Phillip Drisdelle, 65, of Moncton, passed away peacefully in his residence on Monday March 22, 2021. Born in Oromocto, he was the son of the late Edouard Drisdelle and Geneva (Poirier) Hannah.
He is survived by four children: Catrine (Dean Clarke), Genevieve, Stephanie (Benoit Leger), and Maxim; his grandchildren; Roxanne, Nina, Sol and Roman; three sisters; Patricia Leger (late Dolland), Bibianne Cook (Douglas) and Gloria Drisdelle; Renee LeBlanc, mother to his daughters and April Goguen, mother to his son.
Phillip was an artist in every sense of the word, with a generous loving soul. His career as a painter brought him much pride as well as many opportunities to travel across Canada, to work on projects that brought the imagined to life and to warm the homes & workspaces of many. His adventurous spirit led him down the roads less travelled to the discovery of cherished places. An avid fisherman, he was overjoyed to share his expertise and equipment with anyone who wished to learn. Phillip was fiercely intelligent with an insatiable curiosity and appreciation to fine detail. Passionate about geology, his curated collection of historical artifacts and stones is none other than impressive. A wonderful storyteller with a witty sense of humor, he spoke and sang with a deep voice that commanded the room. He was a sensitive man who loved deeply and openly, his departure leaves an empty space in the hearts of those who loved him.
By request, there will be no funeral service, however a private celebration of life will take place. In memory of Phillip, the family suggests you have a special thought for him when you are out for a Sunday drive or if you find an interesting stone. Funeral arrangements are in the professional care of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Center, Moncton (858-1900).
Words of comfort and donations may be made at www.frenettefuneralhome.com