It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Tom Garvey (Papa) on January 27, 2016 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Tom was born in Vancouver, B.C. on May 26,1947 and is predeceased by his parents John and Jean (Sedgwick) Garvey. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Barb (Werhun) Garvey and his 3 daughters, Tina, Carrie (Ryan) and Kyla (Jim).
Tom was happiest when surrounded by his family especially his grandchildren Sarah, Zachary, Brady, Mackenzie and Masen. Tom is also survived by his brothers; his twin brother Bill Garvey (Loretta), Shaun Garvey (Connie) and his sister Blanche Hanes (Butch).
He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and his loyal companion, Willow. Tom spent most of his life in Cumberland. He started work as a cement finisher where he met Barb while putting in the foundation of the Cumberland liquor store. Later on he worked as a logger/road builder and master mechanic. He was everyone’s favourite handyman.
Tom loved hunting and fishing and he passed this on to his daughters. He was a master of inventions and was known for his Garvey grill. He loved his garden and huge sunflowers. His favourite places to be were the Cruikshank, Wolfe Lake, Branch 23 and his weekend trips in the bush where there was always a fire.
He will be remembered by his many friends as a great story teller and good buddy.
There will be a celebration of his life at a later date. No donations by request. He would like you to raise a glass of Rye and Pepsi or a cold bottle of Lucky for him.
Beautiful memories are wonderful things
They seem to last forever
They never wear out
And they can never be given away
To some they may be forgotten
To others apart of the past
But to us who have loved you
Your memories will always last
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.