Passed away peacefully on May 1, 2023 at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in the arms of his sister Kelly, cousin Sharona, and dear friend Jason at the age of 53 years.  Loved son of the late Michael and Carmen.

Phillip endured a difficult battle with grace and positivity, never once complaining. He remained optimistic until the very end, even during over two years of a painful struggle.  Phillip was an incredibly kind, generous, and gentle man who will be remembered by many.

In addition to his admirable character, Phillip had a hilarious sense of humor that brought joy to those around him.  He was loved by many for his sweet and gentle nature, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Phillip will be forever remembered as a shining example of strength, grace, and kindness in the face of adversity.

Please join us for some food and drinks to share our respect and celebrate our fond memories of Phillip “P.J.” on Saturday May 27, 2023 from 1-5 pm at The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. Toronto, ON. All are welcome.

Peaceful Transition Simcoe


25 Condolences
  • Jeremy
    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    My condolences to the entire family. Such very sad news.

  • Karl - Words And Pictures
    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    I knew him online as Son of Red Shirt. I’m crying, I will miss him deeply. All my love to his family and friends. Beautiful man, the world is a lesser place without him.

    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    My deepest condolences to all who knew him. For those of us who have formed such a tight community on YouTube, we were bound to begin to lose new friends at some point. I will have a toast to Phillip’s memory this evening.

  • Johnny George
    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    I saw, and spent time with PJ growing up. He was a great part of all who knew him.
    “PIE JAY”
    I am glad to have know him, and will miss him

  • Stephen Otten
    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    I knew P.J. as Son of a Redshirt, and appeared with him a number of times on various YouTube channels. He was always encouraging, and always had a kind word. He will be greatly missed.

  • Ron Pop Culture Curator
    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    R.I.P. Brother. I Loved talking to you on YouTube and reminiscing about old movies. I’m glad you’re not in pain anymore. Will miss you

  • Eileen
    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    Very sad to hear of Phils passing. Knew him at the comfort suites. I remember him as a very positive and optimistic person. Condolences to his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Troy and Nanette Pacelli
    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

  • Troy and Nanette Pacelli
    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

  • Connie Cleary
    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    My condolences

  • Potato Revan
    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    i knew him on streams as son of a red shirt we would hang out and chat and have a laugh he came on a few times , i first met him on another friends channel who passed away i Hope both of them are finally getting that drink they had planned on , my heart is absolutly Broken Miss you man i hope and pray god welcomes you Home and you are now finally pain free i will see you again my friend

  • Mike Lorber
    Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2023 Reply

    Be at peace!

  • Jon Cook
    Posted on: Saturday, May 6, 2023 Reply

    I only knew him from the YouTube space, but, when I did see him both in live chat and on Panels together, I did see a beautiful, well knowledgeable, well spoken man.
    i will miss his quick wit most of all.
    My thought go out to the family.
    Rest In Power

  • Timothy Hayes
    Posted on: Saturday, May 6, 2023 Reply

    I knew him as Son Of A Red Shirt on youtube. He was part of a fellowship online. I met him in a karaoke livestream. He could sing! I will miss him!

  • Joe D - BirdOPrey5
    Posted on: Saturday, May 6, 2023 Reply

    I “only” knew him from our YouTube community as ” Son of Red Shirt” but he was always warm and welcoming and will be missed. Condolences to those who knew him… To his family and friends who knew him in real life, know a community of hundreds, maybe more, grieve with you from across the world.

  • Al Sievertson
    Posted on: Saturday, May 6, 2023 Reply

    Rest in Peace! My condolences to the family!

    Posted on: Saturday, May 6, 2023 Reply

    I knew him online as Son of a red shirt and most everyone calls me AVP which he always referred to me as this.

    He was a wonderful delight to see him in chats and to share laughter and smiles together.

    He had a sweet smile and tender heart for everyone in the online community on YouTube.

    He even helped donate to a gofundme campaign I had which was a wonderful kind gesture.

    While we lost touch, I always looked forward to seeing his comments in my various streams and videos.

    He will be sorely missed terribly.

    My deepest condolences and sympathy for his friends and family during this time.

  • Will Spritzler
    Posted on: Saturday, May 6, 2023 Reply

    I’m glad I got to know him as well as I did hanging out on YouTube streams and I wish I could have known him more. The kindness will be remembered. I’ll miss hearing BirdOPrey5 loudly exclaim his YouTube name, “Son Of A Redshirt!”, before reading his witty comments. Sending love and condolences and thanks for the positivity.

  • Michael R- Farv
    Posted on: Saturday, May 6, 2023 Reply

    Sadly I only met him a few times during streams, yet he always struck me as clever and conversatonal. I rarely heard a negative word from him and he always felt like a welcome presence when he could join us.

  • Kelly - Hurk13o
    Posted on: Sunday, May 7, 2023 Reply

    The World is just a little bit less special today. May peace be with you on your new journey.

  • Adam Bacon
    Posted on: Saturday, May 13, 2023 Reply

    In memory of PJ, a cousin so dear,
    Whose laughter and antics brought endless cheer.
    A quirky soul with a heart full of jest,
    Now a memory cherished, forever impressed.

    PJ, the jester with a mischievous grin,
    Always ready with a joke, a witty spin.
    He lit up the room with his humorous rhyme,
    Making us laugh, every single time.

    He bought me a skateboard, a treasure untold,
    A symbol of freedom, a story to unfold.
    I soared on the streets, his spirit by my side,
    Carving memories together, a thrilling ride.

    In every trick and flip, you felt his presence,
    A reminder that life should be lived with essence.
    PJ’s playful spirit forever remains,
    Inspiring me to skate through life’s ups and downs, with no restraints.

    Though he’s no longer here in physical form,
    His spirit dances with each passing storm.
    In memories shared and stories we tell,
    PJ’s humor and love forever dwell.

    So let us remember him, with laughter and cheer,
    Embrace the joy he brought, hold it near.
    For PJ, the jester, may he rest in peace,
    His legacy lives on, bringing smiles never to cease.

  • Cosby Jackson
    Posted on: Saturday, May 13, 2023 Reply

    My most sincere condolences .. may his spirit soar freely in the light.🙏🏽 Prayers up

  • Maggie Kolbegger
    Posted on: Thursday, May 18, 2023 Reply

    Phillip was a most sweet and loving man. He made time for everyone, and made a positive difference in all the lives he touched. Even here, where we have had not much contact lately, he is remembered with great fondness and love. We do miss his love for a full English breakfast, and the best fish and chips in the city!

    With much sadness, Maggie, Kit (Franziska) and Sabrina

  • Jillian CW
    Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2023 Reply

    One of the most positive voices we had on Youtube was Son of a Redshirt or as I know now, Phillip. He was complimentary and encouraging while also managing to be able to tease you humorously, which requires a great balancing act to achieve. What I admire most from him is how he spent the time to pay attention to nearly everyone, and would remember as much about them as he knew movies and the actors who starred in them. I may have not known him very well, and all my sympathies to his friends and family, but I did know that he was always an immense joy to have around, and when he wasn’t on your livestream panel, you considered yourself lucky he decided to share in your chat because he was very knowledgeable, kind, considerate, and funny. So many people already miss him. Myself included. He was a shining example to anyone.

  • Bill Gillum
    Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2023 Reply

    PHILLIP JOHN “P.J.” HARRINGTON is a very good friend of mine I came to know him as Son Of Redshirt on YouTube And Spoked with him many times on WhatsApp ON MY Cell Phone And He Frinkqued my Live Streams on YouTube WE Become Best OF Friends Because Shared a love of Great Movies and Tv Shows He did Remain Extremely Optic mistic Throughout his Illness and I Know he Fought this illness Like a True Brother Warrior Poet.I am Missing so very Much R.IP MY GOOD FRIEND AND BROTHER WARRIOR.

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