Thomas Arnold Crosier

September 23, 1927 – June 16, 2015?

After battling cancer and infection, Arnold passed away, just as he wished, in the peace and quiet of his home his wife and two daughters by his side. He has written a little about himself that he would like to share. 

“I was born in Sherburn Malton York on September 23 of 1927 to devoted parents, Winifred and Thomas Crosier. I leave behind, my loving wife Mary, daughters Jane (Terry) Swintak and Sara (Garth) Grant, granddaughters Candace and Rhonda, grandsons Thomas and Ian and 5 great-grandchildren.

Educated at Nunthorpe Grammar School in York, I started my engineering training as a junior draftsman with the LNER Railway which became British Rail in 1943. From York, transfers were needed to Edinburgh and London and my responsibilities grew.  With completion of BSE. External degree at London University I spent several years with Mott, Hay and Anderson Consulting Engineers working as a designer and  resident engineer.  In 1952 I moved to a position with the CNR in the Winnipeg buildings construction department. By 1954 I had established myself as an independent consulting structural engineer . T A Crosier and Associates was founded in1954. In the next several years the company evolved and in 1976 became Crosier Kilgour and Partners. Happily married to Elizabeth Mary  in 1953, my two daughters Jane and Sara provided a busy family backdrop to an expanding business career in Winnipeg.  Retirement from the company was in 1986 at which time Mary and I were living in Vancouver and I opened a new branch office in 1980.  As happens to many new settlers in B.C. we decided to move to The Island where we have enjoyed many memorable days together.  Daughter Jane and her husband Terry joined us in their retirement and have provided great support to Mary and I in our senior years. We have had a rich and full life.”

Family would like to thank friends and neighbours, Dr. James Ingrey, St. Joseph Hospital, Red Cross, OmniCare, Pharmasave, CV Hospice Society, Community Home Nurses and Workers for their assistance in helping with Arnold’s care and in support of his two daughters. As he wished, there will be no funeral service.

Family will celebrate his life quietly together in their own time.


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