Wade, Thomas  Harold

Wade, Thomas Harold

May 27th, 2016

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, on May 27, 2016, at the age of 84.  Born in Wingham, Ontario, on November 8, 1931, to the late Clarence and Mary (Nethery) Wade of Belgrave, Ontario. Tom had a dry sense of humour and a genuine, kind heart and concern for others.  Beloved husband of Jean (McPherson) Wade.  Brother of Dorothy Cruickshank.  Brother-in-law of Florence Snell.  Loving father of Rhonda Addeman (Ken), Dan Wade (Elizabeth), Mary Lou Ross (Matthew), Barry Wade (Susanne), David Wade (Elizabeth) and Paul Wade (Valerie).  Cherished grandfather of Kevin (Alison), Kelly (Bart), Bryan, Amanda, Sarah, Marcus, McKenzie, Robert, Lindsay, Rachel, Thomas and Gareth, and great-grandfather of Emma, Zoe and Olivia.  Predeceased by his grandson Nathan Wade and brothers-in-law Raymond Snell and Gerald Cruickshank.  Tom had a life-long fascination with flying and expressed that through building and flying model airplanes, most recently as a member of the Forest City Flyers Club.  He also enjoyed photography and could often be found behind the lens capturing his family’s memories.  His family wishes to thank staff and volunteers at Victoria Hospital Palliative Care and St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, for the exceptional care provided to Tom.  A private Celebration of Life will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel.  Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation Palliative Care Unit or St. Joseph’s Hospice, London.  

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Gary & Helen Nash We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. I will certainly miss Tom at our erly morning fly days and Thursday coffee. Forest City Flyers
Mark and Kathe EdwardsOur thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Brian HaggithJean and Family Mary Margaret and I were deeply saddened upon hearing of Tom's passing. I have wonderful memories of Tom when I worked with him in Chatham. Tom was an understanding supervisor with a good heart and was first to help his shift members on his days off, with our home projects. We are thankful that we were able to visit Tom on Victoria Day and had the chance to reminisce and share old stories between good friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers Brian and Mary Margaret Haggith
Cindy WadeMy sincere condolences to Jean and the family. I have many fond memories of Tom over the years and will always remember and appreciate the love and tenderness he showed toward Nathan. Godspeed Tom, you will forever have a special place in my heart.
Len & Doris ButhDear Jean and families. We are very sorry to read about Tom's passing. Our sincere condolences. Tom was great friendly neighbour.
Bob WebberDan, Barry and family so sorry to hear the loss of your father.
Gord & Pat WellsDave and Paul....so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Linda EarleyDear Barry and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time at the loss of your father. With heartfelt sympathy, Linda Earley and family.
Matthew SmithDear Jean and Family, Tom was a gentleman and a very kind man. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. Our condolences. Matthew & Family
David & Leslie KagawaDan and family: Sorry to hear about your father passing. Our sincere condolences for your loss.
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