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Thomas John Timperley

July 20, 1937 - March 2, 2014

Peacefully, on a quiet Sunday afternoon, Tom slipped away to begin the next leg of his journey. He leaves behind his loving partner and very best friend, Joanne Staley with whom he shared the best years of his life and who cared for him, laughed with him and eased his spirit during his final days with us. He will be sadly missed by his brother Joe (Mona), nieces Kelly (Rick) Strasser, Tracey (Rick, Taylor, Dani) Giacobbo and nephew Ken (Jan, Brittney, Nicole) Timperley.  He is predeceased by his father, stepfather, mother and son Casey. Also survived by his daughters Barb Timperley and Jill Beach, grandchildren Morgan (Hannah), Eva Ann, Jack, Cory, Casey, Kate, and six great grandchildren.

In Tom’s younger days, he worked as an outfitting guide in Jasper, Alberta, guiding for a very diverse group of people and making good friends along the way. He had many fond memories of his incredible experiences and adventures. Tom also worked as a conductor for CN Rail for 38 years and retired in 1994.  He had many great “buddies” throughout his life and always enjoyed the reminiscing and laughs as they talked about old times. With Tom’s dedication to physical fitness, he also developed a great circle of friends through Northridge Fitness Centre in Nanaimo. His daily attendance was a constant inspiration and motivation for us all.

The family would like to thank Dr. Fletcher, Melanie Young (Director of Care) and all the wonderful staff from The Gardens at Qualicum Beach. The care and compassion shown to Tom and our family was not only appreciated but also such a blessing for Tom and all who loved him. 

Following his wishes, there will be no service, instead, Tom asked that the next time you’re

out having a beer or favourite wine, simply raise your glass and toast to the memories.

Donations of remembrance may be made to the

Canadian Cancer Society.

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