It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Thomas (Tom) Wood on March 29 at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.
Tom was predeceased by his mother, Betty Anne and brother William.
He will be greatly missed by his father, Fred (Margaret), sister, Anne (Don) & brothers, David (Beth), Mike (Cheryl) and Scott (Kathleen). He also leaves several aunts and uncles, many cousins, nieces and a nephew who dearly loved him and called him “Good Old Uncle Tom.” Tom had a huge heart and would do anything for his family and friends.
Tom left Tappen in 1980 to attend the University of Alberta and graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree Majoring in History. Tom was an avid student of world and art history and because of his passion continued his studies long after graduating from University. Over the years Tom worked as a Legal Aid, was a Volunteer for the Edmonton South Probation Dept., and worked summarizing vital documents & correspondence reports for Government Managers.
Tom was passionate about his love for the Arts, especially when it came to music and he was a member on the board of the Edmonton Blues Society.
Many kind words have been shared by dear friends and family of Tom for which we, the family, have been truly grateful:
“You added hugely to my appreciation for knowledge, literacy, coffee shops and music.”
“Tom’s kindness, and especially his courage, were inspirational.”
“Thank you for being a brilliant mind, a soft heart, and most of all my Uncle.”
“Tom could mix a mean Gibsons and Ginger Ale.”
There will be no official service for Tom as per his request. Instead family and close friends will be gathering for a fun celebration of food, wine, and perhaps a little Gibsons and Ginger….we know that Tom will be in attendance choosing the music to fit the Soundtrack of his Life.
Should you wish to do so, a donation in his name to the Shuswap Lake General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.