It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on January 20, 2003 at the Chilliwack General Hospital. Tom was born on July 12, 1920 in Nanaimo, BC and spent his early years in Ladysmith, BC working in the logging industry. he served with 424 Bomber Squadron in North Africa and England. After the war he served with the R.C.A.F. Search and Rescue Squadron at Sea Island. Upon his discharge Tom became affiliated with the chain saw industry promoting the sale of all types throughout BC and Alberta. After retirement, at the age of 69, he kept himself active doing varios projects around the home and garden and serving as a helpful neighbour.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Peggy (O’Brien), sons Brian (Margaret) of Glace Bay, NS and Brad at home. Also survived by grandchildren Peggy (Gerald), Sherry (Donnie), April (Mark), Tony and Amanda; great grandchildren Samantha, Victoria, Kandice, Connor, Anthony, Paul-Thomas and Nathan. Also missed by brothers-in-law John (Evelyn), Alan (Norma); nephews Rick (Mary-Anne), Alan (Cecile), Kerri (Susan); nieces Marlean (Guy), Geraldine (Gary), Kathy (Gerry), as well as numerous grand nephews and nieces. His family, friends and neighbours were his “treasure”. By request there will be no services. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack. Interment will be at Ocean View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Lung Association would be appreciated. Henderson’s Funeral Home.