8 January 2014
Houghton's Philip Wright dies
KALEDEN, BC—Philip John Wright, long-time head of Houghton Boston Printers, passed away Dec. 29, 2013, in his home in Kaleden, British Columbia. He was 71.

Wright was born in Regina in 1942 and raised in Salvador, Saskatchewan. He studied at the University of Saskatchewan and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Following his studies he began his career at Houghton Boston Printers and Lithographers, a Saskatoon business acquired by his father in 1949.

Wright took the reins from his father in 1975, building Houghton's reputation as a high-quality printer offering softcover books, magazines, posters, art prints and more. He retired two years ago.

According to an obituary in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Wright, like his father before him, will be buried with his line gauge to signify the passion and dedication he had for his trade.

A memorial celebration will be held Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Chapel at Saskatoon Funeral Home, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation at 279 - 3rd Ave N., S7K 2H8, or the Canadian Diabetes Association at 104-2301 Ave C N, S7L 5X5.
1. J Harnett says:
9 January 2014 at 2:04 PM
I had the privilege and pleasure of knowing Phil for 34 years. He was my mentor, my boss, my friend. Phil was intelligent and compassionate. He will be missed.
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