image0000001bDunlop Philip:  December 17th marked the passing of Phil Dunlop, Dresden. Born September 10, 1949, son of G.L. (Pat) and Jean Dunlop.

Lifelong enthusiastic supporter and resident of his home town, he was Past President and Life Member of the Kinsmen Club, long time member of Legion Branch 113, and proudly marshaled for some 30 years both the annual Santa Claus parade and The Pet & Hobby parade. His 25 year career in newspaper marketing began at Leader Publications, progressing through to Chatham This Week, mentoring many advertising sales personnel. For 15 years he has owned and published Coffee Times in Lambton and Kent counties.

Phil is survived by his wife Laurie, sons: Eric (Sherri) and Jason, and daughter Melissa (Stacey) Dunnett; sister Pat (Wayne) Chipman, brothers Randy (Valerie) and Steve (Beth). He was grandfather to Bradyn and Coltyn Mathews, Joslyn, Aeowyn, Katlyn Dunlop and Jacob and Abby Dunnett.

His quick wit and dry humour will be missed by his many friends, caregiver Ashley and VON volunteers Diane and Terry, who quickly became extended family during the past months of palliative care.

He has persisted and converted several of us to CBC Radio, instilled a love of meteor showers and the St. Clair River, and has shown us all true grace and bravery over the past year.

The Celebration of his Life is planned for Thursday, December 27, at 2 pm at Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden.  Memorial contributions to the Dresden Community Healthcare Foundation would be appreciated and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at

In accordance with Phil’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private family graveside service at Dresden Cemetery for interment of his cremated remains.


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