Thomas Matthew Tyson died on October 20, 2013 at the Cascades Lodge in Chilliwack after a life of love and care for his family and service to his church and community. He was born May 16, 1924 in Cartmel, England and married Mary Kendall in 1954. They immigrated in 1955 and settled in Chilliwack. Tom was born on a farm and worked as a farmer until shortly after coming to Canada. He spent most of his working life in Canada as a correctional officer. He was predeceased by Mary in October 2010 and, prior to that, by four of his siblings. He is survived by his daughter, Julie Halfnights (Gord), son, Marshall Tyson (Patty), grandchildren, Kristen Wicks (Chris), Ryan Halfnights, Jody McGarva (Jamie), Carly Tyson and Mark Halfnights. He is survived by his sister, May Wilkinson, and his great-grandchildren, Aiden Wicks and Jaelyn McGarva, who were so precious to him in his last years. Tom also leaves eight nephews and nieces and their families. He was active in the Chilliwack Auxiliary RCMP, a founder of the Chilliwack Citizens on Patrol, and a committed volunteer for the Reform and Conservative parties. St Thomas Anglican Church was a central part of his life to which he dedicated thousands of hours in many different roles over 50+ years until health concerns got in the way. A memorial service will be held at St Thomas Church, 46048 Gore Avenue, Chilliwack on Saturday, November 9th at 11am.
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