Thomas Douglas Cochrane

June 16, 1944 – November 16, 2021
We are saddened to announce the death of Tom Cochrane.
Tom grew up in Skookumchuck in the East Kootenays and in Salmon Arm. After graduating from Salmon Arm Secondary school, Tom became a bush pilot and flew Cessna and Otters in Northern Quebec, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. He later became an airplane mechanic in northern Canadian communities and in Khartoum, Sudan fixing the Twin Otter and the Convair 580.
Tom had a wry sense of humour, listened intently, and had an amazing memory concerning people and events.
He made Chase his home for three decades. He made many friends looking after property and delivering newspapers. He enjoyed the camaraderie of the wood carving group.
During the last three years post-stroke, he appreciated the company and activities at the Parkside Community, Tom passed away suddenly but peacefully at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
He was predeceased by his mother Pearl Cochrane in 1959, his father Matt Cochrane in 1987, step-brother George Douglas and stepmother Winifred Cochrane.
Tom is survived by his sister Linda Munro, (Tom) nieces, Stacey and Jean, brother Gary Cochrane (Lola), nephew Steven (Lindsay), step sister Mary Hickman (Dann), George’s wife Tina Douglas and their families. He is also fondly remembered by many cousins.
Cremation and arrangements are by Bowers Funeral Home in Salmon Arm. Obituary

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