November 2, 1927 – August 31, 2011
Tom passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at Palliative Care Unit of Peace Arch Hospital at 83 years of age. Tom will be missed by Barbara, his wife of 62 years, daughters Loren (Ian) Thorne, Debra (Al) Barclay and son Dave McQuaters, as well as his grandchildren Gary (Erin) and Brian Barclay, his sister Mary Legge and many loving nieces and nephews. We wish to thank the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of Peace Arch Hospital for their support through a very difficult time.
Tom served in the Merchant Marine during World War II then worked for Imperial Oil Tanker Division and Trans Mountain Pipeline until he retired. Tom and Barbara travelled extensively in retirement where they enjoyed fishing, golfing and tennis as well as meeting new friends.
No services were held in keeping with Tom’s wishes. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army.