Philip Tock

Philip Ray Tock, passed away at Bluewater Health Sarnia on the morning of Jan 29th 2021. He will be greatly missed by his wife Nancy, sons Craig and Ian, daughter-in-law Kathryn, and beloved pets Dalilah, Emily, and Oliver.

Born April 30th, 1949 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England; he was the son of Ronald and Kathleen Tock. Phil and Nancy first met as children, and would later marry before immigrating to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada in 1974.  Here, Phil continued work as a Chemical Engineer; a profession to which he would dedicate the next 45 years.  Through his vocation, and membership in the Sarnia-Lambton Golden K, he would foster many valued friendships.

Phil’s truest dedication however was to his family. Kind and generous in nature, always reliable, always available, he was a patient, tolerant, and loving husband and father. He enjoyed a good John Wayne or James Bond movie, a well-played football (soccer) match on TV, and getting together with good friends over breakfast or at his favourite local coffee shop. Through all of life’s joys, rewards, and challenges Phil never lost his sense of humour; the subtle smirk that would start in the corner of his mouth and slowly spread over his face before breaking into an unmistakable grin. He will be deeply missed, always loved, and never forgotten.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society or Bluewater Health Foundation’s Rehabilitation Unit.

46 Comments on “Philip Tock”

  1. Dear Nancy & family.
    Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your loving & wonderful husband. Always remembered as a fantastic former backyard neighbour for his love & kindness. I know he will be missed and may his wonderful memories live on forever.
    Mary & Jackie Detailleur

  2. Sympathy for you loss. Phil was always so nice to work with. He always made sure to say hello whenever you went by his area.

  3. Dear Nancy and Family :

    I am so sorry for your loss. May fond memories and knowing Phil is at Peace bring you comfort.

    Sending love and prayers,
    Bonnie

  4. Dear Nancy, Craig and Ian,
    My sincere condolences on your loss.
    I have fond memories of time spent with Phil and your family as a child.
    My thoughts are with you.
    Sarah (Gallagher)

  5. Dear Nancy, Craig and Ian,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss of Phil.
    Phil was a very good friend and we are truly blessed with fond memories.
    All our love and our prayers
    John and Linda

  6. Condolences to the family for the loss of Phil
    Work and played football with Phil during his time at Union Carbide
    Love and prayers to the family
    Joe & Margaret Devlin

  7. Dear Nancy, Craig and Ian:
    I am so sorry to learn of Phil’s death.
    I am so pleased that I had the pleasure of working with Phil at Moore Plant and later at the Corunna Site.
    Phil was a true friend and will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
    Fran and Barb Burdett

  8. Sorry about your loss. He was a good & fair coworker . He always had a good sense of humor. My condolences

  9. Dear Family. My condolences, Phil was very supportive and I have many good memories working with him at the Moore Plant. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Arnold and Tinie Vanderhelm

  10. So sad to hear the passing of a great guy, Philip. Work many years with Philip at Union Carbide / Nova Moore. Our prayers go out to the family. Fred & Deb Kilmister

  11. Sad to hear of this loss. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with Phil. Very professional. My condolences.

  12. I am so sorry to learn of Phil’s passing. Phil was one of the originals in the Moore Plant family. He was always friendly, kind, helpful and had that great smile that was so infectious. My sincere condolences to the Tock family.
    Jeanine Tully

  13. Nancy, Craig, Ian and Kathryn
    We are very sorry to learn of Phil’s passing. You are all in our thoughts at this very difficult time. Phil was a good friend and colleague he and I enjoyed many lunches and coffee breaks together.

  14. Nancy, and all of Phil’s family and friends, sorry to hear of Phil’s passing, he was a cheerful good worker, and always smiling, Hopefully your good memories of him will help you through this sad and difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. We both worked with Phil at different company’s . We enjoyed Phil’s humour . Will be missed . Our sincere condolences . Kevan & Wendy Parsley.

  16. Would stop and talk to Phil if he out walking around Frost ave Oslo Cr. We would have a good time talking about about everything. So sorry to hear of Phil s passing.

  17. My deepest sympathies to you and the boys Nancy. Phil was a super boss and a good friend. He always stopped to say hi if I was anywhere in the yard as he was walking Dalilah. John Hanly

  18. So sorry to hear about Phil’s passing. We always enjoyed talking to him when he was out for his walks. He will be missed. Praying for you and your family.

  19. Nancy. Ken and I are so sorry to hear about Phil. Ken talked about him highly , how kind he was and always had a smile on his face whether at work or walking the neighborhood. He loved and adored his beautiful Dililah.

  20. Dear Nancy; So sorry to hear of Phil’s death. he would pass by my desk, heading into purchasing, always a great smile and Hi for me. He will be truly missed at the early morning breakfasts, when they begin again. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Nancy,sincere condolences to you and your family.I enjoyed working with Phil at Moore Plant and was glad to have him as a friend.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  22. My condolences to the Tock family. I remember that Phil was always friendly, courteous and it was always a pleasure talking with him. Craig and I have been friends for many years now and it was through Craig that I had the pleasure meet his dad. Prayers to the Tock family during this difficult time.

  23. Dear Tock family, I send my sincere condolences. Phil was a true gentleman with a infectious smile and great attitude, I have fond memories of him when working at the Moore Plant and also when attending the retiree breakfasts. May he rest in peace and may special memories bring you comfort.

  24. Dear Nancy and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers and our hearts are with you all at this most difficult time . Loved Phil’s kindness, sense of humour and his dedication to family and friends and co-workers . He will surely be missed by all . May you feel our arms surrounding you and pulling you in for warm hugs – love Randy , Sherry, Michael and Rachel Whiting xoxo

  25. Dearest Nancy, Craig and Ian. Deeply sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of Phil and your family when I was younger. Phil and your family have been and always will be good friends with our family. My thoughts are with you.
    Love Damon

  26. Nancy, Craig and Ian…you are in our thoughts and prayers through this tough time. He was an amazing man. Sad to know We won’t see his smiling face or hear his witty comments in the driveway anymore. Phil will be missed terribly. Please take care of yourself and each other. Sending all our love.
    Jamie, Crystal and Reese Fairles

    1. My deepest condolences to Phil’s family and friends. It was a pleasure and an honour to work with and for Phil over the years. Jim Darby

  27. Our sincere condolences, Phil always was a gentlemen, professional, considerate and a fun guy. I have many good memories working with Phil at the Moore Plant and meeting out in the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and friends. R.I.P. Phil, your legacy will carry on.
    Dennis and Linda Quinton

  28. So sorry to hear about Phil’s death. I feel blessed to have known Phil going back to our early time at Moore Plant – always a gentleman and with a ready smile. His memories will bring a tear, but also peace.

  29. Nancy, we send our condolences and prayers to you and your family. Phil was a stand up guy who enjoyed good conversation, an exchange of thoughts and ideas, as well as a good laugh. It is our pleasure to have known him as a co-worker, a neighbour personality and as a friend. We share in your grief. May God comfort you and your family in a special way during this difficult time.

  30. My sincerest condolences to the entire Tock family. I had the pleasure of working many years with Phil at Moore site. A great guy who always had a smile and a great sense of humour. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.

  31. My sincerest condolences , Nancy and family. I worked with Phil at Polysar/Nova/Bayer and we had a great working relationship as fellow engineers. But we also had a love of dogs , Phil with his Dalmatian and me with my Boxer. Many dog stories were shared and laughs provided . I always loved his “sly” sense of humour and could always count on Phil for a good comeback ! I am grateful to have worked and known Phil as a colleague and friend. Take care.
    Kirk Wilson

  32. so sorry to hear of Phils passing, enjoyed playing soccer with him and doing the monthly breakfasts, thoughts and prayers with the family, RIP Phil

  33. Worked with Phil at Carbide and Nova. Phil always had a smile and we enjoyed many laughs together.

  34. Dear Nancy,

    Gail and I were very saddened to learn of Phil’s death. I had the pleasure to work with, and then for him while he was at the Moore Plant. We were ‘next street’ neighbours for 24 years. Being neighbours, we carpooled to work for a while with me attempting to Canadianize him and him attempting to educate me on the Queen’s english. After our respective retirements we had many great discussions over breakfasts with the Moore Retirees.

    Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  35. Nancy, Craig and Ian
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Phil always made us smile. We will miss is sense of humor. May his loving arms always be around you. Much Peace and Love Joni and Lawrence

  36. I spent four years along with Phil reading Chemical Engineering at Nottingham University. He was a constant companion and good friend and all our attempts to lead him astray pretty much failed. And, yes, I remember his smile and all the help he gave me at University.
    My sincere condolences to Nancy and the boys.

  37. Dear Tock family and friends,
    I was saddened to hear of Phil’s passing. We met while working for Union Carbide at the Moore Plant starting back in the 70’s and happily reconnected again through retiree get togethers. Although his career path ultimately lead him to explore other opportunities he was always considered part of the Moore family.
    Phil’s friendly demeanor, keen sense of humour and infectious smile will be missed.
    Please accept my sincere condolences.

  38. My sincerest condolences to Phil’s family. He made work a fun place to be and always made us laugh. Phil will be greatly missed.

  39. Phil was a cherished member of Kiwanis Golden K. He will be greatly missed by the members of the club.

  40. Such sad news! Our oncerest condolences.
    While working for SNC I was scheduling Lanxess engineering projects for Phil when he was the Engineering Manager. After he retired and started at SNC, we became fast friends and worked on several projects together. Work was good!
    Phil was smart, had a great sense of humour, a gentle man and a true Gentleman.
    Even after we all retired, Phil, Wayne McKay and I would go out for lunch and always had a great time.
    Rest in peace my friend! We’ll miss you!
    Butch and Anne Dompierre

  41. Prayers & heartfelt sympathies to Nancy & family. So sad to hear this news of Phil’s passing. I worked with Phil in the early days of Moore Plant with Carbide and later on with Nova and was always happy to see him again at our retirement get togethers. I truly believe that there was no one who thought of him in any negative manner. Phil was always helpful, friendly and his smile was infectious. You couldn’t resist a smile back with a greeting when we came in contact during our daily jobs. He will be missed by a great many of folks who had the pleasure of sharing his lifetime with us. May your fond memories help you get thru this difficult time.

  42. Dear Nancy & family.
    From all at the Golden K Kiwanis, our deepest sympathy in the passing of a loving husband and father.

    Phil and I were collegues at Polysar/ Bayer. I always valued his deep knowlege and advice regarding Chemical Engineering matters. Although we lost touch for a time we made contact again at the Golden K Kiwanis, where Phil was an ideal member. I admired his fortitude and humour as he struggled to regained his speech last year. He will be missed and may his wonderful memories live on forever.

    John Ward
    President, Golden K Kiwanis.

  43. Craig, Mum, Ian and furry family. Your dad has always had a special place in our hearts. Since the first after school movies and snacks in the basement to welcoming my growing family over the years he was always so warm and welcoming. He was usually smiling and always tried to make us laugh. I always had a comfortable place to visit whenever I came to town. My family and I will remember him fondly. We send our love and hugs to you all.
    Love Amanda, Wayne, Becca, Mya, Sara and Tipsy. Xoxoxo

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