In Loving Memory of Phillip Joseph Haddad
Phillip was an extraordinary man who lived a full and varied life. Born during the Great Depression in Kfarsghab Lebanon, he was one of many children. Their family may have struggled financially, but they were rich in love and high standards. Most particularly in ethics and education; a family in tune with nature and lived minimizing waste both physical and metaphorical.
Education was lost to Phillip as he arrived in Australian at the age of seventeen. He attended night school and was taught English through nursery rhymes, Christmas carols and the national anthem, God Save the King.
Philip was advantaged by having an American born mother and continued to live in a bilingual home. He was highly intelligent and applied it well during his life and work. Phillip was known as the fixer in the family, his mother calling him "handy Andy".
In his later years Phillip never stood still, his family, garden and school crossing were his life. Just the way he wanted it.
In celebration of Philip's life, we invite you to support the Charles Perkins Centre, a multidisciplinary research initiative at the University of Sydney committed to improving global health via generating new solutions to combat chronic lifestyle diseases.
100% of every donation goes directly to the Charles Perkins Centre, and all donations $2 and above are tax-deductible.
Thank you for your generosity.