MYERS, THOMAS ARTHUR WESTON
Late on the evening of January 21st, Tom quietly passed away in his 95th year, at his home of 22 years, in Qualicum Beach, BC. Evelyn, his loving wife of 52 years, was by his side.
Tom was born in Vancouver on June 18, 1920. Shortly after he moved to New Westminster where he spent his formative years.
Predeceased by his daughter, Pat and brother Cecil, Tom is survived by sons Greg (Anna) Port Moody, BC., Dan (Susan) Bowser, BC., daughters Shirley Thorpe, and Carol Kicey, Armstrong, BC.
He will also be missed by grandchildren, Devon and Kirsten Cox (Stephen), and many other grand and great grandchildren.
For many years, Tom served as a reservist with the Westminster Regiment and latterly was an active member of the Qualicum Legion. Tom’s first love was music and while in Vancouver played with many prominent dance bands favouring the tenor saxophone and clarinet. After moving to Qualicum he became an original member of the “Just Us” big band as well as other combos in the Oceanside area.
Tom’s expertise was passed on to many local school students. He ad a great skill imparting the joy of music to young people and loved teaching them. Tom was a gently man, loved by all who knew him, and with his sweet music gave joy to every gathering!
Special Thanks go to Anne Duggan and her “Angels” of Elder Life.
Services to be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to BC Cancer Agency of charity of choice.