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Philip Varey

Philip Charles Varey

Thursday, June 19th, 1947 - Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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Philip Charles Varey

On Wednesday November 11, 2020, Philip Charles Varey passed away at the age of 73, 11 months after being diagnosed with Cancer of Unknown Primary.

Phil was born on June 19, 1947 in Hamilton, Ontario to John Charles Varey and Kathleen Varey (née Partridge). He graduated in 1975 with honours from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Commerce. A career with Nortel took him from Toronto to Dallas, West Palm Beach and Atlanta, GA. After a break to sail the Caribbean single-handedly for 3 years, he ended up back in Atlanta, where he met his wife Beth Newman. Phil and Beth moved to Nova Scotia in 2006 and have resided happily in Seabright on St. Margaret’s Bay ever since.

In addition to sailing, Phil loved running, and completed over 20 marathons, including the Boston Marathon twice. He built many things around the house, as long as he could buy a new tool for the job. Other loves included skiing, bridge and traveling with Beth and her sister Laurie. In spite of having horrible taste in music and an inability to carry a tune, he loved to sing and dance, and would dance anywhere anytime. He helped many friends who were struggling to find serenity in their lives. Phil was very intelligent, outgoing, welcoming, funny, loyal, and generous. He was loved by and will be missed by many, many people.

Phil was preceded in death by his father, Jack, and his mother, Kate, as well as his brother John Douglas Varey (Lynne Brennan). In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother Raymond Bryan Varey (Lynn), as well as three nephews (Matt, Jeff and Chris Varey), one niece (Allison Varey) and ex-wife Susan Varey. No service will be held. Many thanks to VON, Palliative Care and MAID for their help during this time.
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Katherine and Dave

Posted at 10:34pm
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Susan & Norman

Posted at 03:49pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Susan & Norman
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Marg Sullivan

Posted at 10:16am
Beth . sorry im so late in sending this message of sympathy So sorry to hear of Phils death. I was a pleasure to spend time with you both and was so glad to know he was a friend of Dons , for the support he gave him for the time spent sharing dinners.. I will remember his free spirit and love of sailing. May he sail on with the wind always at his back. Sending prayers your way Beth. Hugs Marg
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Love Forever, Ray and Lynn

Posted at 11:02am
May the road rise up to meet you ; May the wind be always at your back; May the sun shine warm upon your face,.....until we meet again, Phil! xoxo
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Laurie MacAdams

Posted at 09:52pm
Rejoice In Paradise Phil. Surrounding you and and your Family with Love Beth.
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