Bill & Karen
March 19, 2014, 9:03 pm
Our thoughts are with you, David, Kimberly the kids and Toms family. Our sincere sympathy.
March 19, 2014, 6:33 pm
Hello Jill, Tom must surely be soaring with the birds in heaven now! What a flood of birding memories came back to me when I learned of your loss. It was Tom who introduced Vic (who died in 2003) to birding which became a lifetime passion for him - a great blessing while he fought cancer for 16 years. What a gift Tom gave to so many as he shared his love of nature over his lifetime. He will be deeply missed but left such a marvellous legacy behind. RIP Tom.
I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family Jill,.
Marion Rogers (Calgary)
Michael & Mary Lou Chomyshyn
March 18, 2014, 4:04 pm
We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We always enjoyed reading his column and looked forward to his arrival at Point Pelee every spring. We will always be thankful for his kindness and helpfulness during our early birding years. Our deepest condolences to Jill and family.
March 19, 2014, 3:48 pm
Deepest Sympathies from the Members of Emily Duck Club, the surviving organization to The Emily Creek Club.
Dennis Voigt, President;
William Berghuis, Secretary; and William Hewitt Treasurer.
Karen, Paul and Natasha
March 22, 2014, 5:38 am
To Mary Lou, Sam, Pete and Jill - our thoughts are with you during this sad time. We are all very sad at the passing of a wonderful man who embraced us and welcomed us into his family. Think about him everyday and he will live forever. May he rest in peace.
Catherine ( and Mary) Campbell
March 22, 2014, 3:11 pm
Dear Jeannette, Mary Lou, Tom Jr. , Sam and Jill,
I just recieved the news on Friday night of dear Tom's passing . He always was so hospitable, interested, and generous to Mary and in particular to me. He opened 1051 and the cottage to me as a second home in my childhood. Countless hours at Oakwood, Point Peale, and 1051 formed a significant facet and perspective of my youth. Learning to drive , about the wonders of nature, a about devoted friendships. I will cherish the times I spent chatting and listening to Tom. Ever brillant, joyful, inquisite and supportive of me, and so proud of and deeply in love with all of you.
Spring is here. How apt I supppose. As Spring is and was Tom. The earth , nature starting a new, hopeful, energized, and birds singing. and nesting. A brillant, passionate and kind man. Mary and I will miss him greatly. Mary's trip to Costa Rica with he and Jill was a definite fun -filled and nature education travel highlight for her. I am so grateful we shared a sunset or two with Tom at the Bend over the past few years. Love and a big hug across the miles.
Peace, Cathy (and Mary)
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