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Born: Jul 06, 1935

Date of Passing: Oct 03, 2021

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Joseph Philip Robert Carlton passed away on October 3, 2021, after a lengthy illness at the age of 86 years.
Phil will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Gloria Porcelli, brother Ernie, niece Bonnie, and nephew Robert.
Phil was born on July 6, 1935, in St. Boniface, Manitoba. He and his brother Ernie were raised in the north end of Winnipeg by his single mother Cecile.
In 1956 Phil joined MGM and began a long career in the movie business. In the mid-60s he joined Warner Brothers and in 1971 was transferred to Toronto where he rose to the position of President and Canadian General Manager. He retired in 2001 after 45 years in the film business.
Phil was a character, an avid Blue Jays fan, and the life of any party. He will be remembered for his kindness and generosity but especially his encyclopedic knowledge of motion pictures and the industry at large.
Private arrangements at this time.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to all Family and friends. Met Phil at Huntington Golf Club in 1992-95. Had the pleasure to be invited travel to Show West Film Convention in Las Vegas. Made me feel so welcome and treated me to a unforgettable time Highlighted by great golf and Dinner parties. Left passes to all the Production Company summer new upcoming releases. Without his kindness would have never had the experience of a lifetime .. meeting James Earl Jones ‘Darth Vader’ Will miss our conversations of golf, movies and more. Thank you Phil. Ps Say hi to Tom L. The Reub - Posted by: Grant Caulfield (Pro am Golf Partner and Friendship ) on: Dec 01, 2021

  • My condolences to you all- he was one of the good guys in a business that has so few! Many many memories - all too good to forget- he was the original "Rube" and so many of us will miss him- his Long Drives! the 150 yad marker on the golf couse- that really never moved! The southern Swing ! Cards ! all the things he enjoyed he shared with us! Phil - may all your putts be "Gimmees" I will miss you! Brian - Posted by: Brian Stewart (Friend/ golfing buddy !) on: Nov 14, 2021

  • I have great memories of cousin Phil, Ernie and I growing up. He will be missed. Cousin Denis - Posted by: Denis Heppelle (cousin) on: Nov 08, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to you Ernie, Bonnie and Bob. Although I never got to meet your brother I felt I knew him through you. You always spoke so highly of him. Always keep him in your heart. Sending love and hugs to you all. - Posted by: Thora Meade. (Friend) on: Nov 06, 2021

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