Newfoundland to Toronto as a teen, and was 21 when he married his spouse, Lynn.
“Collectively they started each a private journey of constructing a household and knowledgeable journey of constructing a transportation and warehousing firm,” the obituary provides. “Kevin by no means retired as his love of individuals saved him energetic; Kevin would inform you that he was within the ‘folks enterprise’. He can be most remembered for his capability to talk to you and make you are feeling like there may be nowhere else he’d fairly be. For Kevin, it wasn’t a uncommon expertise, it was simply who he was.”
The Philburn fleet consists of owner-operated and company-owned vans that serve Ontario and Atlantic Canada. And Philpott himself served on the Canadian Trucking Alliance board of administrators.