Philip McGavin

Philip McGavin

Of Figtree

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday 27th of January 2024. Beloved husband of Debbie. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Michelle and Craig, Suzanne and Julio. Cherished Papa of Macey and Bella. Philip will be sadly missed by his loving family and many dear friends.

Aged 69 Years
Forever in our hearts

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Philip’s funeral service to be held at H.Parsons Funeral Home, 34 Belmore Street Wollongong on Thursday 1st of February 2024 at 12pm.

Watch Livestream here
Service now available to stream

Funeral Details

Date & Time

12:00 pm, Thu 1 February 2024


H.Parsons Funeral Home, 34 Belmore St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, AU
View on Google Maps
Funeral Director

H.Parsons Funerals

View profile
View profile

Share Notice


  1. Dear Debbie and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Phil.Please know you are in our thoughts .Remembering all the fun and laughter we had at Lake Conjola every year.Wonderful memories to have.
    Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Cheryle and Steve Hocking

  2. Dear Deb. We’re still in shock hearing this very sad news.
    We’re remembering all the great times we had together.
    Sending much love and heartfelt condolences to you, Shell,Suz and all the family.
    Deb & Mike 🌹

  3. Dear Deb and family,

    What a wonderful soul you have lost, my thoughts are with you all. I was one of the lucky ones that got to work with Phil at Hatch, always a gentlemen, always a good and kind person.

  4. Dear Deb and family.
    Phil was not only an old colleague of mine from our days at Hatch, but he also became a valued and much respected team member of the BPS team from 2016 onwards.
    This news is very sad.
    From the whole of the BPS team, our very deepest condolences to you all.

  5. Dear Deb and family,
    I’m so saddened to hear of the passing of Phil. Such a kind soul with much wisdom – I so much enjoyed working with him at Hatch. The engineering family have lost one of its true gentleman.
    My thoughts are with you…

  6. Dear Debbie and Family,

    I’m saddened to hear about the passing of Phil. He was my mentor when I worked at Hatch. He always had time to sit and listen to my questions, and gave very insightful advice. He had a big heart and a great sense of humour. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his support and guidance in the early part of my career. I will miss him.

    Sending my love to you all.

  7. On behalf of all your pals from Holy Cross College days, thanks for the memories Phil. Wish we could get together one more time for drinks and a chat. We will miss your wit, humour and infectious laugh. Will catch up on the other side.

    Gordon, Kevin and Tony and the Class of ‘72.

  8. What a sad loss. Your class mates will miss you Phil .

  9. Always the gentleman, so much knowledge, wit and wisdom that he was more than happy to share. An absolute pleasure to work with. Phil will be remembered and missed by all of us.

  10. Dear Debbie & Family,

    Our deepest condolences for your loss! Please pass on our thoughts to Michelle & Suzy.

  11. Dear Debbie & family

    I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Phil’s passing. I was fortunate to work with Phil during our days on the 5th floor of the Hatch building. He was an exceptional man – knowledgeable, kind, and caring. I always enjoyed his witty humour. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, as he will be missed by many.

  12. Condolences to Debbie and family. Had a fantastic time working with Phil at the Port Kembla Port Corporation. He took a chance in bringing me onboard and then backed and instilled confidence in me like a great leader should. Never forgotten.

  13. Dear Debbie and family.
    I have just learnt that Phil passed away last Saturday and I want to pass on my sincere condolences for your loss. I had a great time working with Phil at the Port and only just spoke with him several months ago when I invited you both to visit us in our new home on the Mornington Peninsula. I would like to attend Phil’s funeral however, family commitments (minding grandchildren) mean that I can only be there in spirit. Thinking of you.

  14. Dear Deb and family,
    I’m so sad to hear of the passing of Phil. Such a kind soul with so much wisdom, are true gentleman, that always had time to chat and share his wealth of knowledge – I enjoyed working with him at Hatch.
    My thoughts are with you…

  15. Dear Debbie and family,
    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your special man. The photo really says it all – we will all carry forever the memory of Phil’s smiling, happy face. Even through his bad times, he maintained that equilibrium. I was fortunate to work with and socialise with Phil for a few years in Wollongong – happy times.

  16. Dear Debbie and family, I am so sad for your loss and am still in disbelief albeit I was lucky enough to have a friend in Wollongong let me know of Phill’s passing and his funeral details. I could not attend in person as I now live in Hervey Bay but was fortunate to have been able to stream live. What a wonderful man was Phill. My years of knowing Phill at Port Corp and later chairman of IBC is a privilege to me. A mentor, a giver, and genuine good bloke who never turned his back. My condolences and fond memories

  17. Dear Debbie and family

    I have only just learned of your Dad’s passing; shocked and saddened

    He was a terrific guy, with high integrity and always ready to help

    We shared some great times over coffee and a friand, whenever I drove down from Sydney

    My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family


Leave a Tribute

Funeral Director