Klassen Funeral Home


Mr. Phillip Arthur SEXTON

14 August, 194718 February, 2021

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our father, son, Brother, Grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Phillip Arthur Sexton on February 18, 2021 with Rita by his side. Phillip was 73 years old.

Phillip was survives by wife Rita; son Neil (Lorie); daughter Candace (Andy); son Kevin (Roxanne); Daughter-in-law Theressa; father-in-law Clayton; Mother-in-law Marie; sister-in-law Gisele; brother-in-law Roger (Lynne); Daughter Lea son Julian (Dawn) and daughter Lisa; grandchildren – Brenden, Tyler, Kayla (Jeff), Dillon, Drew, Melissa (Kyle), Mark (Ashley), Jordan (Meagan), Bryce, Hunter, Jersey, Logan Sierra, Molly Bradley, Lily; great grandchildren – Emma, Ali, Christine, sisters Paulette (Richard), Doreen (Ken), Sharron (Ray); and nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents John and Hazel Sexton; son Timothy Sexton; sister Denise Barbara; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Phillip was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 14, 1947. He grew up in St. Boniface and worked at the family business Simpson’s Transfer and Feed Ltd. from 1960 to become the owner in 1992 until present. Phillip was a kind hearted, loving, caring, hardworking man, working days and nights to support his family. Phillip has left a special place in the hearts of all who knew him. He enjoyed watching his son Kevin race at Red River Speedway and across the border with Tim (son) as his mechanic. Phillip and Rita loved to travel and enjoyed the sun and ocean with friends and family. Phillip was an avid boater like his father, with many friends at the boat yards. Phillip became a Mason and joined The Khartum Drums and Bugle Corps becoming president. He also liked to watch tv – Young and the Restless, Nascar, old westerns, mystery shows. Phillip enjoyed meeting his fellow friends for breakfast at the Ditch.

Our family would like to express our gratitude to the doctors and the staff at Health Sciences Centre and Cancer Care, a special thank you to Dr. Miller for your care and compassion.

Rita, we are eternally grateful to have such a loving, caring woman to support and be by our father’s side for many years with his health issues, we thank you.

A Celebration of Life is to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Society of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre or the Kidney Foundation on behalf of Phillip Sexton.


Mr. Phillip Arthur SEXTON

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Tod Boss

12 March 2021

Phil was my dad’s bestest friend. That’s exactly how he’d say it. Men like this are the reason I too became a mason. I will cherish the memories of the boat, the speedway and the grey cup parties I was forced to go to. My deepest condolences to the family.

Robert cannon

2 March 2021

My sincere condolences to the Sexton families.There was no better friend than Phillip.Robert Cannon.

John Loxton

28 February 2021

My sincere condolences to the family. I met Philip when i was hired by his father in 1972. Philip was always kind and generous and would only let me drive his car if i drove it the way he did... race style. He was always smiling, laughing and jolly like his father. Always thinking of others and his family. Philip you will be missed. As you always use to tell me....enjoy today, we don't know about tomorrow. God Bless.

Ron Savage

27 February 2021

Sincere condolences to Rita and family. I have many fond memories of meeting Phil and Moe at the Nob after races when I was in town. We lost a true gentleman.


26 February 2021

Kevin,Candace and Neil I offer you my condolences on the loss of your father. It was always a pleasure to share time with Phil whether at the Stock Exchange Hotel ,in Las Vegas ,at the race track or at supper or lunch. Although I knew the Sexton family from the sixties it was great to reconnect in 1986 forward.

Darryl Dixon

24 February 2021

Condolences to Kevin, Roxanne and family members. The Dixons.

Jack and Leila Goods

24 February 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the Sexton family in the loss of Phillip.
We will always have those good memories for his kindness and consideration. His memory and good deeds will always stay with the many Khartum Drum Corps members. May he rest in peace.

Gail Ford

24 February 2021

My prayers and condolences goes out to my uncle Phillips family. I only remember meeting him a few times. But I remember a kind man with a great smile. We love you uncle and you will be missed. Say hi to Timmy for me.

Don Snyder

24 February 2021

What a “Great Guy”. We first met at Simpson ‘s Transfer in 1980. Had lots of laughs and “ “ “Safety Meeting” “” as Phil called them. My condolences to the family.

Lorrie Weldon

23 February 2021

Uncle Phil had the best smile and laugh. No matter how long between visits he gave the best hugs and you could count on a laugh or two, usually at his own jokes.

Rest In Peace and know you will be missed by many.

Big hugs XXX

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