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 p.m.at 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 www.westviewfuneralchapel.com
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
"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.
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.