Philip Maxsted (29 Jan 1928 - 15 Apr 2020)

Funeral Service

Location
Private Venue Web Streaming available at commencement of service East Geelong 3219
Date
20th Apr 2020
Time
11am
Funeral Director
Jonathan Hepner Funerals

MAXSTED Philip Charles
29/1/1928 - 15/4/2020
Passed away peacefully in Geelong

Dad (Gramps). You were a wonderful, positive, kind and fun-loving influence on us all. We shall miss you deeply. With much love. Lindsay and Catherine, Nicholas and Jess, Juliet and Chris, Victoria, Audrey, Rosemary, George, and Oscar.

Adored and much loved dad of Bev (Doak); father-in-law of Bruce; Gramps of Troy and Sophie, Ben and Yasmin; Great-Gramps of Angus and Vivian. Re-united with mum. You were simply "The Best"

The funeral service for Philip will be held on Monday (April 20) at 11am. If you would like to be an online guest to this service please click on the live stream button in the top left corner of this page or visit
https://jhfunerals.com.au/live-stream/

David Nash wrote

My sincere condolences to Lindsay and Bev and their respective families on Phil's passing. Great memories with Lindsay going to Geelong High School and then onto the Gordon Institute together. May you and your families keep your precious memories of Phil and Mary close to your hearts forever.

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Peter Winstanley wrote

Sincere condolences Lindsay and Bev
Great memories of times with Lindsay at Geelong High and St Matthews tennis club and getting to know Phil and Mary along the way
What Lindsay spoke of at the service regarding his dad resonated with my memory of Phil also including his ever present smile

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Bill and Elizabeth FARROW wrote

Wonderful warm memories of a great friend and colleague. Phil made us laugh so often.

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Graeme & Bev O'Donnell wrote

A lovely Service for Phil. Brought back many memories of Phil and his Father. Last caught up with Phil at my cousins (Keith Moore's ) Funeral at Belmont Uniting Church on December 6th 2019. Lovely to see photos of Keith & Miriam in the Memories too. I also grew up in East Geelong and went to Shenton Methodist Church , before getting married and shifting in my employment to International Harvester in Dandenong. To the Maxsted Family, please accept our Deepest Sympathies. Regards Bev & Graeme

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Terry Graves wrote

Terry Graves. Attended Service.
Fond Memories of Cheetham days

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Gerry & Helen Hanily wrote

Dear Bev and Lindsay and all the family, It was a lovely service and a fitting tribute to Phil and his very full and caring life. Lindsay and Juliet, your words were very heartwarming and exceptionally well delivered. Although we weren't there, we felt that we were as the screen presentation was excellent. We know you will miss Phil greatly. He was a wonderful man. Much love, Helen & Gerry

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John & Maree Brain wrote

We are all very sad to hear of the passing of your Dad. A wonderful person.
To Bev and Bruce and the entire Maxted family, our deepest sympathy.
Unforgettable.
John & Maree Brain and family.

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Terry Graves wrote

Great memories of Phil as my Boss during Cheetham days

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Don and Gwen Wilson wrote

Very touching service, beautiful memories of a great guy. Memories of the fun times we shared at work and also in my cycling career.

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Philip Maxsted wrote

I only used to catch up with Phil at family funerals and the Geelong Races where he would always be on for a chat. There used to be three Philip Maxsteds in the Geelong area which made it confusing for some people although my grandfather was better known as Jack. Even last year I was still getting phone calls for Phil as they would ring me by mistake. To Lindsay, Bev and families please accept my condolences.

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Ron & Ann Brown wrote

Lindsay, Bev and families. Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Gramps will be missed.

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Robert Pullin wrote

Thanks for the many happy memories "P.C." we have shared over the years, both in freemasonry and in other social activities. Your sense of humour always lit up any conversation and will never be forgotten. On behalf of the Masonic fraternity of Geelong, I extend to Bev, Lindsay and their families our deepest sympathy on the passing of our brother and your Father. Phil lived respected and died regretted. So Mote It Be.

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Raymond Wookey wrote

My deepest sympathy to Lindsay, Bev & your families on the sad loss of Philip [Gramps} will be greatly missed by all.

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Georgina & Julien van der Schouw wrote

When Julien, Diana and I first arrived in Australia, you were our rock. You helped Julien with his home sickness, Diana with her horse and me having to deal with them both. You will be sorely missed Gramps but Mary will be there for you. Your loving Nth Qld family

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Lloyd & Tammy Millard wrote

Condolences to Phil's family from Bill & Yvonne Millard's family. Bill and Phil (Plugger) were best mates for many years, many stories to tell, another gentleman gone, they are probably swapping stories now.

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Ange Hinchcliff wrote

Deepest sympathy to the Maxsted family. Phil was a wonderful friend and mentor to our family. RIP 'Uncle Charlie'.

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Troy Doak is attending the funeral
Margaret Ivory wrote

Our sincere condolences to Bev & Bruce and family and Lindsay and family. We have known Phil for over forty years. We first met Mary when she came to work at our store Ivorson Produce Store. Mary was our first "office lady". She was introduced to us by Tom Ivory Senior (pa) who had interviewed her. We then met Phil of course and found him to be a great person. Always full of fun with a huge sense of humour. Thoughts to all of you today. Margaret Ivory, Gayle and Peter Donovan and family, Tom and Kym Ivory and family, Greg and Jan Ivory and family.

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Sue & Neil Lyons wrote

Deepest sympathy on the passing of Phil. I first met Phil when he worked for Cheetham Salt. He saved me from a fire at Commercial Credit Co-Op across the road.. He dined out on that story for many years. He was a wonderful person, very kind hearted and loved his family with a passion. We were also in a horse racing syndicate with him a few years back. We never did get to stand on the winners podium on Melbourne Cup Day! He was always up for a chat especially at the Leopold Sporties when supposedly going for a walk! Got distracted and detoured to the Club. Sincere sympathy to Lindsay, Bev and families. Reunited with his lovely wife Mary.

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Patricia Wilks wrote

Phil - our very dear friend for more than 55 years. Treasured memories of a truly lovely gentleman. Your passing is such a sad loss. Sincere sympathy and love to Lindsay, Bev and families.
From Pat, Greg, Brendon and Lorenne Wilks

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Leopold Probus Club Flavell wrote

Foundation Member and Past-President
We will miss your cheerful and enlightening presence and remember you always for all the good Probus values you encouraged - Friendship - Fellowship -Fun
Vale Phil

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Ken & Val Flavell wrote

A great man - genuine "good bloke"
Phil, you will be greatly missed, but never forgotten, for being the person you were. Always cheerful and encouraging. Our Combined Churches Men's Breakfasts (that you established) and the Leopold Probus Club (where you were a Foundation Member and Past-President) will always hold you in the highest esteem.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family members.

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Raymond agg wrote

i was captain of St Matthews C of E Junior cricket team at 13 years of age. Phil was the captain of the senior team & would come to Eastern Park No 4 to umpire our games. Phil was always a source of encouragement to us young fellas. With regret both senior & Junior cricket teams folded. My most vivid memory is - one morning Phil was umpiring & I was sitting in the front seat of his old Holden scoring. we lost 2 wickets in successive balls. Panic. Who's got the pads on quick. Next in was a very young Craig D'arcy & i could'nt think of his name as he new to the team. I knew his name started with "D" so terribly I screamed out "DOG get the pads on quick'. that name stuck & for years his nickname is "Dog".
I have lost touch with Phil over the years however I am grateful for his introducing me & many Juniors to the love of the great game of Cricket. Thank you Phil & to Lindsay& family my sincerest sympathy with your loss.

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clare & don o'hara wrote

to lindsay & bev & families our sincere sympathy to you all . sorry we are unable to see you at this time

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Scott Chesterman wrote

Sincere condolences from the Chesterman family. Fond memories of our parents friendship.

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Michael Nolan wrote

Philip featured in the Cheetham Cricket Club season in 1944 - 45 with my father Paddy Nolan. Several years ago I was able to visit him and present him with a team photograph he had not seen before.He was a delightful man & I express my condolences to all the family.

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