BROWNE, Thomas A. - Peacefully surrounded by his family at University Hospital on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Thomas Alexander Browne of London in his 84th year. Beloved husband for 57 ½ years and best friend of Joanne Browne, nee Craig. Loving father of Tom Browne and his wife Lisa of Toronto, Douglas Browne and his wife Heather of Sarnia, and Elizabeth and her husband Brian Wood of London. Dear Papa of Craig, Ian, Tyler, Thomas and Nina. Brother of Edward R. Browne and his wife Gail of London and the late Marion Horkins of Toronto. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and sadly missed by his four-legged buddy Alfie.
Tom was very active with his family and in his community. He was a graduate of the UWO School of Business. He was a long time member at the London Hunt and Country Club, he was a member of the ’55 Grads, and swam in many fundraisers for the Boys’ and Girls’ Club. He also served as Treasurer at Metropolitan United Church. Tom was very active with Kiwanis and was an avid sailor, trap shooter and golfer. His professional career included managing Middlesex Motors and a long tenure as a Financial Adviser.
Tom had unbelievable strength and courage, an incredible work ethic, and a subtle, dry sense of humour. He was a true gentleman, whose loving and caring ways will live on in the lives that he has touched.
Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 pm at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. A memorial service will be conducted at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St. at Dufferin on Monday, January 26 at 2 pm. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
January 21, 2015, 1:34 pm
So sad to hear the news, Tom. I wrote a poem some years ago for my brother who passed away suddenly and I thought maybe this might help.
The I of you, the you of I,
have traveled well, my love.
I leave to you, my soul below
and wait for yours above.
The time between when next we meet
is but an endless sky.
And there,resides the endless soul;
the us of you and I.
January 21, 2015, 2:06 pm
Please accept my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences.
January 21, 2015, 2:41 pm
Tom, the entire team here at MOECC is thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. If there is anything you need please let us know. Take care of yourself and may you find comfort in family and friends ~ MM
Cindy and Peter Mordaunt and Family
January 21, 2015, 4:05 pm
May your faith and love comfort you during this difficult time. Tom was such a treasure and we will remember him fondly:)
January 20, 2015, 4:20 pm
Joanne, Tom, Doug and Libby
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing and send you strength and prayers to assist in this time. You have many memories of him and these will never be lost and will help during this time of sorrow. He was a great man, kind, compassionate and determined and man I admired along with our family. He is with you forever now so cherish those moments as you will carry them with you for ever and he is looking out and over you/
Bonnie & Tom Johnston
January 20, 2015, 8:02 pm
Joanne, Tom, Doug, Lib and families
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Tom was a wonderful man with such a caring heart. I will cherish the memories I have of the many wonderful summers shared.
Lots of Love Bonnie , Tom and Family
January 20, 2015, 11:53 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with Joanne, Ted and families.
Tom was a kind gentleman and will be missed by those of us who were fortunate to be among his friends.
Hugs to all.
Sheila and Merv.
Bob & Jan Mummery
January 21, 2015, 9:02 am
Dear Aunt Joanne
Our deepest condolences to you and your family as you mourn the loss of Tom: husband, father, uncle & grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Bob & Jan
January 21, 2015, 9:21 am
Lib, my deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
Heather Waters Bedford
January 22, 2015, 10:35 am
Joanne, I was so sorry to read of Tom's passing. I am hoping you will remember me. I babysat for you and Tom when "Tommy" and Doug were perhaps about 4 and 2 years old. I remember Tom being such a kind gentleman and you and Tom being so happy together. Good memories from my teen years. I will be thinking of you in the days ahead as you mourn Tom's loss as well as celebrate his life.
January 23, 2015, 7:57 am
So sorry to hear of your father's passing, Tom. I hope you and your family are able to find some comfort in each other as you celebrate your father's life.
Tony & Judy Hutchings
January 23, 2015, 12:54 pm
Joanne & family
It is always hard to say Goodbye to someone you love
May you find peace in your loving memories.
Tony did all your Electrical work in Bayfield for years and remembers Tom very well. We also had a few games of golf together a few years back. Our Sympathy to all of you.
Tony & Judy ( formally Bayfield Electric )
John & Jo Duzzie
January 24, 2015, 9:16 am
Tom will be remembered for the gracious gentleman that he was. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time .
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