Phillip Sterling Maxwell Sr.
Born on July 2, 1944, in Blacks Harbour, N.B., he attended local schools including the Lady Dunn Trade School in St. Andrews, where he excelled at Auto Body Repair, a trade he approached with passion and zeal. He quickly developed a keen eye for assessing value and owned and operated Superior Appraisal. His talents and penchant for detail lead him in his early years to Cape Breton where he worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator.
Phil was a man who found the greatest joy in the simple but meaningful things in life. He took great pride in helping others, enjoyed the quiet solitude of the woods on a crisp Fall day, hunting trips with his son Phillip and his many friends who in Phil’s later years were always quick to offer him a helping hand. Phil was always quick to remind them, “It feels good to sit and do nothing.” He enjoyed the hard work of creating things for others to enjoy, particularly Granite Town Camping, where his warm smile and kind disposition comforted all.
Phil was predeceased by his parents, Horace and Eunice Maxwell (Hatt), of St. George; his brother Donald, of Saint John, and his dear cousin and friend Gary Snelgrove who was like a brother to Phil. He is survived by his sister Valerie and her husband Michael Atkinson of Salisbury, N.B.; three children and their spouses; Tammy and husband David Mitchell, of Calais, ME; Lorie and husband Scott McLaughlin, of Moncton, NB; and Phillip and his wife Jennifer Maxwell, of St. George. Surviving also are his grandchildren of whom he was so proud and with whom he enjoyed spending so very much time: Gregory, Emily and Megan Mitchell; Jenna and Hannah McLaughlin; and Lily, Kate and Allie Maxwell; for all of whom he affectionately declares, “Love You Always and Forever.”
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no visiting will be held at this time. A graveside service will be held at the St. George Rural Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, and consistent with Phil’s wishes, the family asks that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
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St. George Rural Cemetery, St. George NB