Tom passed away peacefully at home on April 4, 2019 at the age of 76.  Tom was predeceased by his loving wife of 40 years, Willa (2005), as well as his father, Tom Sr. (2011) and mother, Ida (1996).  He is survived by his son, Paul, daughter-in-law, Nicole, grandchildren, Nickolas (Nick – his best boy) and Zoë (Princess Zoë) and his partner, June, and many lifelong friends and extended family.

Tom was born in Nova Scotia and moved to Victoria, BC at a young age.  As a teenager, Tom met the love of his life, Willa and they were married on August 28, 1965.  Tom took early retirement and he and Willa spent several years doing the things they enjoyed together before her sudden passing in 2005.  Tom loved golfing (and having a drink or two) with the boys as well as spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.  In 2017, Tom moved to Sooke with his partner, June to be closer to family.  He will be dearly missed by all.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a date and location to be determined.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens
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  • Brügger Gerhard and Rosmarie
    April 23, 2019

    Gerhard and Rosmarie
    April 24, 2019
    Tom we dearly miss you. We hoped to see you coming
    June when we visit Canada again. But it should not be.
    Good by Tom, we miss you very much. Greetings from
    Switzerland. Rosmarie, Gary, Michelle and family.

  • Johnny Wilks
    April 22, 2019

    Tom, What great times we shared and how sad it has come to an end.
    However, in the not too distant future we will be joining you to continue the fun.
    From your old English mate Gentleman John.

  • Veronica and Glen Le Boutillier
    April 13, 2019

    Glen and Veronica,
    I’ve had so many good memories of Tom, my brother in-law. All the times the families would get together at my mother’s house are 40 or 50 years ago, still they’re great times to think back on. When I was a teenager, Willa and Tom would occasionally have the family up to Shawnigan Lake to spend time in the cabin and go water skiing. Even though I’m a million miles away, Tom is in my heart. My girls are 30 now and they remember the cross country trips we made and our visits with Aunty Willa and Uncle Tom. We miss you Tom.

  • John Hennessey
    April 12, 2019

    If there was ever a man I was truly honored to meet, it was you Tom. I will forever cherish the time I spent getting to know you and your family. It’s never easy to say goodbye and it’s something I generally run away from. However, I’m so very grateful I was able to express my admiration and respect for you in your final days.

    See you on the other side, mate!
    John Boy

  • Kathryn Collins
    April 11, 2019

    I didn’t get to see much of Tommy over the past few years but that didn’t affect how much I cared about him – he was one of the sweetest and kindest men I’ve had the pleasure to know. I never heard him say a bad word about anyone, even when they deserved it. I’ll miss knowing he’s out there, spreading love and kindness to his family and friends. My deepest condolences to all of you.

    Kathryn

  • Pauline & Lee Whitefield
    April 10, 2019

    Tom, we always enjoyed our times together at the family gatherings, your stories and quick wit brought many smiles to our faces. It was a continual joy to watch the love and warmth that passed both ways between yourself and your grandchildren Nicolas and Zoë. One of your many legacys will be that you will always be remembered as “A Good Man”. Sincere condolences to the family mixed with much appreciation for your friendship.

  • Gary & Roni
    April 10, 2019

    We will dearly miss our Tommy aka “Mr. Piggy” and all his many funny stories ie. “get me a real cop!”
    Tommy’s humor, quit wit & kindness had touched us all and he will be dearly missed. “Cheers” Tommy!
    We love you! Gary aka “Mr. Tidybowl” & Roni

  • Mark,Jo-Ann,Liam, & Kaid Girard
    April 9, 2019

    Tommy, you will be so dearly missed. The great memories on and off the golf course will be forever etched in our hearts and soul. You were an inspiration to all of us. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • June Robertson
    April 8, 2019

    Goodbye Tommy, thank you for l0 memorable years together. You made me happy, and I hope I brought some measure of peace and happiness to your life also. You will always be in my thoughts.

  • Les Pennell
    April 8, 2019

    Until we meet again. Thank you for so many fond memories. Cheers! Les and Lorraine.

  • Paul Leason
    April 8, 2019

    Goodbye Dad, we miss you already. I hope you and Mom are together again in the kitchen cooking and having a glass of wine. Until we meet again…

    Paul, Nicole, Nick & Zoë

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