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Thomas ‘Tom’ McKinley

November 16, 2023

There aren’t words to describe the hurt we are feeling announcing the passing of Tom McKinley “Sr”. Doting husband of 38 years to Terry.  Incredible father to Shauna, Marilu, Erin (Connor) and Thomas (Kaitlyn). Proudest Papa to Aleah, Jack, Grayson, and newest grandson to arrive in February. The only child of an only child created a tribe. Family was everything to Tommy and we have all lost our best friend. “It’s all about making memories”.  We would like to thank the wonderful staff in CCTC at Victoria Hospital for their amazing care.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London.  We will be gathering on Thursday, November 23, 2023, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the German Canadian Club, 1 Cove Road, London, to celebrate Tom.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a cause that Dad loved supporting – animals, children and mental health.

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Terry words cannot even express how very sorry I am for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Hugs to you.

~ Angela Kavinsky

I am so sorry for your loss Terry and family. It was a pleasure to meet Tom and a joy to care for him. Sending so much love your way❤️ Courtney (RN)

~ Courtney O’Connor

With death comes light With death we see life With help we receive Great friends and allies Who guide our ways

~ Kyle Van Alstyne

My deepest condolences to Terry and the whole McKinley family, every time we talked the family was the first topic. always smiling, Laughing and talking about the Leaf's, I will miss our conversations.

~ Michael Rivard

I will miss you so much, Mr. M. Thank you for decades of memories. You were one of the good ones.

~ Christina

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Terry and the entire McKinley family for the passing of Tom. It was clear to see Tom was a proud and dedicated husband, father and grandfather to his close and wonderful family . We send all our love and best wishes to the family in finding your peace with your loss .

~ Wayne, Candace, Errin, Barker

Tom, I am blessed to have you for my son in law, a man of integrity, a loving and faithful husband, an adored father, a doting grandfather and a true and loyal friend. You are leaving a legacy of love. Rest In Peace.

~ Margaret Johnson

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the McKinley family for the loss of Tom . It was very obvious Tom was a proud and dedicated husband ,father and grandfather to his wonderful family . We send our love and wish you the best in finding your peace with your loss .

~ Wayne and Candace Barker and family

A donation has been made to London Humane Society. Message from the donator: Thinking of you Lu and your family at such a heartbreaking time. The Harriss Family

~ Dana Harriss

It is with great sadness to hear of the loss of Tom. Tom was our landscaper at Z Group for 25 or more years . Tom was not only a business acquaintance but a great friend. We always chatted about the Leafs and other sports teams first and business 2nd. Tom always wore a smile and put a light on everyone’s day! My deepest condolences to his wife Terry and children and family!

~ Craig McColl

Tom McKinley was a great man, mentor and friend. He gave me a chance early on and helped to shape who I am. As a small business owner, he was wound tight at times -But always able to wind down when the work was done. Great memories with him would be trips to MIS to cheer on #3 The Intimidator, trips to L/O congress and the Friday Chatham runs...... A proud man with a wonderful, wonderful family. My deepest condolences to you all. RIP Socks Dag

~ Darren Sutton

Dear Terry and family, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dear husband. Keep all your precious memories close to your heart. With love and prayers. Sarah

~ Sarah Woods

A donation has been made to Children’s Health Foundation. Message from the donator: On behalf of the Vandelaar family and especially our deceased father, John, who Tom worked for in the landscaping business, we want to tell you how much Tom was adored and how sorry we were to hear of his passing.

~ Vandelaar Family Vandelaar family

I met Tom when he started coming to our farm to buy firewood we always had good visits solving world problems as we loaded wood. I am so sorry for your loss he was a great guy

~ Rick & Mary Mazak

Our deepest condolences go out to the whole family , Tom was a good friend , great father and even better husband , he will be missed by everyone. I will always cherish the visits to my shop with a coffee in hand , leaning on the screen print machine to warm up to talk about those Leafs etc etc RIP Tom Tim , JoAnne and the rest of the Gibby family

~ Tim Gibbon

We met Tommy when he and Terry started their love story. It was so heartwarming to see the big smile he put on Terry’s face right to the last time I saw them in May. He was so proud of his family and our hearts hurt for all of them. Peace and love to all!

~ Sue Johnson & Barry Richard

I’m so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. I went to school with Tom and was so happy for Terry when he join the family. I’m sorry I’m not able to be there to celebrate his life with you all, but please know that I do recognize what a deep and significant loss this represents to such a tight knit, loving family. My deep and sincere condolences to all who loved him. That’s a long list.

~ Caron and Dave Fitzpatrick

A donation has been made to Support animals in need. Message from the donator: Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. So glad we got to meet Tom Sr. and all his tribe. Our prays are with all of you.

~ Kelly And Cathy-Anne Carpenter

I met Tom when i went to woodland heights public school. We grew into be great friends along with others Even after 50 yrs of friendship when ever we got together it was like we were 17 again. He was a good family man and with Terry beside him they raised a family the way a family is supposed to be , always friendly and inviting . His work ethic was un matched but still family comes first They were not mother and father but friends also I feel fortunate to have been a close friend and will miss running into him in the middle of the night plowing and having a great moment to chat about whatever I miss you buddy

~ Nick Brunskill

A wonderful man, that I had the pleasure to know over the past 8 years. Thinking of you all at this extremely difficult time. Rest in peace 🙏

~ Carmen Van Heeswyk

Sure going to miss hearing “Hey Court!”. My heart is breaking for you all, he sure loved his family well ♥️

~ Courtney Brown

Terry and family So sorry to hear about Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ Darlene Clark & Mac Pafford

My deepest condolences to all the family

~ Martha Vivinetto

Erin; Our condolences go out to you as we are saddened by the loss of your father. He was such a special man in your life and showed such a fighting spirit. May he rest in peace. K&R

~ Kathy Fleming & Richard Higgins

I was given the greatest opportunity to get to know senior over the last eight years and had the pleasure of him becoming my father-in-law this past summer. Senior was a great dad a great grandfather, a great husband, and even greater best friend to Thomas. he will be so missed by so many . forever in our heart.🤍

~ Madison Beaulieu

Services for Thomas ‘Tom’ McKinley

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

November 22, 2023 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

November 22, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Celebration of Life will be held at:
German Canadian Club
1 Cove Road,
London, Ontario

November 23, 2023 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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