Varughese, Philip

Varughese, Philip

September 24th, 2020

In celebrating the life of Mr. Philip “Baby” Varughese, we are grateful that he was a man who pursued God, greatly loved his family and friends and made many sacrifices in his life for others. After graduating from St. John’s High School in Eraviperoor, India, Philip completed the Nursing Program at Philadelphia Hospital in Ambala, India. He married Susie in 1963 and they came to Canada in 1968 with their son, Shaji (Philip). They had two other children after coming to Canada: Shirley (Annie) and Shibu (John). Philip worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Toronto for 27 years before retiring in 1995. As a registered nurse, he was deeply committed to caring for others. In 2017, Philip and Susie moved from their home in Mississauga to London, where more time could be spent surrounded by family. He continued to enjoy his passion to help Susie with her cooking, for others to enjoy, and for him to relish. Philip’s contagious laughter and warm hugs always touched the hearts of all and he will be missed by his many family members and friends from across the globe. Philip is survived by Susie, his beloved wife of 57 years; his son John; his son Shaji, and daughter-in-law Nita (Mary), and their children: Stephen and Stephany; his daughter Shirley, and son-in-law Ajit, and their children:  Bethany, Emily and Tom.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL,  709 Wonderland Road North, London. Registration is required to attend the visitation. 

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A private, by invitation only, funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. The family welcomes friends to view the service via live stream. Please click here:

Philip Varughese Funeral Service Live Stream

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Philip’s memory are asked to consider the Lung Health Foundation.


We thank you for joining with us in celebrating Philip’s life.


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Book of Condolences

Shaun ZachariahWe are sad and heartbroken to hear the news of dearest uncle baby leaving us here. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Varghese family at this time. Lots of love, hugs and kisses to you all!
Rohini and Sheenae were saddened to hear of Uncle Baby's passing. Even though it had been a while since seeing him, we remember him fondly. e spent many Saturday evenings with Uncle Baby and family, you all mean so much to us. Having lost my dad, i can understand the sadness and pain. As a christian we have hope that one day when we pass we will be reunited with our loved ones. That thought brings me such hope and i hope it does for you. You care a wonderful family and your dad was lucky to have each of you. May God always bless and keep you strong.
Prasad, Jaya, Judith& GershonWe are sad & sorry to hear the loss of our dear Appachan. We always think of the time we spent with Appachan and Ammachi while in Canada. Appachan was so gentle, patient , always affectionate and caring. We will miss Appachan deeply in our hearts. Our prayers and love are with you, dear Ammachi during the difficult time. And also with Shajichayan, Shirley & Shibu. Please accept our deepest condolences & May God comfort each and everyone of you and bring you healing for the pain of losing our dear Appachan. With prayers Prasad, Jaya, Judith & Gershon Saudi Arabia
Chacko VargheseOur heartfelt condolences to you (Susie) and all members of your family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. Let the good memories keep you all strong. Kunjumon & Mary, London ON
Lisa and Michael MycioWe are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your father was a kind heated man and always looked at peace. To hear of the way you are all honouring him only shows of his love of life and enjoyment with his family. We love you guys and pray a blessing of peace and rest as you continue to remember your dad and the many happy memories you have with him. Much Love, Lisa and Micheal Mycio
The Mathew, Abraham, and Havlik families Dear Susamma,Shaji,Shirley and Shibu, sending heartfelt condolences from our families to your family . May the Peace of God fill your hearts during this difficult time! God Bless love the Mathew , Abraham and Havlik family.
Shaji (George Abraham), SusanShaji, Susan and family from Scarborough (CMTC member) express our heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family of Philip Varughese (Baby uncle) especially to Susy aunty, Dr. Ajith and family and Shaji & Shibu. May God's compassion and peace be with you all during this sad demise time. But hope Baby uncle's soul is resting in peace in eternity, where we all have to join him later.
Sarah CherianVery sad to hear the news of Babychan's passing. I will always cherish the wonderful times our families enjoyed together. You are not with us but you will never be forgotten. Your laughter and warm smile were a gift to us.
Tom (Biju) MaliacalDear Susy Aunty, Shaji, Shirley and Shibu, with much sadness we send our deepest condolences to all of you. We pray the that God gives you strength to deal with the loss of dear Philip Uncle and comfort you all at this time. With prayers, Sunny Uncle, Biju, Nancy and Stephanie.
Michelle PontiDear Shirley and Ajit and Family, I am thinking of you all during this sad time. Your father sounds like a remarkable man and what a gift that he was able to live close by his children and grand-children. May your many wonderful memories sustain you in the days ahead. With deepest condolences, Michelle Ponti
Bovas AbrahamDear Susie and family: We are thinking of you all at this time of sadness. Our heartfelt condolences. May the love of family and friends offer some comfort and peace through this difficult time. May God uplift your spirit and carry you to a place of peace. Bovas and Kunjoojamma and family
M C Cherian Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family
Thresiamma and Desiree FrancisOur sincerest condolences to Susie and family at the loss of Philip. His kindness and good cheer was evident in how he lived with others. He and Susie's visits to our family, especially during our own family's final days with a beloved husband and father added much joy. Your presence lightened our days. We share in your sorrow at so great a loss. Blessings to you all.
Tanya and Dean KellyDear Shirley, Ajit and family, So very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time. With sympathy, Tanya and Dean
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