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Philip Michael Wood

April 5, 1963 ~ January 20, 2021 (age 57)



Dearly loved and cared for by his friends and staff at Visions of Independence. 

There will be a live streaming of the memorial service for Philip Wood on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm, please click here to register to view the service. 

Philip passed away after a brief hospital stay.  Philip was born in Winnipeg and grew up in Winnipeg and Boissevain.  At 6 years old he moved to Portage la Prairie and resided at the Manitoba Developmental Centre for 45 years.  In 2015 Philip moved to Visions of Independence on Royal Road where he could enjoy life with his housemates Kenny and Kelly. 

Philip had a love for music and often enjoyed sitting quietly in his room listening.  

He also enjoyed sitting outside in the summer and visiting with those around him.  He was happy to sit with his hands folded and take in life but he also could be quite loud when he wanted to get your attention.  Philip liked to sit in the sunshine and will be remembered for turning his face to let the sun rays fall over him. 

A hush falls in the wee, dark hours of the night.

A calmness transcends as if the whole world

heard you say goodbye.

The cries you sent have quietly vanished.

You are at peace and it is known in the

quietness of the day.

With love you were cared for,

many people shed tears from their heart.

The world we know has a new silence.

Philip we will miss you.

A new hush has fallen.

We will remember you.

Written for Philip by Jani Witoski 

There will be a live streaming of the memorial service for Philip on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm, led by Pastor John Blum. Please see the link above to register to view online.  Interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery. 

If friends so desire, donations in memory of Philip may be made to Visions of Independence, 20 Saskatchewan Avenue W., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0L9.

 A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Philip Michael Wood, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
January 29, 2021

1:00 PM
McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel
56 Royal Road South
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 1T6

Private Interment

Hillside Cemetery


Visions of Independence
20 Saskatchewan Avenue W., Portage la Prairie MB R1N 0L9

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