Phil Raymond, Parts for Trucks founder, passes away

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HALIFAX, N.S. — Phil Raymond, the popular founder of Parts for Trucks, passed away Aug. 1 in Halifax.

“Phil is remembered as a person who had a deep faith in the ability of an individual to overcome obstacles,” his family said in an announcement. “He believed that people should have the opportunity to grow, should be trusted with responsibility, and should be recognized for their success. This belief guided him in his personal life, in business, and in his community work. Phil was blessed with many talents and he made use of them with a sense of duty, joy, and generosity. He led a remarkable and fulfilling life.”

Raymond was born in Halifax in 1927. He became sales manager of Scotia Equipment in 1963, eventually taking over the company in 1975. It was renamed Parts for Trucks in 1987. Raymond grew the company from a small, single site business to a multi-province, diversified operation.

He was active in the CTEA and HDDC as well as other industry organizations. Raymond retired in 1996 and sold the company to his sons, Paul and Andy.

Visitation will take place today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at J.A. Snow Funeral Home in Halifax. The funeral will be held Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax.

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