With regret and deep sadness, we are mourning the sudden passing of Romeo Phillion who spent 32 years imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

Romeo, who was in failing health for many years, was admitted to hospital on Sunday, November 1st and passed away at approximately 9:25 a.m. on Monday, November 2.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Romeo’s family, friends and supporters for their significant loss.

Romeo will never be forgotten for his fighting spirit, sense of humour, support of other wrongly convicted and for his boyish and captivating charm. He attended all AIDWYC functions despite having to use a scooter and having to carry oxygen with him. Romeo did what he could to draw attention to the devastation that a wrongful conviction imposes on the innocent individual and their family. We are extremely grateful to him for his commitment to make a difference regardless of his personal challenges and losses.

Services are as follows:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Visitation, Celebration of Life and Reception

Eco life Celebration Centre: Magnolia Chapel, St. John’s Dixie Cemetery and Crematorium, 737 Dundas St. East, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L4Y2B5

Visitation: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Celebrating Romeo: 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Reception 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Cemetery, 1786 Bristol Road West (Streetsville), Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Burial: 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

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