Tom passed away on August 19, 2014 at Chilliwack, B.C. at age 79. He was born on April 18, 1935 in Smithers, B.C. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Roberta, daughter, Wendy (Dave), son, Doug (Karin); six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Bill, parents Sid and Kitty, and sister Betty-Lu.
Tom and Roberta lived in Smithers for 30 years, moving to Port Edward in 1965, Surrey in 1967 and Chilliwack in 1997. Tom worked for B.C. Hydro for 35 years retiring in 1995. He served as a volunteer fireman for 35 years in Smithers, Port Edward and Surrey. He was involved in many sporting activities both as coach and player. He spent many years coaching little league baseball and minor hockey. He bowled, played baseball, hockey, golf and enjoyed curling (especially firemen’s bonspiels). He enjoyed his retirement until 2008 when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He spent the last 6 years in long term care at the Bradley Centre and Heritage Village in Chilliwack.
A celebration of Tom’s life was held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Clover Creek Clubhouse in Chilliwack.
Donations in Tom’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice.