BLACKMORE, Phillip Wharton M.A. Sc., P.Eng.

Peacefully passed away at NHS-Welland Site on January 7, 2024 at the age of 77.  Beloved husband of Wendy (Woodiwiss) for 38 years and loving father of Ian (Joanne) and Nathan, dear grandfather to Laura and Sarah.  Phil is survived by brother Richard, nephew Samuel, and several cousins.  Predeceased by his parents Ewart Wallace (2011) and Bertha Lillian (2012) Blackmore.

Phil studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and spent his career in research and product development at BF Goodrich, Fiberglas Canada Inc., and Bay Mills Ltd.  Following retirement, Phil enjoyed driving school bus for 11 years.  Phil was heavily involved in Scouts Canada for over 50 years in many capacities of which he thoroughly enjoyed.  He dedicated many years raising funds for the local Port Colborne Scout Camp DayHondaLahQuah allowing a variety of community and program groups an outdoor space for activities.  Phil had many interests and hobbies including travelling, meeting new people around the world, woodworking projects, and reading.  Phil will be remembered by many for his love of learning, his laugh, and his felt hats.  

Friends will be received at Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd. Fenwick, Ontario on Friday January 19, 2024 from 1-3PM and 6-8PM.  Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at a later date.  Memorial donations to Niagara SPCA and Humane Society, Diabetes Canada, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.  


  • Deep condolences to you, Nathan, and your family. Your father was such a committed supporter of the Scouts and a very strong community leader. May he rest in peace.

    • Thank you so much Dave for your kind words. Phil believed in the community and enjoyed helping where he could to make a positive difference.

  • I would like to offer my sympathies to Wendy, Ian, Nathan, and their families on the recent loss of Phillip. I got to know him when he worked at E.W.Farr in Fenwick and also when he was a bus driver. He was a no nonsense guy but he had a very giving nature as well. His desire to volunteer his services to the community was very commendable and he will be missed by all.

    • Thank you very much Beverley for your sympathies. Phil was very much a no nonsense guy but always tried to be fair. We have wonderful memories of his driving school bus to reflect on, as well as comfort by the impact he had on so many in the community. Thank you

  • We are remembering our good visits while enjoying ice cream–catching up and remembering the past.
    Thinking of you, Wendy, Nathan, Ian and family, and wish you peace.

  • My deepest sympathies to hear of your loss. Wishing you and your family, peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • My sincere condolences to Wendy, Ian, Nathan and the entire family.
    I’ll never forget Mr. Blackmore, his wide-brimmed hat and being our bus driver at E.W. Farr.
    He was always the best swing pusher and would push us up so high at recess!

    • Thank you so much Stephanie. It really is wonderful to have so many memories to reflect on. Many of which involve the school bus and his hats! Thank you for sharing your memory with us, it truly means a lot.

  • My deepest condolences to your family. Phil was a great neighbour and Awesome co-worker during our bus driving years.

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