Thomas Walter Rychly of Chilliwack, born February 11, 1955 in Pembroke, Ont., passed away peacefully on February 1, 2004 at the extended care unit in Mission, B.C., in his 49th year. He suffered a lengthy illness of diabetes and a massive stroke.
Tom is survived by his loving wife Gwen, of 28 years; his daughters, Amber Rychly of Chilliwack, and Santana Harden residing in Edmonton, Alta.; his two dear grandchildren, Austin Blayne Harden and Madyson Angellique Harden, residing in Edmonton, Alta; Tom’s father and mother, Walter and Marion Rychly of Chilliwack; his brothers Wayne Rychly of Edmonton, Alta., and David Rychly in Winnipeg, Man.
Tom served in the Armed Forces for 13 years as a cook. He had a posting in Lahr, Germany and served on ship with the Navy in Victoria. Tom will be remembered best by his family and friends for his greatest love next to his wife Gwen was his motorcycle. He and Gwen went on many trips and bike runs with his Honda. They both enjoyed their time with the Blue Knights and Defender’s Bike Club. Tom’s family thank the staff of Dogwood Lane at the ECU in Mission for taking such good care of Tom.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
There will be no memorial service at the request of the deceased.
Rest in peace Tom, you have left us but you will never be forgotten. You will always be in our hearts.