Dec 1, 1962 – July 10, 2015
Tom passed away peacefully in his home cuddled up with his beloved pugs. He was born in Sudbury, Ontario to Leonard and Marie (Bornn) Thomson. As a young man he spent a few years in the regiment division of the Canadian Armed Forces, then moved to the west coast, where he worked as a machine operator in the logging industry, a truck driver, and this past year was employed as a steel recycler with ABC Recycling, a job he thoroughly enjoyed. In 1992 he met Heidi Johansson, his dearly loved partner. Tom’s quirky sense of humour could always make Heidi laugh. Tom loved the outdoors, and he loved to camp. He had a fierce determination and strength of character that gave him the ability to not just endure difficult times, but thrive. Tom took life as it came to him, but lived it on his own terms. His fearlessness and drive this past year as he battled cancer and each new health challenge, yet still lived a full life, were amazing. Tom was predeceased by his father Leonard Thomson (1971). He is survived by his beloved partner of 23 years, Heidi; his mother Marie Thomson; his sisters Linda (Omer) Dupuis of Sudbury, Ontario and Audrey (Rob) Fearing of Vernon, BC and his brother Lee (Loralie) Thomson of Terrace BC. A gathering for Tom will be held on Saturday, August 8th in the Eagles Hall at 1999,14th Ave, Campbell River, BC. Doors open at 7:00, with a time for sharing at 7:30. Please dress casually, come enjoy a beer while you remember Tom.