1912 ~ 2004
Tom was born January 25, 1912 in Ushawmoore, Durham Country, England, and passed away on September 14, 2004 at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay, BC.
He was predeceased by his first wife Grace in 1968, his daughter Carol Ann, son Ron, his seven brothers and two sisters. His loving wife Selina passed away at Glacier View Lodge on September 5, 2004.
He is survived by his children: Ray Ware, Lynda (Harlan) Miller, Brad (Barb) Ware, Don (Susan) Ware; step-children: Sylvia (Frank) Reusch, Gloria (Jim) Swanton, Fred (Debbie) Bushaw, Beryl (John) Thielmann, Wendy (Ron) Tuck and Brenda (Gary) Britt; his sister Evelyn (Henry) Croteau; and by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Tom had a zest for life and never shied away from hard work. He was a farm hand until he joined the Army, and was enlisted for six years. He also worked in construction, and later Tom and Selina started their own brick laying business where he continued to work well into his seventies. Tom and Selina will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew them.
The family would like to express their thanks to the Glacier View Lodge staff for their kindness and care of Dad during his stay there.
A Memorial Service will be held from the Chapel of Piercy’s – Mt. Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Avenue, Courtenay, BC on Monday, September 20, at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Glacier View Lodge would be greatly appreciated. Piercy’s – Mt. Washington Funeral Home in care of arrangements.