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John Philippe Rushton

RUSHTON, John Philippe - Dr. John Philippe Rushton passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at LHSC Victoria Hospital Palliative Care Ward. Phil is survived by his children Stephen Philippe Rushton and Katherine Vanderzwet (Bernie); grandchildren Jasmine, Aundreia and great-granddaughter Paige. Also survived by his brother Peter Rushton as well as dear friend and Research Assistant Trudy Ann Bons. Special thanks to LRCP Oncologist Dr. Mark Vincent who has been a wonderful professional as well as becoming a great friend to Phil. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Phil are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program - Research. Online condolences may be made at 12007324
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You will be missed.
Posted by Rénald Richer (Friend) On Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Phillipe was a friend and I admired him for his openness to explore ideas opposing to his own and I respected him for knowing when something could no longer be disputed.

I had not seen him for some time and last Thursday, out of the blue as I was driving, I started thinking of him and was wondering how he was. I was shocked when I later heard of his passing.

I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to his family.

Phillippe, I will miss you.


Rénald A. Richer

London, ON

Most sincere condolences
Posted by Thomas Orecchia (Admirer) On Friday, October 5, 2012

"The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable."

-James A. Garfield

May our Heavenly Father receive Professor Rushton into the glory and repose he most sincerely deserves, and may he eventually be granted, here on earth, the respect and honor he deserves from all mankind.

Thomas Orecchia

Stockton, CA

Special Man
Posted by SK (Friend) On Friday, October 5, 2012
He was such a special man. I have so many good memories of times I shared with him, his dad, his mother, his son and his brother. They meant so much to him.

He had amazing self-discipline, I was able to witness first his dedication to his work when we were living in London, Ontario (1990s).

I know Philippe's great memories will carry on with me throughout my life time. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

Posted by katherine vanderzwet (daughter) On Thursday, October 4, 2012
My Dad astounded and enriched my husband Bernie and I with his extensive body of knowledge. He was always positive and joyful; he was a strong and good man. Our small daughter Aundreia was able to forge a bond with Dad that might have been lost, if not for the brilliant technique of Dr Vincent and the wonderful care of the Hospital.He persevered and was blessed with extra years. Trudy is a God send and Dad loved her, she is a rock.
Inspiring person
Posted by Mary Roy (Nurse Bayshore) On Thursday, October 4, 2012
I had the privledge of being one of Johns nurses and was so impressed with his fortitude despite all that was happening to him. Such a gentleman and so involed in his care, I only hope that he was able to finish his book. He taught me that despite what life hands to you, make the most of every day. I met his son Stephen whom was a great comfort to his dad and also Trudy whom was his rock and close friend. Ijust want to express my sincere condolences to his family and friends. Sincerely Mary Roy

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