Tom passed away peacefully and painlessly on his sunny patio with his loving wife Lee by his side, and a glass of red wine in his hand.
He was blessed with a life of joy and wonder having travelled the world, making good friends wherever he went. His younger years in New Zealand and Australia were life-changing events for a kid from the Caribou.
His fishing career, both commercial and sport, was everything he could wish a job to be.
To his dear friends in New Zealand, the wonderful Bouchier family, Tony and Jo, Tineke, Hanneke and Randall, special thanks for your kindness and hospitality, and wonderful food and wine on our last visit in January/February. To Dennis and Yong, thanks for sharing the trip with us, it was amazing. And to all our great friends in Australia and Vancouver your support has been amazing. Cruising with the McNees, Smiths, Tuckers, and Richards was just the best.
To our dear friend Nancy, thanks for helping us through this difficult journey, you have been so wonderfully supportive and kind.
Thank you to the kind people at MAiD and thank you to Dr. Eric Yoshida for your compassionate and attentive care over the years.
Tom lived and died at his own time and on his own terms.
His ashes will be spread in the sea on the west coast of Haida Gwaii by his good mate Billy Y. Tom hopes the current will take him back to the land of the great white cloud.
He goes to join his dear friend Sandy who has gone before to arrange the tee time.
Please raise a glass at sunset in Tom’s memory and know he loved you all.
Link to Thomas Victor slide show on Google Drive (no need for a Google account). Just click on the link, press play, turn your sound on, and toast to Tom!
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