Tom (Slim) Davis
June 9, 1929 – December 11, 2011
With sad hearts we wish to inform you that Tom (Slim) Davis passed away suddenly on December 11, 2011. He will be remembered as a Father, Grandfather, Friend, Businessman, Fisherman and an exceptional trap and skeet shooter. He was predeceased by his Parents, Cliff and Ann, brothers Buck and Fred, wife Mary Anne and friend Joy.
Tom came to Ladysmith when the family moved from Union Bay when his dad came to run the locomotives for Bloedel Stuart and Welsh in Chemainus. Tom worked for Comox Logging and Railway at Nanaimo Lakes log dump on the waterfront and in the shops working on the equipment until he decided to make a change. He started his plumbing and heating business, and then purchased Gardner Fuel to provide fuel delivery in the area. He also did commercial fishing up and down the coast.
He could be seen at VISL competitions, around BC attending PITA shoots, and in the USA when he attended the Grand Pacific Competitions.
Tom always enjoyed the outdoors; many times collecting awards at the Ladysmith Sportsman Club banquet and was a member of the Vantines Dodger’s Club. He enjoyed hunting and fly fishing at the local lakes. He kept himself busy doing small plumbing and heating jobs until he retired. He also enjoyed being out with his dog Shiba. It was always an experience to go with him to pick blackberries.
Tom will be missed by partner Trudy, son Ross (Melanie), grandson James, friends he met for coffee at Tim Horton’s, those at the Nanaimo Trap and Skeet clubs and everyone who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon are appreciated.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Thursday, December 22 at the Ladysmith Eagles Hall 2 – 4 pm.