Peacefully at home on September 3, 2020, with the love of his life of 58 yrs, Elizabeth by his side, Tom, 83 yrs, has reunited with his parents and all his siblings in heaven.
He will be fondly remembered by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all those blessed to have had Tom in their lives. Tom loved babies, a lively debate, a good cigar, smooth scotch, and a round of golf no matter the weather, however, it was his kindness, amazing sense of humour and laughter that has left an indelible mark on people.
Whether interacting with command staff or co-workers during his career with the Canadian Armed Forces, life long friends, neighbours or a store clerk, Tom treated everyone as an equal and could easily brighten someone’s day. That was his superpower! He loved the life God gave him and that love emanated in every fiber of his being. Even in sickness, Tom felt blessed with the life he had.
The family would like to thank Madonna for her tireless support. We also dearly thank Dr. Locke who cared for Tom during his initial cancer diagnosis - we will forever smile when we remember your prescription for marshmallows! We appreciated the home visits and your compassion and professionalism. Thank you to Dr. Jinnah, who took over care during the palliative process. Your kindness and gentle nature brought calm to our home. Thank you also to CarePartners, RPN Meghan and PSW Alex, Preferred Care Personal Support Services, PSW Tiana and PSW Leah. It takes a village and we could not have done this without you. You have a special place in our hearts and you should all be very proud of the amazing work you do.
In keeping with Tom’s wishes, cremation has taken place at Whispering Pines Funeral Home and we will gather soon to have a drink and share a story, but until then, raise a glass, smile at a memory and don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened!
If desired, donations in Tom’s memory can be made to World Vision, a charity close to his heart for over 40 years.
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