Tom Pugh

Tom Pugh

“It is not length of life, but depth of life”

It is with deep sorrow our family announces the passing of Thomas Cooper Moyle Pugh. Tom suddenly passed away from an undiagnosed congenital heart defect.

Tom was the dearly beloved son of Mark Pugh and Dawn Dunlop, and awesome brother of Jack and Mitch. Tom leaves a large extended family and numerous friends that loved him. He was predeceased by his loving grandparents, Sonny and Joan Dunlop, who welcomed him in heaven.

Tom was in born in Brandon Manitoba on July 5, 1995. Tom was the first grandson for both families and was loved and cherished. In his early years, Tom lived with his family in Manitoba, and moved to the Shuswap in 2001. Tom attended Hillcrest School, Shuswap Middle School, and SAS, graduating in 2013.

Tom was involved in various sports; hockey, basketball, curling and badminton. He was passionate about skiing and loved skiing powder in Revy. Tom had personality and was everyone’s favourite; they appreciated his spark and sense of humour.

Tom was an extremely hard worker, at 13 he got his first job at the Salmar Theatre; one summer he had 3 jobs. At the tender age of 17, he began his career in the oil and gas industry. He loved the work, but missed his friends and family back home, Tom is now returning home.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday September 19 at 2pm. at the Salmar Classic Theatre, 360 Alexander Street, Salmon Arm.

Tom loved the Shuswap, the family is creating a community fund in honour of Tom’s memory with the Shuswap Community Foundation

Tom will live on forever in our hearts and memories, we love you T.

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