Thomas Burton McDONNELL

Thomas Burton McDonnell

March 29th, 1948 – January 8th 2010

It is with very saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Thomas McDonnell. After a most courageous battle with cancer, Tom passed away at Campbell River Hospital on Jan 8, 2010 with his family by his side.

He is predeceased by his parents, Phil & Olive McDonnell of Victoria, BC. Tom will be dearly missed by his best friend and loving wife of 38 years, Yvonne McDonnell.

He has also left to mourn his three children, Bob McDonnell (Andrea), Shonna McCartney (Chris) and Aimee Andersen (James) as well as his two brothers, Terry McDonnell (Karen) and Micheal McDonnell (Darlene). Tom found much joy and happiness from his 11 grandchildren, Christian, Brayden, Mariah, Lynden, River, Mason, Coulsen,

Jenaya, Sjor, Rebekah and Olivia who will miss their Grandpa very much. Tom will be remembered for his “witty” sense of humor, kind heart, contagious smile, the summer days that he spent in his garden and most importantly the love he had for his family.

We would like to thank Carmen in 3 South and Cathy in I.C.U. for their kindness and compassion as well as all the other nurses that cared for Tom during his stay in the hospital.

No service by request. Tom will be laid to rest with his parents in Victoria. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

For Always

I close my eyes

And there in the shadows I see your light

You come to me out of my dreams across the night

You take my hand

Though you may be so many stars away

I know that our spirits and souls are one

We’ve circled the moon and we’ve touched the sun

So here we’ll stay


Beyond here and on to eternity


For us there’s no time and no space

No barrier love won’t erase

Wherever you go, I still know

In my heart you will be

With me

From this day on I’m certain that I’ll never be alone

I know what my heart must have always known

That love has a power that’s all its own

And for always, forever

Now we can fly

And for always and always

We will go on beyond goodbye


Beyond here and on to eternity

For Always and ever

You’ll be a part of me


-Josh Groban

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