Thomas James Duncan
April 9, 1921 – April 10, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and friend. Tom died peacefully on April 10 with his wife, Sheila, and daughter, Lynne, by his side. His first wife, Patricia, his parents, Catherine and James, and all 6 siblings, predeceased him.
Tom will be deeply missed by his devoted and beloved wife, Sheila whose dedication and commitment made it possible for him to remain at home. He leaves behind his loving family, son Peter (Gail), grandchild Jamie, daughters, Lynne (Stuart), grandchildren Jessica and Jeff, and Cathy, grandchildren Calianne and Gina. Tom considered it a privilege to be a part of a large blended family and loved his stepchildren and numerous grandchildren. Nieces and nephews from Windsor, Ontario are saddened by their loss. Missing Tom terribly is his best friend, Bogey.
Tom was a very gentle, kind and loving man who lived his life with integrity, dignity and grace. He was a devoted and loving husband, an outstanding father and friend whose unconditional love and support to those around him will always be remembered and cherished. Tom’s love extended beyond family and friends to include the community.
He spent his younger years devoted to coaching and mentoring youth and he was an active charter member of both the Elks and Optimist service clubs. He was a respected real estate agent who made a difference in many people’s lives. He was a gifted athlete and continued to love sports his entire life, especially golfing with his wife Sheila into his late eighties. Tom’s sense of humour and his beautiful smile will be missed by all.
The family wishes to thank good friends Cam and Wendi for their help and support. We would also like to thank the wonderful caregivers and nurses who came into Tom’s life. Special thanks to Maurice Fox “Murray The Nurse” for his dedication and friendship. Without these special people, we could not have kept Tom at home.
In lieu of flowers, please honour Tom’s memory in how you choose to interact with others and “pay it forward” with random acts of kindness whenever and wherever you can.
Tom/Dad/Papa: “You were pretty to watch!”
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at St. Aidan’s United Church,
3703 St. Aidan’s Street, Saanich, at 12:30 on Friday, April 19, 2013.
There will be a reception to follow at the Cedar Hill Golf Course clubhouse.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.