Phil Tolhurt the former Manager of Liverpool Council dies at sons football game
Liverpool Council ex GM Phil Tolhurst
Tolhurst was water boy for his sons soccer team and while running back from the field, when he had the heart attack. Witnesses said people had worked on Phil for several hours before he was taken away in a ambulance.
Mr Tolhurst resigned from his post at Liverpool Council in May this year, where he had worked for more than 10 years, and was passionate about Liverpool.
Liverpool Councillor Peter Harle said “ Phil was a decent human being and a good friend, he will be sorely missed by the community as he was known as Mr Liverpool and was a young man of 52. Phil had only recently commented that he was so proud and happy that his sons had been married and he and his wife Judy were looking forward to grandchildren.”
Liverpool Councillor Tony Hadchiti said “ I am devastated by this tragic news, I classed Phil as a friend and he always treated me with respect and integrity.”
“I only spoke to Phil one week ago and he said how much he was enjoying life, being close to his wife, sons and his mother who he loved dearly. He[Phil] was so up beat and relaxed.” said Clr Hadchiti.
Mr Tolhurst was an active resident of Wollongong and a member of the local Baptist church, and also a strong member of the Liverpool community and it is expected that the church will be over flowing at his funeral.
On behalf of the community we pass on our condolences to the Tolhurst family.