November 4 1919
– December 30 2012
Our loved father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, our “Great Gramps”, passed peacefully at his residence in Talarico Place, Castlegar, BC. Tom was born in Medicine Hat, AB. the second of the four children of Roy & May (Moss) Wilson. In 1940 he graduated from Garbutt Business College in Calgary and immediately went to work with CM&S in Yellowknife, NWT. In 1943 he transferred to Pinchi Lake, BC to the Mercury Mine, then to Cominco at Trail, then to South Slocan #3 Plant with WKP&L in
1949. He remained as warehouseman at South Slocan until his retirement in 1983.
He married Phyllis and started their family while in Pinchi Lake, adding to and raising their children at South Slocan. His retirement years were enjoyed in Blueberry tending his vegetable garden, flowers & yard. Of course that was when he wasn’t golfing, curling, bowling or swimming.
Tom was predeceased by his wife Phyllis (McDougall) in 1989, his brother Stanley (2007), his sister Hazel Wyatt (2009).
He will be greatly missed by his family & friends and will be remembered by all for his commitment & dedication to his community, giving time and help to any in need, his quick wit, sense of humour, and the twinkle in his eyes! He enjoyed life and everyone in it and to quote him “Take It The Way It Comes & Make The Best Of It”, was how he lived his life.
He is survived by his daughter Donna (Stew) Wallach of Vernon; sons Ron (Melba) of Trail; Jim (Goldie) of Salmon Arm. Grandchildren Murray Wallach (Revelstoke); Cheryl Wallach (Calgary); Matthew (Jennifer) Wilson (Kelowna) & Shannon (Keith) Hodgson (Oromocto, NB). Great grandchildren Breanne & Riley Wallach, Londyn Hodgson. Sister Melba (Wally) Davies of Vancouver and sister-in-law Florence Davis of Napa, CA. as well as many nieces & nephews. He will be missed by his friend & companion Pauline Demoskoff, whom he met while living at Castlewood.
We would especially like to thank Dr. Merritt for over 30 years of providing such good care of Dad (& Mum). Thank you to the staff of Castlewood Village and then Talarico Place for their care.
There will be no service by Dad’s request, but family will host a social tea at a later date. Those choosing to make a donation in his memory are encouraged to do so, to their charity of choice.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, Bill Clark.