October 12, 1931 – December 29, 2019
It is with sadness we announce that Thomas Davidson White (Tommy) of Robson B.C. passed away December 29th, 2019 peacefully at his home.
Tommy was born October 12,1931 in Lintlaw Saskatchewan. His parents Thomas and Flora, immigrated from Scotland leaving behind many loved family members.
At a very early age Tommy was motivated and hard working. Even at such a young age, his father often trusted him to use his hunting skills to provide for this family. At the age of 14 he and his brother Angus travelled by rail to Northern Ontario for employment.
Then working their way west to settle in B.C.. In 1956 he joined the International Union of Operating Engineers local 115 in Kitamat. He continued as a Heavy Equipment Operator until his retirement. Tommy married his life partner, Bonnie in 1957. Tommy’s work brought them to many construction projects across B.C and they finally settled in Robson in 1965. There they raised their two sons, Rick and Dave.
Tommy continued the hunting and fishing tradition with his sons and grand children, in the Kootenays on many of the children’s school holidays. Tommy always said he was “taking his gun for a walk”, as he appreciated nature and loved the outdoors.
He spent his retirement years hunting, gardening, travelling and spending time with his family. He loved his children, grand children and great-grand children more than life itself. And they all knew and felt this great love as when every time they arrived his face lit up with great joy.
Tommy is survived by his wife Bonnie and his sons Rick and wife Arlene of Sparwood B.C. and Dave and wife Susan of Brooklyn B.C. Grand children David and wife Lisa and great grandchild Carter of Edmonton AB., Garett and wife Stesha and great grand child Molly of Castlegar B.C., Lynnea of Calgary AB, Brennan of Vancouver B.C. and Reanne of Calgary Alberta. Tommy is also survived by his sister Florence and her family.
Tommy was predeceased by his parents Flora (1971) and Thomas (1987). Brother Angus (2010).
Bonnie and her family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Makwati and his team of health care professionals whose efforts allowed Tommy to spend his final days peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
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